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June 15, 2017; Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
Jim Melwert
September 13, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Prosecutors say Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to get the Montgomery County judge handling his case to step aside is nothing more than "an effort to avoid accountability." On Tuesday, Cosby's lawyers requested Judge Steven O’Neill to recuse himself , an effort...
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Victims who survived years of starvation and torture, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case, express relief after their captors have been imprisoned. "I don't have to be scared no more."
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
September 13, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven years after they were first rescued by investigators, the group of victims in the "Basement of Horrors" case sat in federal Judge Cynthia Rufe's courtroom to see the fate of the last defendant, Eddie Wright. Wright was sentenced in federal court Thursday after...
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The double doors of the 39th Police District building's roll call room are branded with a giant "X" made out of yellow police caution tape due to reports of mold inside.
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5
John McDevitt
September 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NICETOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The strong smell of mold and mildew inside the 39th Police District building in Nicetown is causing concerns. The double doors of the district's roll call room are branded with a giant "X" made out of yellow police caution tape. The room has been deemed off limits by...
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Police Tape Generic
Jim Melwert
September 13, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Montgomery County say the man and woman found dead in a car in Upper Gwynedd on Tuesday afternoon, died in what investigators are labelling a murder-suicide. The district attorney's office says it appears 60-year-old Tommy Parks from Norwood,...
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Set of different guns
Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
September 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Montgomery County say the first of two gun take-back events was a success. It’s called Operation Safe Homes, and the district attorney's office says 35 guns were handed in at police departments across the county on Wednesday. DA Kevin Steele...
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Philadelphia International Airport
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Tim Jimenez
September 13, 2018 - 9:23 am
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KYW Newsradio) — As Hurricane Florence moves ever closer to the Atlantic Coast, many people are having to change their travel plans. Some of them flew out of harm’s way. Several flights from Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina, that were...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Justin Udo
September 12, 2018 - 7:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An invasive insect that made its way to the United States a few years ago from China is now calling Philadelphia home. © Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood Org It's been seen multiple places around the city, including right in front of City Hall. But don't...
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Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest, a beer festival featuring more than 100 brews from nearly 50 breweries.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Calling all beer lovers — actually, bear lovers. Well, both. If you like animals and beer, the Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a fundraiser Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for a 21-and-over crowd. Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest , a beer festival featuring more...
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Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event. Like carnival barkers, dual emcees urged the lunchtime crowd to step right up and take a look at all those shiny motorcycles and...
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Lincoln Square celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new residential and business complex celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The leasing office for the more than 300 apartment units at Lincoln Square is finally open. Target, PetSmart,...
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