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International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 8 rally
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John McDevitt
July 24, 2020 - 4:55 pm
About 100 stagehands, electricians, sound techs, tour managers and other live events professionals wheeled roadie equipment cases around City Hall Friday, highlighting the economic hardships they’re still facing during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re asking for continued monetary assistance as...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the coronavirus outbreak, at the Hotel Du Pont March 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing traditional campaigning, Joe Biden is staying close to his Wilmington home, and that has turned the region into a backdrop for his campaign events. Read more here.
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Philadelphia rioting
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2020 - 3:39 pm
A Philadelphia woman has been charged with torching two police cars during the first night of rioting and looting in Center City. Authorities were able to identify the woman based on her accounts on online clothing sites, a massage video, and a tattoo. Read more here.
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Smoke billowing after police cars were set on fire outside City Hall on May 30, 2020.
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Kim Glovas
June 13, 2020 - 1:14 pm
A collaborative effort to feed the hungry was an unexpected victim of the looting in Philadelphia during unrest in the city. Read more here.
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Stephania Ergemlidze playing basketball with a police officer
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Andrew Kramer
June 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia woman has been hitting the city streets this week trying to ease tensions between police and protesters with her portable hoop. Read more here.
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Frank Rizzo statue vandalized
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
May 30, 2020 - 2:37 pm
A peaceful protest in Center City Saturday afternoon in reaction to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd took a turn when protesters started to vandalize and set fire to police cars. Read the latest here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's revised budget continues to get battered by opponents of both the tax increases and service cuts it proposes. And City Council heard a disturbing projection at Tuesday's budget hearing. Read more here.
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Kyasha Tyson
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Cherri Gregg
May 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
African Americans in Philadelphia are dying of COVID-19 at a much higher rate than the city’s white population. And for most people who test positive survive, the road to recovery can be rough. So some high-risk survivors took to social media to help stop the spread. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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KYW Staff
March 31, 2020 - 1:58 pm
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney said another “public health crisis” has crept back into the foreground: gun violence. Coronavirus cases also climbed to 1,315. Read the latest here.
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Protesters in cars demand low-risk inmates released
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Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2020 - 7:09 pm
Protesters swarmed City Hall on Monday — in their cars, per social-distancing rules — to demand the release of low-level offenders from Philadelphia and state prisons as the coronavirus crisis continues on. Read more here.
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