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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 19, 2019 - 1:16 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It was supposed to be the start of jury selection, but it turned out to be a guilty plea for a 46-year-old accused of killing a teenage foster child in what was described as a "rape-murder fantasy." Jacob Sullivan has pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and first-...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
February 19, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating a killing and two attacks that left two people in the hospital. Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to East Chelten Avenue and Anderson Street in Germantown. A 37-year-old man had been shot in the chest and arm, and was...
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Philip Nordo
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
February 19, 2019 - 10:54 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A longtime Philadelphia police officer and homicide detective is accused of grooming and sexually assaulting male witnesses, suspects and prisoners tied to investigations — one of whom was murdered a few years ago. A Philadelphia grand jury...
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Image of a racist flier found in Montgomery County. Due to the language used, this image has been blurred.
Courtesy of Jennie Lawston
Antionette Lee
February 19, 2019 - 8:14 am
SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — About 200 people attended a public in Springfield, Montgomery County, on Monday night after some racist fliers were found around town. Springfield Township Commissioner Eddie Graham organized the event. He says the racist literature was only the tip of the...
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Philadelphia police
KYW Newsradio, file
Dan Wing
February 19, 2019 - 7:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man is recovering in hospital after being shot during an armed robbery in Germatown on Monday night. The suspects may be behind a similar robbery from weeks ago. Police say around 11:30 p.m., as the victim was getting into his car on Pulaski Avenue, two masked men...
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Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
February 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Jury selection starts Tuesday in Bucks County for the man accused of killing a 14-year-old girl in what prosecutors have described as a “rape-murder fantasy." Jacob Sullivan, 46, is facing first-degree murder and the possibility of the death penalty. Sullivan is...
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Backlog.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Casey Caramanica agreed to adopt a newborn in 2015 so that the baby would be spared from Philadelphia's child welfare system, but she unwittingly put herself at the mercy of the system during a year and a half of delays, confused paperwork and lack of assistance or...
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Philadelphia police vehicle.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
February 18, 2019 - 9:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have identified two of the victims who were shot and killed over the weekend in Philadelphia and are asking for help finding the shooters. Investigators say 49-year-old Jamison Ogden was shot in the face and left for dead Saturday night along Taney Terrace near...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
PA Images/Sipa USA
Steve Tawa
February 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victims of clergy abuse and their advocates are requesting that Pope Francis consider their list of "must-take" actions for the unprecedented summit in Rome, beginning on Thursday, focusing on the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. Michael McDonnell, who is the...
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Ambulance Generic
Dreamstime
Justin Udo
February 18, 2019 - 11:21 am
UPDATED: 8.02 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A teenager from Montgomery County is shot in the face inside a home in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst neighborhood Monday morning, and police are calling it an accident. Police say it happened just before 10:30 a.m. at a home near the intersection of...
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