Local News

Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools may have metal detectors, but is the district making sure that they use them? One school board member was looking into that, last week. Generally, all Philadelphia high schools have magnetometers and x-ray machines. District chief operating...
Read More
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilman, who's under fire for aiding city land sales to a friend, introduced bills in city council last week that might prevent similar deals in the future. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson helped a childhood...
Read More
CPR has changed over the years, and instructors are teaching "hands only" CPR to encourage more intervention from Good Samaritans.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- CPR has changed over the years, and instructors are teaching "hands only" CPR to encourage more intervention from Good Samaritans. Free classes were held earlier this week at SEPTA's Jefferson Station. Spotting the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack...
Read More
An artist's rendering of the new Faith and Liberty Discovery Center set to open at Fifth and Market streets on Independence Mall in November 2020.
Courtesy of American Bible Society
Mark Abrams
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American Bible Society has begun construction on a $60 million museum that, when completed in the fall of 2020, will offer visitors a state-of-the art interactive experience exploring the role of faith in the foundation of America. Pat Murdock is the managing...
Read More
Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many people who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction become anxious this time of year, because temptation can be found at almost every social event. Naomi Marmorstein, a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University-Camden, says she has three suggestions for...
Read More
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After three years in the works a handcrafted chocolate whiskey is ready to be enjoyed, it’s a joint effort between a Philadelphia candy store and a distillery. Shane Confectionery, in Old City, is America's oldest candy store. For the first time it’s using its high...
Read More
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A jazz legend was in Philadelphia this week to receive the prestigious Ben Franklin Medal at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center. Known for his unique piano and keyboard style, Herbie Hancock was given the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal by the...
Read More
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
December 08, 2018 - 6:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army had the corps bouncing in front of the president and kept the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The No. 22 Black Knights recovered two fumbles in the fourth quarter, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. had two rushing touchdowns and Army beat Navy 17-10 on Saturday to win its third straight game...
Read More
Kimberly Adams/KYW Newsradio
Kimberly Adams
December 08, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was a clean sweep in Kensington Saturday as volunteers put broom in hand to not only clean up the area, but to make the streets safer for kids heading to schools. "I'm helping clean this community,” said 11-year-old Demetirus. He, and many others, rolled up their...
Read More
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
December 08, 2018 - 6:06 pm
CARNEYS POINT, NJ (KYW Newsradio) - Drivers who use the Delaware Memorial Bridge to get between New Jersey and Delaware may soon have to pay more money to cross the bridge. A proposal from the Delaware River and Bay Authority would increase tolls from $4 to $5 for passenger cars, among other rate...
Read More

Pages