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Old City Condo Fire
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Andrew Kramer
February 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a 4-alarm fire that ripped through a condo in Old City. The fire forced road and business closures for months. Just ahead of that one year mark, the ATF has now ruled the fire arson. "You just feel sick," said Xenos Gifts owner...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - An after-school program that promotes diversity in exposing young people to computers and high-tech will be able to expand its operations thanks to a recent foundation grant. It's called " Coded by Kids " and it's the brainchild of Sylvester Mobley. The program...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are indicating an interest in giving the state auditor general power to review “pharmacy benefit managers.” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says “pharmacy benefit managers” or “PBMs” are the “middle people” who negotiate with drug-makers...
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Mike DeNardo
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Students at five Philadelphia high schools put their heads together Thursday to talk about criminal justice reform. The third annual student-led symposium brought students from the U School, The Workshop School, Science Leadership Academy, SLA-Beeber and the Franklin...
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Track Takeover, a public art exhibit, features 30 different Philadelphia artists in the entire Walnut-Locust Station.
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Melony Roy
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two popular Philly Instagrammers behind the trash can takeovers last summer are back with a new public art project that takes you under Broad Street. For the next month, SEPTA riders can enjoy a different type of scenery on their commute. "Track Takeover is a public...
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Courtesy of the Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland
February 15, 2019 - 7:48 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Delaware County District Attorney's office says a woman is behind bars for stealing nearly $75,000 from an elderly nursing home patient. As a 92-year-old woman struggled with health problems that required around the clock care, her finance accounts were...
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John McDevitt
February 15, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The biggest tattoo convention in the world is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend. The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention features 1,000 artist and vendor booths. Last year, Eagles Super Bowl tattoos were the big thing. Carl Blasphemy,...
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Jim Melwert
February 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating reports of gunfire in Skippack. Police say they received several calls from residents who claim they heard four-to-five shots just after 12 a.m. Friday. Troopers say they found damage to an awning and a front window at...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
February 15, 2019 - 6:04 pm
RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Some Delaware County residents have been calling the cops to report suspicious people in their neighborhoods. It turns out they're gathering info for a countywide reassessment. Radnor police reported getting several calls about suspicious people walking...
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Kim Glovas
February 15, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The four-alarm fire that ripped through an Old City condo last year has been officially ruled arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a statement saying the conclusion was reached after an extensive investigation. That included...
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