Lower Merion

Growing Kobe Bryant memorial outside of Lower Merion High School.
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John McDevitt
February 01, 2020 - 5:06 pm
A tribute to the late Kobe Bryant was held between the girls and boys varsity basketball games at his high school alma mater Saturday. Read more.
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Kobe Bryant memorial at Lower Merion High School
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Shara Dae Howard
January 27, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Former and current Lower Merion High School students honored their hometown hero, Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Southern California along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Read more here.
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The memorial outside the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
January 27, 2020 - 8:09 am
Students coming to class at Lower Merion High School faced a grim Monday morning as they walked past a memorial to NBA star and Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant. Philadelphia is mourning Bryant, who died at the age of 41 with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Southern...
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Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif., in 2018.
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KYW Staff
January 26, 2020 - 3:01 pm
NBA legend and Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. Read more here.
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Set of different guns
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Jim Melwert
September 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Montgomery County say the first of two gun take-back events was a success. It’s called Operation Safe Homes, and the district attorney's office says 35 guns were handed in at police departments across the county on Wednesday. DA Kevin Steele...
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Lower Merion students participated in a backpack stuffing race for charity — and also attempted to break a Guinness World Record for stuffing the most backpacks with school supplies in the least amount of time.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 08, 2018 - 5:47 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lower Merion students participated in a backpack stuffing race for charity — and also attempted to break a Guinness World Record for stuffing the most backpacks with school supplies in the least amount of time. Lower Merion High School students planned out their...
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Sydney Blu Garcia-Yao
Lower Merion Police Department
Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Lower Merion are hoping for help as they search for a missing 12-year-old girl. Sydney Blu Garcia-Yao left her home along Stoneway Lane in Bala Cynwyd sometime after midnight and before 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say they believe she left "willingly...
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School bus
Jim Melwert
June 12, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As the Lower Merion School District continues to wrestle with growing enrollment, the school board has taken a step toward acquiring a site for a new middle school. The Lower Merion School Board voted Monday night in favor of purchasing the Islamic Foundation...
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items taken in a strong of burglaries
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Jim Melwert
June 08, 2018 - 12:55 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two men accused of being the masterminds of 50 burglaries in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties are under arrest. Leroy Boose, 57, of Willingboro, New Jersey, and Anthony McDaniels, 48, of Philadelphia are each charged with dozens of counts of...
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