public safety

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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Superintendent William Hite
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 10, 2019 - 4:45 pm
After nearly two weeks of waiting in limbo, Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students officially have places to resume their studies. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 10:56 am
A task force has recommended new temporary sites for students at Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High, while asbestos work and construction are underway through December. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers respond to the School District of Philadelphia's plans to temporarily relocate Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
October 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite met with parents and students Monday morning at district headquarters to discuss the temporary closing of Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy and the immediate future of the 1,000 students who are meant to attend calsses at...
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