West Philadelphia

Philadelphia police
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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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Police believe two men were responsible for slashing the tires of dozens of cars along seven blocks of Media Street in West Philadelphia.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police believe two men were responsible for slashing the tires of dozens of cars in West Philadelphia Neighborhood in what frustrated neighbors call a senseless crime. The puncture route is seven blocks of Media Street. between 54th and 61st streets. One Jeep Cherokee...
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Philadelphia police
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Dan Wing
March 15, 2019 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say a man is dead after being shot by the owner of the store he was trying to rob in West Philadelphia on Thursday night. Philadelphia Police say a man in his 20s went into the store, at 54th Street and Wyalusing Avenue, wearing a ski mask and armed with a gun...
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Philadelphia police
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
March 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released a new surveillance video of a man they are calling a "robber" in West Philadelphia who shot a lawyer during one of his attempts. The person who was shot is 37-year-old attorney Spencer Hill. Police say Hill got off a bus at 52nd and...
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