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City Hall Chief of Staff Jim Engler
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council returns to work Thursday after a summer recess. Although City Council passed a bill imposing a 1 percent tax on new construction to pay for affordable housing back in June, they are still negotiating with Mayor Jim Kenney, who opposes it. He must make a...
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Michael Daniels
Philadelphia Police Department
Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2018 - 11:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city lifeguard supervisor has been charged with indecently assaulting a lifeguard at a city pool over the summer. Police want to know if there are more potential victims. Police say it happened at the John B. Kelly pool in Parkside, when on several occasions 35-year...
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The regional CEO of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross, Guy Triano, began his trip south to Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday morning.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
September 12, 2018 - 11:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Red Cross is deploying hundreds of staffers and volunteers to the Carolinas and Virginia as Hurricane Florence approaches. The regional CEO of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross, Guy Triano, began his trip south to Columbia, South Carolina, on...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 12, 2018 - 6:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 19-year-old man was shot to death while ordering takeout food at a Chinese restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 4200 block of Frankford Avenue near Church Street. Arriving police found the victim on...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 11, 2018 - 8:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sick of raking rotting leaves? You can blame the early leaf drop on Mother Nature. Some lawns are already so covered in leaves at such an alarming rate, it looks like the middle of autumn. Tim Block, director of botany at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, said it's...
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Superintendent William Hite poses in a Dress Down for Philly Public Schools T-shirt.
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools are benefiting from a corporate casual Friday this week. Individuals or companies are encouraged to buy a $35 T-shirt and wear it this Friday for Dress Down for Philly Public Schools day, which supports the Fund for the School District of...
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Brothers Theodore (left) and Charles Hicks were the first African-American students to integrate Girard College in 1968. They shared their story to students Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of desegregating the school.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years ago, Girard College was changed forever when four African-American boys walked into the gates of the historic institution as students. Before that time, the school was limited to white males. It took months of protests and a Supreme Court decision to...
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Colin Pepper with Defend Our Future advocates for clean car standards.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 11, 2018 - 6:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The non-partisan climate advocacy group Defend Our Future rallied on Temple University's campus Tuesday to speak out about clean air standards that they say are an immediate threat to public health. "We're here today because the Trump administration is rolling back...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
September 11, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the organized torture of physically and intellectually handicapped people, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case in Northeast Philadelphia. The sentencing comes three years after mastermind Linda Weston was...
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The Philadelphia Streets Department crew helped pave a block of Welsh Road in the Northeast Tuesday, with Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson at the wheel.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 11, 2018 - 5:45 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials celebrated the addition of a second street paving crew this year with a little show — and a special guest. The crew helped pave a block of Welsh Road in the Northeast Tuesday, with Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson at the wheel. For...
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