West Philadelphia

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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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Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
November 29, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One man has been charged and two others are in custody, all connected to last week’s quadruple murder in West Philadelphia. 32-year-old Jahlil Porter has been charged with four counts of murder and robbery. The others are being questioned by detectives. Authorities...
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Tim Jimenez
November 28, 2018 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A concerned community got together Tuesday night looking for answers after a boy and two teens were shot in West Philadelphia earlier this week. Parents, community leaders and police officials met at Anointed Tabernacle of Praise in West Philadelphia. The triple...
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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
November 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department has released the names of the four homicide victims found in a West Philadelphia basement last week. The youngest victims are both female — 17-year-old Yaleah Hall and 20-year-old Tiyaniah Rakele Hopkins — and both from North...
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Tim Jimenez
November 26, 2018 - 7:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are looking for at least one gunman who shot two teens Sunday night in West Philadelphia. A stray bullet also went through a home and hit an 8-year-old boy. Authorities say one or two male assailants chased two boys, a 15-year-old and 16-year-old, down Ludlow...
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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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Ian Bush
November 20, 2018 - 11:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The killing Sunday night of four people in West Philadelphia put the number of homicides in the city above the 300 mark earlier than any year since 2007. Police Commissioner Richard Ross made the observation while briefing reporters on Monday. He says whatever the...
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