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Frank Maffei and Joe Terry
Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
David Madden
April 16, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON TWP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Another piece of Philadelphia’s musical legacy is gone with the passing of Joe Terry, a founding member of the '50s and '60s rock group Danny and the Juniors. Terry passed away in his South Jersey home at the age of 78. He was Joe Terranova when he joined the...
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Ian Bush
April 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn researchers have found a way to freeze out some of the painful side effects of chemo. A new study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has found that cancer patients who experienced oral cryotherapy — essentially, keeping ice chips in the...
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Sean Kratz, accused of killing three people on a Bucks County farm in 2017, is asking a judge to throw out his confession to police, and also to block prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.
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Jim Melwert
April 16, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of murdering three people on a Bucks County farm in 2017 was back in court on Tuesday, arguing that a confession he gave last year should never be played for a jury. Prosecutors called Sean Kratz’s mother to the stand in an effort to show he knew...
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Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
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Steve Tawa
April 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The defense team representing a former Philadelphia police officer wants an out-of-town jury brought in at his upcoming trial. He's charged with third-degree murder in the shooting death of a man during a traffic stop in 2017. During pre-trial motions, attorney...
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The first of SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotives are going into service
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Mike DeNardo
April 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is expanding its SEPTA Key fare card to zones 1 and 2 on the regional rails next month. Since August, commuters on the two outermost zones on SEPTA's regional rail system — zones 3 and 4 — have been able to load weekly and monthly trailpasses onto their SEPTA...
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PHS Pop Up Garden
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Rachel Kurland
April 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Opening day has a whole other meaning in the latter end of April. Beginning this week, all of your favorite greater Center City beer gardens and outdoor venues are getting ready to open for the season. We may have experienced a light scare with a 3 a.m. wake-up call...
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Philadelphia Police Officer Paul Sulock
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
April 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
UPDATED: 3:20 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney has dropped charges for a man they say was indirectly connected to the shooting of a Philly cop last fall in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood. In the court proceeding, which lasted less than a minute, the...
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Notre Dame cathedral is shown on Sunday, April 14, a day before it burned.
Charlotte Reese/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
April 16, 2019 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the iconic landmark burned on Monday, many people shared their memories of visiting the Notre Dame cathedral. Among them was a KYW Newsradio colleague, who was just there the day before the French gothic cathedral caught fire. Charlotte Reese, a writer at KYW, just...
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The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado hit Sussex County, Del., early Monday morning.
National Weather Service
Dan Wing
April 16, 2019 - 7:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has confirmed that it was indeed a tornado that ripped through parts of Sussex County, Delaware, early Monday morning. Officials say an EF-2 Tornado did touch down around 3:38 a.m. Monday in the Laurel and Seaford...
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Tony Romeo
April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania has advanced in the state House. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations on child sex abuse passed the House last week. Now...
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