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Route 15 trolleys to be replaced by buses for next 18 months

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starting Sunday, buses will replace historic trolleys on SEPTA’s Route 15 line, which spans from Port Richmond to West Philadelphia.  The trolleys will go offline for 18 months while they undergo maintenance and evaluation. Sixty-two-year-old Roger Jones of West Philadelphia was waiting for the Route 15 trolley Wednesday at Girard Avenue […]

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Gritty accused of assaulting 13-year-old boy

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gritty is facing some serious allegations. Philadelphia police are investigating claims that the person wearing the Flyers’ mascot costume physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy. The incident allegedly happened during a photoshoot in November at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers issued a statement Wednesday afternoon: “We took Mr. Greenwell’s allegations seriously […]

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13 Reading gang members charged for sex, drug trafficking

READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — New federal charges have been filed against alleged members of a violent sex and drug trafficking gang in Berks County.  According to the unsealed federal indictment, members of The Sevens gang in Reading used violence and intimidation to keep women and girls under their control, forcing them to sell themselves […]

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Reminisce 30th Street’s split-flap board at Old City pop-up

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Miss the old split-flap schedule board from 30th Street Station? Now’s your chance to relive those memories — this time, in Old City. Oat Foundry — the Bridesburg engineering firm that designs split-flap displays — is offering a taste of nostalgia by recreating the 30th Street board. Three of Oat Foundry’s […]

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1 dead, 2 wounded after gunfire at City Avenue Target

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating a shooting in a Target parking lot in Wynnefield Heights, just off City Avenue, that left one man dead and two others wounded. Authorities say gunfire erupted just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. When emergency crews arrived on scene they found the three male victims.  One was fatally shot. […]

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Study finds PFAS in dozens of municipal water supplies

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study found high levels of PFAS in public drinking water in dozens of American cities, including Philadelphia.  The Environmental Working Group tested tap water in 44 cities. Only one had no detectable level of PFAS, the forever chemicals linked to certain cancers, reproductive issues and other health and developmental problems. […]

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Police investigating triple shooting in Target parking lot

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating a fatal triple shooting in the parking lot of a Target. Authorities say just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, shots rang out at 4000 Monument Road near City Ave. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found three male victims.  One was fatally shot, and two others shot and […]

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Children’s TV show host Gene London dead at 88

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Born Eugene Yulish in Cleveland, Gene London performed on several New York TV programs before coming to WCAU (Channel 10), where he told stories, drew pictures and more on Cartoon Corners and the Gene London show which aired from 1959 through 1977. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall […]

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Temple Burn Center’s new technology to treat burn victims

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University’s Burn Center is using new revolutionary biotechnology to treat burn victims. Temple is now using RECELL, a spray-on skin treatment used on burn victims that just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2019.  The treatment is especially helpful to those suffering from large burns. “This […]

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4 charged in death of Philly man dumped in trash can

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have charged four people in connection with the fatal beating of a man found dead in a trash can last week in the city’s Logan neighborhood.   Darius Cheeseboro, 22, was found in a trash can along Rockland Street last Tuesday, and sources say his murder was orchestrated by Lashawna Dantzler. They […]