Homeless

New York Police Department officers investigate the scene of an attack in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in New York.
AP News
October 05, 2019 - 5:42 pm
A homeless man wielding a long metal bar rampaged through New York City's Chinatown early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said.
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The public restroom pilot program is funded by the city and run by staff members and volunteers at Prevention Point, a Kensington community group.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
City officials believe they're starting to get a handle on an outbreak of hepatitis A in Kensington, thanks to a number of initatives, including the recent rollout of mobile public restrooms. Prevention Point, a Kensington community group, is overseeing their day-to-day operations.
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Mark D'Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Mark D'Amico, accused of scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran, is now facing federal charges. Read the latest here.
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Greater Bible Way Temple
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Antionette Lee
September 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
L&I inspectors ordered a cease of operations for the historic West Philly church that was ravaged by a three-alarm fire more than two weeks ago — including its adjacent homeless shelter. Dozens of people were forced to leave and are now displaced. Read more here.
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Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
August 22, 2019 - 10:20 am
BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Typically, a morning walk down the Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a quiet one for Bobbie Epstein. But it wasn't on Tuesday. "As we were walking, we saw the police. There were six police cars coming in," she said. She saw clothes, garbage, other debris on the ground. She...
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
Andrew Kramer
August 01, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Health officials in Philadelphia have declared a public health emergency over the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. Health care providers and agencies in the city have been told to help vaccinate people who are most at risk for the virus , including people who use drugs...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are fighting a proposed federal housing regulation that even its authors acknowledge could leave thousands of children homeless. The rule is intended to keep illegal immigrants out of public housing, but most of those who get evicted would be...
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Runners fight homelessness on Global Running Day
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Hadas Kuznits
June 05, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Runners from the Philadelphia region and beyond were drawn to the fourth annual Philadelphia Treadmill Challenge on Wednesday, Global Running Day. Back on my Feet, a support organization serving homeless people, set up a makeshift running gym at the City Fitness on E...
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