Kristen Johanson

Jennifer Arbittier Williams, first assistant U.S. Attorney, discusses the federal indictment at a press conference involving John Dougherty and Bobby Henon.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
January 30, 2019 - 8:45 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon and longtime electricians union IBEW Local 98 official John Dougherty (known as "Johnny Doc") have been indicted. #BREAKING : unsealed indictment, charging Johnny Doc & councilman Bobby Henon, and other union...
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In this photo, John Dougherty is seen talking to agents when federal authorities raided his house in August 2016.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
January 29, 2019 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A second person has been charged in the FBI probe involving the electricians union IBEW Local 98, and for the first time, federal prosecutors list the union's business manager in an indictment, but don't directly name John Dougherty, who has been the union's business...
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Abdu Rivera
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 18, 2019 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia man has been found guilty of five counts of first-degree murder in a firebombing more than 15 years ago that left a family dead. Judge Scott O'Keefe has convicted 35-year-old Abdu Rivera of first-degree murder for setting a home in the city's Olney...
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January 14, 2019 - 9:17 am
KYW Newsradio's Kristen Johanson moderates an insightful discussion and exploration into coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey with lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. Dassey's case was profiled in the Netflix Global series Making a...
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Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police
Kristen Johanson
January 11, 2019 - 10:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The first week of trial for Joshua Hupperterz has wrapped. The 30-year-old defendant is accused of murdering a Temple University student in August 2017. On Friday, a key witness in the case took the stand. The defense cross-examined the former roommate of Hupperterz...
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KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
December 14, 2018 - 8:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A dozen people have been killed by hit-and-run drivers so far this year in Philadelphia, and half the cases remain unsolved. In one November weekend alone, drivers slammed into three people, killing them, and taking off. As police continue to investigate, they are...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
November 28, 2018 - 11:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released video of a brutal attack on a SEPTA bus, and they are trying to track down the person who beat up a 34-year-old man with autism. In the video, the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, can be seen knocking the victim to the ground,...
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A long line snakes around Benjamin Franklin High School, a polling place in Philadelphia.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
November 06, 2018 - 10:44 am
PHILADELPHIA and CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It's Election Day, and it seems the one thing both parties can agree on is just how important it is for voters to get to the polls. KYW Newsradio reporters were out at polling places in the region talking to voters. The line at the Parkway House...
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In 2004, Jason Richardson was stabbed in the chest while trying to break up a bar fight.
KYW Newsradio, file
Kristen Johanson
October 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 14 years since a young man was murdered inside a Delaware County bar while trying to break up a fight. Police say his slaying is a mystery, even though hundreds may have witnessed the crime. Jason Richardson was inside Upper Darby's Terminal Square Bar with...
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Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio, file
Kristen Johanson
September 05, 2018 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A city judge has upheld charges against four Philadelphia men, accused of killing a man nearly seven years ago in what authorities say is a case of mistaken identity. An anonymous tip, police say, led them to an eyewitness, while prison phone records pulled it all...
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