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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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Dreamstime
March 10, 2019 - 7:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was a scary moment Sunday afternoon when two men stole a car with a sleeping child in the backseat in the West Philadelphia section of the city. According to police, the incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of 60th Street and Lansdowne...
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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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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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