Cody Anderson Philly Radio Pioneer Dies Unexpectedly Saturday

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Cody Anderson, legendary Philadelphia radio station manager, has died.

Anderson, a long-time general manager of WDAS 105.3 and a radio pioneer in Philly, died Saturday.

Anderson leaves behind a wife and his sons Bill and Kyle Anderson.

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke said on Twitter:

“Cody was a pioneer and giant in broadcast journalism in the Black community in Philadelphia for decades. He was a consistent, constructive, confident voice on the air. He encouraged persons of color to enter politics, to serve people and make their communities better places to live. A symbol of positivity, class and achievement for our community is gone. It is on us now to carry on in his memory and in service to others. Rest in Power, my good friend.”

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.

Philly Woman Shoni Sanders ID’d As Victim Shot Dead While Answering Front Door Thursday

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Shoni Sanders has been identified as the victim shot dead while opening her front door Thursday night in West Philadelphia, according to reports.

Sanders, 22, died after she was shot while answering the door on Thursday night in West Philadelphia, according to police.

It fatal shooting occurred around 7:10 p.m. on the 5800 block of Walton Avenue, reports 6ABC.

Sanders was shot once in her chest upon opening the door by an unknown assailant for unknown reasons.

She was transported code 3 to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said Sanders appeared to have been the intended target.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.

PA 11-Month-Old Boy Shot 4 Times While Inside Vehicle With ‘Stepmother’ Saturday Night

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — An 11-month-old Philadelphia boy is in critical condition after being shot four times while seated in a vehicle near Hunting Park Saturday night, according to reports.

The toddler was inside a vehicle with his stepmother near the 700 block of West Luzerne Street around 7:15 p.m. when shots rang out Saturday night, striking the boy four times, including once in the back of the head, according to officials.

The step-mother reportedly did not know the child was struck until she drove a short distance away from the shooting scene, reports Fox29.

Police say the child was struck once in the back of the head, once in the chest and twice in the buttocks.

A motive in the shooting is unknown.

Officials are yet to provide any suspect information.

Anyone with possible information on the tragic incident should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.

New Philly Public Toilets Installed To Curb ‘Poop Problem’ Vandalized On First Day Of Rollout

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — The first of several public toilets and sinks installed in Philadelphia in hopes of curbing the Kensington neighborhood’s ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, were vandalized after 15 minutes, according to local reports.

Installed on Monday, the two restroom trailers and a hand-sanitizing station had been activated on Wednesday — and promptly got vandalized and rendered a total loss.

On its first day in action, the soap dispenser at Kensington Avenue and F Street was tipped over into a trashcan and dented.

“15 MINUTES ON KENSINGTON AVENUE,” reads a Facebook post from an account called Juniata News. “New sanitizing station is being vandalized already.”

The pop-up potties are part of a pilot program organized by the city’s Managing Director’s office. The program’s cost is around $250,000 for installation and twice-daily cleanings through the end of the year, reports BillyPenn.

Each mobile restroom trailer has three toilets, plus sinks. They’ll be locked up each evening, according to spokesperson Deanna Gamble. The ADA ramps will also be removed at that time.

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Geo quick facts: Kensington, East and West, are neighborhoods in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. It is north of Olde Kensington. The Market Frankford El above Front Street forms the line between West Kensington and Kensington. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” wikipedia.

Critical Missing NJ Mother Kimyvette Brown & Kids ‘At Special Risk Of Harm Injury’ Wednesday In PA

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ. (THECOUNT) — New Jersey police are searching for missing mother, Kimyvette Brown, and her two children, Imahnee Milwood and Avery Millwood, Wednesday morning in Philadelphia.

Police say, Brown and her 14-year-old daughter Imahnee and 9-year-old son Avery, may be “at special risk of harm or injury.”

According to investigators, Brown and the children may be in the area of the 4300 block of North Franklin Street in Philadelphia, reports 6ABC.

Police described the missing individuals as follows:

Avery Millwood is a 9-year-old light-skinned black male. He is 4’8″ tall and weighs 90 pounds. Avery has brown Hair braided on top and a “fade” on the sides, brown eyes.

