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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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June 5, 2017; Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Mandatory Credit: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Jim Melwert
September 11, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Less than two weeks before Bill Cosby is to be sentenced, he is once again criticizing the judge overseeing his case. Cosby’s lawyer is asking Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill to recuse himself from the case. RELATED: Cosby's lawyer says allowing additional...
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Police are searching for a scammer who steals commuters' SEPTA Key cards by posing as someone who is helping them.
SEPTA Police/Thomas Nestel
Justin Udo
September 11, 2018 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As SEPTA continues to push SEPTA Key on transit across the map, police say the key card program has already been taken advantage of. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said a scammer has been lurking at the Dilworth Park station. As people get off the train or subway,...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 4:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're traveling the mid-Atlantic region over the next few days, there's a good chance Hurricane Florence is going to complicate — or more likely, cancel — your trip. Between Wednesday and Sunday, Amtrak trains are subject to be canceled or rescheduled for routes...
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The search continues for the SUV driver who plowed into a little girl on a bike in Olney Monday night and then sped off, leaving her seriously injured.
Philadelphia Police Department
Ian Bush
September 11, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The search continues for the SUV driver who plowed into a little girl on a bike in Olney Monday night and then sped off, leaving her seriously injured. Authorities have located the car as of Tuesday night, but the whereabouts of the driver are unknown. Police are...
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