Philadelphia

Courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Philadelphia
Steve Tawa
June 26, 2019 - 9:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The record cocaine bust on an international cargo ship docked at the Philadelphia port has grown — again. It began at around 16 tons, than moved up to 17.5 tons at a briefing, when federal authorities held a show-and-tell. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
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Hadas Kuznits
June 26, 2019 - 6:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a show of solidarity, members of The Philadelphia Inquirer staff spent Wednesday protesting the threat of potential layoffs. "The institution of a free press in America is presently in a state of crisis greater than many of us have ever seen in our lifetime and...
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Brad Millers bamboo in the Phillies clubhouse
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Paul Kurtz
June 26, 2019 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies clubhouse may turn into a bamboo forest if they keep up their winning ways. The team's new good-luck charm is a reminder that superstition and baseball go hand in glove. Scott Kingery says he's quick to change his wardrobe, and hopefully his mojo, if he...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
June 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The scourge of gun violence in Philadelphia was brought into sharp focus by the Father's Day weekend shooting in Southwest Philadelphia . A gunman opened fire at a graduation/Father's Day party in Paschall Playground on the night of Sunday, June 16, killing one man...
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Refinery fire
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
June 26, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 3:55 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Following reports claiming the South Philadelphia refinery — where a massive explosion and fire shook the neighborhood last week — may permanently shut down, the mayor has officially confirmed the news in a press release Wednesday morning...
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In this Monday, June 24, 2019 photo provided by Kathy Kehoe, a 4 to 5-foot-long snake slithers on the patio of her apartment in Fairless Hills, Pa. Kehoe used a shovel to kill the cobra.
Kathy Kehoe via AP
June 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe said the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. The 73-year-old...
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Norman Boch
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With tourist and convention season about to kick into high gear, Philadelphia officials are re-starting the effort to reduce street homelessness and panhandling in public places. That includes expanding a new program that provides same-day work and pay . Norman Boch...
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The scene of a shooting at the Wilson Park Apartments on Bailey Terrace.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
June 25, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pair of shooting incidents in a South Philadelphia neighborhood on Monday night has left two people dead. "We're very, very concerned due to the fact that we had four people shot within two hours and two of them are dead,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police...
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Firefighters report 2 people jumped from upper floors to escape the flames house near 12th and Roscomb streets..
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 25, 2019 - 6:50 am
UPDATED: 10:50 a.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The stillness of a muggy Tuesday morning was quickly interrupted by neighbors' screams and a rapid fire that ripped through a house in the Logan section of the city. Firefighters are still on the scene of the fire, where 12 people were injured...
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A sci-fi convention with a special emphasis on people of color gets ready to come to Philadelphia.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 24, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A sci-fi convention with a special emphasis on people of color gets ready to come to Philadelphia. Science fiction movies, comics and shows seem to be more popular than ever, but how people take them in can greatly vary from culture to culture, which is what led...
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