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Bill Cosby walks from the courtroom during a break in his sexual assault trial.
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Jim Melwert
September 25, 2018 - 6:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby will learn his fate Tuesday morning when his sentencing hearing resumes in Norristown. Prosecutors are asking for five to 10 years behind bars, while Cosby’s attorney argues house arrest is an acceptable punishment. Cosby’s attorney, Joseph Green, says this...
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Richard Modglin outside Dirty Franks
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
September 24, 2018 - 9:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've been to Dirty Franks at 13th and Pine streets at any point over the last three decades, odds are you've come across Sheila Modglin. She's tended bar there for over 30 years, and has become quite popular among patrons. She's also known for starting a...
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Lynne Adkins
September 24, 2018 - 9:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer awareness groups claim colors to promote their efforts, but how do they get those shades? There's no authority responsible for designating colors for specific cancer advocacy groups. But according to Paula Green, executive director of the American Cancer...
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A non-partisan climate advocacy group kicked off an effort Monday near Temple's campus to get more millennial voters to the polls for the mid-terms
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 24, 2018 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday and student activists are gearing up to motivate millennials to get to the polls this November, with one of the key focuses being climate change. "Every day we're doing something to make sure that this mid-term election...
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A house with a Puerto Rican flag Puerto Rico.
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The annual ceremony of the raising of the Puerto Rican flag at Philadelphia City Hall seemed more somber than festive Monday, as the aftermath of Hurricane Maria still looms over the island a year later. The flag-raising featured the usual pomp and ceremony, but this...
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Authorities in Delaware have charged Kwesi Hudson with a series of rapes and robberies in New Castle County.
New Castle County Police
Molly Daly
September 24, 2018 - 6:18 pm
Wilmington, Del. (KYWNewsradio) — Authorities in Delaware have charged a Wilmington man with a series of rapes and robberies in New Castle County. Police Lt. Col. Vaughn Bond says starting in February of 2017, a series of kidnappings, robberies and sexual assaults at apartment complexes in...
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Mike DiBerardinis (left) and Brian Abernathy (right)
City of Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city government's managing director is stepping down after less than three years in the job. In January, Mike DiBerardinis' deputy will take over running the day-to-day work of the Kenney administration. Today, @PhillyMayor announced that Managing Director Michael...
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A train on SEPTA's Broad Street Line
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 24, 2018 - 4:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Sunday's accident on SEPTA's Broad Street Line, in which a 7-year-old boy was killed when he fell between train cars. Authorities say the incident took place as the subway train was traveling from Allegheny to...
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A moderator (left) leads a discussion with Jamie Dimon (middle) and Mayor Jim Kenney (right).
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Ian Bush
September 24, 2018 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Community organizations in Kensington are receiving a $5 million grant from JPMorgan Chase, one of the country's biggest banks. The grant is designed to spark positive growth in the troubled neighborhood, which is part of JPMorgan’s Partnerships for Raising...
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Students participate in the GEAR UP program.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For some high school students, applying to college may be overwhelming. But the School District of Philadelphia wants to make the process more accessible, with more than 5,000 students taking part in GEAR UP , or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate...
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