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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday announced disciplinary actions against 72 officers who posted inappropriate content on Facebook which included hate speech toward certain minority groups. Police Commissioner Richard Ross described some of the posts as...
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Community activist Darryl Shuler shakes hands with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.
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Pat Toddy
July 15, 2019 - 8:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An event organized by Pa. Sen. Sharif Street and community activist Darryl Shuler drew about 1,000 people to the Met Philadelphia auditorium for a forum about solutions to gun violence on Sunday night. Pat Toddy / KYW Newsradio Parents who lost kids to guns, and kids...
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The two individuals shown here are persons of interest in a police investigation of ATM skimmers installed at a credit union in Northeast Philadelphia.
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Kristen Johanson
July 11, 2019 - 11:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are looking for two men who put skimming devices in ATMs in the city's northeast, and used them to steal from several people's bank accounts. It happened at the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union on Roosevelt Blvd, near Rhawn Street. A skimmer is an...
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A 24-year-old woman fends off a man who tried to abduct her on 13th Street in Philadelphia.
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Paul Kurtz
July 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who attacked women around the same time in the same Center City neighborhood early Sunday morning. "The similarities are close in distance, close in time. I mean, it's almost simultaneous," said Special...
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A group of about 60 teenagers rushed into a Walgreens at 18th and South streets to ransack and loot the store.
Philadelphia Police Department
July 09, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are asking for help in finding a group of teenagers who they say looted a South Street pharmacy on the Fourth of July. Police released surveillance video showing approximately 60 teens rushing into Walgreens on 18th and South streets just after 10 p.m. The...
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A boy was injured by an explosive device in this playground.
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Andrew Kramer
July 08, 2019 - 7:36 pm
UPDATED: July 9, 9:20 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured when he picked up a device that exploded in his hands Monday shortly before 6 p.m at the Edward Houseman Recreation Center in the Summerdale section of the city. The boy is expected to survive after...
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Sources say a police officer shot and killed his wife and himself in a home on this block in North Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 08, 2019 - 12:58 pm
UPDATED: 9:23 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating what happened when they say one of their own shot and killed his wife, and then turned the gun on himself. Police say the officer, Jose Rodriguez, was an 11-year veteran of the force. They say he did not...
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A U.S. Coast Guard boat cruises the Delaware River at Penn's Landing.
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 10:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating a bizarre discovery: They say a fisherman found part of a human leg in the Delaware River. Detectives say a 27-year-old man was fishing near Graffiti Pier at Delaware Avenue and Beach Street, when he came across the remains...
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About 100 people interrupt the Independence Day Parade to protest conditions for migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Pat Loeb
July 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police arrested 33 people who sat down in the middle of the city's Independence Day Parade. They were protesting conditions for migrant families on the U.S.-Mexican border. About 100 people gathered at Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters at...
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Kristen Johanson
July 04, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The bodies of a married couple were pulled from the Delaware River Thursday morning, hours apart, and Philadelphia police say they found their child nearby inside a car. Authorities pulled the woman's body from the river, near the Residences at Dockside apartment...
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