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Top Philadelphia news: Man accused of sending racist emails to police boss; Juneteenth city holiday

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By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Philadelphia? Read on for everything you need to know.

Man accused of sending racist, threatening emails to Philadelphia police commissioner 

A man has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint after he allegedly sent threatening emails to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, U.S. Attorney William McSwain announced Tuesday.

Read the full story on FOX 29.

Mayor establishes Juneteenth as official city holiday

City offices and facilities will be closed to the public to observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 19, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

Read the full story on FOX 29.

Burglars take off with food, narcotics after using pickup truck to break into ShopRite

Police are searching for the burglars who backed up a pickup truck through the front doors of a ShopRite store. The driver reversed through the doors and rammed the glass cases to get inside of the store on the 2800 block of Fox Street.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

Police lieutenant shot during scuffle at CVS released from hospital

Lt. Robert Friel was shot in the leg on May 29 after a scuffle with a man at the CVS on 10th and Reed streets in South Philadelphia. 

Read the full story on CBS Philadelphia.


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