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Students ask Republican gubernatorial challenger Scott Wagner a question.
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Steve Tawa
October 10, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the candidates for governor in Pennsylvania had only one face-to-face debate, they got peppered with questions Wednesday from fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner made separate appearances at the...
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Pat Loeb
October 10, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Safety first." That's the theme of the Kenney administration's plan for addressing transportation issues in Philadelphia, released Wednesday. The plan lays out improvements the city hopes to make over the next seven years. Everyone complains about traffic, but it...
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Dan Wing
October 10, 2018 - 7:20 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are investigating after a 6-year old girl shot herself in the foot Tuesday evening in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood. Police say this happened a little after 4:30 p.m. at a home on North 8th Street. Chief Inspector Scott Small said the child was...
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Pa. Task Force 1 prepares to meet Hurricane Michael
Philadelphia Fire Department
Tim Jimenez
October 10, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of first responders from the Philadelphia area, who just got back from assisteing with Hurricane Florence's aftermath in South Carolina, are back on the road again as Hurricane Michael approaches. Forty-five emergency professionals who are part of Pennsylvania...
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Antionette Lee
October 09, 2018 - 8:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Extremely hot days, more precipitation, and increased flooding are just some of the consequences people can expect if the earth continues to warm at it current pace. In fact, a group of scientist appointed by the United Nations recently said it's worse than we thought...
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Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 09, 2018 - 7:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever wondered why Philadelphia's litter problem is so hard to solve, there was a clue at Wednesday's hearing of the city council's Streets and Services Committee. Zero Waste and Litter Director Nic Esposito says his office conducted research to see how trash...
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Philadelphia 2018 Firefighter of the Year Jason Marcinkiewicz
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 09, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Firefighters like to say they are never really off duty, and that was the case for 46-year-old Jason Marcinkiewicz this summer. On June 8, the 13-year veteran was on his way to work when he came upon a burning house on Lehigh Avenue near Almond Street in Port Richmond...
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The Franklin Square fountain is currently under renovations.
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John McDevitt
October 09, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The old meet the new: One of Philadelphia's historic fountains will receive a brand new look. Funding has been secured to give the 180-year-old fountain in Franklin Square a $2 million facelift, which will include a fountain show complete with LED lights, music and...
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Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 09, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A purple, blue, and green sea monster has taken over The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and sightseers can't get enough. "It's incredible, it's so extraordinary," said one witness. Many who got a chance see the sea monster and its 20 tentacles bursting out of an old...
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Philadelphia Police Generic
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Kristen Johanson
October 09, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia SWAT officer who fatally shot a homeowner in the city's Germantown neighborhood two months ago while serving a warrant will not face criminal charges. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced in a press release Wednesday that Officer...
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