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Families find out they win a scholarship at Lincoln Financial Field.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
December 05, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Several families showed up to Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday for what they thought was only an interview for a tuition scholarship followed by a holiday party, but they were in for a big surprise. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Philadelphia City Council, Thursday banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Five Philadelphia schools are graduating out of the district's lowest performance tier. Read more here.
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Thousands of Philadelphia and Philadelphia-area students skipped school Friday to gather at City Hall in solidarity with a global Climate Strike of young people all around the world.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Students are planning to walk out of school Friday for a City Hall rally to bring attention to climate change. Read more here.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2019 - 4:17 pm
After the recent rash of gun deaths involving children, anti-violence advocates are joining forces with police, City Council members and faith leaders to ask Philadelphians to search their homes for illegal guns. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 3:03 pm
Philadelphia City Council has amended its tax abatement phase-down plan, after Mayor Jim Kenney threatened to veto it. With the change, the new abatement plan will not take effect until next Dec. 31.
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William Torres
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
December 05, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The man accused of shooting and killing a woman in her Montgomery County home last week has just been found not guilty of assaulting her in Maryland. Read more here.
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David Cohen is shown at the White House in 2014.
Andrew Harrer/Pool/Sipa USA
Justin Udo
December 05, 2019 - 12:56 pm
There's a change of leadership coming to Comcast, as longtime executive David Cohen has annnouced he is stepping down. Read more here.
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Bear trap
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
December 05, 2019 - 7:06 am
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police are attempting to lure a bear seen roaming around suburban Philadelphia and northern Delaware for the past week ... with donuts and chololate. Read more here.
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Suhail Gillard.
Courtesy of Eastern Pa. Football Conference.
Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
A star football player at Mastery Charter School will be laid to rest Thursday after the 18-year-old was tragically shot and killed on Sunday. Read more here.
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