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Guests with special needs attend a prom
Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2018 - 10:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's prom season. And in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday night, dozens of individuals with special needs, most of them younger, put on their fancy attire and enjoyed a magical evening organized just for them. Attendees got to walk the red carpet to rousing ovations...
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tall ships parade of sail 2018
Steve Tawa-KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
May 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen tall ships are now in place for the extended Memorial Day weekend, docked from the foot of Market Street, to the end of the Penn's Landing Marina. The ships hail from storied maritime ports across the United States and the globe, including Newport,...
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Rich Lazer
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rich Lazer lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for Congress from the Fifth District, but he found a soft landing, in a familiar spot. He got his old job back. Mayor Jim Kenney asked Lazer to return to City Hall as his labor liaison. A spokesman says Lazer was...
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Curtis Jones
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia city councilman has introduced a bill that would allow police to confiscate guns from anyone deemed to pose a threat of violence. Councilman Curtis Jones proposed a "Gun Violence Protection" procedure, through which family or household members, school...
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Reginald Ross
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement is still delivering benefits that outweigh its costs, according to a report the city released Thursday. The study finds that the abatement helped the city recover from the recession, and consultant Reginald Ross says a...
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Independence Visitors Center gift shop
John McDevitt-KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 24, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The newly expanded gift shop inside the visitor's center along Independence Mall has re-opened. There is a lot of Philly-centric merchandise for sale. This tourist from Japan bought the first Rocky statue for $299 from the newly reopened gift shop @PHLVisitorCntr ...
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Molly Daly
May 24, 2018 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A grisly discovery Wednesday night in Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia has resulted in a homicide investigation. Police were called to the park around 6:30 p.m. about a possible body in the woods near the event stage. Officers with the help of a police dog...
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Kristen Johanson-KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
May 24, 2018 - 4:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Federal appeals court has upheld the Boyertown School District policy that allows transgender students to use the locker rooms or restrooms facilities that correspond to their gender identity. It took only about 15 minutes for the three-judge panel to rule after...
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Inside 30th Street Station.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Molly Daly
May 24, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Amtrak announced this week that it will be providing private spaces where moms can breastfeed at five major train stations, including Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The move follows online petition drives launched by two Philadelphia women. In a news release...
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A scene from the 2017 Business Persons Plunge in Ocean City, N.J.
Dave Madden-KYW Newsradio
David Madden
May 24, 2018 - 3:30 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Towns down the Shore are bracing for the unofficial start of the summer tourist season. Many have a ceremony to mark the occasion, but one shore town has a tradition that has grown in popularity, mostly because it's anything but traditional. And it's set for...
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