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Wilson Goode Way
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 21, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode was celebrated in Overbrook Friday with a ceremony naming a portion of N. 59th Street "Wilson Goode Way." But protesters rallied during the event, blaming the Baptist minister for the 1985 MOVE tragedy. A few dozen protesters...
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Kim Glovas
September 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 13-year-old boy was stabbed at a North Philadelphia school this morning, and another student is in custody. The School District of Philadelphia says it happened at the William Dick school at 24th and Diamond streets around 11 a.m. Police say the boy was stabbed once...
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"Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails" opens Saturday at the Please Touch Museum.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 20, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas the Tank Engine has arrived in Philadelphia. A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Please Touch Museum, called "Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails," is sure to delight toddlers and young children alike. "This is the like Bono, John Lennon, rock star moment...
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Esports Program Director Chris Shriver
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Paul Kurtz
September 20, 2018 - 10:06 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The esports craze is moving into the college ranks. Delaware Valley University will be joining more than 80 other colleges across the country when it fields its first competitive gaming team next spring through the National Association of Collegiate Esports...
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Bill Cosby
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September 20, 2018 - 9:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the...
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Owen Farmer
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
UPPER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Owen Farmer, 47, has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and three-and-a-half years parole and probation for shooting into a car after a road rage incident involving his stepdaughter. Farmer, an Army vet and former police officer in Montgomery...
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Oct 27, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers greats goalie Bernie Parent (1) and Bobby Clarke (16) on ice during ceremony before game against Arizona Coyotes at Wells Fargo Center.
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John McDevitt
September 20, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Flyers hockey legend will be hosting a drive-in movie night in Chester County Saturday in which the proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA. The movie shown will be "Miracle," the story about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team taking on the Russian squad. There will...
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The exhibit's glass at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University was being re-installed for the newly restored gorilla diorama with taxidermied animals.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 20, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Realistic-looking wildlife scenes that have been showcased at a Philadelphia museum for about 80 years have been freshened up and re-sealed behind glass. The exhibit's glass at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University was being re-installed Thursday for...
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 Pedro Ramos, CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation, said the On The Table project is an initiative for locals to share ideas over a meal.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 20, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's time to talk. The second annual On The Table project encourages Philadelphians to participate in a community-building, idea-sharing event this November. On The Table Greater Philly takes place citywide on Nov. 8, where Philadelphians are invited to participate...
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Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana
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Antionette Lee
September 20, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you see several people walking down the street with guns on Saturday, don't be alarmed. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting a one-of-a-kind public art performance. The performance — titled "Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!" — will begin at 2 p.m. on...
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