Germantown

Keith Pate of the nonprofit Men Who Care of Germantown: "We're trying to just revive this community."
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Antionette Lee
September 11, 2019 - 2:01 pm
A nonprofit in Germantown is hosting a free festival on Saturday to bring the community together — and it's more than a block party barbecue.
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September 09, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Authorities say a woman driving in Philadelphia was fatally shot, causing her vehicle to crash into the steps of a home. Read more here.
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There's a new millionaire in Germantown.
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Mike Dougherty
August 14, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new millionaire in North Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Lottery said someone bought a scratch-off ticket worth $3 million at the New Germantown Grocery and Water Ice store at Germantown Avenue and Somerset Street, a popular neighborhood spot that might get a...
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A microgrant from the city has given many groups, including E.Y.E., the opportunity to take gun violence prevention into their own hands.
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Antionette Lee
August 11, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the city grapples with gun violence, a microgrant from the city has given many groups, including E.Y.E., the opportunity to take gun violence prevention into their own hands. E.Y.E., short for empowering youth editorials, is led by former social worker and teacher...
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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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