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Bloodroot
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Molly Daly
April 19, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Although it's still too early to put tender annual plants outside, this is the perfect time to go out and admire some wildflowers that only put in a brief appearance in the spring. "There're these plants that are native around here in the woodlands that are called...
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PATCO train station
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Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2018 - 10:00 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- PATCO's City Hall stop will be closed beginning Friday night through the weekend for paint work. The Camden station is closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. Normal service will resume after crews repaint the ceiling. "We have a lot of peeling paint on the...
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Steve Tawa
April 19, 2018 - 9:02 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- He had been living in Delaware County for years, while running an export business in Southwest Philadelphia. But few knew this Liberian national was accused of committing and ordering atrocities during that country's civil war in the 1990s. Now he's been...
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Hadas Kuznits
April 19, 2018 - 7:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- In celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary some Philadelphia-area Jewish schools held special events. Students at Perelman Jewish Day School, in Wynnewood, took a virtual vacation to the State of Israel. "We're celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's birthday. We're...
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Mark Abrams
April 19, 2018 - 6:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A toddler is fighting for his life while Philadelphia Police plead with the public for help in finding the gunman who critically wounded him and his father in Southwest Philadelphia. Southwest Detectives Lieutenant John Walker calls it an ambush and says if not for...
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Cherri Gregg
April 19, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starbucks will close 8,000 locations nationwide to conduct implicit bias training. They'll engage experts from the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League, and they are consulting big names — like former Attorney General Eric Holder. "We all have some level of bias within us...
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 Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross offered an apology following the arrest of two African-American men from a Rittenhouse Starbucks.
Kristen Johanson
Kristen Johanson
April 19, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross offered an apology Thursday following the arrest of two African-American men from a Rittenhouse Starbucks last week — and he also announced some changes. "It is my sincere apology to those two men, and even to these...
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Representatives from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
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Mark Abrams
April 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education dedicated a new suite of classrooms and academic facilities in Center City on Thursday. David Maser, vice chairman of the state system board of governors, says the space in the Lits Building in the 700 block of Market...
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Temple University and the nonprofit organization College Possible teamed up to help local students maneuver through the rigors of academia.
Justin Udo
Justin Udo
April 19, 2018 - 2:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Applying to, going to and succeeding in college can be tough tasks, but even more so if you're a first-generation student. That's why Temple University and the nonprofit organization College Possible have teamed up to help local low-income students maneuver through...
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Museum of the American Revolution
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John McDevitt
April 19, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Museum of the American Revolution opened its doors in Philadelphia's Old City one year ago on Thursday. To mark the anniversary, admission is free Thursday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. General John Jumper, the museum board chair, calls it a remarkable year. "I'm so...
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