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Prom Dress
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Kimberly Adams
April 07, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of high school girls in Philadelphia hit the red carpet on Saturday, shopping for their prom dress. But these lucky teenagers didn't have to spend a dime, thanks to the School District of Philadelphia. "All of the dresses that I had before wouldn't zip all...
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Camden County Police
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David Madden
April 07, 2018 - 3:58 pm
CAMDEN, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- Police in the city of Camden are dealing with a rush of a deadly batch of heroin on the street. It's laced with fentanyl, which not only increases the high, but also the risk of overdose. Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says Friday was a particularly deadly day on...
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Philadelphia Police
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Dan Wing
April 07, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's was a violent start to the weekend across Philadelphia. Police are investigating several attacks and shootings that happened Friday night and continued Saturday morning. The first shooting happened just after 6 p.m. Friday in Germantown. Police say the 18-year-...
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Sunrise Yoga
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Mike Dougherty
April 07, 2018 - 11:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Saturday is World Health Day and people around the globe are getting the day started with fitness. An hour of sunrise yoga began at 6 a.m. on the Observation Deck of One Liberty Place. Event organizer Timothy Patch says it sets you up for a great day. "That kind of...
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Gloucester Township Police Officer Charged
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Mike Dougherty
April 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Gloucester Township police officer has been suspended and charged with assault after he was caught on video hitting a 13-year-old girl. Body cam video shows Officer John Flinn hitting a young girl in the face multiple times while she was being handcuffed for an...
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Philadelphia students using the wireless pod.
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Mike DeNardo
April 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The School District is spending $20 million next year as part of an effort to upgrade classrooms at schools with low literacy scores. The first-graders in Dara Messing's class at Locke Elementary in West Philly are grouped at six different stations with iPads and a...
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Rebuilding Philadelphia Together volunteers in action.
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Paul Kurtz
April 06, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - In West Philadelphia, 20 low-income homeowners are getting much needed repairs this weekend, thanks to an organization that's been helping the needy for three decades. Brandon Newkirk is taking a weekend sabbatical from his studies at the Wharton School of Business to...
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Sylvester Stallone and Mayor Kenney at the rocky statue
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John McDevitt
April 06, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - There was a surprise appearance by actor Sylvester Stallone Friday at the Rocky Balboa statue outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stallone is in town filming 'Creed 2' and stopped by the large, bronze statue near the base of the museum steps. "It is always...
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PennDOT District 6 Executive Ken McClain at the podium with Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards behind him.
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Molly Daly
April 06, 2018 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - PennDOT officials held a news conference in the city's Port Richmond section Friday to preview the construction and improvement projects scheduled to start this year, while also reminding drivers to slow down when traveling through work zones. Speaking in the shadow...
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Movita Johnson-Harrell will chair the Crime Victim's Advisory Committee.
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Cherri Gregg
April 06, 2018 - 3:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Philadelphia District Attorney's office put out the call to the public Friday that they are looking for a few good men and women to join a new advisory committee focused on crime victims while also supporting proposed legislation. "Unfortunately, the criminal...
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