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Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
December 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Every month the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts host its free live “Sittin' In” show, where music lovers can discover new cutting-edge artists. In high school Julius Rodriguez attended the Grammys and played drums at the celebration after party. He's played...
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Justin Udo
December 11, 2018 - 8:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It maybe the off season for the Phillies, but that's not stopping them from making some big plays for a good cause. Throughout the year, the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia provides places for kids throughout the city to play sports, learn life lessons and...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
December 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is allowing a Lower Merion School District appeal of that seemed to be dead-in-the-water to go forward. A lower court ruled the district cooked the books to pass higher tax hikes than were allowed by law. But Commonwealth Court...
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Soda Generic
Pat Loeb
December 11, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia City Controller said she is keeping an eye on the soda tax revenue after her report finds that it has brought in $137 million. The report covers soda tax revenue through September. That's a month and a half after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled...
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KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
December 11, 2018 - 6:10 pm
MONTOGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A first-degree murder trial is underway in Montgomery County for a 25-year-old from Philadelphia, accused of shooting and killing a man who he blamed for getting him arrested. Antonio Lindsay is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Joseph Kohler on the...
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A SEPTA bus
Mike DeNardo
Kim Glovas
December 11, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA is reporting that a stray bullet struck a bus in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city this afternoon. The incident took place around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of 29th and Dauphin Streets. SEPTA told KYW Newsradio that 20 passengers were on board of...
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Albright briefs reporters in the state Capitol Tuesday
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Tony Romeo
December 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Wolf administration is downplaying projections of a significant deficit in the next fiscal year made by the independent office that monitors state finances. State Budget Secretary Randy Albright briefed reporters on the mid-fiscal-year status of the state...
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The Old First Reformed United Church of Christ has replaced its traditional live animal nativity scene with a refugee tent.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 11, 2018 - 2:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may remember last December: Stormy the cow escaped from the crèche at the Old First Reformed United Church of Christ at Fourth and Race streets in Old City. It even wondered onto nearby I-95 at 2 a.m. during one of the instances it escaped — yes, Stormy the cow...
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City officials listen to testimony during a hearing Monday on participatory defense, an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform held a hearing Monday night on an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system. Participatory defense is a pilot initiative that includes intervention by the Defender...
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A West Chester University professor who returned to Ohio for the holiday is now missing.
Courtesy of West Chester University
Kim Glovas
December 11, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Ohio have found the body of Dr. Tom Short, the West Chester University math professor who has been missing since Thanksgiving. The Orange Village Police Department received information from the Cleveland Metroparks rangers on Dec. 2 — a week-and-a-half after...
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