North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police Department
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Kristen Johanson
December 23, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Authorities are investigating the murder of a 16-year-old in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon. Read more here.
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Sixer Tobias Harris visits teachers at Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Sixers forward Tobias Harris surprised teachers at a North Philly elementary school with gift cards — and support. He was there to acknowledge the need for more Black male teachers. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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Activist Antoine Little leads a rally this morning outside T.M. Pierce Elementary School.
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Mike DeNardo
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Parents at a North Philadelphia elementary school where asbestos was found are waiting to hear the district's plan for what happens next. Read more here.
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Drive-by shooting
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KYW Staff
October 14, 2019 - 8:22 am
Six people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot in a North Philly neighborhood Sunday night — the third mass shooting in the city in less than a week. Read more here.
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Nicetown-Tioga police standoff
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Rachel Kurland
September 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
In the span of eight long hours on Aug. 14, the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood was turned upside-down, as police juggled a standoff with a man who was shooting at them from inside a house. From the bright light of day to the early-morning hours, listen to how this prominent shooting was reported live...
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Nadirah Al-Kaabah
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
September 09, 2019 - 4:55 pm
A Philadelphia mother has been charged with killing her 5-month-old baby by beating him to death with a remote control and a musical toy. Read more here.
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Philly firefighters still on scene hosing down hotspots at a vacant, 4-story apartment building at 1600 West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
September 03, 2019 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a multi-alarm fire Monday night in a vacant apartment building in North Philadelphia. The fire was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. inside a four-story apartment building under renovation in the 1600 block of West...
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Little Miranda, a miniature therapy horse from Jacobs Mane of Hope, made her debut at Temple University Hospital.
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John McDevitt
August 15, 2019 - 11:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Miniature horses are joining the ranks of other therapy animals making the rounds at Philadelphia-area hospitals. Patients, visitors and staff at Temple Universality Hospital in North Philadelphia have already been alleviating stress for years with a therapy dog...
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Carjacking at New Star Pizza
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Dan Wing
July 12, 2019 - 8:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators have released the identity of a man who was killed in North Philadelphia after he allegedly stole a car with three children in the back seat. At a press conference Friday, Homicide Captain Jason Smith says they believe least three men took part in the...
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