Imahnee Millwood is a 14-year-old medium-skinned black female. She is 5’0″ and weighs approximately 110 pounds. Imahnee has black hair with a bun on top, usually shoulder-length, brown eyes.

Kimyvette Brown is a 31-year-old black female. She is 5’02” tall, approximately 130 pounds with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

Brown drives a 2017 dark blue Ford Escape bearing Pennsylvania registration KXS7804.

Anyone with information on Brown and/or the Millwood children is asked to contact police immediately by calling 911 or contacting the Gloucester Township Police Department directly at 856-228-4500.

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Geo quick facts: Gloucester Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 64,634, reflecting an increase of 284 from the 64,350 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,553 from the 53,797 counted in the 1990 Census – Wikipedia.

At Least 6 Philly Cops Shot During Wednesday PA Ambush ‘Hundreds Of Rounds

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Multiple Philadelphia police officers were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon, local media outlets reported. Witness at the scene allege that more than a hundred rounds of gunfire went off before the police arrived at the scene. Two hours after the first reports of gunfire, shots were still heard being fired around 5:45 p.m. ET.

As of press time, six officers have been reportedly shot near the 3700 block of N. 15th street. Three have been taken to Einstein Medical, and three have been taken to Temple Hospital. None of the injuries are reported to be life-threatening. Two officers are still inside the home with the suspected shooters, Heavy is reporting Wednesday.

Sergeant Eric Gripp has asked the media to “stop broadcasting tactical positions of officers.”

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” wikipedia.

Philly Rapper Bankroll Gambino Shot Dead Sunday During PA Video Shoot

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Ezra Weah aka, rapper Bankroll Gambino, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting over the weekend in Southwest Philadelphia, according to local reports.

Weah, 21, was identified as the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred during the filming of a promotional video for the rapper’s social media page.

The shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. Sunday as a group of men were about to start working on a video shoot in the 2600 block of Carroll Street, in Philadelphia.

Police say five other men were rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, reports CBSLocal.

Several people were on the steps of a home about to shoot a promotional video when police say a gunman started shooting. Witnesses told police the shooter was firing from a vehicle.

Investigators say, in all, six men were shot. They are between 21 and 24 years old.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with possible information is asked to contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.

Stampede During 21 Savage Philly Roots Picnic Music Festival Set Injures Several

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — At least five people were injured after a stampede broke out during 21 Savage performance at the Roots Picnic music festival Saturday night, Philadelphia Police say.

Savage was performing on the main stage before 7 p.m. when someone in the crowd said that another person had a gun inside the venue located at the The Mann Center, on Parkside Avenue, in Philadelphia, PA.

Rumors of a possible gun circulated throughout the event and on Twitter.

According to a report by Billy Penn, an attendee mentioned that a fight broke out near the stage, which caused people to run away. Another rumor circulated that the cause for the stampede was a result of the stage collapsing, reports PhillyVoice.

Police say that of the five injuries four were minor, while one person broke their leg. All five individuals were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The police did not find a gun at the event.

Concertgoers mentioned their concern on Twitter after the chaos on Saturday night, many refusing to go back in after the event.

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Philly Police Asking For Help Identifying 18-Month-Old Girl Abandon Near McPherson Square Branch

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a toddler “dropped off” near E Street in Philadelphia, PA Saturday.

According to police, the 18-month-old girl was left “with a witness” at 7:30 a.m. Saturday near the 3100 block of E Street near McPherson Square Branch.

The mother asked the witness to watch the baby for a short time, but did not return. After 20 minutes the witness contacted police, reports Fox29.

The baby was safely transported to a local hospital with apparent facial injuries.

Police are now looking to identify the baby and her mother.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911 immediately.

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REPORT: Philadelphia Police Officer Shot In Kensington Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Police are investigating after an officer was shot in Kensington area of Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday morning.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on the 3100 block of Reach Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Officials have yet to identify the injured officer, who was reportedly shot in the leg and transported to Temple University Hospital. Continue reading