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POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 9:29 PM

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting that happened at about 8:50 p.m. on 16th Street near Grange Avenue in Ogontz.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the neck and torso. He was taken to the Albert Einstein Medical Center, fire officials said.

Police said the man was in critical condition just before 10 p.m.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 9:25 PM

The Philadelphia Police Department is collecting and disposing of expired or unwanted medications on Saturday to help curb crimes associated with prescription drug abuse.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, community groups and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration now in its second year.

The event will offer 5,300 drug collection sites nationwide, including 16 in Philadelphia, as well as sites in Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware County.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:35 PM

A man who was shot once in the head in the Fairmount area died at Hahnemann University Hospital Thursday afternoon, police said.

The man, whom police said was in his 40s, was shot inside an apartment on Judson Street near Poplar at about 3 p.m.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and officials could not give a description of a possible suspect Thursday evening.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 9:32 AM

Police identified a man gunned down outside a West Philadelphia market last night as Joseph Pinkney, 40, of Rockwell Avenue near Bleigh in Burholme.

Pinkney died of a chest wound at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 8:38 p.m., about 40 minutes after the shooting at 51st and Race streets. Police reported no suspects or motive. Tipsters can call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334 or -3335.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:45 PM
Edward Gause, 43, allegedly murdered an elderly neighbor of Mayor Nutter last year.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a handyman who allegedly murdered an elderly neighbor of Mayor Nutter last year.

Edward Gause, 43, fatally beat Robert Lancaster, 76, inside Lancaster's home on 50th Street near Woodbine Avenue in Wynnefield on Nov. 5, police said. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 10:11 AM

A parolee who was on the lam since Monday, when he allegedly kidnapped a woman at knifepoint from the halfway house in Spring Garden where both live, has been collared, police said this morning.

Roosevelt Glenn, 61, was arrested about 6 p.m. last night at 16th and Berks streets after a tipster called 9-1-1, police said. He now faces charges of robbery and attempted abduction.

Glenn allegedly woke a female resident of the Gaudenzia House, on Spring Garden Street near 13th, about 2:35 a.m., police said. He allegedly forced her at knifepoint out of the building, but she was able to fight him off and run for help. Officers who responded to the Gaudenzia House found a security officer tied up; the guard told cops Glenn bound him and stole his personal belongings.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 8:43 AM

A West Oak Lane man died early this morning after he lost control of his motorcycle on an exit ramp on the Schuylkill Expressway and hit a guardrail and concrete barrier.

Andre Seymour, 40, of Forrest Avenue near 69th Street, died at 12:37 a.m. at Temple University Hospital after he wrecked his Honda 929 motorcycle at 11:54 p.m. as he exited the westbound lanes of Interstate 76 on the ramp to northbound Route 1, police said. Investigators noted he was traveling at "a high rate of speed" but haven't determined if that caused the accident.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 11:52 PM

A man was shot in the stomach and a woman was grazed by a bullet on Old York Road near Rockland Street shortly after 11 Tuesday night.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said a foot beat cop arrested a man who matched the description of the shooter a few blocks from the scene. The male victim was admitted to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, Small said, and the woman suffered a graze wound to the knee.

The shooter's motive was unknown, Small said.

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