Philadelphia

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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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week.
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Paul Kurtz
August 20, 2019 - 6:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is dealing with a case of hepatitis A in Kensington, and the agency is offering free vaccines this week. People and some beat cops lined up to get their shots at a table the health department set up at the edge of McPherson...
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parking rates will be going up at Center City lots owned by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Increases were approved at Tuesday's board meeting. The board also approved hiring a private investigator to look into two hacking attempts. Late last year and early this...
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The driver of this car ran off after crashing it near 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning.
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Tim Jimenez
August 20, 2019 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are searching for the man who crashed a car and fled in front of 30th Street Station early Tuesday morning. For much of the morning, the white, four-door Ford sedan with Illinois license plates was half on the sidewalk, with the smashed-up front...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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Cheyenn Hurt
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
August 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a West Chester woman in connection with a murder two years ago in Philadelphia's Overbrook neighborhood. Cheyenn Hurt has been charged with murder, burglary and arson in the death of a 29-year-old man who was found stabbed to the death in the...
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Pat Loeb
August 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is creating a new city office to coordinate services for formerly incarcerated people who are returning to the community. The Office of Reentry Partnerships will be led by Bianca van Heydoorn, currently at Temple University. She'll report...
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Pat Toddy
August 18, 2019 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a young girl, who was hurt after falling two stories from an open window in North Philadelphia last week, says they are astounded with her rapid recovery. After suffering head trauma and other injuries, four-year-old Erin’s grandmother Candace Frinks...
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Pat Loeb
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you live in Philadelphia, your city government wants to hear from you. The Kenney administration has launched its second "residents survey" so you can share your thoughts on city services. The mayor’s policy chief Anjali Chainani says the survey results will be...
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Courtesy of Alban Laco
August 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hip-hop artist Meek Mill joined forces with the City of Philadelphia, PUMA and community leaders to unveil a special gift for the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. On Saturday in East Fairmount Park, Mill alongside the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department,...
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