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Tim Jimenez
February 27, 2019 - 7:30 am
UPDATED: 9:38 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for who killed a pizza deliveryman in the Overbrook Park section of the city. They say at around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, there was a 911 call from 76th and Woodcrest Avenue that a man was on the ground outside. Officers...
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Gerald Dessus
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Cherri Gregg
February 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gerald Dessus, a social justice educator at Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker Campus , is training the next generation of "woke warriors." "It's been a journey," said Dessus, who was hired to design the school's social justice curriculum three years ago by the...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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Pat Loeb
January 28, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration has been trying to sell a large property in West Philadelphia for more than a year, but legislation approving the sale is stuck in City Council. The buyer had high hopes the bill would move when council got back into session last week, but he...
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Mike DeNardo
January 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is considering a policy that would require all high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. A student who thinks that's a bad idea spoke out at last night's school board meeting. Most of Philadelphia's 49 high schools use the...
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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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Dan Wing
January 04, 2019 - 7:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into the gruesome discovery of a body on fire in West Philadelphia early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the area of 44th and Ludlow street just before 1:30 a.m. for something burning in between two parked cars. Philadelphia...
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The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
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Steve Tawa
January 02, 2019 - 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CEO of a chain of more than a dozen ShopRites and Fresh Grocer supermarkets in the region, including seven in the city, is closing a ShopRite in West Philadelphia, blaming the tax on soda and sweetened beverages. But the city and supporters of the beverage tax...
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Dan Wing
January 02, 2019 - 6:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man is in custody after police connected him to a string of small fires set in West Philadelphia late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Three homes were left damaged after the string of fires set on porches in the area of 52nd and Spruce streets. The first...
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Chosen 300 Ministries' West Philadelphia location is in desperate need of repairs to its dilapidated roof.
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Justin Udo
December 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local mission is requesting a big Christmas wish this year, but as a means to continue to help those in need. Chosen 300 Ministries , an interdenominational mission with locations throughout Philadelphia, provides help to the homeless and less fortunate. "We...
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