West Philadelphia

St. Cyprian Children’s Center
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Tim Jimenez
May 15, 2019 - 7:57 am
UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say a young boy brought packets of crack cocaine to daycare Tuesday. Police say the 5-year-old had 22 purple packets of crack cocaine with him as he entered St. Cyprian Children's Center on Cedar Avenue right off the Cobbs Creek...
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Jahlil Porter
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 07, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the men accused of murdering four people inside a West Philadelphia basement in November 2018 has waived his preliminary hearing. Jahlil Porter will now move to the higher Court of Common Pleas. He is charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery and gun offenses in...
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Mark Abrams
May 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA begins work Monday on a street and track renewal project for West Philadelphia's Route 10 trolley line. SEPTA's Heather Redfern says the work will be divided into three block sections in an area running from 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue, to Girard and...
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Steve Tawa
April 29, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While accident investigators initially thought they were looking into a fatal hit-and-run crash in West Philadelphia early Sunday, it's turned into something entirely different. Police are now looking for the driver and at least one gunman who was firing at the car...
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Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
April 16, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Street sweepers rolled through a Philadelphia residential neighborhood on Tuesday for the first time in more than 10 years. The pilot program restores a practice that was cut from the city budget during the 2008 recession. By popular demand, street sweeping is back in...
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Artist Faith 47
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Paul Kurtz
April 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia has commissioned an internationally acclaimed artist to create a masterpiece in West Philadelphia. Her street art can be found in cities all over the world, and come September Faith 47 will add Philadelphia to the map. The Cape Town, South...
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Paul Kurtz
April 05, 2019 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A blighted block in West Philadelphia will look a whole lot better by the end of this weekend as improvements are being made for low-income homeowners. "I'm so excited,” said Alise McFarland. “I've been excited for weeks now." She could barely contain her joy as she...
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Philadelphia police
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Antionette Lee
March 25, 2019 - 10:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released footage from a deadly road rage incident in West Philadelphia. Shaquile Mac, 25, was murdered on Friday night at 52nd and Warren streets while his children were just feet away from him. "The kids were witnesses. Don't know how old...
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Young adults in West Philadelphia who want to get a GED can sign up for a special free program as registrations are scheduled for this Tuesday and Thursday at the Sayre Morris Recreation Center.
Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
March 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Young adults in West Philadelphia who want to get a GED can sign up for a special free program this Tuesday and Thursday at the Sayre Morris Recreation Center. The free GED program is being offered by the Philadelphia police 18th District, Community Solutions and SOAR...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
March 20, 2019 - 10:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating a pair of double shootings: one in Kensington Tuesday night, which left two men dead, and the other Wednesday morning in West Philadelphia, where two men are in critical condition. Police say the first shooting happened at F and Ontario...
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