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Getting through high school was a challenge for Thomas Sweeney of South Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer may have kept a Philadelphia high school student away from his friends during most of his high school years, but it's not keeping him from his graduation. Getting through high school was a challenge for Thomas Sweeney of South Philadelphia. "It's definitely not...
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A rare collection of antique flags goes on display Friday at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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John McDevitt
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A rare collection of antique flags goes on display Friday at the Museum of the American Revolution. The exhibit is called "A New Constellation: A collection of Historic 13-star Flags." There are 40 of them with various colors materials and star patterns. They are...
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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council Thursday gave final approval to a controversial plan for a liquefied natural gas plant in Southwest Philadelphia. Both critics and supporters turned out in force for the vote. On one side were environmentalists, including 16-year-old Sabirah Mahmud, who...
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Philadelphia police help lighten the load for some students going on to college and trade schools.
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Justin Udo
June 13, 2019 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police help lighten the load for some students going on to college and trade schools. For the last ten years, Saanai Legett has participated and worked with the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia. During that time, she's mentored and helped others in...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Paul Kurtz
June 13, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have taken a man into custody in connection with a rash of tire slashings in South Philadelphia and Center City. At least six vehicles were damaged on South Street near 18th Street. Police responded to a call early Thursday morning of a person with...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that dozens of Philadelphia police officers have been pulled from duty, as authorities continue to investigate racist and violent social media posts allegedly made by the officers in question on Facebook. It was previously...
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The future is unclear for students at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
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Mike DeNardo
June 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The future is unclear for students at one Philadelphia charter school now that the School Board Thursday approved the school's offer to surrender its charter. Rather than endure a long and expensive hearing process after a non-renewal recommendation, the board of the...
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Andrew Kramer
June 13, 2019 - 2:51 pm
UPDATED: 8 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bear cub that has been seen several times in the Philadelphia area — most recently in the East Falls section of the city, as of Wednesday — has been caught after being spotted in Roxborough. Officials finally were able to tranquilize the bear and...
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Clayton Carter stands trial for the fatal shooting of his neighbor George Jennings
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Jim Melwert
June 13, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of a Chester County man who shot and killed his neighbor in 2017 is now in the hands of a jury. The shooter claims it was self-defense, but prosecutors call it an execution. Prosecutors say Clayton Carter hid a gun in his sweatshirt pocket with the intent of...
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Detail of the "Pride and Progress" mural by Ann Northrup, covering the west wall of the William Way Center LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia
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Eric Walter
June 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Presented here is a timeline of 50 moments in American LGBT history that came before and after the Stonewall uprising. That signature event, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when members of New York City's queer community resisted a police raid at a...
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