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Flashpoint
August 17, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about mass shootings. The United States has seen an uptick in the number of mass killings involving guns, and recently President Donald Trump made statements...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Community members, state representatives and victims of gun violence gathered in South Philadelphia on Saturday to say “enough is enough.” The anti-gun violence rally came three days after a gunman in North Philadelphia opened fire on police, shooting and wounding...
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Philadelphia-area leaders gathered at an Elkins Park synagogue Thursday to denounce hate.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia-area leaders gathered at an Elkins Park synagogue Thursday to denounce hate. The goal of the gathering at Congregation Knesset Israel was to send the message that Pennsylvania is no place for hate, and leaders started off with a moment of silence for the...
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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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Democratic presidential candidate hopeful John Hickenlooper speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
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August 10, 2019 - 2:13 pm
By Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control...
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Dmitriy Andreychenko
Greene County Sheriff via AP
August 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday filed a terrorist threat charge against a 20-year-old man who said he walked into a Missouri store wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun to test whether Walmart would honor his constitutional right to bear arms. The incident, just...
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David Madden
August 08, 2019 - 4:17 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two Camden buildings will be awash in orange light for the rest of this month to show solidarity with Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, cities victimized by mass shootings last weekend that left 31 people dead. Camden City Hall and the Florio Center for Public Service...
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Justin Udo
August 08, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia neighborhood heavily impacted by gun violence is coming together to say enough is enough in a joint effort between the community and police. Over the last decade, Zakarriyya Abdur-Rahman lost two of his sons to what he calls senseless violence. He's now...
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Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signs a package of gun bills in Trenton on Monday, August 5th, 2019.
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 6:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's acting Gov. Sheila Oliver has signed a series of bills designed to reduce gun violence. The new laws provide counseling to prevent victims from retaliating. The thinking behind the New Jersey Violence Intervention Program is that if you can provide...
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Mayor Jim Kenney and President Donald Trump
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Pat Loeb
August 05, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's response to the mass shootings over the weekend did not go over well with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's dislike for the president and his policies are well-known, but he took it perhaps a step further this time. He directly blames...
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