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Kim Glovas
November 17, 2018 - 4:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump makes headlines every time he insults a member of the media. While he continues his attacks on the media, a local historian and academic says the relationship between the presidency and the Fourth Estate has always been a testy one. The latest...
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A view of "Super Earth," which orbits Barnard's Star, nearly seven light-years from Earth.
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Mark Abrams
November 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Villanova astronomy and planetary science professor is among an international team of astrophysicists who have discovered a planet known among scientists as a Super Earth. Professor Edward Guinan said the discovery of the planet was made near what is called Barnard'...
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Kensington encampment
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Pat Loeb
November 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials are chipping away at the opioid encampments in Kensington. On Friday, they briefed the mayor and community members on their efforts since the city declared the area a "disaster." But there's sharp disagreement about the best way to get results...
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Red Paw Emergency Relief Team dispatches to fires in five neighboring counties and stands by to assist displaced pets.
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Shara Dae Howard
November 16, 2018 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Red Paw, a local nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of animals, is asking for the public's help after their response unit was broken into and stolen. "Poof, gone," said Jen Leary, Philadelphia firefighter and founder of the Red Paw Emergency Relief Tea. "What we...
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Navy Yard Sea Monster
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Andrew Kramer
November 16, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After spending over a month at the Navy Yard, its long tentacles hanging out the windows of the building it's been living in, that giant purple sea monster has moved on. But not before crowds gathered Friday night for one last look. Stephanie Jones knew she'd regret...
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Gavel
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Cherri Gregg
November 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ACLU of Pennsylvania and other civil rights groups filed a lawsuit this week against the Commonwealth challenging the rules on absentee ballots. It claims the laws disenfranchise voters. According to the lawsuit brought on behalf of the nine voters and the ACLU,...
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An investigation is underway after video shows a New Jersey police officer striking a woman several times during a beach arrest.
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David Madden
November 16, 2018 - 8:10 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia woman who got into a violent confrontation with Wildwood police on the beach on Memorial Day weekend was back in a Cape May County courtroom Friday for a status hearing on aggravated assault charges. Emily Weinman and an officer argued at...
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National Adoption Day
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Dan Wing
November 16, 2018 - 6:37 pm
CAMDEN, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- November is National Adoption Month, and Friday the 16th is National Adoption Day, and events to celebrate and encourage adoptions were held all over, including Camden, New Jersey. There are 6,000 children in foster care in the state of New Jersey alone, and about...
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U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission
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Paul Kurtz
November 16, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Thirty-three members of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission were sworn in Friday in a ceremony at Independence Hall. With the formalities out of the way, the commissioners, made up of politicians, government officials and private citizens, now begin eight years of...
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From left: Ryan Gricco, Jake Cross and Brock Anderson
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 16, 2018 - 5:31 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- It took a jury in Montgomery County 11 hours to reach a mixed-verdict in the trial of three men charged with assault for their roles in a 2017 on-ice, high-school hockey brawl. Former Ridley High School hockey players Jake Cross and Brock Anderson were both found...
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