West Philadelphia

Man escapes building in true 'Spider-Man' fashion
July 19, 2019 - 10:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An apartment fire in West Philadelphia drove a resident to an extreme exit on Thursday night. Firefighters responding to a fire at a 19-story high-rise on Holden Street near Market saw a truly shocking sight — a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape...
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On Friday, men will gather in West Philadelphia for a march aimed at engaging youth to stop the violence. The effort is in response to multiple shootings in recent weeks.
Courtesy of Kayzar Abdul Kabir
Cherri Gregg
July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Friday, men will gather in West Philadelphia for a march aimed at engaging youth to stop the violence. The effort is in response to several shootings in recent weeks. "All together there were 13 shots, shot at these kids," said Kayzar Abdul Kabir, founder of...
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July 13, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating after they say at least seven people were injured tonight during a shooting in West Philadelphia. Police say it happened just after 9 p.m. at 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue in the Overbrook section of the city. According to CBS3, a...
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Philadelphia police car
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Justin Udo
July 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. — This update reflects new information by a police report, clarifying that the offender is the woman, not the man. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police and witnesses are offering different reports of an incident in West Philadelphia Wednesday morning, in which a 1-year-old...
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Clark Park hosts their annual music and arts festival in West Philadelphia
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Hadas Kuznits
June 29, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — West Philadelphia was full of artists this weekend for the annual Clark Park Music and Arts Festival. “A lot of people are coming down from all across the area, listening to music and enjoying wonderful artwork,” explained artist Larry West. Hadas Kuznits/KYW...
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car into crowd
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
June 22, 2019 - 6:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two people were struck by a car on a sidewalk late Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia approximately one block away from the largest Juneteenth festival in the city. One of the victims was pinned under it, and emergency crews weren't the only ones to come to her...
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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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Kristen Johanson
June 04, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has upheld murder charges against one of the suspects accused of killing four people inside a West Philadelphia basement in November 2018, following the chilling testimony about the murders. A homicide detective read texts between the defendant, Keith Garner,...
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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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