Philadelphia

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Mark Abrams
April 01, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bronx man who was driving a tractor-trailer rig loaded with watermelons that overturned and spilled onto I-95 in Philadelphia last April has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving drunk. Authorities say 30-year-old Leytong Peralta-Olivo was taken into...
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Matt Slocum/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 11:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the second straight game to cap a fantastic debut weekend and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 5-1 win on Sunday night. Harper connected on a solo shot to right off Shane Carle in the seventh inning that...
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Derik Hamilton/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 9:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev had all the answers against the Philadelphia Flyers. Georgiev made 29 saves and Ryan Strome scored for the third consecutive game and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday. "You try to play the game well because any second (there) can...
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Dr. Marciene Mattleman died Friday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
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Justin Udo
March 31, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major advocate and trailblazer of children's literacy in Philadelphia died Friday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. For years, Dr. Marciene Mattleman worked as KYW Newsradio's education reporter, but that was just one part of her legacy. "My mom was...
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The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning.
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Andrew Kramer
March 31, 2019 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning. Over 10,000 people participated in this year's Love Run, including the brother and sister combo of Jim and Jen Barnes, wearing their matching running...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What’s red, white and filled with brotherly love – that’s right Philly Wine Week is back! Founding Philly Wine Week Board Member Jill Weber says the fun with begin with their annual opening corks kickoff Sunday night. Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio "So everybody fills...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 30, 2019 - 7:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Thousands gathered at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Saturday for the opening of Play-A-Palooza. "We're on six and a half acres, so we can take a lot of people," said executive director Frances Hoover. Among the many visitors were Brittney DeShields and...
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In this Wednesday March 27, 2019, photo, mixed martial arts fighter Justin Gaethje addresses fans after a workout in Philadelphia.
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March 29, 2019 - 12:56 pm
By Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje took a peek at the Philadelphia Flyers ice that covered the arena floor and recalled a time on that spot when he let a chance at wrestling triumph slip away. Gaethje was a Division I All-American wrestler at Northern Colorado and...
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A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Tim Jimenez
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The numbers are now in from Philadelphia's annual count of homeless people out on the streets of the city, and city officials say they show some progress. Back in January, Philadelphia had its annual "Point in Time" count. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the...
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Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Friday night's meeting as a divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors.
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Thursday night's meeting. Superintendent William Hite says of 54 high schools only three do not use...
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