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Janet Murnaghan and her daughter Sarah.
Holli Stephens | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 05, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ordeal of a girl being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia whose family fought to change juvenile restrictions on organ donations has been memorialized in a book. Janet Murnaghan, co-author of Saving Sarah, says when it became clear that the only way...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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NFL Kickoff Experience
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 05, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eagles fans will get one last chance to celebrate the Super Bowl champs Thursday before the 2018 season begins. It took months for the NFL to plan the annual pre-game event, the NFL Kickoff Experience , that starts the season — but just a couple days to move the...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has announced that students will be dismissed once again at noon on Thursday because of high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are...
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Judge Paula Dow orders depositions from all sides in the case of a homeless man who is fighting in court for the money raised on his behalf by a couple he helped last year.
David Maialetti
David Madden
September 05, 2018 - 11:56 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County judge has ordered depositions from all sides in the case of a homeless man who is fighting in court for the money raised on his behalf by a couple he helped last year. Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure were ordered last week to turn over what was...
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Philadelphia Eagles fans arrive at the SEPTA 30th Street regional rail station during Super Bowl LII champions parade,  Feb 8, 2018.
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 11:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As excitement brews for the Eagles season opener on Thursday, the one thing fan surely do not look forward to is the traffic. To anticipate the crowds, SEPTA has added 10 express trains on the Broad Street Line prior to the game, which are free between 4 p.m. and 1 a...
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Ian Bush
September 05, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Some relief could be in the works for drivers on a busy stretch of West Chester Pike in Delaware County. Route 3 will be widened to three lanes, eastbound and westbound, for the mile-plus-long ride from Rhoads Avenue to SAP Drive in Newtown Square. The $2...
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Dan Wing
September 05, 2018 - 10:18 am
UPDATE 10:50 a.m. — The lockdown has been lifted. There are no reported injuries. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school is on lockdown after a report of a man with a gun possibly being on campus. Philadelphia police say Thomas Alva Edison High School on Luzerne Street was...
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The Iggle doughnut returns for one day only to celebrate the Eagles' season opener.
Federal Donuts
Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To fully ring in the start of football season, Federal Donuts has got you covered. The specialty doughnut and fried chicken shop will bring back its "Iggle" donut for one day only — Thursday — in honor of the Eagles' season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Sept. 1, 2018.
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday evening to promote her new children's books , "The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor" and "Turning Pages: My Life Story." Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice,...
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