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New Jersey Capitol
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David Madden
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would give terminally ill people a legal means to take their own life. It’s an issue that’s been considered in the state twice before, but both times it never got past the state senate. “I’m confident that the...
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Lt James and daughter Dr. Marion Lane
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Pat Loeb
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was a long overdue honor for a World War II veteran, promoted to lieutenant, 75 years after he earned the rank in the army. John James completed officer training school in 1942, one of only 21 African American men in the class of 200. But his commission in 242nd...
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Boxing Gloves
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Paul Kurtz
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Coming soon to Center City: a workout facility that's designed to bring out the fighter in everyone. It's the brainchild of a former heavyweight champion's son. George Foreman III believes Philly is a perfect fit for his EverybodyFights franchise. "Philly is home of...
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Mighty Writers hosted Mighty Fest at Logan Square
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Pat Toddy
September 29, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nonprofit organization Mighty Writers has kids flexing their word power this weekend. The inaugural four-day MightyFest has run from Sept. 27-30 in Logan Square, where tents full of activities entertained almost 1,000 kids. "They're writing short stories, writing...
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Participants at the 8th annual March To End Rape Culture
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Hadas Kuznits
September 29, 2018 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands came out to Center City for the eighth annual March to End Rape Culture with the hopes of making people aware of rape culture. Arika Gold, one of the event's organizers, explained that "it started off as The Slut Walk, and then we rebranded to a more...
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Dan Wing
September 29, 2018 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man has died after being stabbed in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. Philadelphia police say the 23-year-old was stabbed once in the neck just before 1 p.m. on Hawthorne Street. He was rushed to Jefferson Frankford Hospital by someone who...
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General view of Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 29, 2018 - 6:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies welcomed several families ahead of Saturday's game for a fun-filled evening at Citizens Bank Park. Amy Forkin with Bringing Hope Home explained it was a day geared towards families dealing with pediatric cancer. "They're here to enjoy The Yard, which is a...
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Wayne "Coach Wiz" Allen Way
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Kimberly Adams
September 29, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An award-winning North Philadelphia junior varsity football coach, who died in February 2017 of a heart attack, has been honored in an everlasting way. People driving through his Hunting Park neighborhood will no doubt feel his presence. The name Wayne "Coach Wiz"...
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Anthony Anastasio
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Mike Dougherty
September 29, 2018 - 12:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Saturday is National Coffee Day, and one shop in the Italian Market is serving up cups for a cause. The Joe flows at Anthony's Italian Coffee and Chocolate House. "Celebrating coffee, family, food and fun," said owner Anthony Anastasio. "And all the money is going...
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Mike Dougherty
September 29, 2018 - 10:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One person is dead and three others were injured after a drive-by shooting in West Philadelphia. A group of people were sitting on the front steps of a home in the 5100 block of Haverford Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. Friday when a grey Nissan pulled up. "The window...
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