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Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ten Philadelphia police officers who have been under investigation for posting racist and derogatory messages on social media have now been pulled from duty, following the release of hundreds of such messages by watchdog research group The Plain View Project ...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Dan Wing
June 04, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's police commissioner has responded to the discovery of racist, violent and sexist comments allegedly posted on Facebook by hundreds of the city's police officers. The Plain View Project compiled the comments in a database, which includes thousands of...
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Kristen Johanson
May 28, 2019 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More police officers will be patrolling Philadelphia streets this summer than ever before in recent history — all part of the commissioner’s plan to target the ever-rising amount of murders and shootings in the city. Homicides are already up about 10 percent from last...
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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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