North Philadelphia

Superintendent Dr. William Hite speaks during opening ceremonies marking the start of classes in the Philadelphia School District outside the Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School in North Philadelphia on Monday.
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Mark Abrams
August 27, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class. This is the first time the academic year is starting before Labor Day. And students are making a lot of noise about the change. Students, teachers and staff here at the Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
August 25, 2018 - 9:26 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway after authorities found the skeletal remains of a person next to a North Philadelphia home Friday night. Philadelphia police officials said the badly decomposed remains were found next to a home on North 19th Street just before 8 p.m...
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Shamari Taylor
Pennsylvania Missing Persons
Mark Abrams
August 23, 2018 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities say they have recovered the body of the son of a former Philadelphia state representative who has been missing for 12 years. Detectives from the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit and investigators from the FBI found the body of 26-year-old Shamari Taylor...
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Mastery Prep Elementary School opened up for its first day of classes Thursday.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
August 23, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After being closed for nearly six years, the Gillespie Middle School building in North Philadelphia is now full of students again. The building is reborn as Mastery Prep Elementary School, and it opened up for its first day of classes Thursday. Staff greeted students...
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Philadelphia Police Capt. Nick Brown
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Tim Jimenez
August 20, 2018 - 6:22 am
UPDATED: 3:50 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after police say he got caught up in a hail of gunfire in North Philadelphia overnight. Chief Inspector Scott Small says there was a shootout around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Park Avenue near Clearfield Street,...
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U.S. Olympic Gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who are Comcast ambassadors, join Comcast Senior VP David Cohen and Mayor Jim Kenney.
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Tim Jimenez
August 13, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Comcast officials announced Monday that their Internet Essentials program, which helps connect low-income families to the internet, is now expanding to help veterans in need. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David Cohen, with Mayor Jim Kenney and other city...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 10, 2018 - 8:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two people are in stable condition at the hospital after being shot during a robbery in North Philadelphia overnight. Police say a 37-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were shot while gathered with a group of people in the Logan neighborhood at about 2 a.m. "Both...
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Steve Tawa
August 09, 2018 - 6:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia rap artist was among the victims of Wednesday night's carnage in North Philadelphia in a deadly drive-by shooting. Police identified the two victims as 34-year-old Niesha Cooper and 32-year-old Averill Davenport, who was also known as rapper General...
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Tim Jimenez
August 07, 2018 - 6:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two children are safe in North Philadelphia after a standoff between police and their father. The same SWAT unit that was involved in the shooting Monday of officer Jaison Potts was back on the job overnight. Police responded to a situation on North Howard Street near...
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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 04, 2018 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids. "It was a lot of fun," said Jessica Ramos. "I got a lot of pencils and two book bags." This was the eighth annual back-to-school...
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