violence

Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
January 10, 2019 - 7:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A student was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after an incident at a Philadelphia elementary school. Police say a 12-year-old girl used a pair of scissors to stab an 11-year-old boy in the head. This happened toward the end of the school day at John Barry...
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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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Chinatown
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Kristen Johanson
October 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Philadelphia police are investigating the stabbing of a man in the city's Chinatown neighborhood. Investigators say a 28-year-old man was leaving a bar located at 10th and Race with his girlfriend around 2 a.m. on Sunday when a group of people attacked him. The victim was stabbed twice and taken to...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson/ Facebook
Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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Supporters and members of Bikers for Trump wave and cheer, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J, during a meeting with President Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
August 12, 2018 - 11:09 am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other...
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Susan Bro, right, mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, embraces a supporter after laying flowers at the spot her daughter was killed in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
August 12, 2018 - 10:46 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there's much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, laid flowers at a...
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A man reads a newspaper headline in Harare, Zimbabwe,Wednesday, Aug, 2, 2018.
AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
August 02, 2018 - 11:19 am
By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party signaled victory in the presidential election on Thursday, telling the opposition a day after deadly violence that "we should all lose graciously," while an anxious country awaited results that the electoral...
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Brandon Chastang
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
July 12, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia substitute teacher-turned-activist is putting his education skills to the test with innovative videos designed to stop violence and drug use among youth. The videos act out real-life scenarios on topics as varied as domestic violence, to living on the "...
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