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Mural Arts Guild program graduate Tahire Briscoe
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 13, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Mural Arts program likes to say "art ignites change." That may be most true of its Guild program, which trains formerly incarcerated people in skills such as painting, carpentry and mosaics. At this year's graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Mural Arts...
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a small plane crashed in Burlington County, New Jersey
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 13, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two are dead after a small plane crashed in Burlington County, New Jersey, Wednesday morning. Fire and rescue crews responded to the scene near Smithville-Jacksonville and Monmouth roads in Easthampton Township after a twin engine Beechcraft Baron went down shortly...
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ReeAnna Segin of Woodbine, New Jersey
Philadelphia Police Department
Eric Walter
June 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn felony charges brought against ReeAnna Segin, the woman arrested on Sunday after police say she attempted to set fire to a "thin blue line" flag at the Philadelphia Pride Parade. RELATED: Woman arrested at...
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Liberty gas station and Vigilante Service Center in the 1200 block of Bristol Pike
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
June 13, 2018 - 6:16 am
UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Crews in Bensalem have recovered the body of a man who was 15 feet underground when he was killed in an explosion at a gas station on Bristol Pike Tuesday afternoon. Once they found his body, authorities were blocked by about 2 feet of debris, and...
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The sign on the restroom door in Parliament Coffee says it is for guests only.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone can now walk into a Starbucks and use the bathroom, but what about other coffee shops or food spots in Center City? The sign on the restroom door in Parliament Coffee says it is for guests only. But an employee explained that they consider anyone who walks in...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The People's Emergency Center is planning to expand its services to families in homeless shelters thanks to a three-year grant. The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program is contributing nearly $1.5 million over three years to the PEC in West Philadelphia for its...
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Black Restaurant Week co-founders Falayn Farrell and Warren Luckett
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Black Restaurant Week is happening all across Philadelphia this week. The food-centric event originally began in Houston three years ago, and has since spread to Atlanta, Oakland, New Orleans and now Philadelphia, the very first city in the Northeast. "For us, it was...
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Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A major rescue operation is underway after an explosion at a Bensalem gas station has left one man hospitalized and one still buried in the rubble. It occurred around 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty gas station and Vigilante Service Center in the 1200 block of Bristol...
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Thomas Woewiyu
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
June 12, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A second Liberian national's immigration and fraud trial is underway at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. It centers on atrocities committed during civil conflict, but he's charged with lying about his role in it while seeking U.S. citizenship. When former...
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David Grier
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Charges have been upheld against the man accused of murdering a beloved art student in Cobbs Creek in November. David Grier, 22, will face a murder trial, despite his defense attorney arguing there wasn't enough evidence to sustain the case. Prosecutors showed...
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