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Exclusive: VisionQuest workers laid off after zoning battle

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The company that was planning to open a North Philadelphia residential facility for unaccompanied migrant children from the U.S. border laid off all of its employees Thursday as they could no longer afford to pay them. VisionQuest issued a statement Thursday night, saying 65 employees were laid off after nearly a […]

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Arrest made in connection to man found dead in trunk

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The death of a popular Bridgeport barber has remained a mystery since he was found dead in the trunk of his own car a year-and-a-half ago. But now, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has made an arrest in connection with his death. Daniel Torres, who owned Danny’s Barbershop in […]

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Another mistrial for man accused of shooting Philly cop

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Once again, another mistrial has been declared in the case against a man accused of shooting a Philly cop six years ago, this time because jurors were talking about the case.  One juror reportedly heard another juror talking about how this trial against Eric Torres was in fact a retrial. Another […]

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Police identify man accused of raping 2 girls exiting SEPTA

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are searching for a 20-year-old Philadelphia man they say raped two teens in separate incidents earlier this month, as they got off a SEPTA bus in the Oxford Circle neighborhood. Detectives say it was Drean Tabb who sexually assaulted the victims as they walked home near Bustleton Avenue and Levick Street. […]

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Former volunteer firefighter to plead guilty to sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 20-year-old former volunteer with the Trevose Fire Company has agreed to plead guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at the firehouse back in August.  Paul Delp III agreed, while waiving his preliminary hearing, to plead guilty to sexual assault and possession of child pornography when his case gets to […]

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Kenney signs 3 bills to protect transgender, nonbinary youth

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is taking a major step toward protecting the rights, and promoting the fair treatment, of transgender and gender-nonbinary youth. This step comes in the form of three bills signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday that expand the definition of gender identity and sexual orientation, and how they’re to be […]

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Police: Man confesses to killing family in West Philly home

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police have identified the man who they say shot and killed his parents and siblings in their West Philadelphia home on Wednesday, and acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter says he has confessed. Coulter says 29-year-old Maurice Louis admitted to killing his mother, stepfather and two stepbrothers, 17 and 6 years old. […]

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Cops look for woman they say assaulted elderly woman on bus

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are searching for a woman they say physically assaulted an elderly woman on a SEPTA bus in Northeast Philadelphia.  Investigators say it happened on a Route 70 bus at Bustleton and Cottman avenues around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. “No weapon was used but the assault was very graphic and we […]

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Young cancer patient’s wish granted with Gritty visit

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The birthday wish of a cancer patient at Children’s Hospital has been fulfilled with a visit from his favorite sports mascot Wednesday as Gritty stopped by the hospital to greet his biggest fan. His fourth birthday was the best day of Jack Callahan’s young life. He got just what he wanted: […]

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4-year-old in critical condition after falling out of window

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after falling out of a second floor window and landing on chairs below.  Police say the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. near Folsom and Francis streets in the Francisville section of the city.  The girl has multiple face injuries from the fall.  She was taken […]