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John McDevitt
October 08, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The PSPCA removed 43 birds form adjoining properties along Weymouth Street near Clearfield Avenue in Kensington. Read more here.
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Paul Kurtz
October 07, 2019 - 7:56 am
City officials say an emergency response unit that launched last April in response to the opiod crisis is showing promising results. They're saving lives and getting more people addicted to heroin into treatment. Read more here.
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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.
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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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Shara Dae Howard
October 01, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Philadelphia police are searching for someone suspected of shooting a man to death and wounding two women early Monday in the city's Kensington section.
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
KYW Staff
September 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Health officials in Philadelphia are warning of potential hepatitis A exposure from a food worker in Kensington. The health department confirms an employee at Yumcious Donuts on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue has the virus.
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
Authorities say a man who had been having "domestic problems" with his girlfriend stabbed her to death while she was staying at a friend's home in Philadelphia.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner is shown with special victims detectives and assistant district attorneys.
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Kristen Johanson
August 12, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Law enforcement officials hope the recent human trafficking and kidnapping conviction of a Philadelphia man will help encourage other victims to call them. A woman's harrowing escape from a home in Kensington has put one predator behind bars, and four other women on...
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Kim Glovas
July 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say the fireworks that injured a little girl in Kensington Sunday caused "life-altering injuries." Tim Brooks of the Philadelphia police bomb disposal unit says the explosives that caused the injuries to the 9-year-old girl were lethal and they are...
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Progress report on 'resilience project' highlights difficulty of cleaning up Kensington .
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Pat Loeb
July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kensington Avenue near Somerset at 9 a.m. looks like some warped Tai Chi class. Men and women slowly bending toward the sidewalk until they catch themselves, bolt up, and begin the process again. It's called "the dip," a visible sign of opioid use. "From here all the...
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