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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A documentary film that chronicles the mission of Pope Francis, including the papal visit to Philadelphia, is generating activity at the box office. It's called "Pope Francis: A Man of his Word," and documentary-maker Wim Wenders was given extraordinary access to the...
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Central High School Israel Trip
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Mike DeNardo
May 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A half-dozen students from Central High School are leaving for Israel Saturday to complete a water purification project. Along with Israeli students who visited last month, the Central students have been trying to solve a real-world problem. With Flint, Michigan on...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A prominent Wilmington lawyer has been sentenced for his role in a massive "payday" lending scheme, which took advantage of hundreds of thousands of "financially vulnerable" clients, according to federal prosecutors. His co-defendant who led the enterprise, will be...
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Tropicana Casino In Atlantic City
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David Madden
May 25, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Forty years ago Saturday, casinos arrived in Atlantic City, making the town at the time the only place to legally gamble in the U.S. outside of Nevada. Lots has changed, of course, since then. And a local expert considers the city's past, and future, when it...
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Kim Glovas
May 25, 2018 - 2:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Citizens Bank Park is going to the dogs. Well, sort of. On Friday night, as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Toronto Blue Jays, some four-legged fans, or should I say friends, will be cheering on the home team. It's called "Save a Pet at the Park.” Gillian...
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David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
May 25, 2018 - 1:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- It took several years to complete, but the repairs to the northern end of the Atlantic City boardwalk are now finished, and officials ceremoniously reopened the inlet section of the span to the public. At first the Army Corps was only going to erect a seawall...
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Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
May 25, 2018 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane was convicted of perjury and obstruction, but she’s been free on bail pending an appeal. Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld Kathleen Kane’s 2016 conviction on charges she leaked confidential grand jury information...
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Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
May 25, 2018 - 8:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Transportation officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting the word out to motorists about what they should expect to see when workers complete a project connecting I-95 with the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The big changes won't be coming in late September, but...
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Dreamstime
May 25, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Thursday night. Authorities say the shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. near 55th and Cedar Streets. The victim, an unidentified 23-year-old male, was rushed to the hospial in critical...
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Guests with special needs attend a prom
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Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2018 - 10:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's prom season. And in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday night, dozens of individuals with special needs, most of them younger, put on their fancy attire and enjoyed a magical evening organized just for them. Attendees got to walk the red carpet to rousing ovations...
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