Tyisha Timmons was gunned down Wednesday night on Broad Street in Fern Rock, struck in the head by a bullet while driving a van filled with at least six other family members - including her twin sister, Myisha, and three young children.
A 23-year-old woman was fatally shot while driving a van with several passengers - including three young children - and Homicide Capt. John Ryan said Thursday morning that all occupants of the van "appeared to be innocent parties."
The revelation that the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has for months maintained a secret list of suspect police officers sent defense lawyers scrambling Tuesday, confirming for the first time what many of them had long suspected and eliciting questions about how District Attorney Larry Krasner would manage it moving forward.
Don't fret over the large law enforcement presence expected to blanket Thursday's Super Bowl parade, officials say: Securing massive public events is becoming a regular occurrence for Philadelphia, even if celebrating an Eagles championship is unprecedented.
The son of longtime Villanova University basketball broadcaster Whitey Rigsby was arrested Wednesday and accused of flipping over a car during Sunday night's Super Bowl celebrations in Center City, one of eight people charged in what police have promised will be a wave of arrests for alleged criminal misconduct during the revelry.
The Delaware County man accused of shooting a Philadelphia Police officer two years ago in an ISIS-inspired ambush attack was convicted by a city jury Thursday on all counts - all but ensuring he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Thursday that he would seek to protect immigrants accused of nonviolent crimes from being deported or facing other immigration-related consequences by making charging or sentencing decisions that could avoid triggering such penalties.
How will law enforcement respond to a policy that detractors describe as a tacit acceptance of illegal drug use? Philadelphia police say that they can't pledge full support but would not move to stop the city's next steps. Federal authorities - including the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia - did not immediately clarify their stances.
Chris Palmer covers crime and law enforcement.