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Investigators examine the train derailment site on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, after a northbound Amtrak train crashed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia.
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Kristen Johanson
August 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The case against the engineer of the ill-fated Amtrak 188, which crashed more than three years ago, has stalled again. Brandon Bostian is facing scores of charges , but at a hearing Wednesday morning, lawyers on both sides said they aren't getting what they need to...
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City representatives and artists pose for a photo on Race Street Pier, overlooking Cherry Street Pier, which will open Oct. 12.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 22, 2018 - 6:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than a dozen artists will have public work spaces at Cherry Street Pier when it opens to the public on Oct. 12. Fourteen artists have been granted affordable work spaces at the pier where the public can come and see how their art is made. "We're restoring a...
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Philly Playstreets allows residents to apply for a permit to block one-way streets so kids in neighborhoods short on open space have somewhere to play safely.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 22, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the summer winds down, so does a very popular outreach program in Philadelphia. Philly Playstreets allows residents to apply for a permit to block one-way streets so kids in neighborhoods short on open space have somewhere to play safely. Mayor Jim Kenney grew up...
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Michael Cohen
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Pat Loeb
August 22, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Michael Cohen's bombshell guilty plea Tuesday implicates the president in campaign finance violations. But even the president doesn't seem to understand why paying off his alleged paramours violates campaign finance law. Cohen's guilty plea states he made payments to...
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Philadelphia Police Generic
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Steve Tawa
August 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have identified the suspects in the murder of high school track star Kristian Marche outside of his West Oak Lane home. Their names are withheld as they are minors, but a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old are now both in custody. Charges include murder...
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Michael, Consuela,Pam and Sue Africa speak about Ramona Africa's health.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 22, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last remaining survivor of the 1985 MOVE tragedy is gravely ill, and her supporters are asking for help. "Ramona Africa's health is critical at this point," Sue Africa told reporters Wednesday as she stood outside of a home in West Philadelphia. Several...
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Accident Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the below vehicle (currently unknown make/model) and its occupants.
Philadelphia Police Department
Mark Abrams
August 22, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are asking the public for help in solving a month-old fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a West Philadelphia man. And they're offering a cash reward hoping to general tips. Police Captain Mark Overwise of the Accident Investigation...
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Philadelphia police officers met with community members at a barbershop in West Philly.
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Cherri Gregg
August 22, 2018 - 8:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of Philadelphia police officers held a candid community conversation in West Philadelphia this week at a unique space designed to build bridges. Two dozen people packed into Philly Cuts Barbershop at 42nd and Chestnut for the second session of "Blades, Fades...
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A photo of the car involved in a hit and run on Tuesday night.
Falls Township Police Department
Dan Wing
August 22, 2018 - 8:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in lower Bucks County are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night. Falls Township Police say the 70-year-old victim had just left JoJo's ice cream shop in Levittown. He was struck by a sedan shortly after 9 p.m. as he...
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Gloria Casarez Residence, 8th and Thompson streets, Philadelphia
Project HOME
Pat Loeb
August 22, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Project HOME is using a new lottery system to lease its new 30-unit subsidized housing development, set to open this winter. The line that formed last summer, a day before Project HOME started accepting applications for its last development, was a stark illustration...
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