Alleged South Philly Rapist

NBC10 1

The city’s health department also would not comment on Williams’ status, but said in a statement that “all the victims who have come forward are being offered the appropriate counseling and medical care.”

“We urge anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault to seek the proper medical care,” a spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said in an emailed statement.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/HIV-South-Philadelphia-Sexual-Assault-Rape-Suspect-Safien-Williams-City-Worker-506515821.html

By Alicia Lozano

NBC10 2

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health did not comment on the Williams case, but said in a statement that “all the victims who have come forward are being offered the appropriate counseling and medical care.”

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Mayor-Jim-Kenney-Confirms-South-Philadelphia-Serial-Rape-Suspect-Safien-Williams-Has-HIV-506550111.html

By Alicia Lozano

Soda Consumption by Philadelphia Youth

The Philadelphia Health Department says soda consumption among teens has been dropping dramatically.

In Tuesday’s report, the city says between 2015 and 2017 the proportion of teens drinking soda weekly in Philadelphia dropped by 10 percent, as compared to just two percent nationally.

There was an 18 percent drop in Philadelphia teens drinking soda daily and a 30 percent drop in teens who drank three or more a day.

https://6abc.com/food/soda-consumption-among-philly-teens-dropping-dramatically-report-says/5158956/

Family Frustrated by Undetermined Cause of Death

Despite the family’s years of lobbying for a second forensic examination by the medical examiner, James Garrow, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Public Health, said there was not enough new information for the office to reopen the investigation into Malik’s death.

https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/nadia-malik-west-philadelphia-death-five-years-later-mystery-20190222.html

By Vinny Vella

Synthetic Cannabinoids

“The best we can say is not to use a lot,” said Allison Herens, the city’s harm reduction coordinator. “The chemical makeup is so unpredictable. So we say, ‘Use a little bit, see how you feel, take it with people [around you], stay hydrated.’”

https://www.philly.com/news/k-drug-synthetic-cannabinoid-suburban-station-police-philadelphia-homeless-20190221.html

By Jason Laughlin and Aubrey Whelan

Glass Impalement Death

Fox 29

the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the manner of death accidental and the cause of death to be a sharp injury to the abdomen.

http://www.fox29.com/news/mother-mourns-the-loss-of-4-year-old-son-who-died-after-falling-on-picture-frame

By Kelly Rule

Patch

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Ortega’s death an accident with the cause being sharp injury to the abdomen.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/boy-4-dies-after-being-impaled-glass-philadelphia-police

By Max Bennett

CBS3

Sources tell Eyewitness News the medical examiner has ruled Adrian Ortega’s death an accident.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/02/21/4-year-old-boy-killed-after-being-impaled-by-glass-from-shattered-picture-frame-police-say/