Bill McSwain

Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter
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Kristen Johanson
August 27, 2019 - 11:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a long, hectic week, to say the least, for Philadelphia's first female police commissioner. After the sudden resignation of Richard Ross last week, acting Commissioner Christine Coulter has been fielding phone calls from District Attorney Larry Krasner, U.S...
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A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge took testimony Monday in a lawsuit that will determine whether a safe injection site can open in Philadelphia as one measure to address the opioid epidemic. All three witnesses testified the site would save lives. The judge began the day-long hearing...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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Tim Jimenez
August 16, 2019 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of this week's standoff and shooting, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has plenty of criticism for District Attorney Larry Krasner. Hours after Krasner spoke Thursday about the shooting and the criminal past of suspect Maurice Hill, U.S. Attorney...
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Kristen Johanson
July 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
UPDATED: July 15, 10:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A retired Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to one year behind bars after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman with a city-issued gun, which happened outside a school. Thomas O’Neill was on duty in July 2016 when he ordered...
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Officers stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine sized from a ship at a Philadelphia port is seen ahead of a news conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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Steve Tawa
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls "the largest cocaine seizure" in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. Law enforcement officials held a show-and-tell...
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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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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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In a surprise plea arrangement, less than a week before former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green's retrial in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme, he pleaded guilty.
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Steve Tawa
April 23, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week before his corruption re-trial was to start, there was a hastily called proceeding for former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, during which he pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to commit honest services fraud." The plea arrangement came together at the...
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Video surveillance captures Jovaun Patterson approaching Li "Mike" Poeng with an AK-47 at 54th and Spruce streets, May 8, 2018.
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Steve Tawa
February 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
UPDATED: 6 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors are bringing charges against a man who already accepted a plea arrangement with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for shooting and wounding a deli owner in West Philadelphia last year. U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain said...
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