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For a lot of folks, ringing in the new year means serving up some old favorites to ensure good luck.
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Molly Daly
December 30, 2018 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For a lot of folks, ringing in the new year means serving up some old favorites to ensure good luck, and shoppers at the Reading Terminal Market told KYW Newsradio what's on their menu. Pork is the featured player on a lot of New Year's menus because the pig, which...
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Dreamstime
December 30, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man is recovering after his foot was severed by a passing train early Sunday morning near 58th and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Officials say the 50-year-old was walking along the tracks around 2 a.m. and got his foot stuck in the tracks before an...
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Kristen Johanson
December 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Violent crime in Philadelphia is down according to city statistics, but shootings are up about 15 percent, and homicides will break a decade-old record. The city's top cop is laser-focused on gun violence in the new year. Nearly 1,400 people have been shot in...
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Dreamstime
Pat Toddy
December 30, 2018 - 9:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A car slammed into a Philadelphia police patrol car overnight in Northeast Philadelphia. Two officers were reportedly taken to the hospital to be checked for minor injuries. A photo of the cruiser shows damage to the back door on the passenger side. The police vehicle...
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escape at dannemora
Courtesy of Showtime
Jim Melwert
December 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A court stenographer from Montgomery County is getting her 15 minutes of fame as she was a featured extra in a limited series now airing on Showtime. Emilie Posnan has been a court reporter for more than decade, so when her actress friend sent her a casting call...
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PATCO train
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Andrew Kramer
December 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's good news if you need to get between Philadelphia and New Jersey as you ring in the new year: you can use PATCO, and it won't cost you a dime. From 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 4 a.m. New Year's Day, hop on a PATCO train and your ride is free. "It was...
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Mummers / Murray Comic Club
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John McDevitt
December 29, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Preparations and rehearsals are underway for the thousands of mummers getting ready for the annual New Year's Day parade. At the South Philadelphia warehouse of the Murray Comic Club on Saturday, members were hard at work. It’s crunch time for the #Mummers ! @...
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Dreamstime
December 29, 2018 - 2:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say an argument ended in the stabbing death of man inside a home in Northeast Philadelphia. It happened late Friday night along the 2100 block of Lardner Street in the city's Wissinoming neighborhood. Police say officers responding to a call for a person with a...
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Fire crews are on the scene of a three-alarm fire that broke out around 9 a.m. Friday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.
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John McDevitt
December 28, 2018 - 10:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard, near Comly Road in Northeast Philadelphia, was shut down in both directions for several hours earlier today because of a 3-alarm fire at an auto repair shop nearby. Battalion Chief Thomas Kane says firefighters were called around 8:45...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
December 28, 2018 - 9:25 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two of the three men shot in front of a North Philadelphia takeout restaurant early Thursday morning have died. Philadelphia police officials say a 22-year-old who had been shot multiple times in the head, face and body died just before noon Thursday, and a 20-...
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