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The days are numbered for 30th Street Station's beloved split-flap schedule board.
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Steve Tawa
December 11, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amtrak's classic split-flap board at 30th Street Station may not be destined for the scrap heap just yet. Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson told Rep. Brendan Boyle during a lengthy discussion that the passenger railroad service may reconsider its plan to replace it with a...
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Courtesy of Wawa
December 11, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More history is being added to Independence Mall, and it will be open 24/7. Wawa announced in April it is building a new store at Sixth and Market streets — its largest location ever. RELATED: Survey: Wawa has best restrooms among gas stations in Pennsylvania The 11,...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
December 11, 2018 - 11:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging , which helps low-income senior citizens by providing home care, food, transportation, crisis intervention, and a number of other services, is in desperate need of help from the public. The nonprofit has been helping older...
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Firefly Festival 2016
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Rachel Kurland
December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am
DOVER, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The Firefly Music Festival has released its lineup for its eighth year in Dover, Delaware. Panic! at the Disco, Travis Scott, and Post Malone will headline the weekend festival, from June 21 to 23, 2019. The East Coast's largest music and camping festival will also...
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A broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday at The Dorchester on Rittenhouse Square.
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Tim Jimenez
December 11, 2018 - 6:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday at a Rittenhouse Square high rise. Residents said they heard a woman screaming for help on the 29th floor of The Dorchester on Rittenhouse Square. The alarms in the building were going off, waking everyone up, including Jamie,...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
December 10, 2018 - 8:15 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Norristown police want residents to be on high alert after multiple woman have come forward this month saying a man they've never seen before grabbed them. There are five incidents that have been reported, each happening between Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. Police say the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 10, 2018 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been less than five days since Philadelphia City Council passed legislation that guarantees predictable work schedules for employees in certain industries, and already, a business group is asking for changes. The Pennsylvania Hotel and Lodging Association sent a...
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The panel, "You're Not From Around Here, Are You? Changing A Culture of Non-Compliance." From left to right Joe Friday of the Canadian government ethics commission, Amy, Kurland, and Nick Paul, an Ohio ethics officer.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is host, for the next few days, to the Council on Government Ethics Law. The group is made up of the officials who try to keep government honest and open, and they had a reason for choosing Philadelphia for their annual conference. Yes, Philadelphia has...
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Port Richmond was the site of a deadly police officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning. 
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Kim Glovas
December 10, 2018 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have identified the man shot and killed by officers last week in Port Richmond. Justin Smith, 41, of Wildwood, New Jersey, was shot dead Dec. 5 in connection with a disturbance on Belgrade Street. MORE: 1 dead in Port Richmond officer-involved...
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In 2015, then 33-year-old Eric Torres was sentenced to 66 to 132 years in prison in connection to a shooting that left Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies in a medically induced coma and nerve damage.
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
December 10, 2018 - 12:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man previously convicted for shooting and disabling a Philadelphia police officer in 2013 now has 10 days to decide whether to accept an offer conveyed by the District Attorney's Office, or be retried for the same crimes. In 2015, then 33-year-old Eric Torres was...
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