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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge hunters training
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Molly Daly
October 07, 2019 - 12:11 pm
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will be closed to the public for eight days this month, for what state and federal officials are calling a "mentored archery deer hunt." But the temporary closure has sparked a heated debate on the refuge's Facebook page, as some park-goers...
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Michael White
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
October 07, 2019 - 10:38 am
A city judge has granted the district attorney's motion to drop the third-degree murder charge against Michael White, the man accused of fatally stabbing Sean Schellenger in July 2018 near Rittenhouse Square.
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Mike DeNardo
October 07, 2019 - 9:56 am
A state grant is providing some extras for six Philadelphia schools in the northeastern section of the city: Lincoln High School, Alternative Middle Years at James Martin School, and Bridesburg, Mayfair, Meehan and Richmond Elementary Schools.
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Flowers and a note left behind for the victims of the crash into the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
October 07, 2019 - 9:15 am
Delaware State Police are still looking for a 6-year-old boy who was in the SUV that drove into the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Sunday morning. The crash left three others dead.
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Man smokes an e-cigarette
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Justin Udo
October 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
The recent spike in illnesses and deaths related to vaping has led The Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning to smokers to stop using vaping products that contain THC. KYW Newsradio talked to some local THC vapers about their thoughts on the warning.
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Alternative Response Unit
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Paul Kurtz
October 07, 2019 - 7:56 am
City officials say an emergency response unit that launched last April in response to the opiod crisis is showing promising results. They're saving lives and getting more people addicted to heroin into treatment. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers respond to the School District of Philadelphia's plans to temporarily relocate Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students.
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KYW Staff
October 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite met with parents and students Monday morning at district headquarters to discuss the temporary closing of Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy and the immediate future of the 1,000 students who are meant to attend calsses at...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is in Copenhagen this week for two environmental conferences, and he hopes his presence will make a statement.
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Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov, Pardons Board Provide Update on Pardons Process, Benefit to Those with Marijuana Convictions.
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Cherri Gregg
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week a new expedited process for forgiving marijuana convictions.
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Getting a meal in the hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
A program at the Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing the way we think of hospital food.
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