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Nov 8, 2016; Frendale, MI, USA; Jenna Townsend, 32, holds her daughter Isla Townsend, 1, as she fills her ballot during the 2016 United States presidential elections at Renaissance Vineyard Church.
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Paul Kurtz
October 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania election officials have been notifying voters abroad about an issue that has prevented them from accessing absentee ballots. A Philadelphia-based government watchdog group is also not happy. The Pennsylvania Department of State says it was increased cyber...
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Voting Booth
Pat Loeb
October 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's chapter of the NAACP plans to monitor the November elections and will have a legal team to respond immediately to any irregularities. Chapter president Rodney Muhammad says the national organization is putting together task forces in key cities. "In...
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Aug 27, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A group of protestors stands in front of Jacksonville City Hall demanding answers from city leaders about recent gun violence.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 06, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After multiple overnight shootings and a particularly violent week in the Philadelphia area, a local therapist describes the impact of living with gun violence can have on a person's psyche. Dr. Erica Wilkins, program director of the Department of Couple and Family...
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Tours of Middle East Galleries at Penn Museum will now be led by refugees and immigrants
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
October 06, 2018 - 10:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's no longer just teachers and retirees leading tours. The Penn Museum is introducing gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees in its new Middle East Galleries. What better way to learn about another culture than to speak to someone from that culture? That's the...
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Broderick Byers, Executive Director of Shop Philly 1st.
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
October 06, 2018 - 9:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - For new, or soon-to-be new entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, a web-based commerce app recently launched that's designed to offer guidance in getting that business off the ground and running. It's called the Shop Philly 1st app. "We create solutions for small-businesses...
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Opa is back in business after the flood in Center City forced it to shut down
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
October 06, 2018 - 8:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "We're back, we can't wait for you to visit and we're going to provide you with the hospitality that we're known for." That is Opa co-owner George Tsiouris' message to his patrons, who, for the last three months, weren't able enjoy Greek food and cocktails at his...
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Dreamstime
October 06, 2018 - 8:56 am
PENNSVILLE, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- Authorities in Salem County, New Jersey say three people were killed and two others were injured when a van collided head-on with a car Friday night. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. along the unit block of South Hook Road in Pennsville. Police say a man and...
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Dentist
Dan Wing
October 05, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers at Temple University have received more than $2.5 million in grant money to study what's known as "dental anxiety." It's believed that up to 20% of adults in the U.S. suffer from a fear of going to the dentist, and researcher Marisol Tellez says this...
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 05, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia non-profit Women Against Abuse is focusing on violence in teenage relationships during this Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The group introduced a new teen-centered pledge of non-violence at its annual event in City Hall courtyard. Trevor...
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SEPTA Safety Warning
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 05, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA has stepped up its safety campaign, following the death of a 7-year-old boy on the Broad Street Subway. Commuters on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines are seeing and hearing extra safety messages, encouraging riders not to pass between moving trains...
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