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John McDevitt
August 17, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There was a mix of emotions and concerns at a community meeting, following Wednesday’s shootout and standoff in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section. Things got heated at times, many angry about the violence in the city and the lack of action by elected officials...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Community members, state representatives and victims of gun violence gathered in South Philadelphia on Saturday to say “enough is enough.” The anti-gun violence rally came three days after a gunman in North Philadelphia opened fire on police, shooting and wounding...
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Unity Cup
Philadelphia International Unity Cup
Justin Udo
August 17, 2019 - 11:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's most popular soccer tournament is back. The Unity Cup is all about bringing the city together, through competition. For the last four years Massimo Musumeci has coached the Italian team in the Unity Cup. "Soccer is my life, my existence, the reason I...
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Antionette Lee
August 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of shooting and wounding six police officers during a nearly eight-hour standoff in North Philadelphia has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses. Thirty-six-year-old Maurice Hill appeared before a judge Saturday moring via video...
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Pat Loeb
August 17, 2019 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia students will have more opportunities to participate in after-school activities, thanks to an additional $2 million in funding for the programs. The new funding will not only increase the number of students who can participate from under 6,000 to over 6,...
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Andrew Kramer
August 17, 2019 - 7:52 am
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- A little girl is dead after she was left in a van in the parking lot of a PATCO station in Camden County on a very hot Friday. When Juan Cave arrived to the Lindenwold Station to pick up his wife it wasn't the normal afternoon scene. "What I see is a number of...
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Samantha Froot and ZaZa
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Lynne Adkins
August 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly three dozen local college students spent part of their summer break in Thailand caring for some elephants in need. These elephants had been abused, or were sick and needed a lot of TLC and Samantha Froot says she was a thrill to help. The recent graduate of...
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Mark Abrams
August 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Employers are looking for military veterans and their spouses. That's the message more than 100 former members of the armed services got during a job fair held this past week at the Linc. "They got out of high school and went straight into the military," said Chris...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 16, 2019 - 8:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of 8 to 12-year-old kids from Philadelphia returned home from a week of summer camp in the Poconos. It’s part of a program sponsored by the city for kids who might not otherwise get to experience this kind of an opportunity. A group of Philadelphia kids, who...
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Jim Melwert
August 16, 2019 - 8:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is billed as the first Hollywood film with a lead actor with Down syndrome, and it’s taking the movie world by storm. This weekend, a Conshohocken native who helped make the movie is back home telling everyone, including KYW...
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