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Dozens Of Residents Displaced After Flames Rip Through West Vincent Township Apartment

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Dozens of residents have been displaced after a raging fire breaks out at an apartment building in Chester County. The flames broke out just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at ReNew Glenmoore apartments in West Vincent Township. The fire reached two alarms before firefighters placed it under control. Officials credit brave […]

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A forum brings Philadelphia’s LGBTQ leaders, the community together

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What’s happening in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community? For the second year in a row, a State of the Union was held in Center City Monday night to answer that question.  Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ affairs, put this event together.  “It’s an annual forum to bring the directors, the CEOs, […]

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Nonprofit news outlet celebrates 25 years watching Philadelphia schools

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit education watchdog Tuesday night celebrates a quarter century of covering Philadelphia schools.  In 1994, a group of concerned parents, including journalist Paul Socolar and now-City Councilwoman Helen Gym, founded the Notebook, a free newspaper with the mission of telling stories from Philadelphia schools that were largely uncovered by the […]

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Suspects Caught On Camera Breaking Into, Stealing Valuables From More Than 20 Cars In West Deptford

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey community is on edge after brazen burglars hit nearly two dozen unsuspecting car owners. Police say the suspects have been caught on camera breaking into more than 20 vehicles. Police say they have made one arrest in the case. The man was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle […]

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18-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured After Being Shot While Sitting In Car In Harrowgate Neighborhood, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search is on for the gunman who shot an 18-year-old girl as she sat in a car in Philadelphia’s Harrowgate neighborhood. It happened at Emerald and Atlantic Streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. The teen was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. She was shot multiple times in the chest […]

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Police Look To Crackdown On ‘Graffiti Pier’ Trespassers As Officials Hope To Make It Public Park Instead

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A crackdown is underway at a hangout spot known as “Graffiti Pier” in Philadelphia along the Delaware River. Police are working to keep people away, and Eyewitness News has learned the pier may soon get a new lease on life as a public park. “I love to take people to these places […]

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Man Assaulted In Philadelphia Home Invasion, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are investigation a home invasion that happened on Monday in the Elmwood section of Philadelphia. Authorities say this happened on the 2200 block of S. Felton Street just before 7 p.m. According to police, two men entered an unlocked door and struck a male inside with a gun, before getting […]

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Flyers Acquire Forward Kevin Hayes In Trade With Jets

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — And so it begins. The Flyers kicked off what could be a busy offseason, acquiring the rights to center Kevin Hayes in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets Monday night. Hayes, 27, will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, so the deal gives the Flyers an early window to strike […]

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Philadelphia-Area Native Emma Boettcher Ends James Holzhauer’s Historic Streak On ‘Jeopardy!’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — James Holzhauer’s historic “Jeopardy!” winning streak came to an end Monday night at the hands (or brain) of Philadelphia-area native Emma Boettcher. Holzahauer was this close to breaking the all-time “Jeopardy!” earnings record, but he fell short in his 33rd straight game — even though he had the right answer. Holzhauer entered […]

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Philadelphia City Council advances city budget, bill that would reduce taxes for most homeowners

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has advanced the city’s $5 billion budget. The action came after a day of negotiations that included killing a measure for so-called “revenue neutral” tax assessments and approving a bill that will lower property taxes for most homeowners.  Both council and administration officials are pleased with the package […]