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Think You Know Kid’s Hiding Spots For Drugs And Alcohol? Parents Put Knowledge To Test Using Mock Bedroom

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (CBS) — Parents of teenagers are being put to the test. The quiz was all about spotting the warning signs of drug and alcohol abuse, and other troubling behavior. A lot of parents might be thinking, “I was a teenager not long ago. I know what to look for: a baggie of marijuana […]

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Court-Appointed Caregiver Accused Of Stealing More Than $100,000 From At Least 3 Families, Officials Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A court-appointed guardian is charged with stealing from the elderly people she was supposed to be protecting. Police say the caregiver stole from at least three families, making off with more than $100,000. And the district attorney’s office is concerned there could be other victims. “She stole, from what we have found, […]

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Man Arrested In Chain-Reaction Hit-And-Run That Killed 2, Injured 5 Others In Bustleton, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have arrested a 25-year-old driver in connection to a hit-and-run that killed two people and injured five others in Bustleton on Saturday, April 21. Shekhroz Mamaatkulov, of Warrington, Pa., was arrested Tuesday at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Police say Mamaatkulov caused a chain-reaction crash at the intersection of Red Lion Road […]

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Philadelphia City Controller warns late reporting could jeopardize billions in federal funding

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At a City Council budget hearing, Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart says the city keeps missing the deadline to file audits of its federal grants and warns that could jeopardize billions in funding.  Every year, the city has to give an accounting of all its federal grants to the controller so […]

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Back before City Council, the Philadelphia Free Library vows to do better on diversity, inclusion

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Free Library’s board of trustees has established a committee on diversity and inclusion in response to a City Council request during heated budget hearings two weeks ago. Library officials were back before council Tuesday to report on the new committee.   There is perhaps no issue that gets more attention […]

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Therapy dog program at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pilot program to help reduce stress for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off.     The program is called the Wagging Tails Brigade, and there are four registered therapy dog and their handlers in the program. Dressed in capes with the words “Pet Me” on it, Cosmo, Lilly, […]

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Family, 5-Year-Old Girl Aim To Raise Awareness About Rare Disease Triggered By Exposure To Sun

WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) — There’s a rare disease that’s triggered by exposure to the sun. In Philadelphia this weekend, there will be the first walk to raise awareness about the condition. It’s often misdiagnosed and when treatment is delayed, the disease can become deadly. A family in Wayne with a little girl who has the […]

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Picklemania Having Resurgence As Pickles Popping Up In Variety Of Products

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pickles are not just side dishes or sandwich add-ons anymore. Pickles and pickle juice have been touted for all sorts of medicinal powers — everything from weight loss to enhancing athletic endurance, and it turns out that sour, salty taste is becoming more popular. In Haddon Township, New Jersey, picklemania is having […]

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‘We Need To Hold City Council Accountable’: Protesters Demand Philadelphia Officials Do More To Enforce Workers’ Rights

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Protesters rallied outside Philadelphia’s City Hall Tuesday. They want officials to do more to protect workers. Dozens of people came together outside of City Hall, demanding officials do better to enforce workers’ rights. Philadelphia has an office of labor enforcement. It primarily helps crack down on wage theft — instances like workers […]

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New Jersey Ranked Third Highest In Nation For Anti-Semitic Incidents As Violent Attacks Doubled In US In 2018, Report Finds

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Violent attacks against the Jewish community in the United States doubled last year, while overall attacks that also include vandalism and harassment remained near record-high levels, the Anti-Defamation League reported Tuesday. According to the report, New Jersey ranked third highest in the nation for anti-Semitic incidents. “While we are moderately encouraged […]