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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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Camden County Prosecutor’s Office
Tim Jimenez
September 16, 2018 - 10:14 am
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in South Jersey say a middle school teacher was arrested in a sting on Friday. The man thought he was talking to an underage girl online, but the "teen" he was talking to was actually an undercover cop. For nearly two weeks this month,...
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Pat Toddy | KYW Newsradio
Pat Toddy
September 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
RIDLEY PARK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A local Boy Scout helped restore the glory back to the Spirit of America Park in Delaware County. Ridley Park Mayor Henry Eberle explains how he met the aspiring Eagle Scout, who put the monument in motion, and the challenge it was to spruce up the park. "[I...
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David Madden
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- After six decades, a monastery in Burlington County has been shut down, sold to Mount Laurel, and will be used for open space. The township took possession of what was Our Lady of Fatima Monastery about three weeks ago, paying $4.6 million for the 71 acre...
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Knock on Door
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David Madden
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON TWP, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Solicitation restrictions are in place in many communities from coast to coast. One town in South Jersey has taken that to the next level, borrowing an idea from the phone company. The "Do Not Call" list works for some people, not for others. But now Washington...
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Art Museum
Lynne Adkins
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Hands off" is often the policy when enjoying artistic treasures. But a directive at the Philadelphia Museum of Art allows some visitors to touch the artwork. The visually impaired can't always see the beauty of Rodin's "The Thinker," but at the museum, you can feel...
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tolls
Mike DeNardo
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Toll baskets are being retired along the Garden State Parkway. Back in the day, you may have tried to toss coins into the toll collection basket from the back seat, or, if you were daring, over the roof from the passenger's seat. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, the Garden...
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Homeless
Pat Loeb
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services has unveiled a five-year plan to reduce the number of people without housing in the city. Homeless Services director Liz Hersh set an ambitious goal of reducing homelessness by five percent a year, over the next five years...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An effort to make Philadelphia more business-friendly, by repealing outdated regulations, has received good reviews. Councilman Derek Green led the charge on city council, repealing 16 laws deemed as unnecessary or outdated, the tangible evidence that city government...
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Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia is offering a spiritual gift to its patients and the public: a rare, handwritten bible. On loan from a Benedictine Monastery in Minnesota, The St. John's Bible sits under glass just off the main entrance to the Hospital...
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