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Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victim services nonprofits in the area began outreach on Thursday to help residents deal with the trauma of witnessing the standoff in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood on Wednesday night. Rosalind Pichardo is the founder of Operation Save Our City, a crisis responder...
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An autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he "sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones," the Washington Post reported.
NY Division of Criminal Justice via CNN
August 15, 2019 - 12:37 pm
By Kelly McCleary and Jason Hanna (CNN) — An autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he "sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones," the Washington Post reported Wednesday. People familiar with the autopsy report told the newspaper the bones broken in Epstein's neck included the hyoid bone,...
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Ahmed Elgaafary
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Uber driver has been convicted in Chester County court of raping a passenger he picked up at Valley Forge Casino in February 2018. Ahmed Elgaafary, 27, showed no emotion as the verdict was read, guilty on all counts including rape of an unconscious person, and...
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Dito Sakhovia of 13 outstanding young people honored at the Young Hero Awards.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Liberty Museum in Old City will celebrate a group of 13 outstanding young citizens Thursday at its annual Young Hero Awards ceremony. One honoree says he overcame major challenges to discover the true meaning of liberty. "Coming here and seeing all the...
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Little Miranda, a miniature therapy horse from Jacobs Mane of Hope, made her debut at Temple University Hospital.
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John McDevitt
August 15, 2019 - 11:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Miniature horses are joining the ranks of other therapy animals making the rounds at Philadelphia-area hospitals. Patients, visitors and staff at Temple Universality Hospital in North Philadelphia have already been alleviating stress for years with a therapy dog...
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City, state and federal officials speak from Philadelphia City Hall about the shooting incident on Wednesday.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
August 15, 2019 - 7:24 am
UPDATED: 7:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a press conference from the mayor's reception room at City Hall, city, state and federal officials including Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spoke about...
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Ahmed Elgaafary
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 14, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Uber driver, accused of raping a 21-year-old he had picked up at the Valley Forge Casino after she passed out in his car, took the stand in his own defense to say the contact was consensual. Ahmed Elgaafary, 27, is charged with rape of an unconscious person...
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Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
August 14, 2019 - 4:52 pm
UPDATED 1:30 a.m. Get the latest here . ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After nearly eight hours, the suspect who was in a standoff with Philadelphia police is now in custody, authorities said. The standoff began around 4:30 p.m. at a house near 15th Street and Erie Avenue. Sources say the...
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Police in Camden say they’re tracking down some people going around town firing off a paintball gun at random.
Camden County Police Department
David Madden
August 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Camden say they’re tracking down some people going around town firing off a paintball gun at random. There have been at least two incidents since Sunday. The first was in the early morning on Seventh Street near Market Street downtown. Two suspects...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider canceling a $29 million contract with Election Systems & Software, or ES&S, for new voting machines, after the city controller found the company failed to disclose...
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