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American Airlines
Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT/Sipa USA
Shara Dae Howard
July 02, 2018 - 9:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Consulate of Mexico formally announced a new American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Mexico City. Mayor Jim Kenney applauded the new direct flight, which he said will boost local businesses as well offer an opportunity to heal political wounds...
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From City Hall to Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, hundreds marched through town hoping to abolish ICE once and for all.
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
July 02, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From City Hall to Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, hundreds marched through town Monday hoping to abolish ICE once and for all. Brutally hot temperatures didn't slow down demonstrators as they marched through the city in support of...
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KYW Newsradio, file
Molly Daly
July 02, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Charges have been filed for the deaths of two pedestrians early last month at a Port Richmond shopping center. Philadelphia police said a 32-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl have been charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and other offenses...
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Philadelphia Police Department
July 02, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have arrested a West Philadelphia man in connection with an AK-47 shooting in May that left one man seriously injured. Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said the victim has been in the hospital and rehabilitation for weeks. "As a result of him...
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Philip Storey (left) performed surgery on Rasaan Urquhart's (right) eye at Wills Eye Hospital back in February following a fireworks incident. Storey warns of the dangers of shooting off fireworks, especially during the Fourth of July.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2018 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With larger fireworks now legally available in Pennsylvania, doctors are warning of the increased danger of eye injuries on the Fourth of July. On the night of the Eagles Super Bowl win, Rasaan Urquhart of Northeast Philadelphia was celebrating on Cottman Avenue with...
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Dreamstime
July 02, 2018 - 4:34 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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Demolition crews have taken down the boyhood home of Philadelphia opera singer Mario Lanza. A new residential development will go up in its place.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 02, 2018 - 4:30 pm
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Demolition crews have taken down the boyhood home of Philadelphia opera singer Mario Lanza. A new residential development will go up in its place. As crews leveled 636 Christian St., a man around the corner on Seventh Street remembered the Lanza family back in...
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Up until Monday, a few pools still had separate free swim times for boys and girls.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
July 02, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's out with the old and in with the new for a practice at local public pools that dates back more than five decades. Up until Monday, a few pools still had separate free swim times for boys and girls. "I had no idea that the practice still existed until I heard it...
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SCI Phoenix
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
July 02, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A project plagued by delays has yet another postponement, with a missed target date for the new state prison in Montgomery County. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections had said they planned to have prisoners out of State Correctional...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
July 02, 2018 - 2:48 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the 2016 murder of another man. Vyron Johnson, 31, pleaded guilty on June 11 to aggravated manslaughter charges for shooting and killing Patrick Lowe. Witnesses told police that Johnson and a surviving...
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