West Philadelphia

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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.
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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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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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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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Members of Philadelphia's Ethiopian and Eritrean communities are asking questions after one of their own was shot by police on Wednesday night.
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Kristen Johanson
March 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man shot by Philadelphia police last week is facing assault and weapons charges — and authorities have now identified the officer who fired. Philadelphia police say they were called to 49th Street and Hazel Avenue in West Philadelphia last Wednesday, when they saw...
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Members of Philadelphia's Ethiopian and Eritrean communities are asking questions after one of their own was shot by police on Wednesday night.
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Cherri Gregg
March 07, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Members of Philadelphia's Ethiopian and Eritrean communities are asking questions after one of their own was shot by police on Wednesday night. Police say the victim was wielding a knife, but his supporters believe there's more to the story. "The information that is...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
March 07, 2019 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man armed with a knife is in critical condition after being shot several times by a police officer in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia Wednesday night. Police were called to a home on Hazel Street a little after 6:30 p.m. on reports of a person stabbed...
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Kristen Johanson
February 27, 2019 - 5:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say the robbery and murder of a pizza delivery man Tuesday night may be connected to another robbery last week a few miles away. Bobby Jenkins, 30, was delivering pizza to a house on Woodcrest Ave, near 76th Street, when at least one person came up...
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Dreamstime
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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