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A lethal injection facility
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the state's death penalty, debating that the statute violates the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the state constitution. Read more here.
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Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Township
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Tim Jimenez
September 11, 2019 - 7:33 am
On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many from the Philadelphia area are gathering at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield, Bucks County, to remember the lives lost that day and the lives changed forever since.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on two cases dealing with the death penalty. Philadelphia's district attorney wants the court to strike down the policy. Read more here.
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City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
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Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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Thomas Kummer
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 10, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Thomas Kummer, a former Abington Senior High School Latin teacher, has been sentenced to nearly a year, at least, in Montgomery County jail for having an inappropriate relationship with a student, which started on an overseas trip that he chaperoned. Read more here.
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Muhammad Ali's former Cherry Hill mansion is listed on Airbnb
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Mike DeNardo
September 10, 2019 - 4:14 pm
The Cherry Hill mansion, once owned by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has become a popular Airbnb destination for private parties and fundraisers. But loud noise, traffic and trash prompted the township to consider a ban on rentals, like Airbnb, that are less than 30 days. Read more here.
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Ransomware
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KYW Staff
September 10, 2019 - 3:07 pm
The Souderton Area School District in Montgomery County was targeted in a cyberattack over Labor Day weekend, and officials say they are still experiencing disruptions. Read more here.
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Fall Foliage.
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Molly Daly
September 09, 2019 - 8:57 pm
The unofficial autumn season seems to start earlier every year: Halloween candy and decorations were already on display before Labor Day. This year, it seems some trees are also rushing the season.
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Rally for Justice Coalition talking to reporters.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 09, 2019 - 8:20 pm
A coalition of black clergy and activist leaders met with Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia police at City Hall on Monday to turn up the pressure months after hundreds of Philadelphia cops were linked to racist Facebook posts.
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Greater Bible Way Temple
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Antionette Lee
September 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
L&I inspectors ordered a cease of operations for the historic West Philly church that was ravaged by a three-alarm fire more than two weeks ago — including its adjacent homeless shelter. Dozens of people were forced to leave and are now displaced. Read more here.
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