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Kimberly Adams
May 08, 2020 - 5:51 pm
We're all feeling a little trapped during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for those quarantined with an abusive partner, that feeling is even more prevalent. Now, two Burlington County nonprofits are doing all they can to help. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Five new lawsuits have been filed against Glen Mills Schools, alleging severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the since-shuttered reform school. Read the latest here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A couple days after the last student left the campus of what was once called “the Harvard of reform schools,” Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is revoking all 14 licenses issued to the Glen Mills Schools. In an emailed statement, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller...
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Pat Loeb
October 05, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia non-profit Women Against Abuse is focusing on violence in teenage relationships during this Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The group introduced a new teen-centered pledge of non-violence at its annual event in City Hall courtyard. Trevor...
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Victims who survived years of starvation and torture, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case, express relief after their captors have been imprisoned. "I don't have to be scared no more."
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Kristen Johanson
September 13, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven years after they were first rescued by investigators, the group of victims in the "Basement of Horrors" case sat in federal Judge Cynthia Rufe's courtroom to see the fate of the last defendant, Eddie Wright. Wright was sentenced in federal court Thursday after...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
September 11, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the organized torture of physically and intellectually handicapped people, known as the "Basement of Horrors" case in Northeast Philadelphia. The sentencing comes three years after mastermind Linda Weston was...
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In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver.
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August 13, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Kyle Potter, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before a Tuesday primary in which the congressman is...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
July 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 450 people have gathered for Thomas Jefferson University's second annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference. This year, the focus of the three-day event in East Falls is on preventing childhood trauma. People from across the country and some from...
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