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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amazon has chosen Queens, New York, and northern Virginia to split its new corporate headquarters, bypassing Philadelphia, despite the city's offer of more than $1 billion in tax incentives. While city officials say they are disappointed, they have no regrets. Harold...
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Displayed is Alexander Hamilton's Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia by Douglas Hamilton, his fifth great-grandson, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
November 13, 2018 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of...
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Rachel Kurland
November 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It invaded South Philadelphia and stole our hearts, but now, it's time for the tentacle-based creature to say farewell. The art installation was added to the Navy Yard about a month ago , which displays a purple, blue and green sea monster weaving in between the...
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The National Constitution Center brought religious and law enforcement leaders together.
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Tim Jimenez
November 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a report released Tuesday, the FBI said there was a 17 percent jump in hate crimes reported last year. While 60 percent of the crimes were related to race and ethnicity, 20 percent were connected to religion. Coincidentally, an event at the National Constitution...
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From left: Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, former City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell
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Kristen Johanson
November 13, 2018 - 11:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced charges against former City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell after a 14-month-long grand jury investigation. Shapiro said Peterkin-Bell, a senior official under former Mayor Michael Nutter, took more than $...
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Dan Wing
November 13, 2018 - 9:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A firefighter was injured after taking a fall while fighting a fire at a West Philadelphia home early Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the home on Spruce Street near the intersection with 57th Street in Cobbs Creek just before 3 a.m. While battling the fire...
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Amazon
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Tim Jimenez
November 13, 2018 - 7:23 am
UPDATED: 10:10 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a year-long competition, Amazon has made a decision on where its second headquarters will be. Amazon made the announcement Tuesday morning that Long Island City in Queens, New York, and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, will be splitting...
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From left: Ryan Gricco, Jake Cross and Brock Anderson
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 13, 2018 - 4:45 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The trial begins Tuesday for three players charged with assault for their roles in a high school hockey brawl in March 2017. During a Flyers Cup AA quarterfinal tournament in Hatfield, Ridley High School's team was losing 7-1 to Central Bucks High School...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
November 13, 2018 - 4:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're going to be hearing this word a lot over the next eight years, so we should learn how to say it: semiquincentennial. The national committee planning our nation's 250th birthday party in 2026 will hold its first meeting Thursday evening at the Union League...
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Scott Sladek is the face of a case that has opened the door to allow more firefighters to be compensated by the city if they get cancer, a hazard of the job.
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Cherri Gregg
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia firefighter is the face of a case that has opened the door to allow more firefighters to be compensated by the city if they get cancer, a hazard of the job. "Most people that go to work have a clean air space. Ours isn't. Our office is in smoke filled...
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