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A test drive for AI in Camden’s police department

CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Camden are trying out a futuristic approach to fighting crime through the use of artificial intelligence. This is not about robots on the street. You’d see that in a movie. The department is test-driving computer software that will aid analysts in deciding where to deploy officers.  “Our goal […]

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School District still working out asbestos updates

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia says it’s making progress when it comes to addressing asbestos issues in school buildings. But staffers tell the school board they’re still working on the best way to keep parents and the public in the loop.  In November, the district said it would establish an asbestos […]

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Fans react to the Phillie Phanatic’s new look

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ mascot, the Phanatic, has a new look, amid a legal fight with the long-running mascot’s original designers. He has evolved, but clearly hasn’t matured. pic.twitter.com/Tmo5jHNQOB — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 23, 2020 A few adjustments to the Phillie Phanatic’s costume were unveiled at the team’s Grapefruit League home […]

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Viral post about struggling pizza shop brings business boom

RIDLEY PARK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A viral Facebook post about a struggling pizza shop in Delaware County now has business booming and the owner grateful. Eric Brooks, owner of Eric’s Pizza on Chester Pike, was overwhelmed with orders Saturday, but had a smile from ear to ear. “It’s a two-hour wait for pizza right […]

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Roxborough couple honored for maintaining memorial

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Roxborough couple thought they were just doing a good deed, secretly upkeeping the memorial of a fallen Philadelphia police officer. They almost got away with it until a retired detective found them out. As Ken Renshaw told it, the story was simple. “I was walking around the neighborhood and noticed […]

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Gov. Murphy announces he has kidney tumor

NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Saturday that he has a tumor on his kidney, and that he will undergo surgery to have it removed next month. The governor made the announcement via Twitter. His office told KYW Newsradio that doctors found the tumor during a recent checkup.  Friends – […]

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SEPTA installing real-time countdown clocks on platforms

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is moving ahead with its plans to install countdown clocks on platforms to tell riders how long it will be before the next train or trolley arrives. It’s something every subway rider wants to know: How long until the next train? A project is underway to put real-time countdown screens […]

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Rutgers University-Camden chancellor to step down

CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After six years on the job, the chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden is stepping down. Phoebe Haddon will stay on the job until the summer to ensure a smooth transition. As the first black woman to lead Rutgers-Camden, Haddon helped raise the university’s status as a research institution and also helped […]

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Bucks County changes pre-trial ARD program

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County is taking steps to try to make a pre-trial intervention program that can wipe away some criminal charges more affordable to everyone.  The program is called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). It lets people who are deemed low risk to re-offend wipe certain non-violent charges off their record […]

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New archbishop speaks candidly about his role, clergy abuse

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Archbishop Nelson Perez is settling into his duties after he was officially installed as the new shepherd of the region’s more than 1 million Roman Catholics earlier this week. But he insists he has no firm plans for the future of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For the time being, he’s focused […]