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Dan Wing
May 01, 2019 - 8:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A teenage boy is in critical condition after being shot twice outside of a corner store in Southwest Philadelphia early Wednesday morning. Police say this happened around 12:30 a.m. at a convience store at Woodland and Island avenues. "The 13-year-old victim just...
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Lynne Adkins
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of Americans are caring for sick family members and nearly half of them are performing complicated medical tasks. A family member is sick, so you're giving them medications, making sure they eat special meals. Then you give them the required injections, but...
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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At a City Council budget hearing, Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart says the city keeps missing the deadline to file audits of its federal grants and warns that could jeopardize billions in funding. Every year, the city has to give an accounting of all its...
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Free Library's board of trustees has established a committee on diversity and inclusion in response to a City Council request during heated budget hearings two weeks ago. Library officials were back before council Tuesday to report on the new...
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A pilot program to help reduce stress for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off.
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John McDevitt
April 30, 2019 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pilot program to help reduce stress for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off. The program is called the Wagging Tails Brigade, and there are four registered therapy dog and their handlers in the program. Dressed in capes with the words "Pet...
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Steve Tawa
April 30, 2019 - 6:29 pm
BUCKS COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen people were ordered held for trial for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin packaging operation that was said to be run out of a quiet neighborhood home in Warminster. A detective from Warminster Township walked the courtroom through the...
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PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 3: The makeshift memorial Saturday morning in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue on November 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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David Madden
April 30, 2019 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (KYW Newsradio) — The Anti-Defamation League has issued its annual report on anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, and New Jersey comes in third behind California and New York state. Pennsylvania is not far behind. Of the almost 1,900 incidents nationwide, the Garden State comes in at exactly...
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Kim Glovas
April 30, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A music teacher at Archbishop John Carroll High School has been charged with institutional sexual assault and related crimes and has been placed on administrative leave. Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland and Radnor Police Superintendent Christopher...
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Medical marijuana.
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Early this year, New Jersey approved the use of medical marijuana to help treat opioid addiction, and the state health commissioner is encouraged by the results. “Medical marijuana is a useful adjunct that helps them bridge faster into recovery," said Dr. Shereef...
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Gloria Frances Byars
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Cherri Gregg
April 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced charges Tuesday against a Delaware County woman who allegedly bilked thousands of dollars from the elderly. Gloria Frances Byars has been charged with multiple counts of theft, theft by deception, receiving stolen...
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