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Six people were shot at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
June 17, 2019 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are trying to find the gunman who opened fire at a combination graduation-Father's Day party in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday. One person was killed and five others were wounded. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said nearly 70 people were at the party when the...
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If you live in Philly you have more than 70 swimming pool options to help you cool down.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
June 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer fun and safety collide as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation open their pools for the summer. Hot, humid and sticky are just some of the words you can use to describe Philly in the summer. But if you live in Philadelphia, you have more than 70 swimming pool...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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New Jersey took a step to permanently remember its part in the American slave trade.
Courtesy of Camden County
Justin Udo
June 17, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey took a step to permanently remember its part in the American slave trade. During the Transatlantic slave trade, more than 24 million Africans were stolen from their homes and sold in the Americas. For many of them, that meant being auctioned off in Camden...
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B.PHL, Philadelphia's version of South by Southwest will launch this fall
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
June 17, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's version of South by Southwest (SXSW) will launch this fall and the city's first innovation celebration was announced Monday. The B.PHL festival kick off featured some innovations that will be highlighted at 11 locations across the city beginning Oct. 15...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio, file
Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of murdering a Villanova University professor five years ago has been found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Victim Carol Ambruster was stabbed in the neck 11 times on Dec. 9, 2013, inside her Germantown apartment. A kitchen...
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Scaffolding buckled in University City.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
June 17, 2019 - 1:25 pm
UPDATED: 2:10 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rescue crews were on the scene of a scaffolding collapse in University City Monday. Police say just after 12:30 p.m. at 34th and Walnut streets, the scaffolding from a work site buckled and snapped in two, trapping two workers. Two men were left...
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Kim Glovas
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Young adults are finding out that parenthood is a choice, but society is having a hard time accepting that. Stephanie Fusco of East Falls has decided parenthood is not a priority in her life. But whenever she tells anyone, it's a struggle. "No one ever responds...
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Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help. Drexel president John Fry says the university has secured about $29 million toward the $39 million needed for a...
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Traffic jam.
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Pat Loeb
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fines for certain parking violations could be going up in Philadelphia soon and City Council could vote as early as this week on a bill designed to tackle congestion by collecting more from vehicles that block traffic. How many times has it happened to you? You're...
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