Nicetown

Maurice Hill
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
September 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The Philadelphia man accused of shooting six cops last month was expected to be in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing, but prosecutors need more time. The city's district attorney's office plans to charge him with more counts of attempted murder and assault on law enforcement.
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From left: Managing Director Brian Abernathy, Mayor Jim Kenney, Acting Commissioner Christine Coulter
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KYW Staff
August 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney stated emphatically at a City Hall press conference Wednesday that he did not fire or force former Police Commissioner Richard Ross to resign. Kenney said he was sad to accept Ross' resignation but agreed that it was the best...
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From left: Lyandra Retacco, supervisor of the charging unit; D.A. Larry Krasner; Anthony Voci, supervisor of the homicide unit
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Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm
UPDATED: 1:21 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — District Attorney Larry Krasner on Monday morning announced dozens of charges against Maurice Hill, the man accused of shooting six police officers last week in Nicetown. The press conference was the shortest of Krasner's term. Krasner said police...
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Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victim services nonprofits in the area began outreach on Thursday to help residents deal with the trauma of witnessing the standoff in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood on Wednesday night. Rosalind Pichardo is the founder of Operation Save Our City, a crisis responder...
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Justin Udo
August 08, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia neighborhood heavily impacted by gun violence is coming together to say enough is enough in a joint effort between the community and police. Over the last decade, Zakarriyya Abdur-Rahman lost two of his sons to what he calls senseless violence. He's now...
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Wayne Junction Viaduct
PennDOT/Bing Maps
Paul Kurtz
February 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction crews are about to begin a major project on a span along the Roosevelt Expressway. At 59 years of age, the old, decaying Wayne Junction Viaduct is a structure that "is at the end of its service life." "It really needs to be rehabilitated," said PennDOT...
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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The double doors of the 39th Police District building's roll call room are branded with a giant "X" made out of yellow police caution tape due to reports of mold inside.
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5
John McDevitt
September 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NICETOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The strong smell of mold and mildew inside the 39th Police District building in Nicetown is causing concerns. The double doors of the district's roll call room are branded with a giant "X" made out of yellow police caution tape. The room has been deemed off limits by...
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Wayne Junction Diner
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Mike DeNardo
August 03, 2018 - 7:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mothballed 1950 mountain diner is getting a new life in Philadelphia. The chrome and red-striped diner arrived Friday afternoon on a flatbed truck from Connecticut to its new space at 133 Berkley Street, where it will incorporated into a restaurant for a $13 million...
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Shane Victorino
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Mark Abrams
August 02, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NICETOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former all-star outfielder Shane Victorino — who will sign a one-day contract Friday and retire as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies — stopped in Nicetown Thursday to check out the Boys & Girls Club that still bears his name. A relaxed Victorino walked into...
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