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A shooting outside of a Philadelphia Recreation center led to the closing of a popular pool, but the recreation leader is taking measures to make sure the neighborhood can still enjoy the popular summer pastime.
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Justin Udo
July 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A shooting outside a Philadelphia recreation center led to the closing of a popular pool, but the recreation leader is taking measures to make sure the neighborhood can still enjoy the popular summer pastime. Tymir Regans spends most of his summer days at the Belfield...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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Philadelphia police
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Justin Udo
June 16, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and many more are injured following at least 10 shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend. Philadelphia police say from Friday night into Saturday morning, there were shootings in Hunting Park, Port Richmond, West Philadelphia and South...
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Within a seven-hour span Wednesday night, eight people were shot in six different shootings, according to authorities. Two of the victims have died, including a teenager. Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, two teenagers were gunned down in Port Richmond at Campbell Square...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross
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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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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A couple days after the last student left the campus of what was once called “the Harvard of reform schools,” Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is revoking all 14 licenses issued to the Glen Mills Schools. In an emailed statement, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller...
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Kenyan women shout slogans during a march to mark International Women's Day in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday March 8, 2019.
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March 08, 2019 - 11:23 am
By Barry Hatton and Aritz Parra, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Marches and protests are held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates...
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Philadelphia police vehicle.
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Antionette Lee
February 18, 2019 - 9:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have identified two of the victims who were shot and killed over the weekend in Philadelphia and are asking for help finding the shooters. Investigators say 49-year-old Jamison Ogden was shot in the face and left for dead Saturday night along Taney Terrace near...
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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2019 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale toured a North Philadelphia hospital Tuesday, where the emergency room staff sees hundreds of gunshot victims a year. The visit was part of an effort to reduce gun deaths in the state. "We've had five people come in at...
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Chester Police Department app
Chester Police Department
Paul Kurtz
January 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Chester Police Department says a focus on technology has helped reduce violent crime in the city. Police commanders gave a video demonstration of a free mobile app Tuesday that's now available for people to use when they see crimes being committed. "You can take...
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