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Philadelphia has one of the highest big city poverty rates
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Shara Dae Howard
November 12, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report named Philadelphia one of the nation's big cities suffering from increased food insecurity. Philadelphia has one of the highest big city poverty rates, says a new report by Hunger Free America and similarly, the city's hunger rates have been soaring from...
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Gabe Kapler
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Mike DeNardo
November 12, 2018 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that manager Gabe Kapler lost his home in the California wildfires. The @Phillies confirm that manager @gabekapler lost his home in the Californnia wildfires. A spokeswoman says his family is fine, and his thoughts are with...
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Stan Lee speaks onstage at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Presents Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic-Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kim Glovas
November 12, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Stan Lee touched many lives, including that of a Philadelphia man who once worked at Marvel Comics. Ruben Diaz now works for Chikara, a professional wrestling company in Philadelphia, but he started as an intern at Marvel in the 1990's, then returned to work there...
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Construction on the Exton project is expected to begin before the end of the year.
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Ian Bush
November 12, 2018 - 3:50 pm
EXTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Whole Foods in Exton, Chester County is getting a new neighbor. Actually, hundreds of them. A six-story, 342-unit apartment building is coming to a portion of what used to be the Kmart property at Exton Square Mall, along Routes 30 and 100. The real estate...
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At left is a banner for Capt. Samuel Schultz, joining 17 others dedicated to men and women killed in service since Sept. 11, 2001.
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Jim Melwert
November 12, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in Montgomery County marked Monday's observation of Veteran's Day by unveiling a banner outside the courthouse dedicated to a Marine Corps pilot from Huntingdon Valley who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year. The ceremony included a flyover...
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The driver of this vehicle was under the influence of heroin when this happened. It took 4 doses of Narcan to revive him.
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
November 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby Police say a man who overdosed on heroin and slammed his car into a pole Sunday is now facing charges. The crash shut down a busy road and left 100 homes without power for several hours. When police got to the site of the crash on Township Line Road near...
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Mark Abrams
November 12, 2018 - 7:09 am
UPDATED: 1:50 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are pressing the search for five different drivers who killed three people and critically injured another in four hit-and-run incidents over the weekend. Sunday was an especially deadly day as two people were hit within an hour...
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Lynne Adkins
November 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Wilmington children's hospital is one of only two in the country using a unique treatment, only approved for adults, to fight rare liver cancer in children. Chemotherapy isn't always effective treating cancerous tumors and radiation can be too toxic for children...
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Antionette Lee
November 11, 2018 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 3,000 people put their feet to the pavement in Fairmount Park Sunday to support the fight against childhood cancer at the 10th Annual Lemon Run for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Frank Troiano says his granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was...
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Rowan University
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David Madden
November 10, 2018 - 10:00 pm
GLASSBORO, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Call it a local version of the “Shark Tank” TV show. Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business will host a competition this week where a dozen teams will take part in what’s called the “Idea Challenge.” There’s $15,000 on the line for the winners at Friday’s...
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