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Swarthmore College sit-in
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Tim Jimenez
May 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Swarthmore College fraternities are shutting down following the leak of documents that portray prior frat brothers as being involved in rape and sexual misconduct, and using racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. The controversy surrounding the two...
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Swarthmore College students
AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio ) — Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi...
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Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 02, 2019 - 3:05 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man and woman who killed 14-year-old Grace Packer are behind bars — one for life, the other on death row. Now, a mandatory review of the teen's death offers numerous recommendations to try fill the cracks that she slipped through. The report spans Grace's...
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Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 29, 2019 - 5:52 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The mother who killed her 14-year-old adopted daughter in what prosecutors have called a "rape-murder fantasy" has pleaded guilty to the crimes and will spend the rest of her life in prison. Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons told Sara Packer that when she first...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 27, 2019 - 4:34 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The jury in the Jacob Sullivan case has told the judge they are deadlocked as to whether he should be given the death penalty or life in prison without parole. The jury sent a note to the court Wednesday, telling them, "After sufficient deliberations, we cannot...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 19, 2019 - 7:26 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The jury that will decide if it's death row or life in prison for the man who killed Grace Packer heard recordings of the confessions he gave to police. Jacob Sullivan talked to police in his Abington Memorial Hospital room in early 2017, days after he tried to...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 18, 2019 - 5:04 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County jurors, who will decide if the man who killed Grace Packer should get life in prison or the death penalty, heard from hospital workers who say he repeatedly confessed to them after he tried to kill himself. One witness, then a registered nurse in the...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 15, 2019 - 3:52 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A jury in Bucks County will now decide the fate of 46-year-old Jacob Sullivan, the man accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl. Sullivan pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, along with rape, kidnapping and other charges. He admitted to the rape and...
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New Jersey statehouse
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
March 13, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What happened that allowed a former top official in N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to get his high-paying job, even after he'd been accused of rape? Hours of testimony on Tuesday appeared to bring the Legislative Select Oversight committee investigating the...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks about the arrest of an alleged serial rapist in South Philadelphia.
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Kristen Johanson
February 26, 2019 - 9:23 am
UPDATED: 5:10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a man they say was targeting and raping women in South Philadelphia. Safien Williams, 37, a city employee with the Streets Department, faces rape, sexual assault and indecent assault charges connected to at least four...
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