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Cherri Gregg
August 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This Sunday hundreds of children will gather in Old City to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans in British Colonial America. "It's not just a somber occasion where we talk about the oppression against black folks,"...
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Kristen Johanson
August 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lawsuit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office over a so-called “Do Not Call” list, which involved hundreds of police officers, was thrown out Friday. The DA’s office says they investigating 300 Philadelphia officers who were listed in the Plain...
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Andrew Kramer
August 23, 2019 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With just two weeks to go until Hahnemann Hospital closes for good, Friday marked the final day for many workers. As their last shift came to an end, hundreds of workers walked over to Westy's on Callowhill Street for a "Last Hahnemann Hurrah" party that started in...
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Close up of woman's hands with smartphone and unknown incoming phone call on it, fraud or scam schemes
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Paul Kurtz
August 23, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new nationwide initiative to push back against robocalls. Attorneys general from all 50 states say they are teaming up with twelve major telecom companies to focus on robocall prevention and enforcement. Sarah Frasch, Director of the Pennsylvania Attorney...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A buyer has been publicly identified for the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. Sources have confirmed that SG Preston of Philadelphia is "very serious' about buying the soon-to-be shuttered refinery. SG Preston is a biofuels...
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Bucks County DA
Jim Melwert
August 23, 2019 - 2:04 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bensalem man is facing more than two decades in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing an inmate in Bucks County County Correctional Facility. Martin McLoughlin, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, and assault by a prisoner on Thursday. He is sentenced to...
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Mike Dougherty
August 23, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city is starting a bidding process for a huge job — replacing every streetlight with an energy-efficient LED bulb. The changes won't happen overnight, it will take a few years to complete the project. Deputy streets commissioner Rich Montanez says it also won't be...
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Kristen Johanson
August 23, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Prosecutors argued to a judge Friday morning that the man accused of fatally stabbing a well-known real estate developer in Rittenhouse Square last summer should go back to jail, after he attempted to contact the victim's family through social media. But against the...
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Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Hadas Kuznits
August 23, 2019 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It only takes 48 seconds — and 60 stories — to enter the highest restaurant in town. At the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which sits atop the Comcast Technology Center, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened his restaurant, Jean-Georges Philadelphia on the 59th...
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Dayton shooting
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Tim Jimenez
August 23, 2019 - 11:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police around the country have arrested dozens of people for making mass shooting threats in the recent weeks, following the one August weekend of violence in which 31 people were killed in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio . In many of these cases, police say the...
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