Kensington

Kensington fire
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Kim Glovas
March 25, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three people are dead after a row house fire in Kensington Monday morning. Crews were called to the two-story single home near the intersection of Rorer and East Cambria streets around 4:30 a.m. The flames were put out in about 45 minutes, and one man was pulled from...
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Pictures of damage from Tulip St. home collapse on March 22, 2019.
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Paul Kurtz
March 22, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections officials are taking steps to revoke the license of a contractor whose shoddy work caused two homes to collapse in Fishtown this week. When house-flipping goes horribly wrong. One home in rubble the one next door awaiting...
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Dr. Ayesha Imani, CEO of Sankofa Freedom Academy in Kensington, Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to reduce burnout, one Philadelphia school is moving to a four-day work week for teachers. Starting in the fall, teachers at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School in Kensington will work a four-day week, either Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through...
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Dan Wing
March 20, 2019 - 10:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating a pair of double shootings: one in Kensington Tuesday night, which left two men dead, and the other Wednesday morning in West Philadelphia, where two men are in critical condition. Police say the first shooting happened at F and Ontario...
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John McDevitt
March 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It’s not unusual for a company to have a spokesperson but the owners of one small business in Kensington have decided to take on a four legged approach in marketing their business. At Philadelphia Brewing, Duke has been an employee for years. You see, he is a cat and...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Pat Loeb
March 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A team of researchers have released their report on how Philadelphia conducted the eviction of drug-addicted homeless people from two encampments in Kensington last May, and the team generally gave the city's approach high marks. Lead researcher Steve Metraux says the...
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Officials say the wind is to blame for a partial building collapse at Fifth and Master streets in Kensington.
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Justin Udo
February 25, 2019 - 2:27 pm
UPDATED: 5.15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials say the wind is to blame for a partial building collapse at Fifth and Master streets in Kensington — as well as the aging building itself. Part of the roof and a wall are missing from the old garage and vacant building. For Chris Gillespie...
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A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets.
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Justin Udo
February 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets. On Thursday morning, authorities arrested 11 alleged...
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The PSPCA rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent to Kensington.
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Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly two dozen cats and dogs are free from what officials are calling unsanitary conditions in Kensington. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent...
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Pat Loeb
February 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans for a safe injection site in Philadelphia will continue to move forward while U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain's civil suit is in the courts. Both the city and the nonprofit Safehouse, which will operate it, remain committed to opening the site. READ: US attorney sues...
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