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Broadway in Westville, NJ is flooded. Crews here to make sure people are safe.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
June 20, 2019 - 6:42 am
UPDATED: 5:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware Valley was pummeled with rain overnight and early Thursday morning, leading to flooding and a big mess throughout the region. PATCO floods Thousands of PATCO commuters had to find other ways to work Thursday morning. The overnight...
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Philadelphia Police Department
June 19, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have found Jacques Rice after asking the public for help finding him Wednesday. Jacques Rice, 67, lives on the unit block of East Baltimore Avenue in Media. Police say he was last seen Wednesday afternoon with a group, visiting from Media on the...
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It's National Pollinator week, a time to focus on the creatures that do some heavy lifting - helping plants reproduce. They're in trouble and need our help.
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Molly Daly
June 19, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Pollinator Week, a time to focus on the creatures that do some heavy lifting and help plants reproduce. They're in trouble and need our help. Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation says that without pollinators, a lot of our...
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U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
June 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm
(AP) — If drug interdiction can be compared to a giant game of whack-a-mole, federal law enforcement officials delivered one mighty wallop this week when they raided a container ship at Philadelphia's port and discovered a staggering amount of cocaine. Hidden inside seven shipping containers were...
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Jim Melwert
June 19, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of school administrators, police and first responders from up and down the East Coast were at Neumann University in Delaware County for a school safety program hosted by the United States Secret Service. A primary goal of the Secret Service’s Safe Schools...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed 72 police officers have been placed on desk duty and some could lose their jobs as officials continue to investigate racist Facebook posts allegedly made by those officers in question. Because of the city's...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Paul Kurtz
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring a spotted lanternfly quarantine that covers the entire Delaware Valley and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. State agriculture secretary Russell Redding says the quarantine has grown as the spotted...
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30th Street Station
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Mike DeNardo
June 19, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Travelers between New York state and Philadelphia were stop-and-go Wednesday morning , as Amtrak reported suspended service over nearly a three-hour span along the Northeast Corridor. According to Amtrak, overhead power line issues in North Jersey disrupted its trains...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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World War II
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June 19, 2019 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio goes in depth with a special podcast presentation on the forgotten heroes of World War II: black soldiers. African-American soldiers played a key role in D-Day, yet their stories remain largely untold. KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri...
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