Germantown

Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
June 18, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The now former principal of a Philadelphia elementary school has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run nearly two years ago. On Tuesday, he waived his preliminary hearing, and his trial will move onto a higher court. Jovan Weaver, 37, was arrested in early...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of murdering a Villanova University professor five years ago has been found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Victim Carol Ambruster was stabbed in the neck 11 times on Dec. 9, 2013, inside her Germantown apartment. A kitchen...
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Shara Dae Howard
June 16, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Juneteenth in Germantown isn't just a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. "How long were we free before we found out we were free," asked Vashti Dubois, founder of the Colored Girl Museum. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in...
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Mark Abrams
April 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Germantown will offer a special mass on Monday to show solidarity with the people of Paris in the wake of the devastating fire at the Notre Dame cathedral. Father John Freund, a Vincentian priest who has worked on social media for...
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Paul Kurtz
March 29, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia native and Denver Broncos safety Will Parks is in town this week visiting schools and giving inspirational messages to students. Parks doesn't wait for his phone to ring for personal appearances. He reaches out to schools in his hometown as part of a pay...
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Philadelphia police
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Kristen Johanson
March 25, 2019 - 1:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man has been charged in the murder of a beloved bar employee in Germantown. The defendant has a lengthy criminal history, at just 25 years old. Authorities say Robert Lumpsin walked into Delmar Bar and Lounge on Thursday demanding cash and then shot...
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Philadelphia police have released footage of a robbery-turned-murder at Delmar Bar and Lounge in Germantown.
Philadelphia Police Department
March 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia police say a person of interest, believed to be involved with the deadly robbery-turned-murder in Germantown Thursday, has been taken into custody. #UPDATE : Police have a person of interest in custody in the homicide at Delmar Bar & Lounge in...
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Philadelphia police have released footage of a robbery-turned-murder at Delmar Bar and Lounge in Germantown.
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released footage of a robbery-turned-murder inside a popular bar in Germantown Thursday morning. The video shows a man with a goatee and a shaved haircut — dressed in black pants and T-shirt, with a long-sleeve, white shirt underneath —...
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Jones Davis' family is suing Wesley Enhanced Living over Jones Davis' death.
Courtesy of Olney family
Cherri Gregg
March 20, 2019 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Olney family filed a wrongful lawsuit Wednesday against a Germantown assisted living facility over the death of their 78-year-old mother, saying that staff allowed the woman to wander to her death. "I was very angry," said Heather Davis Stokes, as she and sister...
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Mark Abrams
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia native has become the first female president and CEO of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown. It's a groundbreaking position that she believes, was heaven-sent. In a male-dominated arena, Mary Jo Timlin-Hoag emerged as the logical choice to lead...
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