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Steve Tawa
May 17, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Al Vasso received the full red carpet treatment at Philadelphia Police headquarters, where he was welcomed by an honor guard and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, before he was wheeled up to the commissioner's office. Vasso, an 82-year-old retired...
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Philadelphia Police Commisioner Richard Ross
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Kristen Johanson
May 08, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Tuesday night, six people were shot in Philadelphia: four men in their 20s, a 30-year-old and a 4-year-old boy. One of the men died, adding to a steady increase in Philadelphia’s gun violence problem. Three victims were all shot in North Philadelphia near Broad...
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Kimberly Adams
March 31, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was day full of both support and emotion at a fundraiser for the Philadelphia highway patrolman who was critically injured in the line of duty earlier this year. "He means the world to us,” Doreen Devil said with tears in her eyes. “He's a great guy." Devlin was...
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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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Justin Udo
February 18, 2019 - 11:21 am
UPDATED: 8.02 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A teenager from Montgomery County is shot in the face inside a home in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst neighborhood Monday morning, and police are calling it an accident. Police say it happened just before 10:30 a.m. at a home near the intersection of...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner stands with City Council President Darrell Clarke and Police Commissioner Richard Ross
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Steve Tawa
January 23, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — District Attorney Larry Krasner is likely to be challenged by the gun lobby, but he's going forward with a push to require Philadelphians to report to police within 24-hours of a firearm being lost or stolen. The ordinance was passed by City Council 10 years ago, but...
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Shantay Love of Every Murder is Real praises the plan as comprehensive and inclusive.
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Pat Loeb
January 17, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia will spend an additional $4.4 million on programs to prevent violent crime, under a new plan of action unveiled today. The plan, " The Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities ," comes in response to the increasing number of homicides in the...
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Andy Chan, a 24-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was hit by a van while on his patrol motorcycle, near Pennypack Park.
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Tim Jimenez
January 04, 2019 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 11:26 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia highway patrol officer is in critical but stable condition after he was hit by a van while on his motorcycle Thursday night. The highly regarded cop is being monitored "minute-by-minute." Andy Chan is in intensive care after surgery...
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Kristen Johanson
January 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the murder rate nationwide seems to be on a decline, more than 350 people were murdered in Philadelphia in 2018 breaking a decade-old record, and drug-related murders have spiked significantly. According to police department statistics, both marijuana and the...
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Kristen Johanson
December 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Violent crime in Philadelphia is down according to city statistics, but shootings are up about 15 percent, and homicides will break a decade-old record. The city's top cop is laser-focused on gun violence in the new year. Nearly 1,400 people have been shot in...
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