Flashpoint Extra

Charlotte Reese
Flashpoint
August 23, 2019 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia attorney who helped talk down the gunman in the Nicetown standoff said he has been receiving death threats. According to Shaka Johnson, not everyone is happy his client — the alleged gunman, 36-year-old Maurice Hill — made it out alive following the...
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BlackStar Film Festival.
Courtesy of BlackStar Film Festival
Flashpoint
July 31, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The eighth annual BlackStar Film Festival, which includes more than 100 films, will kick off Thursday in University City, and it's drawing big-name filmmakers. BlackStar is the annual celebration of the visual storytelling traditions of people of the African diaspora...
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iTalk is pioneering a platform that merges leadership content with pop culture and stage drama.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
April 08, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — iTalk is pioneering a platform that merges leadership content with pop culture and stage drama. KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter and Flashpoint host sat down with founders Jennifer Montague, international DJ Casper and Marketing Director Samantha Wood...
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Jamaal Simmons (right) and his brother, Akeem. Jamaal was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012 for a crime he says he didn't commit. A judge dropped the charges last month.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who spent nine years behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Jamaal Simmons was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012. Prosecutors argued he drove the van that was linked to a 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of...
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Saturday is World AIDS Day, a time when the world unites in the fight against AIDS and supports those living with HIV. Local health care officials are taking a look at a recent uptick in new infections.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
November 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Saturday is World AIDS Day, a time when the world unites in the fight against AIDS and supports those living with HIV, and Philadelphia health care officials are taking a look at a recent uptick in new infections. "The numbers of people who were using drugs have been...
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Wilson Goode, Sr. in 2008
April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2018 - 6:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council recently approved a resolution that would name a section of a West Philadelphia street after the city's first black mayor. But multiple groups plan to oppose the effort after 11 MOVE members, including five children, were killed after Philadelphia police...
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Tracey Syphax
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Cherri Gregg
September 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would designate a section of the city as a medical...
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L.I.V.E FOR KAY was created to honor 17-year-old Markaylah Walker, who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2016.
Courtesy of the Walker family
Cherri Gregg
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of pedestrians have been hit over the past several years at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Summerdale Avenue. On Saturday, the family of a girl killed by a hit-and-run driver at that intersection is hoping to raise awareness about the danger. L.I.V...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson/ Facebook
Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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