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Kimberly Adams
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you're looking for a ways to spend your Presidents Day there's plenty to do in the city of Philadelphia and suburbs, on Monday. Cara Schneider with Visit Philadelphia counted down the reasons why Philly is unique, especially on Presidents Day. "[George> Washington...
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Justin Udo
February 17, 2019 - 7:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The history and current use of cotton is put under a microscope during a special exhibit and lecture in Old City. The African American Museum in Philadelphia is using Black History Month to showcase cotton, a plant that was commonly picked by black slaves in the...
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Justin Udo
February 17, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A violent weekend throughout Philadelphia leaves three dead, including a teenage boy, and three others hospitalized, police say. The violence began Friday night after authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot several times throughout his body near the Angora Terrace...
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A Blue Cross RiverRink staff member pushes Dougie Peterson on a sled skate during a free adaptive ice skating event.
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sunday mornings at Penn's Landing's Blue Cross RiverRink have a different vibe than other days, because people with mobility restrictions who normally don't have the chance to skate get the ice all to themselves. These weekly, free adaptive ice skating events at the...
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 10:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A multi-vehicle crash in the Olney section of the city sent three children and two adults to the hospital Saturday. According to police, officers responded to the scene just before 4 p.m. where a two-vehicle crash took place on the southbound lanes along Whitaker...
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Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA . As this helicopter moves equipment around Center City today there are street closures and @SEPTA detours. Stay with @KYWTraffic1060 for...
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Tony Romeo
February 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As the state’s chief financial watchdog appeared at budget hearings this week, Republican lawmakers made a pitch for more auditing of Philadelphia. It started with a member of the state House Appropriations Committee asking for an audit of city government. Auditor...
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's that time of year when PennDOT wants to inform drivers about some highway safety laws in the state they may not know about, or may not be following. This is all part of Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, which begins Sunday. This year's focus is "recently...
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Mike Dougherty
February 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development is pumping millions of dollars into cities around the country in an effort to get people on a path to self-sufficiency. HUD secretary Ben Carson visited Philadelphia to hand over a big, fat check. Too few of the...
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Pat Loeb
February 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia is finally getting a bed bug policy. It's the only major city without one, and that's a serious problem when more than 10 percent of households in some neighborhoods have been infested. A bill introduced into City Council would set guidelines for...
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