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Derrick Cosby
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 22, 2018 - 10:46 pm
HATFIELD, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors tasked with deciding the fate of a Montgomery County man who shot a guest at a party he was hosting last July heard differing accounts of the shooting from witnesses. Derrick Cosby was charged with voluntary manslaughter for shooting Jeremy Chasteen last July...
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It's been 33 years since the MOVE tragedy resulted in the loss of 11 lives and more than 60 homes in West Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 22, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 33 years since the MOVE bombing resulted in the loss of 11 lives and more than 60 homes in West Philadelphia. Last year, the city hired developers to rehab 30 of the homes that were boarded up for years, but residents want the work done the right way. "...
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Steve Tawa
May 22, 2018 - 8:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) — The parade of ships returns to the Delaware River waterfront for Memorial Day weekend. Ships — like Landlubber or Old Salt — will be docked from Market Street to the end of the Penn’s Landing Marina to explore up close. Six are available for tours and five vessels...
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Jessica McCusker
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Mike Dougherty
May 22, 2018 - 7:28 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware County officials have charged a former township employee for stealing more than $200,000 from Upper Darby taxpayers. From 2012 to 2017, 36-year-old Jessica McCusker stole $216,740, authorities said. McCusker is accused of pocketing cash payments from...
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Daniel Greenstein
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Mark Abrams
May 22, 2018 - 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There will be a new chancellor at the helm of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education come September. Daniel Greenstein, a former administrator in the University of California's system, has been selected to manage the 14 public universities in...
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Xtreme Bugs
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a bug's life, and we're just living in it — at least that's how it feels in a new exhibit surrounded by nearly 20 larger-than-life critters. The Xtreme Bugs exhibit opens this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, featuring state-of-the...
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Police Tape Generic
David Madden
May 22, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PAULSBORO, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A fatal weekend stabbing in Gloucester County has landed four men behind bars. The county prosecutor announced in a press release the arrests in the death of 19-year-old Amir Tarpley of Paulsboro, New Jersey. He was stabbed during a fight Sunday afternoon on West...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
May 22, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to searching your child's bedroom, where does one draw the line between snooping and being a good parent? If you ask the Bensalem Police Department, authorities say the devil is in the details — even the most subtle ones — and looking for them is a way...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority will contribute more than expected to the Philadelphia School District this fiscal year, but officials said they can't guarantee the increased funding will continue. PPA's new Executive Director Scott Petri suggested a change in...
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Justin Udo
May 22, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fire Department honored some of its youngest recruits on Tuesday at its Junior Fire Patrol luncheon. For the last 61 years the Philadelphia Fire Department has promoted fire safety through Junior Fire Patrol. Lisa Desamour, with the fire department,...
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