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 Nikki Powerhouse
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
September 21, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The 2018 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant, local artist Nikki Powerhouse, is taking her one woman play to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. "The Art of I Am," a one woman play, challenges the standards of beauty in the era of the #...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
September 21, 2018 - 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A student was arrested Friday after authorities say she stabbed a classmate with a pair of scissors inside a North Philadelphia elementary school. Police say the incident started with an argument inside a classroom between two 8th graders at William Dick School...
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Margate
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David Madden
September 21, 2018 - 8:45 pm
MARGATE, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- It seems debate over the future of development in one town at the Jersey Shore continues, even though elected officials insist a move to change zoning that could bring a beachfront hotel is now a dead issue. Council members and the mayor faced down a couple hundred...
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Atlantic City
Jill Perry-zaborowski | Dreamstime.com
David Madden
September 21, 2018 - 8:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- As the remnants of Hurricane Florence battered southern New Jersey last week, new flood gates in a part of Atlantic City were put to the test for the first time. And they worked. When storms would hit, flooding has been a problem in the city’s Ducktown area...
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Teen Cell Phone
Suzanne Monaghan
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Teenagers and cell phones practically go hand in hand, but research shows device overuse can cause symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Excessive cell phone time can lead to distraction, lack of focus, fidgeting and compulsively checking...
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AIDS Walk Philly
Cari Feiler Bender
Kim Glovas
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- AIDS Walk Philly will kick off on October 21, but preparations are already underway to spread the word. This is the 32nd year for the walk, which helps assist people with HIV in emergency situation. Robb Reichard is executive director of the AIDS Fund. He says grants...
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Obama in Philly
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 21, 2018 - 8:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former President Barack Obama brought his "Get out the Vote" message to Philadelphia on Friday with a rally on behalf of a dozen Democrats running for offices from governor to state legislature. Obama hoped to reach an audience beyond the enthusiastic crowd at the...
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Billy the Goat
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 21, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Generations of Philadelphians have played on a small billy goat statue in Rittenhouse Square for nearly 100 years. But the beloved bronze sculpture was worn in several places, so it was removed. Well, Billy the Goat is baaack! There were three billy goats made in the...
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McDonald's gives pranksters $50,000
Jevh Maravilla/Twitter via CNN
September 21, 2018 - 6:29 pm
By Andrea Diaz, CNN (CNN) -- They just wanted fries and to see some diversity on the posters at McDonald's, but their prank made them $50,000 richer. Jevh Maravilla, the college student who faked an promotional poster and hung it up at the fast-food restaurant in Pearland, Texas, along with his...
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Wells Fargo Education Grant
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia school children will be the beneficiaries of a grant announced Friday at Cramp Elementary School in Kensington. Officials from Wells Fargo were at the school to pledge $1.7 million towards education in Philadelphia. "Read by 4th is one of the...
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