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Isaiah Huff and and mom Shanna
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Cherri Gregg
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is June 19 and a Montgomery County pre-teen is hoping to inspire others to learn more about the disorder. Isaiah Huff has spent the past several years of his life shining the light on sickle cell anemia. "I hope people see, like, what...
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A father's day fishing excursion gives local dads a chance to bond with the ones they love.
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Justin Udo
June 16, 2019 - 1:38 pm
MEDIA, Pa.(KYW Newsradio) — A Father's Day fishing excursion gave some local dads a chance to bond with the ones they love. The pond full of fish at Linvilla Orchards gave Corey Dion the perfect opportunity to introduce his 3-year-old daughter Avery to one of his favorite past times. "I wanted to...
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Philadelphia police
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Justin Udo
June 16, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and many more are injured following at least 10 shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend. Philadelphia police say from Friday night into Saturday morning, there were shootings in Hunting Park, Port Richmond, West Philadelphia and South...
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Tim Jimenez
June 16, 2019 - 9:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people started their Father’s Day in Philadelphia by running or walking on MLK Drive to benefit the fight against prostate cancer and raise awareness for one of the most common cancers in men. The Philadelphia Father’s Day Run used to be known as the Gary Papa...
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Meek Mill
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June 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- While Drake got the most attention as a visible cheerleader for his hometown Toronto Raptors throughout the NBA Finals, he wasn't the only famous rapper with a vested interest in Thursday night's Game 6. Philadelphia native and Sixers fan Meek Mill, on May 30, put...
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John McDevitt
June 15, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Lions, tigers and beers. One of the Philadelphia Zoo's biggest fundraising efforts takes place next weekend. The Philadelphia Zoo's annual Summer Ale Festival returns on Saturday June 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. "Festival goers can just go wild for craft beer and cider,"...
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Philadelphia police
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John McDevitt
June 15, 2019 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly dragged another man to his death during a carjacking in North Philadelphia. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday at Broad Street and Girard Avenue. Philadelphia police say the owner of a 2006 Acura was killed while trying to...
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Clayton Carter
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
June 14, 2019 - 8:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Chester County jury did not buy a West Goshen Township man’s claims that he shot and killed his next-door neighbor out of self-defense. The jury took about 10-hours to reach their verdict. Clayton Carter told police he shot his next-door neighbor, Brooks Jennings,...
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Dewey's at 17th and Chancellor in Philadelphia, c. 1965
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the scene of what local historians believe was the first successful protest for LGBTQ rights. Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio On April 25, 1965, protesters staged a sit-in at an all-night hamburger restaurant called...
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Bay Window
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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bay windows will not be banned in a Philadelphia neighborhood after all as the City Councilman who proposed the ban has withdrawn it. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said he was interested in historic preservation when he introduced a bill that would prohibit bay windows...
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