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Brent Bundy is riding his bike across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 13, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Oregan man bicycling across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer stopped in Philadelphia this week. Brent Bundy is carrying a message with him. "My friend Gina (Kosmas) died of breast cancer in 2004, so I just started basically biking from Seaside,...
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Within a seven-hour span Wednesday night, eight people were shot in six different shootings, according to authorities. Two of the victims have died, including a teenager. Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, two teenagers were gunned down in Port Richmond at Campbell Square...
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Lew Klein
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June 13, 2019 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lew Klein, the Philadelphia TV pioneer and longtime educator whose name is on the Temple school of journalism, died Wednesday, June 12, at the age of 91. Klein touched the lives of many in the journalism industry, in Philadelphia and beyond. He helped develop "...
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Video image of teenagers suspected of attacking 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz
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Dan Wing
June 13, 2019 - 8:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a group of teenagers behind the vicious beating of a man in Old City early Monday morning. Police say 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz had just wrapped up what was otherwise a great Pride Weekend. He was walking on Chestnut Street between...
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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council Committee passed a bill last March that would provide sweeping protection from lead poisoning for children living in rental housing. But the bill's sponsor still has not let the bill come up for a final vote, and advocates are getting...
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Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, Animal Care and Control Team.
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Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, ACCT. "Where's the money?" A woman on the megaphone shouted, "Save the shelter!" At about $180 per pet, Animal Care and Control Team...
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A massive sinkhole that popped up in West Philadelphia a little more than a week ago has grown into a major problem and is causing traffic trouble for folks in the neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
June 12, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive sinkhole that popped up in West Philadelphia a little more than a week ago has grown into a major problem and is causing traffic trouble for folks in the neighborhood. When the Philadelphia Water Department got the word of a sinkhole at 43rd Street and...
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The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home tonight. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.
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Ian Bush
June 12, 2019 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home Wednesday night. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, but the colossal Egyptian artifact was moved to a front-and-center spot set to be opened later this year, and the journey was a monumental...
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Massive Schuylkill Yards development in University City clears final obstacle in City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive development in West Philadelphia cleared its last obstacle Wednesday when a City Council committee approved zoning changes for the area. Council, however, acted against the advice of the Planning Commission. Schuylkill Yards will cover 14 acres just west of...
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Fresh Food Fight
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Hadas Kuznits
June 12, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nothing brings vendors together like a very public food fight. Reading Terminal Market hosted the semifinal round of its Fresh Food Fight Wednesday — a creative, competitive effort to bring in different merchants to the terminal. The market hosted the contest because...
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