Evening News Roundup

Flasher

One of Pennsylvania’s “Top Ten Most Wanted” criminals, the “Philadelphia Flasher” was apprehended in Brevard County, Florida, local Channel 13 News reports.

tied

Police say two men pistol-whipped a 15 year-old, tied him up, and robbed his West Philadelphia home of $2,000 and jewelry. Story from NBC 13 Philadelphia

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Gun Crisis News Philadelphia posted its Week in Review, documenting  reports of gun violence in the Philadelphia area from the past 7 days. Included is a sobering statistic: More than 100 people were shot in Philadelphia during December.

Epidemic

And further to the afternoon roundup’s report on widespread flu in the state, NBC Philadelphia has a story, Flu Epidemic: Facts and Fiction

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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