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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
May 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Weather ruined the roads more than usual this year, eating up tires and denting wheels throughout the region. The amount of potholes in Pennsylvania is unfathomable, too, so Gov. Tom Wolf is throwing asphalt at the problem — and cash at PennDOT. PennDOT has already...
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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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Rachel Kurland
May 30, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wildwood Police Department released body camera footage of the controversial beach arrest that went viral during Memorial Day weekend. The initial viral video, taken by a bystander, which has been viewed more than 6 million times, shows one officer punching 20-...
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Ad hoc protest of today's planned eviction of Kensington tunnels
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Pat Loeb
May 30, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — By the time trash trucks rolled down Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue, removing a six-month accretion of mattresses, blankets and tents, more than 100 people had accepted services, but — even as their belongings were carted away — others just were not ready. "With...
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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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