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Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
December 12, 2018 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A South Philadelphia firehouse is among the first to get a new washing machine and dryer for their gear. The heavy-duty commercial grade 'extractors' get rid of harmful carcinogens that firefighters encounter in the line of duty. At Engine 53 at 4th Street and Snyder...
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Norristown police have released a sketch of the suspect in a series of assaults.
Norristown Police Department
Mark Abrams
December 12, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Norristown police have released a sketch of the suspect in a series of assaults on five women between Dec. 1 and 8. Police say the man grabbed each of the women from behind and took them to the ground. Some of there were also robbed. RELATED: Norristown police seek...
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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has ruled that a Norristown woman — the first person in Pennsylvania to be convicted under a new state law that increases penalties for cruelty to animals — will face no jail time. Montgomery County Judge Risa Ferman found 64-year-old Cecelia Johnson guilty...
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Amanda Spillane (left) speaks at Independence Hall during a press conference discussing a lawsuit she and Courtney Haveman filed against the state for denying them cosmetology licenses.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 12, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two women who were denied cosmetology licenses because they didn't meet Pennsylvania's "good moral character" requirements are suing the state. The women and their lawyers spoke about the lawsuit at the People's Plaza at Independence Hall Wednesday. "There is no...
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Two people are dead and at least three are hurt after a dump truck flipped onto an SUV on the ramp from southbound Route 202 to the westbound Route 30 bypass in Chester County.
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Mark Abrams
December 12, 2018 - 12:41 pm
EAST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two people are dead and at least three are hurt after a dump truck flipped onto an SUV on the ramp from southbound Route 202 to the westbound Route 30 bypass in Chester County. Police say the crash happened about 10 a.m. The three injured people were...
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Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill is closed as crews work on a water main break.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
December 12, 2018 - 8:50 am
NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A busy road in Chestnut Hill is still closed as crews work on a water main break. Drivers who usually take Bells Mill Road to get to Ridge and Henry avenues to get into the city have had to turn around, as it is closed between Germantown and Ridge avenues...
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Paul Kurtz
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Voting rights groups in Pennsylvania are applauding the Wolf administration's decision to use voting machines beginning in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf has been a staunch advocate of paper ballots but he officially committed to the system as part of a recent out of court...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- At holiday time, people like to remember those who perform a service for them through the year, with a gift or tip. But if that person is a Philadelphia city employee, a tip might actually get them in trouble. Philadelphia's Chief Integrity Officer, Ellen Kaplan,...
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Dreamstime
December 11, 2018 - 10:40 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- There's a Grinch riding around South Jersey, snatching Christmas decorations from houses. Police say people at least 20 homes in Egg Harbor Township called to report stolen items. Kelly Musket tells CBS3 that her eight foot Santa decoration went missing from her front...
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