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Mark Abrams
August 20, 2019 - 8:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are hunting for a known suspect they say stabbed two women — one of them fatally — in Brewerytown Monday night. They say they believe the fight was triggered by social media activity. A 23-year-old woman who suffered several stab wounds, including...
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The driver of this car ran off after crashing it near 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning.
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Tim Jimenez
August 20, 2019 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are searching for the man who crashed a car and fled in front of 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning. The white, four-door Ford sedan with Illinois license plates is now half on the sidewalk, with the smashed-up front sticking out onto...
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A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge took testimony Monday in a lawsuit that will determine whether a safe injection site can open in Philadelphia as one measure to address the opioid epidemic. All three witnesses testified the site would save lives. The judge began the day-long hearing...
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Andrew Kramer
August 19, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you blinked, you may have missed that powerful storm that swept through the region Monday afternoon. Several people who spoke with KYW Newsradio described it as "a monsoon." Here's what others had to say. "It came in fast and was very windy. Lot's of rain, came and...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 500 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery workers are wondering what will happen to them when the plant officially closes Friday. PES is working to close the plant, but wants to do it without union help. The PES refinery closed in June after explosions and a...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Cherri Gregg
August 19, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The owners of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children were in bankruptcy proceedings Monday in Delaware, battling over the budget for the wind down and sale of the hospital assets. The battle over the proposed budget involves the...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a West Chester woman in connection with a murder two years ago in Philadelphia's Overbrook neighborhood. Cheyenn Hurt has been charged with murder, burglary and arson in the death of a 29-year-old man who was found stabbed to the death in the...
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Pat Loeb
August 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is creating a new city office to coordinate services for formerly incarcerated people who are returning to the community. The Office of Reentry Partnerships will be led by Bianca van Heydoorn, currently at Temple University. She'll report...
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From left: Lyandra Retacco, supervisor of the charging unit; D.A. Larry Krasner; Anthony Voci, supervisor of the homicide unit
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Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm
UPDATED: 1:21 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — District Attorney Larry Krasner on Monday morning announced dozens of charges against Maurice Hill, the man accused of shooting six police officers last week in Nicetown. The press conference was the shortest of Krasner's term. Krasner said police...
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