public safety

Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Guns collected at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church as part of a giveback event.
Courtesy of G. Lamar Stewart
Cherri Gregg
January 10, 2020 - 1:53 pm
Community leaders will continue the citywide gun giveback effort this year. This weekend, there are two Philadelphia locations where people can turn in firearms, no questions asked.
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Franklin Learning Center informational meeting
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 02, 2020 - 11:54 am
After a two-week closure due to asbestos abatement, the Franklin Learning Center has reopened. But a few dozen parents and students are still insisting on more to be done. Read more here.
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Students, parents and teachers are heading to Harrisburg to rally against toxic schools.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
December 18, 2019 - 7:39 am
A contingent of Philadelphia students, parents and teachers is heading to Harrisburg Wednesday morning to rally against toxic schools. Coincidentally, this comes as a school in the city, for the fourth time this school year, has had to shut down because of asbestos. Read more here.
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Every time it gets cold, ice forms in this lane on City Avenue at Presidential.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
December 12, 2019 - 10:06 am
A mysterious patch of ice forms in the turning lane on City Avenue at Presidential Boulevard every time temperatures dip below freezing — and officials may have finally figured out why. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy
Holli Stephens./KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
December 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A bill headed to Harrisburg is aimed at cleaning up asbestos, lead and mold in Philadelphia's school buildings, and a community is banding together to help it pass to law.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 09, 2019 - 8:35 am
Saturday marked the launch of a citywide gun giveback program where Philadelphians could turn in guns "no questions asked." The first week of the effort has now passed, and officials are hoping to do even better next week. Read more here.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2019 - 4:17 pm
After the recent rash of gun deaths involving children, anti-violence advocates are joining forces with police, City Council members and faith leaders to ask Philadelphians to search their homes for illegal guns. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
KYW Staff
November 14, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Students from two Philly high schools will not be returning to their buildings in the new year as scheduled. Read more here.
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Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy students finally have places to resume classes on Monday, but one of the sites is saying the School District of Philadelphia's announcement was "premature." Read more here.
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