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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big name in Philadelphia sports is getting involved in a fundraising campaign for the restoration of an important Old City building. Scaffolding will soon be going up at Christ Church in Old City so restoration work can begin in June on the tower and steeple. For...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Cherri Gregg
April 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal are applauding Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's decision not to appeal a ruling opens the door for Abu-Jamal to get his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At a rally Thursday outside City Hall, Pam Africa, chair of...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In what officials say is just the start of a crackdown on dumpers, Philadelphia Housing Authority police have arrested two men for illegally dumping construction debris on lots owned by PHA in North Philadelphia. Katie Heer and Jon Sanborn were frustrated for months,...
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 A New Jersey state trooper is under arrest, charged with a sexually explicit e-mail exchange with a woman that allegedly included a lewd photo of an underage girl.
New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
David Madden
April 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey state trooper is under arrest, charged with a sexually explicit e-mail exchange with a woman that allegedly included a lewd photo of an underage girl. 47-year-old Jeffrey Reitz of Williamstown is facing a third-degree count of possession of child...
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Mike Dougherty
April 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's population is growing, but it's lagging behind many other large cities on that front and several other categories. The numbers were presented Wednesday night at the Franklin Institute. When it comes to income, Philly is dead last in both median...
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Congregation Rodeph Shalom
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Dan Wing
April 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Traditions vary from family to family for Passover, whether through the use of a generations-old Haggadah or a particularly pungent gefilte fish recipe. As Passover begins Friday evening, one local synagogue took time Wednesday to teach some of its youngest members...
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From left: William Korzon and Gloria Korzon
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Jim Melwert
April 18, 2019 - 8:50 am
UPDATED 4:22 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — William Korzon, 76, is charged with killing his wife, Gloria Korzon, who was last seen leaving her job in Horsham back in 1981. William Korzon arrives for preliminary arraignment on charges he killed his wife, who was last seen in March, 1981. @...
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Recycling.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is close to signing a new contract for recycling services that will end the practice of incinerating at least half of what it picks up in curbside recycling, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams told City Council at a budget hearing Wednesday. Like other...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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DNA.
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Ian Bush
April 17, 2019 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A clinical trial at the University of Pennsylvania is making history. For the first time in the United States, researchers are testing the gene-editing tool CRISPR on people. Two cancer patients at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center have been treated using the technology,...
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