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Mayor Jim Kenney announces the fourth annual Free Streets, set for Aug. 3, On N. Broad Street, from Arch to Butler streets.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're the kind of person who likes to amble around on major streets usually clogged with cars, Philly Free Streets is returning Aug. 3. This will be the fourth annual celebration of pedestrian power, inspired by the almost magical feeling of car-free streets when...
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Philadelphia police say a man smashed the front window of this house, took his ex’s 2-year-old girl and drove off in her car.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
April 17, 2019 - 7:14 am
UPDATED: 12:24 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say a man took his ex-girlfriend's 2-year-old girl away after a fight overnight. After nearly 10 hours, the girl was located and is safe and sound. Around 11:30 a.m., detectives carried the young girl into the Mount Airy rowhome...
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Philadelphia police vehicle.
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Kim Glovas
April 16, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Updated 8:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven were hospitalized after a man driving a Gray Buick intentionally drove into a group of people as they were walking across the street, according to police. Police say the incident that happened around 4 p.m. near 16th and Lehigh Avenue, started...
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Zahmir White
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
April 16, 2019 - 6:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday was the first full day of the trial against 19-year-old Zahmir White, who is accused of murdering a 16-year-old last Easter along South Street. Throughout just one day, there were arguments in the hallway, someone held in contempt, and a few scoldings from the...
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Apr 16, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A young fan looks on as Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton addresses fans and media during an event at Independence Mall to announce Philadelphia as the host of the 2026 All Star Game.
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Mike DeNardo
April 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the worst kept secret, but the MLB officially announced on Tuesday that the 2026 All-Star Game is coming to Philadelphia in celebration of the nation's 250th birthday. The official announcement was made on a stage at Independence Mall by Major League Baseball...
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Citizen app
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Ian Bush
April 16, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Whether you're at home, at work, out shopping — really, wherever you are in Philadelphia — an app that's newly available in the Philly area seeks to be your personal emergency alert service. The Citizen app provides instant information to potential crimes or dangerous...
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PA Turnpike Commission meets at headquarters on Thursday, March 11, 2019.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
April 16, 2019 - 4:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa . (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will seek feedback from the bond market as it considers resuming borrowing for mass transit, which was previously suspended due to a lawsuit over toll hikes. The Pennsylvania Turnpike generates $450 million a year for mass...
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Six Flags Great Adventure
Antionette Lee
April 16, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roller coaster lovers and adventure seekers of New Jersey, get ready to be thrilled by the Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth . Enter at your own risk — riders will be spinning through the clouds at 75 mph on a massive, 17-story pendulum that swings back and forth. The world...
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Independence Hall
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Cherri Gregg
April 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris highlights some of the vulnerabilities of historic sites. Even Philadelphia, one of the most historic cities in America, has had its fair share of close calls. "It was devastating news — I mean, it is one of the...
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Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline.
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Kim Glovas
April 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The parent company of the troubled Mariner East pipeline has been fined for problems associated with the first phase of the project. Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Sunoco, has reached an agreement with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on...
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