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Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland is joined by U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain, FBI agent Michael Harpster, DEA agent Jonathan Wilson and others in announcing the arrest of 22 rival gang members in Chester, Pa.
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KYW Staff
October 30, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Nearly two-dozen members of rival gangs in Chester, Pa., were arrested early Monday and charged with drug trafficking and firearms offenses.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain announces indictments against three Chinese nationals in a drug trafficking ring.
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Kim Glovas
October 01, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Law enforcement from all levels of government have stopped an international drug trafficking operation after linking a Montgomery County man to the source in China. Three Chinese men have been indicted.
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Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Officials say a recent drug bust in Chester County shows the current trend in street drugs, as Mexican cartels continue to funnel in deadly fentanyl and begin to push cheap and pure crystal meth. Read more here.
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Physician-assisted suicide patient
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David Madden
August 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s aid in dying law is back in effect, even as appeals are being considered by the state’s highest court. North Jersey physician Yosef Glassman’s efforts to declare the law unconstitutional will be considered in October by Judge Paul Innes, who issued the...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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August 12, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Cale Ahearn LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WPMT) -- A Lancaster man will serve up to 30 years in prison for his role in a large scale fentanyl/heroin operation. Antonio Rivera, 28, was recently sentenced to 6-30 years in prison, after being charged in the 2018 Lancaster County Drug Task Force arrest...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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William Husel
Kantele Franko/AP
June 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders. In one of the biggest cases of its kind ever...
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In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
Chris O'Meara/AP Photo, File
May 30, 2019 - 12:19 pm
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star. Kirk Johnson's attorney told KSTP-TV that Wednesday's deposition at the Carver County Courthouse was difficult for his...
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Mark Abrams
April 08, 2019 - 8:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is coming to Camden on Monday to promote legislation targeting international trafficking in fentanyl. Mendez has signed on to a bipartisan measure called the Fentanyl Sanctions Act. Drug manufacturers in China who knowingly provide...
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