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Mike DeNardo
August 19, 2019 - 6:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art has scrapped its policy of giving free admission to area art school students. Since the 1970s, the museum has given free admission to art students at eight colleges, but that perk is no more. In a statement, the museum said it wasn't...
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio
Pat Toddy
August 18, 2019 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a young girl, who was hurt after falling two stories from an open window in North Philadelphia last week, says they are astounded with her rapid recovery. After suffering head trauma and other injuries, four-year-old Erin’s grandmother Candace Frinks...
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Dolphin Swim Club
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Tim Jimenez
August 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 19, 10:45 a.m. ___ FEASTERVILLE-TREVOSE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Nine people were injured Sunday afternoon, including young children, after officials say lightning struck a tree, which then fell on a tent they were underneath at the Dolphin Swim Club in Bucks County. The day was...
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Antionette Lee
August 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
UPDATED: Aug. 19, 11:15 a.m. ___ NEW CASTLE, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash that left two people dead in Delaware Sunday morning. The plane crashed in a wooded area off of Route 7. URGENT: In #...
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Antionette Lee
August 18, 2019 - 10:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you notice some excessive heat and soaring temperatures on Sunday, get used to it for the next couple of days because another heat wave is here. Scorching heat, thick humidity and wet afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien with National...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unconventional instructor led a yoga and meditation class on the grounds of Eastern State Penitentiary this weekend. Matt Engler says he first learned to meditate at Graterford Prison, now SCI Phoenix, where he was serving 20 years for home invasion robbery. "There...
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Mike DeNardo
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf wants more accountability from charter schools, and he's taking executive action to change the state's charter regulations. But charter operators are saying "not so fast." The governor's executive order would allow school districts to cap...
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Jim Melwert
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 25-year-old Pottstown man will spend decades behind bars as part of a guilty plea to raping his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her new lover. Sean Emmell pleaded guilty Monday to 3rd degree murder and rape and was sentenced to 22-and-a-half to 45 years in state...
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Philadelphia Skyline
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Pat Loeb
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you live in Philadelphia, your city government wants to hear from you. The Kenney administration has launched its second "residents survey" so you can share your thoughts on city services. The mayor’s policy chief Anjali Chainani says the survey results will be...
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Courtesy of Alban Laco
August 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hip-hop artist Meek Mill joined forces with the City of Philadelphia, PUMA and community leaders to unveil a special gift for the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. On Saturday in East Fairmount Park, Mill alongside the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department,...
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