Kensington

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Dan Wing
October 30, 2018 - 7:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a homeless woman in the Kensington section of the city. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday at Kensington Avenue and Cambria Street. Police said a vehicle was speeding away from...
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Aug 21, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the William Penn statue atop City Hall during the 2017 partial solar eclipse in Philadelphia, PA.
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Pat Loeb
October 18, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled a new plan to address the opioid epidemic two weeks after declaring a disaster in Kensington. He revealed the plan at the Emergency Operations Center, which the city uses to respond to snow storms and major events, to underscore...
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Shara Dae Howard
October 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who is believed to have tried to set fire to a 27th District patrol car. Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew says it was an early start for the would-be arsonist. "This morning, at approximately 7 a.m., patrol car...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner explains the results of a nine-month-long investigation that linked 57 people to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood.
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Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an extensive nine-month-long investigation, Philadelphia investigators have announced charges against 57 people linked to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood. Investigators say German Alameda, along...
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney called the opioid crisis a "disaster" and has ordered the creation of a emergency response group, according to an executive order he signed off on Wednesday night. The order mobilizes multiple city departments to address different aspects of the...
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A moderator (left) leads a discussion with Jamie Dimon (middle) and Mayor Jim Kenney (right).
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Ian Bush
September 24, 2018 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Community organizations in Kensington are receiving a $5 million grant from JPMorgan Chase, one of the country's biggest banks. The grant is designed to spark positive growth in the troubled neighborhood, which is part of JPMorgan’s Partnerships for Raising...
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Kim Glovas
August 28, 2018 - 1:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in finding a minivan used in a double homicide a week ago in Kensington. Police are looking for a 2004 to 2008 Chevy Uplander, gold or tan in color, with dark tinted windows. It has a broken passenger-side fog light...
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Justin Udo
August 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two men are dead following a shooting in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Police are searching for the people responsible. Police say the incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday on the 3300 block of H Street near Thayer Avenue. They say two men got out of a...
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Pat Loeb
August 19, 2018 - 10:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Three months ago, Salvador Colon was hopelessly addicted to heroin, living on the street, taking refuge in the tunnel encampments in Kensington. This week, sober and in shelter, he started a new job at a roofing company. "I tell myself, it's like a resurrection," he...
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Mayor Jim Kenney and Rep. Dwight Evans visited the headquarters of Little Baby's Ice Cream, which is one of many local start-ups that have been nurtured through a Goldman Sachs program called 10,000 Small Businesses.  
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Paul Kurtz
August 01, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney and Rep. Dwight Evans visited the headquarters of Little Baby's Ice Cream , which is continuing to breathe new life into Kensington. The politicians got their cool treat at the end of a tour of the company, one of many local start-ups that have been...
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