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Paul Kurtz
May 31, 2018 - 8:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A corporate partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region held a graduation party Thursday for adult mentors and their junior partners involved in the Beyond School Walls program. The students, known as littles, have spent several hours each month of the...
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Steve Tawa
May 31, 2018 - 7:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The son of an inmate already sentenced to 16 years in prison from a Philadelphia housing fraud scheme made his appearance before a judge. A federal jury previously found that 56-year-old Kenneth Hampton, while behind bars, used prison telephones to recruit his kin —...
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Investigators examine the train derailment site on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, after a northbound Amtrak train crashed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia.
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Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2018 - 7:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The trial against the engineer at the helm of the ill-fated Amtrak 188 train in May 2015, which killed eight people and injured scores more, has reached an impasse. During a court hearing Thursday morning, prosecutors told a judge they can't get critical reports they...
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Pat Loeb
May 31, 2018 - 6:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania saw an increase in the number of child abuse cases last year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' annual report on child protective services . There were more than 7,000 substantiated reports of child abuse — about 8 percent more...
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Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of punching a police horse during an Eagles tailgate outside Lincoln Financial Field in January is suing the team and law enforcement. In the lawsuit, Anthony Tornetta claims he is emotionally distressed, in pain and humiliated after he said a state...
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David Madden
May 31, 2018 - 5:12 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Cape May County continue to probe the Memorial Day weekend incident in Wildwood involving a couple seasonal police officers and a Philadelphia-based beachgoer, which resulted in a violent arrest that is still circulating the web. And it...
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Philadelphia airport
Molly Daly
May 31, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The weather's gumming up the works at Philadelphia International Airport. Departure delays at other airports are making some flights bound for Philadelphia International run more than an hour and 15 minutes behind schedule. Some flights out of the airport are also...
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David Madden
May 31, 2018 - 4:52 pm
DOVER, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears Delaware will be the first state outside of Nevada to offer full-blown sports betting, starting next week. New Jersey has votes set on approving regulations on June 7. Pennsylvania's still working on it, with plans for casinos to apply for temporary licenses...
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House of Correction in Philadelphia
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 31, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's House of Correction is so notorious, it's been called a dungeon. The city announced last month it would close the 91-year-old prison by 2020. As of Wednesday, all inmates have been moved out of House of Correction and into other facilities along State...
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Willingboro High School junior Tamia Davidson
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Mike DeNardo
May 31, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Students at Willingboro High School are trying their hand at growing fish — and plants — at the same time. Junior Tamia Davidson on Thursday showed visitors though room 301, the school's aquaponics lab. The room houses a bubbling 400-gallon tank of water. "There'...
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