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Mike DeNardo
June 01, 2018 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Time is running out for seniors over 65 who use a paper photo ID card to get free rides on city transit. SEPTA says as of Sept. 1, they'll no longer accept the paper ID. It's another way the transit agency is pushing riders of all ages toward the electronic SEPTA Key...
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Kitchen faucet
Mike Dougherty
June 01, 2018 - 7:23 am
HORSHAM TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Horsam Water and Sewer Authority says customers must boil water before drinking, brushing teeth, making ice and food prep until further notice. It is safe to bathe and wash dishes. A problem with the township's disinfection system at one of the wells prompted...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Cherri Gregg
May 31, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As we enter the beginning of June, the calendar also marks the first day of Pride Month in Philadelphia. To celebrate the LGBTQ community, the city has planned a number of events. The annual celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. on June 7 with the raising of the LGBT...
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Ryan Straschnitzki speaks about his rehabilitation plan at Shriners Hospital Philadelphia. He is joined by Shriners Care Manager Kimberly Curran (left) and his father, Tom (center).
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
May 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A paralyzed survivor of the April bus crash in Canada arrived at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment. A semi-trailer slammed into a bus on a Canadian highway carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team on April 6, killing 16 coaches and players and...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
May 31, 2018 - 8:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A corporate partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region held a graduation party Thursday for adult mentors and their junior partners involved in the Beyond School Walls program. The students, known as littles, have spent several hours each month of the...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 31, 2018 - 7:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The son of an inmate already sentenced to 16 years in prison from a Philadelphia housing fraud scheme made his appearance before a judge. A federal jury previously found that 56-year-old Kenneth Hampton, while behind bars, used prison telephones to recruit his kin —...
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Investigators examine the train derailment site on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, after a northbound Amtrak train crashed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia.
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Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2018 - 7:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The trial against the engineer at the helm of the ill-fated Amtrak 188 train in May 2015, which killed eight people and injured scores more, has reached an impasse. During a court hearing Thursday morning, prosecutors told a judge they can't get critical reports they...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 31, 2018 - 6:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania saw an increase in the number of child abuse cases last year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' annual report on child protective services . There were more than 7,000 substantiated reports of child abuse — about 8 percent more...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of punching a police horse during an Eagles tailgate outside Lincoln Financial Field in January is suing the team and law enforcement. In the lawsuit, Anthony Tornetta claims he is emotionally distressed, in pain and humiliated after he said a state...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
May 31, 2018 - 5:12 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Cape May County continue to probe the Memorial Day weekend incident in Wildwood involving a couple seasonal police officers and a Philadelphia-based beachgoer, which resulted in a violent arrest that is still circulating the web. And it...
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