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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 15, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The third circuit court of appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Philadelphia's immigration policy is legal. The city can keep its "sanctuary city" policy on immigration and still receive federal grants. Philadelphia sued the U.S. Attorney General after the...
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A Water Department spokesman said one water main, maybe two, broke on Ridge Ave near Scotts Lane.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
February 15, 2019 - 6:51 am
UPDATED: 10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of homes and businesses in East Falls are waiting to get their water turned on again as crews work to fix one of two water mains that broke just after midnight on Friday. The two breaks happened around 12:30 a.m. on Ridge Avenue, according to...
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A tool to fight crime and illegal dumping in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia is being offered at no cost to qualifying homeowners.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
February 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tool to fight crime and illegal dumping in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia is being offered at no cost to qualifying homeowners. Councilwoman Cindy Bass representing the 8th District announced the new Community Leadership Caucus Camera Program. "Its a...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
February 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Friday is Singles Awareness Day, and those who are not in a relationship are being celebrated on the day after Valentine's Day. Folks with whom KYW Newsradio spoke about Singles Awareness Day say whether you're in a relationship or not, it's important to learn to do...
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The Rosenbach Museum on Delaney Street is hosted a special showing of their "love letters" collection Thursday evening in honor of Valentine's Day.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
February 14, 2019 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Rosenbach Museum on Delaney Street hosted a special showing of their love letters collection Thursday evening in honor of Valentine's Day. The Rosenbach Museum houses a variety of manuscripts, including historical love letters. "So we have letters by a guy named...
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Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 14, 2019 - 7:33 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to the murder and attempted rape of his 14-year-old cousin. Bucks County judge Wallace Bateman told 21-year-old Colin Haag it’s hard to imagine a more heinous crime as he sentenced...
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A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets. On Thursday morning, authorities arrested 11 alleged...
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Retired Marine Capt. Matthew Morrison claims 3M's defective combat earplugs were the direct cause of his total hearing loss in his right ear.
Courtesy of Morrison Family Photos
Steve Tawa
February 14, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A former Marine captain from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, says he lost much of his hearing due to standard-issue ear plugs during three combat deployments, which have been worn by thousands of other U.S. service members. He's now filed a lawsuit against 3M Company...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
February 14, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under bills passed Thursday in City Council, Philadelphia voters will be asked at least two questions on the May primary ballot. Voters will be asked to eliminate gender-specific language from the city charter. For instance, Councilman Derek Green says, councilman...
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cash payment.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 14, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has passed a bill that requires all businesses in the city to accept cash for payment. The vote was 12 to four after some debate on the council floor. Councilman Bill Greenlee sponsored the measure, saying that accepting only bank or credit...
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