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A family arrested for loitering outside their home fights back.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 09, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Video of white police officers in Delaware County arresting a black family in front of their home for loitering is raising a lot of questions and concerns, and the family is now fighting back against Chester Township Police Department.
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Marijuana plant
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Jim Melwert
October 09, 2019 - 1:59 pm
A West Chester University student is charged with selling marijuana out of his dorm room after police found fliers he'd allegedly printed up to advertise his business.
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spentWillieVeasy, who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit, is now free.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
October 09, 2019 - 1:55 pm
A Philadelphia man who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now free — the 10th person to be exonerated under the leadership of District Attorney Larry Krasner. Read more here.
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A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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KYW Staff
October 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
A large water main break in Roxborough is leaving many residents without service. Read the latest here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 10:56 am
A task force has recommended new temporary sites for students at Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High, while asbestos work and construction are underway through December. Read more here.
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Families of murder victims upset with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's increase in plea deals rallied in front of his office earlier Tuesday to show their anger with his prosecution policies.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Families of murder victims upset with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's increase in plea deals rallied in front of his office earlier Tuesday to show their anger with his prosecution policies.
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John McDevitt
October 08, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The PSPCA removed 43 birds form adjoining properties along Weymouth Street near Clearfield Avenue in Kensington. Read more here.
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PPA kiosks
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Paul Kurtz
October 08, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Philadelphia Parking Authority will roll out its next generation of parking meter kiosks next week, featuring a new pay-by-plate system. Read more here.
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Driving Away the Cold event
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
October 08, 2019 - 1:23 pm
More than 1,000 students from four elementary schools within the School District of Philadelphia had the chance to pick out new winter coats during an event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Tuesday. Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
October 08, 2019 - 12:19 pm
The School District of Philadelphia hopes to tell parents on Wednesday where students displaced from Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will be attending classes starting Monday.
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