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Prom Dress
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Kimberly Adams
April 07, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of high school girls in Philadelphia hit the red carpet on Saturday, shopping for their prom dress. But these lucky teenagers didn't have to spend a dime, thanks to the School District of Philadelphia. "All of the dresses that I had before wouldn't zip all...
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Camden County Police
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David Madden
April 07, 2018 - 3:58 pm
CAMDEN, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- Police in the city of Camden are dealing with a rush of a deadly batch of heroin on the street. It's laced with fentanyl, which not only increases the high, but also the risk of overdose. Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says Friday was a particularly deadly day on...
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Philadelphia Police
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Dan Wing
April 07, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's was a violent start to the weekend across Philadelphia. Police are investigating several attacks and shootings that happened Friday night and continued Saturday morning. The first shooting happened just after 6 p.m. Friday in Germantown. Police say the 18-year-...
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Sunrise Yoga
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Mike Dougherty
April 07, 2018 - 11:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Saturday is World Health Day and people around the globe are getting the day started with fitness. An hour of sunrise yoga began at 6 a.m. on the Observation Deck of One Liberty Place. Event organizer Timothy Patch says it sets you up for a great day. "That kind of...
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Gloucester Township Police Officer Charged
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Mike Dougherty
April 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Gloucester Township police officer has been suspended and charged with assault after he was caught on video hitting a 13-year-old girl. Body cam video shows Officer John Flinn hitting a young girl in the face multiple times while she was being handcuffed for an...
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Oz Pearlman
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John McDevitt
April 06, 2018 - 11:51 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties will hold its annual fundraiser gala next week to benefit programs for low income residents. You may have seen Mentalist Oz Pearlman on TV. He will perform at the Habitat MontDelco Fundraiser gala on...
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Deborah Government Affairs liaison Christine Carlson-Glazer
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David Madden
April 06, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BROWNS MILLS, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A South Jersey hospital will get some extra federal reimbursement for Medicare patients treated there, now that it's included under a little known law aimed at helping rural hospitals stay open. Deborah Heart and Lung Center is perhaps best known for never...
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Mayara Pineiro
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Pat Loeb
April 06, 2018 - 10:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Mayara Pineiro was just 17 when she defected from Cuba to the U.S., nearly ten years ago. This week, she was able to show off how far she's come to a very special audience -- her mother, Natividad. “This is the first time she saw...
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Philadelphia students using the wireless pod.
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Mike DeNardo
April 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The School District is spending $20 million next year as part of an effort to upgrade classrooms at schools with low literacy scores. The first-graders in Dara Messing's class at Locke Elementary in West Philly are grouped at six different stations with iPads and a...
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Kristen Johanson
April 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- It's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and an advocacy group in Montgomery County is using a pinwheel garden display to spread their message. Five-hundred-seventy-nine pinwheels. One pinwheel for each child we served in 2017, said Leslie Slingsby...
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