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Barclay Friends Fire
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Kristen Johanson
April 03, 2018 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Attorneys for one of the victims of the inferno at a Chester County nursing home say they know what may have sparked the flames, and why the building burned so quickly. Experts who examined the charred remnants of the Barclay Friends nursing home tell lawyers a...
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Battle of the Badges
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Justin Udo
April 03, 2018 - 2:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a battle of the badges between Philadelphia police and firefighters. The 13-week weight loss challenge pits the two departments against each other in a friendly competition, with the winning side getting a trophy. "Whether you lose one pound, 20 pounds, or even...
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Philly Classroom
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Mike DeNardo
April 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia plans to continue modernizing early-grade classrooms at schools with low literacy scores. The first-graders in Dara Messing's class at Locke Elementary in West Philly are grouped at six different stations with iPads and a...
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Mayor Frank Gilliam
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David Madden
April 03, 2018 - 1:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A municipal judge in Atlantic City has thrown out a private criminal complaint against Mayor Frank Gilliam stemming from a $10,000 political contribution made during his recent campaign. The complaint contended Gilliam took a check written out to the Democratic...
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2016 Villanova Parade
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Pat Loeb
April 03, 2018 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Two months after the Eagles Super Bowl parade, Philadelphia is getting ready to celebrate another local champion . This parade won't be quite as long or elaborate, but it should make Villanova fans happy. Fans will have five blocks of Center City in which to cheer...
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PECO Building
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John McDevitt
April 03, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Congratulatory messages for the NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats will be displayed in lights at PECO's headquarters building at 23rd and Market Streets, and during the championship parade. Since 1976, all sorts of messages have been flashed on PECO's crownlights...
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Villanova Wins National Championship
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April 03, 2018 - 11:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Eagles know a little something about winning a championship. And after Villanova followed the Birds' Super Bowl LII victory with a national title win Monday night over Michigan, the Eagles were quick to join the celebration and congratulate the...
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Villanova National Championship Gear
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Tim Jimenez
April 03, 2018 - 10:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Villanova Wildcats were set to land in Philadelphia late Tuesday afternoon with a celebration on campus to follow. Before the team arrived home, Nova Nation was looking to snatch up National Championship gear. When the Villanova Campus bookstore opened up a...
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Bill Cosby
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April 03, 2018 - 9:59 am
By Eric Levenson and Aaron Cooper, CNN (CNN) -- Bill Cosby's defense team will be allowed to seek testimony from a woman whose statements may undermine prosecutors' key witness in the comedian's upcoming retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Judge Steven T. O'Neill of Montgomery County...
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Villanova Fans
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Justin Udo
April 03, 2018 - 12:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Two out of three ain't bad. Nova Nation is celebrating the Wildcats' second NCAA National Championship in three years. Students and alumni swarmed to Villanova's student rec center Monday night to watch their Wildcats dominate the Michigan Wolverines and capture the...
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