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New charges announced against Dawara brothers

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New charges were announced Thursday against the two brothers already in prison for allegedly setting a fire almost two years ago to their business in Old City that quickly spread and caused road and business closures for months.  Imad Dawara and Bahaa Dawara are now facing tax fraud charges. The U.S. […]

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Don’t be fooled by mail mimicking US census, Delco warns

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware County officials are reminding residents to keep an eye out for the U.S. census — and don’t be fooled by look-alikes.  Delaware County Councilmember Christine Reuther said it’s not an uncommon tactic for nonprofits or similar organizations to make a mailing appear official — by using the word “census,” […]

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Dominican Republic turns back cruise ship amid virus fears

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A cruise ship heading to the Dominican Republic to disembark hundreds of passengers after a 14-day tour was turned back on Thursday because officials feared eight of those aboard showed potential symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, officials announced. A joint statement by the Public Health Ministry and Port Authority […]

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Flower Show announces window decorating contest winners

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In preparation for the start of this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, which starts Friday, Bloom Philly window decorating contest winners were announced Thursday.  Jimmy Owens with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society flower show explains their weeklong extravaganza of spring always starts with the Bloom Philly window decorating contest announcement. “We give people a […]

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NAACP sues Pa. to stop prison gerrymandering

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDEF) is leading the charge in a lawsuit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, filed Thursday in state court, to cease prison-based gerrymandering. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia NAACP groups, students at the University of Pennsylvania, and several formerly […]

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Case of missing South Jersey girl shows up in Clearwater ad

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The image of a missing South Jersey child has turned up in advertisement posted in a Clearwater, Florida publication as part of a nationwide outreach supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The advertisement with the title “Missing: Help Bring Me Home” profiles the case of Dulce Alavez, […]

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Children taken to hospital after car crash near day care

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Southampton police say four children have been taken to area hospitals after a vehicle crashed outside the Children of America day care center on Knowles Avenue. Their conditions are unknown at this time.   There’s no word on what caused the crash. This is a developing story. Stay with KYW Newsradio […]

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Kids injured after car crashed into Southampton day care

UPDATED: 5:10 p.m. SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Southampton police say four young children have been taken to area hospitals after a car crashed into a day care center, and one is in serious condition. Bucks County First Assistant District Attorney Gregg Shore said 17 toddlers — around 3 and 4 years old — were napping in […]

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US attorney demands postponement of Safehouse opening

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Attorney William McSwain is asking a federal judge to postpone opening safe injection sites in Philadelphia, which were given legal approval earlier this week.  McSwain filed an appeal of the order with the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, and he plans to follow up with a motion to […]

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Stone Harbor hoping to bring in more summer lifeguards

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Finding lifeguards is a challenge for shore towns every year, and this summer, Stone Harbor is hoping to draw qualified beach patrol candidates with a pay increase. Lifeguards in Stone Harbor are getting a planned pay raise of $55 more per day this summer. A starting guard will make $155 per […]