POWER

State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
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December 02, 2018 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico's most infamous drug lord. Since the trial got underway on Nov. 13, witnesses have described how Guzman used tunnels dug under the...
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There's a scam going around right now that tries to scare PECO customers into thinking their power is about to be disconnected
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Pat Loeb
November 26, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a scam going around right now that tries to scare PECO customers into thinking their power is about to be disconnected. PECO says to check with them before you do anything else. "Hello, I'm James calling with PECO," said a message that was left for a PECO...
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Cherri Gregg
November 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Volunteers will be out every day knocking on doors in an effort to get voters to the polls on November 6. Christian King is one of more than a dozen volunteers working the first door-knocking shifts out of St. Malachy's Church, in North Philadelphia. “Are there...
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 The fight over Temple University's proposed plan to build a $130 million football stadium in North Philadelphia continues.
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Antionette Lee
October 29, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fight over Temple University's proposed plan to build a $130 million football stadium in North Philadelphia continues. Temple’s current two-year lease extension at Lincoln Financial Field expires at the end of the 2019 football season, but the university remains...
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Rev. Gregory Holston with members of the group POWER, which has been lobbying for a $15 minimum wage, attended a news conference announcing the bill.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 9:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney plans to introduce a bill at Thursday's City Council session that would raise the minimum wage for non-union workers in the city and companies the city does business with. The bill would boost their wages to a minimum of $15 per hour by 2022 and would...
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Larry Krasner
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Flashpoint
July 29, 2018 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the Trump administration policies on the Philadelphia region. This past week, Vice President Mike Pence visited the city on the offense. He...
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In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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July 29, 2018 - 12:33 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It was Kendrick Lamar's friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz's "Power," but Lamar came ready to work. "He was so chill, like very cool, very humble," said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. "He's very kind of quiet and thorough and...
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People protest against the travel restrictions and limitations under Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 26, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of civil rights leaders held a press conference at the Friends Center Tuesday to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. Local leaders are gearing up to take action. "We...
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