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Tim Jimenez
May 16, 2019 - 8:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The presidential campaign for Joe Biden announced Thursday morning that its national headquarters will be in Philadelphia, reportedly in Center City. The announcement comes a few days before a kickoff rally for the former vice president scheduled to take place...
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Shawn Felmey
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Tim Jimenez
May 16, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man was arrested in Florida on Wednesday. Authorities say he's facing charges for murdering his girlfriend's toddler son back in December. Falls Township Police and Bucks County detectives made a thousand-mile trip to arrest Shawn Felmey, 45, in...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Democrats will face a dizzying ballot next Tuesday in the primary election. There are 30 judicial candidates for nine seats on three courts; 13 candidates for two city commissioner slots. But the largest race is for City Council-at-large, where 28...
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North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 15, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday. Rivera stopped by the Morton McMichael School and the Paul L. Dunbar School to learn more about what's working there for the students and craft suggestions as...
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2017 mug shot of Brandon Olivieri
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 15, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three teenagers from South Philadelphia testified Wednesday in the murder trial against Brandon Olivieri. The now 18-year-old Olivieri is accused of shooting and killing Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile on Oct. 24, 2017 at 12th and Ritner streets, but he has...
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Prison.
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Steve Tawa
May 15, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Philadelphia prison guards are charged with beating an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road in Northeast Philadelphia. 35-year-old Robert Berger and 47-year-old Nathaniel Morris allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked an inmate -...
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NASCAR took to the streets of Philadelphia Wednesday and fans couldn't have been happier.
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John McDevitt
May 15, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — NASCAR took to the streets of Philadelphia Wednesday and fans couldn't have been happier. Before jumping into their race cars and taking to the streets, 17 NASCAR drivers signed autographs and met with their fans. "It's pretty neat. Just being able to come out here...
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One Day At A Time
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Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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Discarded crack pipe
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Jim Melwert
May 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the high-profile battle against heroin and opioids continues to grab headlines, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said crystal methamphetamine is back — "with a vengeance." About 15 years ago, a kilo of high-quality crystal meth would cost about $47,000...
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