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Philadelphia sidewalks are the target of a federal lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia sidewalks are the target of a lawsuit filed last week by a group of people with disabilities and advocacy groups. They want the city to make repairs, so people who use wheelchairs or canes can get around without risking injury. “Philadelphia’s sidewalks are dilapidated, disintegrating and teeming with obstacles,” the […]

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8th annual Made in America Festival takes over the parkway

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Made in America has had its fair share of controversy, especially from neighbors, but what do Philly businesses think of the annual festival? So what do the businesses think about all of this excitement? “Generally it might affect traffic a little bit but we get a lot of foot traffic anyway,” said […]

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Slew of shootings, several homicides probed in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a slew of shootings, including several homicides, have the holiday weekend off to a violent start in Philadelphia. Police say gunfire shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia killed a 25-year-old man and a 31-year-old man and wounded two other men listed in stable condition. […]

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How your family can be prepared for severe weather

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Its peak hurricane season and our region has become no stranger to severe weather, but is your family prepared for when it hits?  The Delaware Valley has already experienced a record breaking number of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms — with more to come. So, the first step is acknowledging that disaster can […]

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Philly autism support teacher gets a statewide honor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school art teacher is beginning the school year with some statewide recognition. In Christina Lukac’s Autism Support and Life Skills classroom, at Olney Charter High School, her 65 special needs students learn art with individual attention. “Some students might need more visuals,” she said. “We have some students […]

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Drug overdose victims are recognized in Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) —  Over 100 purple pinwheels were used this week to commemorate the lives of Chester County residents lost to overdoses for International Overdose Awareness Day. Liz Pettit says she lost her son Zach last year to a drug overdose. He was one of the 112 Chester County residents to die in 2018 of […]

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Police prepare as thousands flock to Philly for 2019 MIA

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As many head to the shore or barbecues this weekend, Philadelphia will be abuzz with a Phillies game, Temple football game and the Made in America Festival, which draws about 30,000 people to the Ben Franklin Parkway. This is the eighth time the Philadelphia police say they have had to patrol the Made […]

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Tractor trailer hits airport walkway, PHL issues warning

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia International Airport has issued a warning for passengers after a tractor trailer accident leaves incoming traffic backed up. ACCIDENT: Phila Int’l Airport Terminal B: Tractor-Trailer mishap in the Departure lanes blocks 2 lanes.Allow extra tie getting into and out of PHL. @KYWTraffic1060 @KYWNewsradio #phlairport — Traffic on the Twos (@KYWTraffic1060) August […]

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Chesco man sentenced to life for shooting next-door neighbor

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Chester County man who was convicted of killing his neighbor is on his way to state prison for the rest of his life. Prosecutor Vince Cocco hopes a life sentence for Clayton Carter gives the family of Brooks Jennings some closure. “Brooks Jennings was a loving husband to […]

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USW cheers on PES’ latest potential suitor, the former CEO

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  The United Steelworkers are reacting to news that the former CEO of the PES refinery is making a bid on the bankrupt plant. Ryan O’Callaghan, former president, now spokesman of USW Local 10-1 says the union is pleased that Phil Rinaldi has emerged from retirement, and plans to bid on the refinery […]