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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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Police are searching for a man they believe shot his girlfriend, who was found feet away from the crib of her newborn daughter.
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Tim Jimenez
December 14, 2018 - 7:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said they are now on the hunt for a killer. Around 4 a.m. Friday, officers went to a home on North Woodstock Street by Chelten Avenue in East Germantown for the report of a shooting. In a second-floor front bedroom, police...
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Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan speaks about an arrest in connection with a triple murder that took place in Tioga over the weekend.
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John McDevitt
December 06, 2018 - 2:00 pm
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There has been an arrest in connection with a triple murder that took place in Tioga over the weekend. A man renting a room from one of the victims has been charged. Authorities tell us 23-year-old Tahzay Young was arrested without incident at 16th...
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Homicide Captain Jack Ryan identifies the three victims found dead in a Tioga home.
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Tim Jimenez
December 03, 2018 - 7:15 am
UPDATED 11:30 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There’s a $60,000 reward as Philadelphia Police try to find whoever was involved in a triple murder in the Tioga section of the city over the weekend. Homicide Captain Jack Ryan says there was a violent struggle in the house, and someone, or...
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Jahlil Porter
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Kristen Johanson
November 29, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One man has been charged and two others are in custody, all connected to last week’s quadruple murder in West Philadelphia. 32-year-old Jahlil Porter has been charged with four counts of murder and robbery. The others are being questioned by detectives. Authorities...
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