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Police K-9 Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft

Johnstown, PA, police say while conducting the search, K-9 Titan fell through an unsecured, open elevator shaft on the fourth floor of a warehouse.

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Philadelphia Plans to Equip Mores Officers with TASERs

If legislators approve of the contract and it is in place in December, the city could receive all the TASERs by the end of the year, Dunn said. The department could begin distributing TASERs to officers in early 2021 after they receive training.

Philadelphia Police Thwart Plot Against Ballot Counting Center

The two men were driving a silver Hummer truck from Virginia. Police said they found the car parked and unoccupied around 10:20 p.m.; about seven minutes later, two police officers on bicycles saw two men in possession of firearms.

Philadelphia Officials Release Officer Video of Shooting that Sparked Riots Last Week

Officers can be heard saying "put the knife down" at least 11 times before Wallace was shot on October 26.

Attorney for Family of Philadelphia Man Killed by Police Says Officers Should Not Face Murder Charges

The attorney representing the family of Walter Wallace Jr.—who was killed by police during a call for service of a mental health crisis—told reporters on Thursday that the officers involved should not be charged with murder.

Standout Pennsylvania Football Player Trades Jersey for Police Uniform

A standout football player for the Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania—who was thought to be a sure-fire NFL prospect—decided that he had a higher calling and entered the police academy instead of continuing his path toward football.

Philly Police Find Van Containing Explosives

Philadelphia police and federal agents said they found a van containing low-grade explosives as the city tries to stem the widespread unrest, rioting, and looting that followed the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr.

1,000 Looters Turn Philly Retail Zone into "Total Loss"

In the second night of unrest in Philadelphia after the Monday shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police, police say 1,000 looters descended on retail stores in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

30 Officers Injured in Philly Riots Over Police Shooting of Armed Man

A man identified as Wallace can be seen on citizen video chasing the officers around the car. The officers give the man orders to "drop the knife." He appears to advance on them and they open fire.

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Pennsylvania Officers Lauded for Life-Saving Use of Tourniquet on Hemorrhaging Woman

Two officers with the UPMC Police Department in Pittsburgh are being lauded as heroes for saving the life of a woman who was bleeding by applying a tourniquet and keeping her calm until other first responders were able to get to the scene.