West Philadelphia

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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
July 20, 2018 - 9:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are looking for two men who robbed and terrorized an elderly woman Thursday night in West Philadelphia. Detectives say just after 8:00 p.m., two men kicked in the back door of a house in the 6000 block of Sansom Street. An 82-year-old woman lives there alone...
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Photo Credit: Mike DeNardo
July 13, 2018 - 9:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA riders who use trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 35 will want to find an alternative for the next nine days. Those routes will be diverted to the 40th and Market Street station on the Market-Frankford Line so that a massive work project can be done on the tunnel...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
July 12, 2018 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A shooting in West Philadelphia early Thursday morning has left two people, including a 95-year-old man, wounded. Both victims are in the hospital. Police aren't sure who the intended target was, and they do not yet have a suspect. It happened around 3:15 a.m. at 53rd...
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London-based artist Richard Wilson was inspired to create a 60-foot mural of Will Smith.
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Cherri Gregg
July 02, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Will Smith is featured in a 60-foot mural on the outside of a West Philadelphia school. The actor caught wind of the honor and posted a video that went viral. RELATED: Mural of the man 'born and raised' in West Philadelphia debuts He has promised to go see the mural...
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Tim Jimenez
June 24, 2018 - 8:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police now say there's a break in the investigation of a deadly hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 5-year-old boy on Friday. Officlas say the vehicle wanted in connection to the deadly crash was was turned over to police Sunday evening. According to officals, 5-...
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Tim Jimenez
June 12, 2018 - 9:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating a suspicious death on Tuesday. A woman's naked body was discovered around midnight outside of St. Francis De Sales church at 47th and Springfield streets in West Philadelphia. Police say the woman had a single gunshot wound to the...
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Mike Dougherty
June 08, 2018 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parents in West Philadelphia are demanding answers after their son was left on the bus sleeping for the second time in two weeks. It was the last day of school for 7-year-old Atif Ibn-Kayzar, and his parents became worried when he was more than two hours late, again...
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Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
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Andrew Kramer
June 07, 2018 - 10:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The twice-annual Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll provided discount shopping at its finest Thursday night in West Philadelphia. From 43rd Street to 52nd Street, stores along Baltimore Avenue brought their business outdoors on a beautiful evening, selling items for — you...
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London-based artist Richard Wilson was inspired to create a 60-foot mural of Will Smith.
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Cherri Gregg
June 05, 2018 - 11:13 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — London-based artist Richard Wilson had never been to Philadelphia before, but he was always drawn to "chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool." "Will was in the back of my head to do in Philly," said Wilson, who is obsessed with graffiti and spray painting murals...
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Dreamstime
May 25, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Thursday night. Authorities say the shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. near 55th and Cedar Streets. The victim, an unidentified 23-year-old male, was rushed to the hospial in critical...
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