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From left: Preston's Pantry Project planning committee members Brandon Foose, Lindsey Mason, Daphne Benfield, Heather Stehman and Kristin Behre.
Courtesy Preston Pantry Project
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Charlotte Reese PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last month, a pregnant mother and her 9-year-old son Preston were killed when flash floods ripped through eastern Berks County. Now people in Berks County are coming together to honor them with an annual food drive in Boyertown. Heather Stehman, a...
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Brad Nau/CBS 3
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mo'ne Davis — remember her? At 13, she became the first girl to ever win and pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. Now, she's all grown up and headed off to college in just a few days. Marian Anderson Recreation Center is home to an indoor batting...
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Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It took Philadelphia police five hours to pull out two officers stuck inside the home where the alleged gunman Maurice Hill was firing at police. The police commissioner detailed the harrowing escape at a press conference Thursday. "When you know you have two police...
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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 15, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than 24 hours after six officers were shot in Tioga-Nicetown, police responded to another shooting in North Philadelphia in Ogontz. Five people were shot on Conlyn Street near 15th, down the street from Einstein Medical Center where the victims were taken to and...
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30-year-old David Strowhouer from Woodside Lane in Newtown Square
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
John McDevitt
August 15, 2019 - 5:47 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsrasio) — A 30-year-old Chester County man pleads guilty to third-degree murder for killing a woman while driving drunk and high in February. Wearing a dark prison jumpsuit, David Strowhouer of Newtown Square pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and related charges for...
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Philadelphia-area leaders gathered at an Elkins Park synagogue Thursday to denounce hate.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia-area leaders gathered at an Elkins Park synagogue Thursday to denounce hate. The goal of the gathering at Congregation Knesset Israel was to send the message that Pennsylvania is no place for hate, and leaders started off with a moment of silence for the...
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections voted Thursday to keep a $29 million dollar contract with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for new voting machines. The contract was up for review, after the city controller discovered that the company failed to disclose...
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Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victim services nonprofits in the area began outreach on Thursday to help residents deal with the trauma of witnessing the standoff in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood on Wednesday night. Rosalind Pichardo is the founder of Operation Save Our City, a crisis responder...
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Ahmed Elgaafary
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Uber driver has been convicted in Chester County court of raping a passenger he picked up at Valley Forge Casino in February 2018. Ahmed Elgaafary, 27, showed no emotion as the verdict was read, guilty on all counts including rape of an unconscious person, and...
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Dito Sakhovia of 13 outstanding young people honored at the Young Hero Awards.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Liberty Museum in Old City will celebrate a group of 13 outstanding young citizens Thursday at its annual Young Hero Awards ceremony. One honoree says he overcame major challenges to discover the true meaning of liberty. "Coming here and seeing all the...
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