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November 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to research from the University of Vermont, trauma experienced in childhood can be psychologically carried into adulthood. The effects can range from small...
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The feds are investigating clergy abuse probe in Pa.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The federal prosecutors bring a dramatic escalation to the scandal that's dogged the Catholic Church, with victims' advocates saying it's about time. The searing Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing attacks on children by priests and the cover-up by church leaders...
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Victims who survived years of starvation and torture, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case, express relief after their captors have been imprisoned. "I don't have to be scared no more."
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Kristen Johanson
September 13, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven years after they were first rescued by investigators, the group of victims in the "Basement of Horrors" case sat in federal Judge Cynthia Rufe's courtroom to see the fate of the last defendant, Eddie Wright. Wright was sentenced in federal court Thursday after...
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Jeff Fager
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September 12, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News on Wednesday fired "60 Minutes" top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager's firing was "not directly related" to the...
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Kristen Johanson
September 11, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the organized torture of physically and intellectually handicapped people, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case in Northeast Philadelphia. The sentencing comes three years after mastermind Linda Weston was...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
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Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl
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August 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington's archbishop after he was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The Diocese of...
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In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo, nuns are silhouetted in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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July 30, 2018 - 7:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members Monday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church authorities "take action to end a culture of silence, hold abusers accountable and provide support to...
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Steve Tawa
June 20, 2018 - 7:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just before the release of a grand jury report expected to detail sexual abuse by Catholic priests in six dioceses across the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked it from being made public. The grand jury presentment — more than 800 pages — was...
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