West Philadelphia

Authorities confer on the scene of a quadruple homicide, where four people were discovered to have been murdered execution style in the basement of a West Philadelphia row home.
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Ian Bush
November 19, 2018 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four people were found Monday afternoon in a West Philadelphia basement. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that all four victims — two men and two women — were shot once in the head. All were found in the basement of a home near 51st Street and...
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Dan Wing
November 13, 2018 - 9:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A firefighter was injured after taking a fall while fighting a fire at a West Philadelphia home early Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the home on Spruce Street near the intersection with 57th Street in Cobbs Creek just before 3 a.m. While battling the fire...
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November 03, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - Police are investigating after a shooting leaves a man dead in the West Philadelphia section of the city. According to authroities, the shooting took place just before 8:45 p.m. inside of a car along the 5800 block of Master Street. The victim, police say, a 34-year...
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Tony Romeo
October 31, 2018 - 5:48 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) — A state lawmaker from Philadelphia has been convicted in a sting investigation that snared several other city political figures. The Democratic leader of the State House says he is saddened by the guilty verdict in a Harrisburg courtroom rendered against Vanessa Lowery...
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Tim Jimenez
October 16, 2018 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia police are looking for a pair of shooters who opened fire at two men outside a SEPTA Market-Frankford Line station Monday night. It happened around 10 p.m. at 60th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. Authorities said the gunmen approached two men...
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Paul Kurtz
October 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- City officials and residents of the Mill Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia are celebrating the long-awaited opening of a community center and park. It took about 17 months to construct the 12,000-square-foot Lucien Blackwell Community Center at 47th and Aspen...
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Justin Udo
October 11, 2018 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are asking for help finding a missing person, who they say has schizophrenia. Authorities say 32 -year-old Kevin Elliot who was last seen Oct. 5, on the 700 block of N. 46th Street in West Philadelphia, is a missing endangered person. They say the...
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Kim Glovas
October 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One man is dead and another is hospitalized after a shooting in the Kingsessing section of South Philadelphia. It happened Monday around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Pentridge and South 52nd streets. Police say the victim was sitting in the back of a pickup...
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Mike Dougherty
September 27, 2018 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 9:43 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bartender was shot and killed at work Wednesday night, and Philadelphia police say the man who pulled the trigger then went outside and turned the gun on himself. So far, police are not sure what the relationship was between the bartender,...
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Ian Bush
September 18, 2018 - 2:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have determined that a SEPTA trolley operator's fatigue, amplified by the "sedating effects of repeated doses" of an antihistamine, is the probable cause of a crash last year in West Philadelphia that left dozens hurt. The National Transportation...
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