Kensington

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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Home collapse along East York Street in Kensington
Courtesy of Bernie Spindel
Paul Kurtz
August 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the midst of Philadelphia's building boom, the Department of Licenses and Inspections is having a hard time keeping up with contractors who violate the city’s rules and regulations. Shoddy work has caused the collapse of several houses this year. L&I says they...
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Kensington clean up
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Hadas Kuznits
August 03, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Volunteers gathered in Kensington to help clean syringes and trash from the streets. The gathering was part of an ongoing effort to help communities impacted by drugs and poverty. Thomas Franks was among a couple dozen volunteers helping clean syringes and other trash...
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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 .
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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Ambulance cars. - stock photo
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Pat Toddy
June 30, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a scary reminder of the dangers associated with the Fourth of July holiday. A nine-year-old girl was severely hurt by a firecracker she found in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood Sunday morning. Police say the child came across a powerful firecracker,...
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Cadence restaurant co-owners
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Hadas Kuznits
May 22, 2019 - 3:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A small BYOB in Olde Kensington that has only been around since March 2018 has received a major accolade from Food & Wine magazine. Not only is Cadence the only Philadelphia restaurant on the magazine's 2019 list of Best New Restaurants , but it is also landed at...
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Jerome Hill and Officer Paul Sulock
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The case against a Philadelphia man charged with attempting to murder a police officer last fall in Kensington will head to a higher court, after charges were upheld against him during a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. Prosecutors first called their key witness:...
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An SUV in Kensington was hit by a bullet in a police-involved shooting.
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Dan Wing
May 21, 2019 - 8:04 am
UPDATED: 7:43 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia police officer dressed in plain clothing shot a man with special needs Monday night in Kensington, because he thought the man had a gun. Police say the officer left a crime scene just before 9 p.m., and as he was driving down G...
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