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Area high schools participated in the sixth annual Unified Soccer Championship at George Washington High School, where students with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same team.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amazing things happen when you put people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team, says Chase Trimer. "It's really all about promoting inclusion," said Trimer, director of Special Olympics Philadelphia. "Our students with intellectual...
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The three debarked dogs, as well as two other adult dogs and 10 puppies — some as young as 4 weeks old — were also rescued and signed over to the PSPCA's care.
Pennsylvania SPCA
John McDevitt
May 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An animal cruelty investigation is underway after three debarked dogs were found at the home of a an unlicensed breeder in Lancaster County. Devocalizing a dog is prohibited in Pennsylvania unless the procedure is performed by a licensed veterinarian using...
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The new LOVE Park is officially open.
Mike DeNardo-KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 30, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of Philadelphia's iconic public spaces is officially reopened, after years of delays and planning. It was once a haven for skateboarders. Now, as the mayor and city officials gathered for the ribbon-cutting to reopen LOVE Park, Diana Mangraviti of Northeast...
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Members of the Transportation Justice Coalition
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Cherri Gregg
May 30, 2018 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Members of the Transportation Justice Coalition held a press conference at Philadelphia City Hall on Wednesday, asking the city to expand a program that would get more workers to jobs in the suburbs. "We actually give the workers a vehicle," said Tim Styer, who runs...
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Meek Mill leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on May 30, 2018.
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Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2018 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the latest chapter of Meek Mill's legal saga, the Philadelphia native was back in a city courtroom this Wednesday morning to ask a Philadelphia judge to have his case moved. The rap artist is appealing his 2008 conviction, claiming the officer who arrested him...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 30, 2018 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia made history Tuesday night with its first ever LGBT State of the Union at the Kimmel Center. The event comes more than a year after protests calling out racism in Gayborhood nightclubs. "There is nothing greater in this nation that striving for the...
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Police Light Generic
Tim Jimenez
May 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State Police in Upper Bucks County have a warning for residents. Mysterious booms that people have been hearing overnight in the area were caused by explosions. There have been more than 20 of them since April 2 in the hours between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Many people...
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Medical marijuana in large jar at a legal marijuana dispensary.
Pat Loeb
May 29, 2018 - 8:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two years after Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, Philadelphia gets its first dispensary. Vip Patel has been planning for this day for a long time. As part owner of Restore Integrative Wellness Center, he went through an extensive application process with the...
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The musicians of the French troupe Transe Express play instruments on a steel chandelier.
Laurent Quinkal
John McDevitt
May 29, 2018 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kimmel Center's Philadelphia International Festival of Arts (PIFA) begins Thursday with 50 performances at various places across the city over the course of 11 days. One of those performances features flying French musicians on the banks of the Schuylkill River...
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 An investigation is underway after video shows a New Jersey police officer striking a woman several times during a beach arrest.
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Mike Dougherty
May 29, 2018 - 7:04 pm
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two police officers in Wildwood have been reassigned to administrative duty while investigators try to figure out if excessive force was used against a young woman who cops say was resisting arrest. A viral video from Sunday shows one officer punching 20-year-old...
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