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Jurors threatened for ignoring a summons they never received

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia court officials are apologizing for a blunder that resulted in hundreds of prospective jurors receiving a threatening postcard about ignoring a jury summons — even though they never received a summons in the first place. The Philadelphia court system employs an outside vendor to mail about 46,000 jury summonses a […]

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Mother of missing Bridgeton girl: ‘Don’t give up on Dulce’

BRIDGETON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As the search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez continues, the young girl’s mother shared some tough words Monday at the South Jersey park where her daughter was last seen two weeks ago. “I beg you all: Don’t give up on my Dulce,” said Noema Alavez Perez at Bridgeton City Park, […]

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3-year-old boy with cancer writes letter to Gritty

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians are offering to help fulfill the wishes of one of Gritty’s biggest fans.   Three-year-old Jack Callahan lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, but he’s spent a lot time in Philadelphia, where he’s been receiving cancer treatments at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  While in Philly, he’s come to love the sassy, […]

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Monday last chance for victims of clergy abuse to file claim

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday is the last day for victims of Catholic clergy abuse to file a claim for compensation. Advocates are advising all victims to file a claim, even if they’re not sure about accepting it. The Archdiocese Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program, or IRRP, has been accepting claims since it was established last […]

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Human remains found at Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police detectives are on scene of the Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown, where they say a groundskeeper found a human skull and some bones shortly before 9 a.m. Monday morning. The remains were found in the back of a home, located on the grounds. There is no indication yet how old the […]

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Police seeking multiple victims of cop accused of rape

UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More details, first reported by KYW Newsradio, have emerged in the case of the Philadelphia police officer accused of drugging and raping a woman last month.  Authorities believe he has done this before — and they are urging any other possible victims to come forward. Investigators say they have […]

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Music and community mark start of Jewish new year

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that marks a significant time in the Jewish community. It began Sunday night in Philadelphia, with a celebration in Rittenhouse Square.  “It’s the Jewish new year and we also celebrate the creation of the entire world and the creation of humanity. It’s big. It’s big,” […]

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JEVS Act II having success helping recovering drug addict

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – Earlier in the year, JEVS Human Services was given a grant to start a new program that helps recovering opioid addicts find jobs. That program is called JEVS Act II (Achievement through Counseling and Treatment). “We are providing educational and employment services to clients who are on methadone in order to […]

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Art teachers, disability community to share ideas at meeting

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Educators from around the globe are gathering in Philadelphia this week to talk about how art is taught to students with disabilities.  It’s an opportunity for people who teach art and members of the disability community to learn from each other as 300 educators from 20 states and 10 countries get […]

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Philly woman turning dead spotted lanternflies into jewelry

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A West Philadelphia woman is creating art and financial opportunity out of spotted lanternfly carcasses.  “Technically, I am a serial killer. I’ve been serial killing these things, right?” said Candice Jeffries, who creates spotted lanternfly earrings.  To be fair, Jeffries doesn’t slaughter lanternflies for sport. She enjoys creating wearables out of […]