Philadelphia

Brent Bundy is riding his bike across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 13, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Oregan man bicycling across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer stopped in Philadelphia this week. Brent Bundy is carrying a message with him. "My friend Gina (Kosmas) died of breast cancer in 2004, so I just started basically biking from Seaside,...
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Within a seven-hour span Wednesday night, eight people were shot in six different shootings, according to authorities. Two of the victims have died, including a teenager. Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, two teenagers were gunned down in Port Richmond at Campbell Square...
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Lew Klein
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June 13, 2019 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lew Klein, the Philadelphia TV pioneer and longtime educator whose name is on the Temple school of journalism, died Wednesday, June 12, at the age of 91. Klein touched the lives of many in the journalism industry, in Philadelphia and beyond. He helped develop "...
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Video image of teenagers suspected of attacking 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
June 13, 2019 - 8:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a group of teenagers behind the vicious beating of a man in Old City early Monday morning. Police say 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz had just wrapped up what was otherwise a great Pride Weekend. He was walking on Chestnut Street between...
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Gazing Black Bear - stock photo
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June 12, 2019 - 11:35 am
UPDATED: 4:28 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There has been another bear sighting in the Philadelphia area, this time Wednesday morning in the East Falls neighborhood of the city. Yep that's a BEAR near @SEPTA RR tracks in #EastFalls . Now bear with me... I think of a pun soon enough. -- @...
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Kay Tobin-Lahusen holds a photograph she took of her partner and fellow activist Barbara Gittings.
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Ian Bush
June 12, 2019 - 7:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the 1960s, as gays and lesbians sought to build community, a Philadelphia-area couple put their multimedia talents behind a "social network" of sorts. The women became important figures in what would become the LGBT rights movement. Long before Internet forums and...
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Tim Jimenez
June 12, 2019 - 6:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A woman was stabbed to death during a fight Tuesday night that police say may have started over a parking spot in East Germantown. It happened started on Lena Street near Penn Street, in a neighborhood just off Germantown Avenue. Police say a fight brok out around 9:...
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The online system that drivers with E-ZPass use to replenish their accounts has crashed for the second time in three months.
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Dan Wing
June 11, 2019 - 10:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Bucks County District Attorney's office says five people from the Philadelphia area collectively owe the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more than $66,000 in unpaid tolls. The D.A. says four of the five were arraigned in Bucks County on a felony theft charge last...
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Tim McLaughlin
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the hub of the LGBT rights movement. That's thanks in large part to the work of one trailblazing activist. Frank Kameny is often described as the father of the LGBT rights movement, but as he said in a 2009 interview...
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Philadelphia is once again paying community groups to take-down so-called "bandit signs."
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Mike DeNardo
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's cash for signs, round two as Philadelphia is once again paying community groups to take-down so-called "bandit signs." This time last year two dozen community groups earned up to $250 each by pulling down bandit signs from utility poles and streetlights. You know...
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