crime

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Kristen Johanson
May 21, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Authorities have charged a man with murder after they say he shot and killed a transgender woman in North Philadelphia. Detectives say 28-year-old Troy Bailey came into police headquarters and told them he witnessed the shooting of Michelle Washington, a 40-year...
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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr.
Evan Vucci/AP
May 15, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers on Wednesday to criticize big-city prosecutors he asserts don't go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. Trump pledged to the families of fallen officers that the country will "never,...
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63-year-old Wade Whitaker
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Justin Udo
May 12, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Upper Darby say they are searching for man who attempted to strangle his wife to death this Mother's Day weekend. Authorities say 63-year-old Wade Whitaker is being charged with attempted homicide. WANTED- for attempted homicide- Wade Whitaker, 63 yoa of...
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May 11, 2019 - 4:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a young girl, feared to have been abducted while inside a reported stolen vehicle in Southwest Philadelphia, has been found safe. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Carl Holmes says around 2:20 p.m. officers responded to a call from a woman...
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KYW Newsradio Democratic mayoral debate
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Flashpoint
May 10, 2019 - 9:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio hosted a live debate Thursday night featuring the two Democratic challengers to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in this month's primary election. Former Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz squared off with state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams...
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Paul Kurtz
May 03, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are searching for man who robbed a Grey's Ferry woman by posing as a Philadelphia Water Department worker. Police have released surveillance video of the April 23 incident which shows a man walking along 36th and Wharton Streets casing homes and apartments...
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Joseph Williams will stand trial on two counts of criminal homicide.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
May 03, 2019 - 4:58 pm
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 19-year-old will spend the rest of life in state prison for killing two men in Bristol Township last year, as his friends gathered to take photos before their prom. Joey Williams was sentenced to back-to-back life sentences for the murders of Zyisean...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
April 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Roxborough man has pleaded guilty to fatally beating and choking his elderly neighbor nearly two years ago during a home burglary. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Mark McLaughlin admitted to killing his 76-year-old neighbor Anthony Martella in September...
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Man using his phone.
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David Madden
April 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There’s a new app for residents of Camden to use to tip off police about neighborhood crime. The Camden County metro police are teaming up with the tech platform STOPit to, in essence, start up a conversation. Lt. Zsakheim James says it’s just another method, along...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
April 21, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories...
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