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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
September 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Whitpain Township Police Department is facing some online backlash over the name of its annual 5K fundraiser, which some Facebook users have reported as hate speech. "In our current climate, I just don't find it acceptable," said Corinne Degeiso, a...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech. DeVos greeted by polite applause. She's expected to speak about the importance of the First Amendment on...
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Judge Marjorie Rendell with students at E. M. Stanton Elementary School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, when education about the supreme law of the United States takes center stage. A former Pennsylvania first lady is working with young Philadelphians to help them better understand their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Judge...
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Robert Coult III is charged with the murder of this father.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
September 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
GLADWYNE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The body that was found over the weekend in Lower Merion Township has been identified as a Delaware County man, and that man’s 30-year-old son is charged with his murder. Robert Coult 3rd of Yeadon is charged with hitting his father with a hammer, stabbing him,...
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The Philadelphia Police Department, the Cheltenham Township Police Department, and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subjects believed responsible for at least nine armed commercial robberies in the past four weeks.
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
September 17, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Philadelphia and Montgomery County are searching for two men in their 20s, who have robbed at least nine different businesses in the last month. At least two individuals are involved in the robberies, which occurred at various times of day. Police say...
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Pallets containing sealed packages of blankets for the homeless are delivered to The Bethesda Project on Monday morning by Philadelphia Flyers Charities.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
September 17, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Flyers donated some 3,000 team blankets to a homeless shelter at the edge of Chinatown on Monday. The Bethesda Project in the 900 block of Hamilton Street is the recipient of the gift of warmth for its guests. Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio "You know a...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
September 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say two people were killed in separate shootings in the city on Sunday. In one of case, there was a very close call for two innocent bystanders who were in their house. The shootings happened a few hours and 13 miles apart. First, in Cobbs Creek,...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
September 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An official with the American Lung Association says, even though the flood waters have receded, your health could still be at risk. “Flood waters bring lots of things,” says Traci Gonzales, with the American Lung Association. “They mix, so there can be contamination...
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Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
September 16, 2018 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On Sunday, the African American Museum of Philadelphia hosted a special tribute honoring, poet and activist, Sonia Sanchez. "What stood out to me was the community that Sonia Sanchez brought together with her poetry and teaching," said Lorene Cary. A tribute to Sonia...
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Kids made their own capes and later had the chance to learn about and meet crime-fighting superheroes and everyday heroes. Marvel's Black Panther made an appearance, alongside local firefighter Andy Brown.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dressed in capes, masks and costumes, dozens of tykes took over the Please Touch Museum for superhero Sunday. "It is actually celebrating our superheroes that we go to five days a week at school," said Ronnie Bogle, manager of guest experience. "All of those...
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