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2 teens shot after leaving recreation center in South Philadelphia, police say

Two teens were shot after leaving a South Philadelphia recreation center, according to police.

It happened on the 2000 block of South 7th Street a few blocks away from the Police Athletic League around 7 p.m. Thursday.

An 18-year-old was shot once in the foot and a 19-year-old was shot once in the leg. Both victims were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition.

Police believe it may have been a drive-by shooting. FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser reports the teens just left the recreation center after playing basketball.

So far, no weapons have been

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HBO’s Bill Maher says Portland police departures are ‘a cautionary tale’

In his latest comments on Portland, HBO’s Bill Maher touched on the topic of police, and referred to the departure of Portland police officers as “a cautionary tale,” warning, “We do not want to live in a world without police. Then it’s ‘The Purge’ every night.”

During the most recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host said he was heartened to see members of law enforcement testify in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and be willing to criticize Chauvin for kneeling on the neck of the late George Floyd for more

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Standoff at Honolulu hotel ends as armed man kills himself, police say

Honolulu police said SWAT teams entered the room at the Kahala Hotel and Resort where the man was holed up at 3:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Sunday and found him dead with self-inflicted wounds, according to CNN affiliate KITV.

No other injuries were reported, KITV said.

The initial call about shots fired at the hotel first came around 5:40 p.m. local time Saturday, Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told KITV.

About five shots were fired from inside a guest room on the 4th floor, Lynch told KITV. The gunman shot through the door of one of the rooms when

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CJ Davis: Durham police chief’s possible departure to Memphis draws mixed reaction from residents

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Durham residents have mixed reactions toPolice Chief CJ Davis’ potentially leaving as the city’s top police officer after five years.

“I was livid,” said Tammie Goodman, who is still waiting for justice in the 2018 abduction of her son Charleston outside their home off East Woodcroft Parkway.

Goodman said there’s been a lack of communication with the chief’s detectives and inadequate investigative work.

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Charleston Goodman’s disappearance is now a cold case homicide investigation.

“Me hearing that he was shot

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Police investigating shooting outside Downtown Memphis hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say shots were fired Sunday night outside a new hotel in Downtown Memphis, damaging the hotel and striking a vehicle.

According to police, a man walking in the area of South Front and Beale Street began firing shots into the air around 10 p.m., striking one man’s vehicle and two windows at the Hyatt Centric hotel. Bullet fragments were found inside two rooms at the hotel, investigators said.

No one was hurt, police said.

Early Monday morning officers were seen collecting evidence, tagging dozens of shell casings on the ground as workers at the hotel swept

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Former police officer found dead in his N.J. hotel room, authorities say

A former police officer from Passaic County was found dead Thursday morning in a room at the Ramada Inn in Totowa, authorities said.

Gary Potenzone Jr., 41, was found by hotel workers who entered his room about 11:40 a.m., according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Carmen Veneziano.

Totowa police were called to the hotel and were able to identify Potenzone’s body, Valdes and Veneziano said in a joint statement.

“The investigation revealed that hotel staff went to the room to conduct a welfare check when Mr. Potenzone failed to check out as scheduled,” the

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