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The Roots Picnic
Melony Roy | KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
June 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's going to be a busy day in the area of Penn's Landing on Saturday. The Roots Picnic was first held back in 2008, making this the 10th year in a row that the show, founded by Philadelphia's own hip-hop legends, The Roots, will takeover Festival Pier at Penn's...
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Kenyatta Johnson/ Nat'l Gun Violence Awareness Month
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 01, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia city councilman kicked Gun Violence Awareness Month on Friday with a rally featuring prayers from clergy of many different religions. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson got involved in gun violence prevention when he was 17 years old, after his cousin was...
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Independence Visitor Center CPR Training
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Dan Wing
June 01, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Friday marked the start of National CPR Awareness Week, and the Independence Visitor Center played host to The American Heart Association and Penn Medicine's Mobile CPR Project, teaching anybody who had ten minutes to spare the ability to save a life. A few dozen...
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Mayor Jim Kenney stands with pre-K students at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.
Molly Daly/KYW Newsradio
Molly Daly
June 01, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials capped the first full school year of Philadelphia's free pre-K program, and the start of enrollment for the next, with a celebration on Friday morning at the Please Touch Museum. The occasion was overshadowed by a soda industry lawsuit, as well as a...
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel
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Paul Kurtz
June 01, 2018 - 2:34 pm
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania correctional officials have formally dedicated the new prison that will replace the Graterford correctional facility. At the moment the history and future of corrections sit right next to each other. But the past will soon be going away. Over the...
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From left: Anthony Ervin and Charles Wall
New Jersey Attorney General's Office
Kim Glovas
June 01, 2018 - 2:07 pm
CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J., (KYW Newsradio) — Two Camden men were sentenced today for a series of armed robberies at 7-Eleven stores in 2014. In one robbery, a clerk was shot multiple times and left paralyzed. Charles Walls, 35, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to first-degree...
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These two peacocks were located and safely collected by the Philadelphia Zoo.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
June 01, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two missing peacocks from the Philadelphia Zoo have been located in Fairmount Park. The search continues for the third. A tip sent in to a special email address — peacocks@phillyzoo.org — led a team from the zoo to the equestrian center in Fairmount Park, where they...
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Kim Glovas
June 01, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in a cold-case murder from January 2017. It happened on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in the 2200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. A 19-year-old man was shot once in...
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Vince Jones, director of emergency management in Atlantic County
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David Madden
June 01, 2018 - 12:54 pm
EGG HARBOR TWP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As we enter hurricane season, authorities are getting their ducks in a row, so to speak, should rough weather hit. Atlantic City Electric is joining in that effort. The utility company met with emergency managers in Atlantic County, along with police, the Red...
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Generic Police Light
Kim Glovas
June 01, 2018 - 12:35 pm
WEST GOSHEN TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — West Goshen Township Police are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Friday morning. Police arrived at a home in the 300 block of North Five Points Road, around 6:30 a.m. Family members met them in the driveway and directed officers to the living room...
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