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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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Authorities say the second and third floors of a row home, located at 39th and Aspen streets, collapsed around 6 a.m. Sunday. No one was injured.
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Tim Jimenez
September 09, 2018 - 10:29 am
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A partial house collapse shook up a West Philadelphia neighborhood early Sunday morning. Authorities say the second and third floors of a row home, located at 39th and Aspen streets, collapsed around 6 a.m. Neighbors like Connie Lawhorn told CBS 3 Eyewitness News...
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BBQ4BAE co-host Jabina Coleman holds a city proclamation for recognition of her group’s work during Black Breastfeeding Week.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 25, 2018 - 11:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free event in West Philadelphia on Sunday aims to help normalize breastfeeding in the black community. In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week , the third annual BBQ4BAE in Clark Park hopes to spread awareness about this important health issue. "The goal is to provide...
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Justin Udo
August 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A West Philadelphia neighborhood is celebrating the opening of a housing development that is more than a decade in the making. Fifty-one affordable housing rental units now sit at the corner of 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in the Parkside section of...
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Accident Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the below vehicle (currently unknown make/model) and its occupants.
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Mark Abrams
August 22, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are asking the public for help in solving a month-old fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a West Philadelphia man. And they're offering a cash reward hoping to general tips. Police Captain Mark Overwise of the Accident Investigation...
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Philadelphia police officers met with community members at a barbershop in West Philly.
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Cherri Gregg
August 22, 2018 - 8:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of Philadelphia police officers held a candid community conversation in West Philadelphia this week at a unique space designed to build bridges. Two dozen people packed into Philly Cuts Barbershop at 42nd and Chestnut for the second session of "Blades, Fades...
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Barbers offered free haircuts for kids during the event.
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Justin Udo
August 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia hosted its 10th annual back to school celebration to help kids and families get ready to head back to the classroom. During Thursday's event at the School of the Future in West Philadelphia, officials gave away more than 8,000...
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Philadelphia Police Captain Jack Ryan
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Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2018 - 7:21 am
UPDATED: 12:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are searching for clues as to who fatally shot a former Drexel professor just outside her mother’s house in West Philadelphia early Thursday morning. It was just after 3 a.m. when police were called to a home on 59th Street, just north...
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Dan Wing
August 02, 2018 - 7:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a second suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion and assault of an elderly woman last month is now in custody. Raheem White, 30, of Folcroft, Delaware County, was arrested Wednesday. White is accused of breaking into a home on July 19...
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