Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
2020 promises to be an active year at Philadelphia City Hall, with a new City Council, a new police commissioner and new initiatives aimed at curbing gun violence. The news, of course, is impossible to predict, but ongoing stories are sure to develop in new ways this year. Read more here.
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Philadelphia police vehicle.
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Antionette Lee
February 10, 2019 - 10:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At first glance, it may seem that the Philadelphia homicide rate is up for the year. But, according to a Temple University professor, the data can be misleading. According to data from the City of Philadelphia , 85 people were shot in January, with 20 being homicides...
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Kristen Johanson
December 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Violent crime in Philadelphia is down according to city statistics, but shootings are up about 15 percent, and homicides will break a decade-old record. The city's top cop is laser-focused on gun violence in the new year. Nearly 1,400 people have been shot in...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
September 27, 2018 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants to take a public health approach to violent crime in the city, rather than depend on law enforcement alone. He has given his cabinet 100 days to develop a plan for reducing shootings and homicides. Kenney said Philadelphia's homicide rate — more...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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