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Archbishop Borys Gudziak
Ukainian Catholic Archeparchy, Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 10:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pope Francis on Monday named an archbishop serving in Paris as the new leader for the Ukrainian church in Philadelphia. Archbishop Borys Gudziak has been named the new metropolitan archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church operations based in Philadelphia. He...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 8:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 16-year-old Southwest Philadelphia girl is in Penn Presbyterian Hospital in critical but stable condition Monday morning with gunshot wounds to the neck and hand. Cops say it happened about 1 a.m. inside a home on Whitby Avenue near South 56th Street. RELATED:...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
February 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are asking whether two shootings blocks away from each other over the weekend are connected. Around 11 p.m. Friday on the 5800 block of Angora Terrace, police say they found a 17-year-old boy with several gunshot wounds throughout his body. Police...
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SEPTA subway concourse entrance
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 7:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA reports a manpower shortage Monday morning could mean some delays on the Market-Frankford Line. A SEPTA spokeswoman says the trains are operating on a normal weekday schedule on this Presidents Day holiday. However, some employee callouts have left the transit...
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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
Mike DeNardo
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A community forum is expected to take place Monday in Springfield, Montgomery County, after racist literature was found in several neighborhoods in the area. A few days after New Year's, Jennie Lawston walked outside her house on West Avenue in the McKinley...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania State Police has paid a high price for a lesson in Constitutional Law. It happens all the time: A repo man shows up to take possession of a vehicle, and the owner comes out and tries to stop him. But a confrontation in Johnstown in 2016 went to...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Center City District Foundation is behind a drive to plant more trees in the Center City business district. Center City District President Paul Levy says the organization is looking to put some 200 trees in an area that runs from 6th Street to 21st Street and...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Jumping into an outdoor pool may be the last thing you would want to do right now, but the City of Philadelphia is getting ready for swim season. Philadelphia needs 400 lifeguards to staff its 70 outdoor pools, so Aquatics Program Coordinator Chrissie Rad says she...
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Dreamstime
Kimberly Adams
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you're looking for a ways to spend your Presidents Day there's plenty to do in the city of Philadelphia and suburbs, on Monday. Cara Schneider with Visit Philadelphia counted down the reasons why Philly is unique, especially on Presidents Day. "[George> Washington...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A crowdsourced app that shows drivers where to find parking spaces will officially become available in Philadelphia on Tuesday. SpotAngels is an app with a map said company co-founder Aboud Jardaneh. "The map shows you all the parking spaces around you, whether on-...
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