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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 7:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a violent and deadly weekend in Philadelphia, District Attorney Larry Krasner is defending his office's approach to criminal justice reform. The district attorney touched upon Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments on Monday about the spike in shootings in...
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A free meal program for kids in Philadelphia returns this summer.
Courtesy of the City of Philadelphia.
John McDevitt
June 18, 2019 - 6:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free meal program for kids in Philadelphia returns this summer. Partners involved in the Philly Summer Meals program were not only letting the community know about the free food available to kids but also about other programs offered during the summer recess...
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A national nonpartisan business group backing policies that create jobs that are good for the environment says Pennsylvania's clean jobs increased 6% last year, five times faster that statewide job growth.
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Steve Tawa
June 18, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national nonpartisan business group backing policies that create jobs that are good for the environment says Pennsylvania's clean jobs increased 6 percent last year, five times faster than statewide job growth. Noah Dubin of the group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs...
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Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
June 18, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The now former principal of a Philadelphia elementary school has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run nearly two years ago. On Tuesday, he waived his preliminary hearing, and his trial will move onto a higher court. Jovan Weaver, 37, was arrested in early...
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Jim Melwert
June 18, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Willow Grove couple is on trial for murder, accused of beating the woman's 4-year-old son so badly he died from his injuries. Prosecutors say it was punishment for the boy spilling his cereal. Forensic pathologist Ian Hood told the jury that to cause the injuries...
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Tioga Marine Terminal
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Mark Abrams
June 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal agents have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from cargo containers Tuesday aboard a ship docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, located along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are still looking for the killer who opened fire at a graduation and Father's Day party on Sunday. And after a weekend where nearly 30 people were shot in the city, there are calls for more to be done. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, in whose...
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A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is going on display Tuesday at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Mike DeNardo
June 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is going on display Tuesday at the Museum of the American Revolution. It was a goose bump moment for Holly Kinyon when the 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence was removed from its protective box in...
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A program aimed at building community through shared meals is relaunching another phase of its project.
Courtesy of Catalyst Community Conversations
Hadas Kuznits
June 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A program aimed at building community through shared meals is relaunching another phase of its project. The next community dinner takes place Tuesday night in Norris Square in Kensington and another dinner is planned for Tuesday, June 25 at Vernon Park in Germantown...
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Chants of "put the guns down" and "don't shoot, we want to live" echoed up Reed Bird Place down S. 70th Street and all throughout the Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.
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Andrew Kramer
June 17, 2019 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Chants of "put the guns down" and "don't shoot, we want to live" echoed up Reed Bird Place down S. 70th Street and all throughout the Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. Dozens of people came to a public safety walk and rally to end gun violence Monday afternoon. It...
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