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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown woman is the first in Montgomery County to be convicted under a new state law that brings stiffer penalties for animal abuse or neglect. Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a...
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Protesters rally outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center ahead of President Donald Trump's speech at the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 02, 2018 - 2:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Demonstrators and protesters gathered at the corner of Broad and Arch streets across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where President Donald Trump is expected to speak to thousands gathered at the National Electrical Contractors Association annual convention...
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Philadelphia police car
KYW Newsradio, file
Kim Glovas
October 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One man is dead and another is hospitalized after a shooting in the Kingsessing section of South Philadelphia. It happened Monday around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Pentridge and South 52nd streets. Police say the victim was sitting in the back of a pickup...
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temple campus
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Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Temple University students have already made the 2020 Summer Olympics — not as athletes, but as reporters. That's part of the benefit of a $1.5 million donation from philanthropists Kal and Lucille Rudman. The five-year pledge supports Temple's student-produced...
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The statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni was knocked into the Schuylkill River.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
October 02, 2018 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The century-old, bronze Viking statue that was toppled into the Schuylkill River sometime overnight Monday has been plucked from the water. Police are still investigating who did it and why. A crane pulled the bronze Viking statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni out of the...
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Dan Wing
October 02, 2018 - 6:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With President Donald Trump coming to town this afternoon to speak at the National Electrical Contractor's Association trade show, getting around town could be a bit of a mess at times. Drivers can expect road closures to stretch from the airport into Center City...
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 U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the press at the White House before leaving for the G7 Summit, in Washington D.C., the United States, on June 8, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
October 01, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday to speak at the annual convention for the National Electrical Contractors Association. Trump’s speech is expected to be the highlight of the final day of the NECA convention, which began Sept. 28 at the...
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"Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny" mural
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barnes on the Block is back again, this year with food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, plus a new visual art experience by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday at 20th and Callowhill streets, the pay-as-you-go block party from 4 to 8...
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Dr. Monique Gary
Traci's B.I.O.
Shara Dae Howard
October 01, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The African American Museum in Philadelphia is hosting a special gala to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "The Pink Sisterhood Chronicles" Book Gala is celebrating the fourth volume of the book series, titled "Perfectly Imperfect," written by Philadelphia-based...
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