Philadelphia

A general view during the 2017 Women's March in Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2020 - 11:03 am
The fourth annual Women's March on Philadelphia is happening on Saturday, and organizers say this it's just as important as the previous three, if not more so. Read more here.
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KYW In Depth
KYW In Depth
January 17, 2020 - 9:41 am
A century ago, Prohibition didn't keep the liquor from pouring in Philadelphia. "There was widespread lawlessness, in particular in Philadelphia, and across the country," says Annie Anderson, a historian, author, and researcher at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. This week on KYW In Depth...
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Montreal Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi, right, and Philadelphia Flyers' Robert Hagg fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo
AP News
January 17, 2020 - 8:38 am
A series of wins over Washington, Boston and St. Louis — three of the leading teams in the NHL standings — had given the Flyers a playoff spot. However, they played with heavy legs at times on the second game of a back-to-back following Wednesday's win over the Blues in St. Louis. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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A community activist poses with signs to be used at a protest in New York City, where the PES action will occur.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 17, 2020 - 7:50 am
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, the site of a massive explosion and fire last summer, is being auctioned off in New York on Friday. A group of environmental activists and community members is making the trip to the law firm where the auction is taking place. Read more here.
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International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Scott Robbins
Holli Stephens
January 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, get started with The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend. Listen to our top picks here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2020 - 10:37 pm
The Philadelphia teachers union says "alarming" levels of airborne asbestos were detected at McClure Elementary School on Tuesday, a day before it reopened for students. Read more here.
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City Councilmember Mark Squilla is joined by Philadelphia fire officials in announcing the results of an investigation into an explosion at 8th and Reed streets on Dec. 19, 2019.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
January 16, 2020 - 1:57 pm
Philadelphia fire officials said Thursday that the cause of the Dec. 19 explosion and fire at Eighth and Reed streets was caused by a leak from a cracked gas main under the street. Read more here.
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Philadelphia police officer Novice Sloan faces sexual assault, indecent assault and simple assault charges.
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 16, 2020 - 10:34 am
A judge dismissed rape charges against former Philadelphia police officer Novice Sloan at a preliminary hearing Thursday morning for lack of evidence in the case. Sloan was accused of raping at least one woman and recording it on video. Sloan still faces a child pornography charge. Read more here.
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts to guard Furkan Korkmaz (30) score during the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center.
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Dave Uram
January 16, 2020 - 9:57 am
Thursday morning would have been ugly if the 76ers hadn't beaten the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night. Philadelphia fans — already frustrated by an underwhelming first half of the season — would probably have raised the volume on their plea to management to pull the plug on something, or someone. That...
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