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Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green and Pa. state Rep. Jordan Harris
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm
As the Pennsylvania Health Department takes applications for permits to grow medical marijuana, local elected officials are calling on the governor to ensure that Philadelphia gets at least one. Officials made their case on Wednesday. Councilman Derek Green says that by 2020, medical marijuana will...
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Dan Wing
May 09, 2018 - 10:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man is fighting for his life after being shot several times in Southwest Philadelphia. Philadelphia Police say the 44-year-old was leaving a Chinese takeout restaurant when he got into an argument with another man at 54th Street and Woodland Avenue around 12:30 a.m...
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Sean Learn
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Dan Wing
May 09, 2018 - 7:38 am
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Canadian man has been arraigned in connection to a fatal DUI crash in Bensalem in late April. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office says 48-year-old Sean Learn of Toronto surrendered Tuesday on charges of homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle,...
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A passenger in this car took a shot at a driver who honked his horn.
Tim Jimenez-KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
May 09, 2018 - 7:28 am
LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Bucks County say they are looking for a road rage shooter who pulled the trigger after another driver honked his horn. According to Lower Southampton Township Police, the incident started at Old Bristol Road and Bridgetown Pike at around 11 a...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
May 08, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have released chilling video of a struggle between a man washing his car and another man armed with a weapon resembling an AK-47 who shot him. Authorities are now searching for the gunman while the victim fights for his life. Wanted: Suspect for Shooting...
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For the first time, Philadelphia is offering a bounty to help rid the streets of so-called "bandit signs."
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 08, 2018 - 10:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time, Philadelphia is offering a bounty to help rid the streets of so-called "bandit signs." The city will launch a program next month to pay community groups to take down the illegal signs, often tacked onto utility poles promoting concerts or claiming...
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Hard Rock Cafe
David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
May 08, 2018 - 9:56 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Casino Control Commission votes Wednesday on a license for the soon-to-open Hard Rock facility inside the old Taj Mahal. Hard Rock is set to open June 28, the same date as the Ocean Resort, known as the former Revel. Roger Gros, who publishes...
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Tonya Bah, education chair for Neighborhood Networks, wants a full audit of the school budget.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 08, 2018 - 9:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of activists are demanding that big institutions in Philadelphia give their fair share for education in the city. Wealthy corporations like Independence Blue Cross and Comcast, as well as schools like Penn, Drexel and Temple, were called out by activists...
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave a cool reception to the mayor's proposed tax rate increase Tuesday in its hearing on the measure. Council members grilled Finance Director Rob Dubow about whether officials had considered alternatives to a tax increase. Councilwoman Helen Gym...
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council will audit the Office of Property Assessment after taxpayers complained that this year's reassessments were faulty. The council's audit plan came out during a hearing Tuesday on the mayor's tax rate increase proposal. Council President Darrell Clarke said...
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