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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week.
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Paul Kurtz
August 20, 2019 - 6:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week. People and some beat cops lined up to get their shots at a table the health department set up at the edge of McPherson...
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KYW Staff
August 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has accepted the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday evening, who has been forced out of his position. The statement from the mayor says Ross has been "a terrific asset to the police department and the city as a whole...
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Kim Glovas
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PFAS contamination is now affecting communities surrounding military bases across the country. And last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro urged congressional leaders to support federal legislation to phase out PFAS and remediate the harm the toxic...
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Mütter Museum
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Tom Rickert
August 20, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you turn a human body into a museum exhibit? That’s what the Mütter Museum had to figure out, and quickly, after Carol Orzel left her body in the care of the collection of medical oddities. Carol Orzel was 59 years old when she died of fibrodysplasia ossificans...
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Kristen Johanson
August 20, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man will spend the next two decades in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme, stealing people's retirement funds and leaving some in financial ruin. He confessed to another scheme to defraud a woman through a fake dating site. Troy Wragg admitted he...
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parking rates will be going up at Center City lots owned by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Increases were approved at Tuesday's board meeting. The board also approved hiring a private investigator to look into two hacking attempts. Late last year and early this...
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Firefighters were able to contain the flames to a single second floor unit of the Croftwood Apartments in Feasterville.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
August 20, 2019 - 9:37 am
Courtesy of Jeffrey Camp FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A fire caused upheaval for residents of an apartment complex in Feasterville, Bucks County, on Tuesday morning. No one was hurt. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to a single second-floor unit of the Croftwood Apartments,...
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Intersection of 29th and Jefferson streets in Brewerytown, where two women were stabbed Monday night, one of them fatally, in violence apparently sparked by social media posts.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 20, 2019 - 8:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are hunting for a known suspect they say stabbed two women — one of them fatally — in Brewerytown Monday night. They say they believe the fight was triggered by social media activity. A 23-year-old woman who suffered several stab wounds, including...
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The driver of this car ran off after crashing it near 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning.
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Tim Jimenez
August 20, 2019 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are searching for the man who crashed a car and fled in front of 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning. For much of the morning, the white, four-door Ford sedan with Illinois license plates was half on the sidewalk, with the smashed-up front...
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A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge took testimony Monday in a lawsuit that will determine whether a safe injection site can open in Philadelphia as one measure to address the opioid epidemic. All three witnesses testified the site would save lives. The judge began the day-long hearing...
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