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The assistant manager of a South Philadelphia dollar store has posted a note on the door saying kids need to be accompanied by a parent or someone over 18.
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Kristen Johanson
February 17, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Philadelphia police have been beefing up patrols in and around Center City after a recent spike in retail thefts — much of which, they say, are being committed by teenagers. But one police commander came up with a new way to reduce crime while also giving the teens a safe space after school. Read...
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Presidents Day celebrations at National Constitution Center
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 17, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Presidents Day may mean a day off from school or work for some people, but the National Constitution Center utilized the day to educate people about a very timely issue. Read more here.
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Flyers Youth Special Hockey team
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2020 - 3:11 pm
After the Flyers finished practice in Voorhees, special guests joined them on the ice: the Flyers Youth Special Hockey team. Read more here.
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The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Tow away zone
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Justin Udo
February 17, 2020 - 1:34 pm
One of the city's largest tow truck companies is in hot water again for illegal practices that cost drivers thousands of dollars. Now Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he wants to shut the company down. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
February 17, 2020 - 6:53 am
It's the end of an era for Philadelphia Catholics, and the beginning of another. Outgoing Archbishop Charles Chaput gave his final evening Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday. Read more here.
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Leona Davis runs Forget Me Knot Flowers from her Haddonfield home, delivering donated wedding flowers to residents in nursing homes, cancer centers and women's shelters in the Philadelphia area.
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
A South Jersey nonprofit has given a second life to wedding flowers that would otherwise be tossed out. Read more here.
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Black History Month banner
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Hadas Kuznits
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
February is Black History Month, and a local therapist suggests it's also a good time to open up a conversation about race with your children, especially in families that are not ethnically diverse. Read more here.
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Harry Donahue (left) with Villanova color commentator Whitey Rigsby, at the Temple-Villanova basketball game on Sunday, at the Liacouras Center
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Ed Benkin
February 16, 2020 - 5:32 pm
Harry Donahue, the legendary voice of Temple University sports and longtime KYW Newsradio anchor, was honored by the university on Sunday with induction into their Ring of Honor. Read more here.
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Philadelphia International Airport
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Justin Udo
February 16, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Philadelphia International Airport is seeing a record number of travelers, at rates unseen since the recession. Now the airport is working to drive those numbers even higher. Read more here.
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