West Philadelphia

Robert Long
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
July 14, 2020 - 2:06 pm
A Philadelphia man was sentenced Tuesday morning for his role in the murders of two sisters and two step-brothers found executed in a West Philadelphia basement in November 2018. Read more here.
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Please Touch Museum summer discovery backpacks
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Justin Udo
July 06, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Please Touch Museum volunteers stuffed and distributed about 1,000 summer discovery backpacks, full of toys, activity books and supplies, to keep them busy during a socially distant summer and on track of their grade level. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
July 06, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Over the course of just 48 hours in Philadelphia this past Fourth of July weekend, 30 people were shot. Sunday was the deadliest day so far this year : Seven people were killed, including a 6-year-old and a 15-year-old. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 26, 2020 - 6:15 am
A new Black-owned takeout restaurant is opening in West Philadelphia — where many small businesses were looted and vandalized amid racial protests just weeks ago. Still, the owner says there’s no other community she’d rather invest in. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking...
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Neighbors in the Belmont area of West Philadelphia spent their Saturday afternoon coming together to clean up their streets.
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John McDevitt
June 20, 2020 - 4:42 pm
A group of residents of a racially diverse West Philadelphia neighborhood spent their Saturday afternoon taking pride in where they live by coming together to clean up the streets. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2020 - 3:28 pm
Federal authorities have charged an Overbrook woman — who worked professionally with children in both Philadelphia and Delaware County — for distributing child pornography over messaging app Kik. Read more here.
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Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
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Kristen Johanson
June 16, 2020 - 3:49 pm
An arrest warrant has been issued in the murder of a transgender woman last week after cr ime scene officers spent part of Tuesday afternoon combing through a house in West Philadelphia that sources say is connected to the murder. Read the latest here.
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Shawn Wilson, Veterans in the Hood
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Cherri Gregg
June 15, 2020 - 7:36 am
A veterans-focused nonprofit is building a security team to help protect neighborhood businesses. Read more here.
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Looters on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia
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Mark Abrams
June 10, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Philadelphia's Merchants Fund is reaching out to the owners of small businesses in West Philadelphia that were looted or damaged by fires during the recent unrest. Read more here.
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Jeff Brown at the reopening of The Brown ShopRite store at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
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Cherri Gregg
June 08, 2020 - 4:40 pm
The Brown ShopRite store at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia reopened Monday — a week after being destroyed by looters. The reopening was a community effort. Read more here.
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