Sunday, April 26, 2015

Today in the Daily News

In today's Daily News, capital punishment, fast and furious crime and a fatal fire are examined.

Today in the Daily News

In today's Daily News, court reporter Mensah Dean looks at how Pennsylvania rarely executes its death row inmates.

Eight people were shot in a two-hour span Saturday into Sunday, including two children. This morning, police identified the only victim who died from his gunshot wounds as Joseph Hernandez, 24, of Helen Street near Ontario.

Was a 12-year-old autistic boy's death in a West Philadelphia fire the result of the "rolling brownouts" of fire stations in the city or an unavoidable tragedy? 

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Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr, Vinny Vella and Morgan Zalot.

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