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Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who claims producer-writer Lee Daniels stole his idea for the hit Fox show "Empire" has refused to give up. This week, he filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. "I will teach my children, you don't give up on a fight if you're right," said...
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Justin Udo
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers look to the public for input, as they examine the state's controversial law requiring a license for professional hair braiding. Lisa Hopkins is a retired hair braider, and cosmetology teacher is an advocate that people who braid — a style of...
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David Desper
West Goshen Police Department
Jim Melwert
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware County man who shot and killed an 18-year-old in a Chester County road rage incident last summer is scheduled to learn his fate Thursday in West Chester. Bianca Roberson was on her way home from a shopping trip, getting ready to head off to college...
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Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 8:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- More than a hundred Friends of the Philadelphia Free Library marched to the mayor's office, Wednesday, to demand more funding for libraries throughout the city. Anilda Davila is a retired teacher who spends a lot of time at the Lillian Marrero Library, in Kensington...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
December 12, 2018 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Patients at Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia used state-of-the-art technology to connect with Santa Claus for a virtual chat. Jim Koniecki, one of the principals of Dimension Data, provided the hook-ups for the youngsters. "The video equipment that we used today...
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Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
December 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Eleven people are in custody following a raid that uncovered, what police are calling, a major drug operation in Warminster, Bucks County. It’s unclear how long the eleven suspects were allegedly operating their heroin and fentanyl ring, but Bucks County...
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Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
December 12, 2018 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A South Philadelphia firehouse is among the first to get a new washing machine and dryer for their gear. The heavy-duty commercial grade 'extractors' get rid of harmful carcinogens that firefighters encounter in the line of duty. At Engine 53 at 4th Street and Snyder...
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Norristown police have released a sketch of the suspect in a series of assaults.
Norristown Police Department
Mark Abrams
December 12, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Norristown police have released a sketch of the suspect in a series of assaults on five women between Dec. 1 and 8. Police say the man grabbed each of the women from behind and took them to the ground. Some of there were also robbed. RELATED: Norristown police seek...
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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has ruled that a Norristown woman — the first person in Pennsylvania to be convicted under a new state law that increases penalties for cruelty to animals — will face no jail time. Montgomery County Judge Risa Ferman found 64-year-old Cecelia Johnson guilty...
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