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Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
July 04, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities believe they have captured the man who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl on a SEPTA platform. Officials said SEPTA police arrested a man on Wednesday night at the 69th Street station who fit the description of the suspect and was found in illegal...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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water main break damage
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 04, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several businesses are still without water as the work continues on this Fourth of July holiday at the site of Tuesday's water main break in Center City. The massive hole at Sansom and Juniper streets seems to have doubled in size in a day. The cause of the water main...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
July 04, 2018 - 8:35 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and another hospitalized following a shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night. Philadelphia police said two 37-year-old men were shot around 11 p.m. on West Cumberland Street. One of the victims was shot multiple times. He was taken...
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PECO Building
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Strong thunderstorms rolling through the region are causing a lot of problems. PECO is reporting more than 45,000 customers are without power on this sweltering evening, with Chester County looking like the hardest hit area: More than 24,000 homes and businesses there...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 03, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you hate paying full price, two local art museums have a deal for you. The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are offering a combination ticket this summer. For $40, you can visit both museums, which will save you a total of $10. Regular adult...
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Police Generic
Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just one day after the FBI announced the arrest of a man planning to possibly bomb Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer, police are reminding people to stay vigilant during Fourth of July festivities. Patrol officers and federal authorities will be on foot, on bikes...
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Renovations to The Bourse building will soon be made to the public as a world-class food hall called Bourse Marketplace.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 03, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A day before the big Fourth of July events in the birthplace of liberty, the city held a block party in front of The Bourse, just across the street from the Liberty Bell. The festivities set the tone for the building to reopen this summer as a world-class food hall...
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Philadelphia police confront and contain a group of people protesting outside of ICE offices.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
July 03, 2018 - 12:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have blocked the street where protesters are encamped outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at Eighth and Cherry streets. Commissioner Richard Ross spoke to protesters on Monday night and asked them to move, which they refused...
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