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A new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Equality Forum dedicated a new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights. The protest at a Center City deli is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. The gay men's choir helped celebrate the...
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#VoteThatJawn with Mayor Jim Kenney
Vote That Jawn
Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new effort to get Philadelphia's 20,000 18-year-olds registered by Oct. 9 and then to the ballot box this Nov. 6. The initiative even has its own theme song. Video of Vote That Jawn The Rap #VoteThatJawn is a student driven, multimedia initiative that aims...
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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 01, 2018 - 1:23 pm
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Abington Senior High School Latin teacher is in Montgomery County prison on $250,000 bail, facing charges he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student. The school district says 55-year-old Thomas Kummer, who teaches Latin, has been suspended. RELATED:...
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Coming soon here: parking. SEPTA and Upper Darby Twp are announcing plans for a new parking garage at 69th Street.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 01, 2018 - 12:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Cierra Williams of Lansdowne, finding parking at SEPTA's 69th Street Transportation Center is a daily struggle. "It's very difficult. And I have plenty of tickets!" she said. "Yeah, parking tickets!" But perhaps relief is in sight. SEPTA and Upper Darby have...
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Kim Glovas
October 01, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating two separate accidents that left two pedestrians hospitalized and in critical condition. The first happened Sunday around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of South 16th and Federal streets in the Point Breeze neighborhood. Police...
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Justin Udo
September 30, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds walked Sunday to raise awareness about a movement disorder that affects more than 200,000 people annually but remains under the radar to many more. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder in which one's muscles contract involuntarily, causing...
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Justin Udo
September 30, 2018 - 2:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's largest and most festive celebration of Puerto Rican pride and Latino heritage took over part of the city during the Puerto Rican Day Parade Sunday. Dancers, floats, and various groups made their way from 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to...
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September 30, 2018 - 9:23 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A car exploded on a downtown street in what authorities called a "criminal incident," leaving three people dead and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents and an investigation by federal, state and local authorities. The blast in Allentown that occurred at...
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Lynne Adkins
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers at a North Jersey center will be looking for new ways to tackle a growing problem. Autism rates in New Jersey are significantly higher than the national average, says Dr. Elizabeth Torres, principal investigator of the New Jersey Autism Center of...
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 Pax Tandon
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Mindfulness, meditation and self-care are popular buzzwords you're hearing, often from well-known leaders in industry and the arts. A West Philadelphia woman has created a guide to get you started. "Mindfulness is the foundation for thriving," said wellness advocate...
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