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Andrew Kramer
August 19, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you blinked, you may have missed that powerful storm that swept through the region Monday afternoon. Several people who spoke with KYW Newsradio described it as "a monsoon." Here's what others had to say. "It came in fast and was very windy. Lot's of rain, came and...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 500 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery workers are wondering what will happen to them when the plant officially closes Friday. PES is working to close the plant, but wants to do it without union help. The PES refinery closed in June after explosions and a...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Cherri Gregg
August 19, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The owners of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children were in bankruptcy proceedings Monday in Delaware, battling over the budget for the wind down and sale of the hospital assets. The battle over the proposed budget involves the...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a West Chester woman in connection with a murder two years ago in Philadelphia's Overbrook neighborhood. Cheyenn Hurt has been charged with murder, burglary and arson in the death of a 29-year-old man who was found stabbed to the death in the...
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Pat Loeb
August 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is creating a new city office to coordinate services for formerly incarcerated people who are returning to the community. The Office of Reentry Partnerships will be led by Bianca van Heydoorn, currently at Temple University. She'll report...
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From left: Lyandra Retacco, supervisor of the charging unit; D.A. Larry Krasner; Anthony Voci, supervisor of the homicide unit
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Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm
UPDATED: 1:21 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — District Attorney Larry Krasner on Monday morning announced dozens of charges against Maurice Hill, the man accused of shooting six police officers last week in Nicetown. The press conference was the shortest of Krasner's term. Krasner said police...
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U.S. Border Patrol
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Mike Dougherty
August 19, 2019 - 6:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick visited the southern border this week to get a firsthand look at conditions inside the migrant detention facilities there. He says he wants to make sure border patrol agents have the resources they need. We've all seen...
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Justin Udo
August 19, 2019 - 6:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hahnemann University Hospital's impending closure could have serious consequences for some medical students who planned on completing their residency there, and the fate of dozens of residents with J-1 Visas was uncertain until a Philadelphia nonprofit stepped in to...
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Jim Melwert
August 19, 2019 - 6:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County is holding a public demonstration of new voting machine options Monday night. Voters will be able to try out the different machines, talk to the vendors and give feedback to county officials who will make the decision. This evening’s demonstration is...
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