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Jim Melwert
June 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It took a Montgomery County jury a little over three hours to find a Willow Grove couple guilty of first-degree murder for the deadly beating of her 4-year-old son. Defense lawyers for 20-year-old Lisa Smith and 26-year-old Kieff King argued for a lesser charge of...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
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Mike Dougherty
June 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in South Philadelphia has been contained. There have been no reports of injuries or evacuations. This is the second fire at the refinery in the last month, following a June 10 fire in which no...
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Marchers are shown at the 2015 Philadelphia Trans March.
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Tim McLaughlin
June 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Stonewall uprising is a source of inspiration for the modern transgender right movement. Some accounts of the riots say that trans women led the resistance against police. For a long time their stories weren't well known, but that's beginning to change. Tim...
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A 49-year-old Delaware County man is sentenced to 9 to 18 years in prison for illegally selling firearms outside a gun show in Montgomery County in February of last year, then pointing a loaded gun at police officers trying to arrest him.
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Jim Melwert
June 20, 2019 - 6:38 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 49-year-old Delaware County man is sentenced to nine to 18 years in prison for illegally selling firearms outside a gun show in Montgomery County in February of last year, then pointing a loaded gun at police officers trying to arrest him. Handing down the...
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Oct 2, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) acknowledges the crow as part of pre game ceremonies in his honor prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
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Mark Abrams
June 20, 2019 - 5:58 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A man named by authorities in the Dominican Republic as an alleged co-conspirator in the shooting of retired Boston Red Sox all-star David Ortiz may be hiding out in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading’s Deputy Police Chief Osborne Robinson III said 31-year-old Luis...
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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilmember is proposing a ban on single-use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags at retail stores or in deliveries. Councilman Mark Squilla's bill would require that stores charge 15 cents for any bag it provides to a customer and, though...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia pension board has voted to yank former Sheriff John Green's pension, which will save taxpayers more than $100,000 a year. With 20 years as sheriff and 17 years as a police officer before that, Green would have been eligible for a pension of $8,464 a...
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SEPTA Police
Mike DeNardo
June 20, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have nabbed two men in the shooting of a SEPTA regional rail conductor in May. The two were wanted for shooting a SEPTA conductor at Carpenter Station on the Chestnut Hill West line while they tried to rob him on May 10. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel says...
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Anti-violence protest
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Cherri Gregg
June 20, 2019 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Community groups came together to rally against the recent rash of gun violence in the Philadelphia, putting the focus on the victims. It's been less than a week since six people died and 28 were injured in a rash of shootings over the span of just two days. Community...
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Pennsylvania state police.
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Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little...
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