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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
Philadelphia Police Department
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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Four people were found killed in the basement of a home near 51st Street and Baltimore Avenue.
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Ian Bush
November 20, 2018 - 11:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The killing Sunday night of four people in West Philadelphia put the number of homicides in the city above the 300 mark earlier than any year since 2007. Police Commissioner Richard Ross made the observation while briefing reporters on Monday. He says whatever the...
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Authorities confer on the scene of a quadruple homicide, where four people were discovered to have been murdered execution style in the basement of a West Philadelphia row home.
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Ian Bush
November 19, 2018 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four people were found Monday afternoon in a West Philadelphia basement. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that all four victims — two men and two women — were shot once in the head. All were found in the basement of a home near 51st Street and...
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The National Constitution Center brought religious and law enforcement leaders together.
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Tim Jimenez
November 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a report released Tuesday, the FBI said there was a 17 percent jump in hate crimes reported last year. While 60 percent of the crimes were related to race and ethnicity, 20 percent were connected to religion. Coincidentally, an event at the National Constitution...
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