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SCI Phoenix
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Jim Melwert
July 11, 2018 - 3:11 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State Correctional Institution Graterford was locked down Wednesday morning to begin the process of transferring inmates to a brand new $400 million residence. The new building, SCI Phoenix, was built less than a mile from the nearly century-old Graterford...
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Low-income senior citizens stood in long lines at Reading Terminal Market for free produce vouchers, highlighting the sheer number of Philadelphians who suffer from food insecurity.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Low-income senior citizens stood in long lines at Reading Terminal Market for free produce vouchers, highlighting the sheer number of Philadelphians who suffer from food insecurity. The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging set up a distribution point for vouchers, which...
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Comcast and the Philly Pops teamed up to give 205 bikes away for Christmas in July.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
July 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philly Pops teamed up with Comcast for their 5th annual Christmas in July bike giveaway on Wednesday morning. The Comcast Center was decked out with Christmas trees and other decorations. Carolers, Santa Claus (donning summer apparel), and a quartet of trumpets...
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Ray Jenkins, 6, makes a Slurpee at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore.
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Eric Walter
July 11, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the Philadelphia region approaches the hottest time of the year, 7-Eleven might be able to help residents cool off. Wednesday, July 11 — that is to say, 7/11 — is 7-Eleven Day, and the convenience store chain is giving away free Slurpees from, of course, 11 a.m. to...
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Dreamstime
Dan Majka
July 11, 2018 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Does navigating through the city leave you frustrated? A study just released by Wallethub.com ranks Philadelphia the fourth worst city in the nation for driving. According to statistics, Philadelphia performs poorly in cost of ownership, traffic and infrastructure,...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
July 11, 2018 - 6:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Firefighters were called to a home on North 9th Street near Lehigh Avenue around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. The blaze was brought under control in about 15 minutes, but that was long enough for it to claim the lives of 2 people inside. One of the victims is a 33-year-old...
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Smoke still pours from the scene of a huge junk yard fire in Kensington, Philadelphia.
Sam Clover/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 11, 2018 - 6:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood is still feeling the effects of a four-alarm fire that broke out at a junk yard on Tuesday night and consumed a city block. The fire started around 8:30 p.m. at Somerset and Tulip streets. Firefighters brought the blaze under...
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Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 10, 2018 - 9:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive four-alarm fire broke out at a junk yard in Kensington Tuesday night just before 9 p.m. The fire started at Somerset and Tulip streets and has spread. Officials say nearly an entire city block is on fire. A swarm of firefighters are on the scene with a long...
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Howard Nathan, president and CEO of Gift of Life Donor Program
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
July 10, 2018 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Gift of Life Donor Program marked president and CEO Howard Nathan's 40th anniversary with the organization with a celebration Tuesday morning. It was humble beginnings for Howard Nathan when he was hired in July, 1978, by Steve Sammut at what was then called The...
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Holli Stephens | KYW Newsradio
July 10, 2018 - 12:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The dean of Temple University's business school has been forced out over falsified data submitted to rankings organizations about its online master's program. Temple President Richard Englert said in an email to the university community that Moshe Porat was asked to resign on...
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