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Al Capone's prison cell
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history. During the restorative work at Eastern State Penitentiary, Liz Trumbull, manager...
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Temple Owls wide receiver Isaiah Wright (13) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown past Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Cameron Jefferies (14) and safety Darrick Forrest (5) during overtime.
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Matt Leon
April 23, 2019 - 4:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Spring workouts are an important piece of a college football team's preparations under any circumstances, but they are especially critical when a new coach is taking over a program. That is the situation at Temple University where new head coach Rod Carey's Owls...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Paul Kurtz
April 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a controversy that's gone viral. And now Kate Smith's niece is adding to it by criticizing the Flyers organization for their quick decision to cut all ties to the late singer. Suzy Andron says she's glad the woman she called Aunt Katherine and her mother are no...
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
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Cherri Gregg
April 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Arizona-based company seeking to open up a housing facility in North Philadelphia for unaccompanied migrant youth from the U.S. border sued the City of Philadelphia. The grounds for the lawsuit was unlawful discrimination. The 13 page complaint filed in the...
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puppies
Riverside County Animal Control
April 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — The woman who authorities say was caught on video tossing a bag of newborn puppies near a dumpster in Coachella, California, last week was arrested on Monday. Authorities have also now discovered dozens of dogs living in her home. Police arrested Deborah Sue Culwell, 54...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds opening remarks in “Preventing Gun Violence in NJ: A Call to Action” hosted by the gun violence research center on Tuesday April 23, 2019.
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David Madden
April 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gun violence was the topic of conversation at a day long symposium at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy opened the first meeting of the school’s Center on Gun Violence Research. The state has recently begun releasing monthly...
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Lyra McKee memorial
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April 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm
By Julia Hollingsworth and Pierre Meilhan (CNN) — A 57-year-old woman who was arrested Tuesday in connection with the investigation into the murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee was released several hours later, police said. McKee, 29, was shot in the Creggan area of Londonderry in what...
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The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast.
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Kim Glovas
April 23, 2019 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Allentown man is facing weapons charges after trying to take a loaded handgun onto a flight out of Philadelphia International Airport. When the unidentified man put his carry-on bag onto the conveyor belt at the security checkpoint at the airport, a Transportation...
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Joe Biden
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Pat Loeb
April 23, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (CNN/KYW Newsradio) — Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid on Thursday with an online video, sources familiar with the plans confirm to CNN, finally answering one of the lingering questions hanging over the 2020 Democratic race. The former vice president's team has been laying...
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Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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