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June 23, 2019 - 9:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say at least three people were injured after a fight, involving a large crowd, broke out in North Philadelphia. According to authorities, just after 8 p.m. police received reports of an "out of control fight" along North 20th Street, near Berks Street...
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Sunset cityscape of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - stock photo
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June 23, 2019 - 7:21 pm
By Rosa Flores and Dakin Andone (CNN) - - A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation. The official...
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June 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The city has announced that the refinery fire, which began after an early Friday morning explosion, has been extinguished and an investigation is gearing up to find out how and why this happened. After burning for morning than 24 hours, what we know so far is that...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help?
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Antionette Lee
June 23, 2019 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help? The streets were quiet near the intersection of 24th and Moore streets in Point Breeze Sunday morning. But a few hours earlier,...
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Former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.
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Justin Udo
June 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald...
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Gun Shop
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Steve Tawa
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State auditors will look into the Pennsylvania State Police instant background check system for gun purchases to make sure it is "working as intended." Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says they will audit the Pennsylvania State Police’s Instant Check System. "PICS...
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teens jobs
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Pat Loeb
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two thousand Philadelphia students started their summer jobs this past week, and more than 6,000 will soon be joining them. The city has increased funding for the summer job program by $1 million. Gregory Damas says the only work experience he had before he got his...
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screen time
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Suzanne Monaghan
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School is out, and that means kids have more free time. Often that also means more time spent on apps and social media. So what are some guidelines parents can set for their kids time online? Their are four main ground rules when it comes to device use according to...
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Mae Krier
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Andrew Kramer
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
BRISTOL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Ninety-three-year-old Mae Krier received a standing ovation when her name was announced at the Bristol Township Municipal Building Thursday night. She was presented with a Commendation for all she accomplished as an original "Rosie the Riveter." "It's flattering,"...
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car into crowd
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
June 22, 2019 - 6:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two people were struck by a car on a sidewalk late Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia approximately one block away from the largest Juneteenth festival in the city. One of the victims was pinned under it, and emergency crews weren't the only ones to come to her...
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