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Park Cleanup
Dreamstime
Dan Wing
November 10, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Volunteers filled more than 100 parks throughout the city Saturday for a day of cleaning and getting them ready for the winter months ahead. It was the 25th annual "Fall Love Your Park Day." The day of service is organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the...
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 Sarah Falch and Nicole Felmeth
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
November 10, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The tolling of bells will be the centerpiece of Sunday's Veterans Day observance, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The national tolling of the bells, known as Bells of Peace, is meant to honor those who served in the "Great War." In...
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Gritty
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
November 10, 2018 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Flyers new mascot has become quite the sensation, and not just in Philadelphia. Forget about red and blue. This orange and black, furry creature actually received some write-in votes in Tuesday's midterm elections. According to Camden County's personal choice...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
November 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments this week over whether the City of Philadelphia should be forced to renew its foster care contract with a religious agency that refuses to place children with LGBT couples. The case involves the...
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Dreamstime
November 09, 2018 - 10:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are searching for a pair of drivers following a deadly hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia. It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Cottman and Torresdale Avenues, in the city's Tacony neighborhood. Police say a 50-year-old man was...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
November 09, 2018 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Residents at a mobile home park in South Jersey were rattled Friday morning after emergency crews pulled the body of young boy from a pond. It was a tough morning for Richard Ellis, Jr. and the residents of Mobile Estates of Southampton in Burlington County. "I'm...
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Penn Museum
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
November 09, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Penn Museum has added Archaeology in the A.M. to its family access programs designed for teens and young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities Archaeology in the A.M. pairs exploring the lives of the ancients with making new friends, according to...
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Traveling While Black
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
November 09, 2018 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Penn Museum is hosting a one-person play that explores travel and the black experience. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ autobiographical journey "I Wonder As I Wander," Idris Cooper-Anifowoshe examines the stresses of African-American travel from historical...
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winter gear donated
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
November 09, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Spring Garden Elementary School was the site of some very excited children who learned they'd be receiving free winter gear. When 8-year-old Taylor Johnson learned she'd be getting a hat, gloves and scarf for free, the first person she thought about was her mother. "...
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Mascots
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Hadas Kuznits
November 09, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many new mascots in Philadelphia, from Gritty to Squiggles, to now Wingston. But why are they all either male-oriented or gender neutral? Why are so few mascots female? When you think of Philadelphia mascots you probably don't first think about the...
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