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Kenyatta Johnson, wife enter not guilty pleas

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As promised, Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. He and his wife were arraigned Friday afternoon in federal court. Johnson gave a full-throated “not guilty” when asked how he pleaded to charges he used his office to benefit officials of Universal Companies for a bribe […]

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Philly fan makes it to 30 NBA Jumbotrons in 30 days

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia basketball fan trusted his process to complete a buzzer beating challenge. David Delooper just started watching basketball a few years ago, but the Fishtown resident immediately fell in love with the sport and decided to spread that love across the country through a unique challenge. “The 30 for 30 […]

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Man charged for DUI that critically injured crossing guard

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Northeast Philadelphia man is being held on DUI charges in connection with Tuesday’s crash that critically injured a crossing guard in Port Richmond. Investigators say 35-year-old Joseph Herron was under the influence when he ran a red light in his Nissan Versa. He was subsequently rammed by a Ford Expedition, […]

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‘State of Tobacco Control’ report gives Pa. failing grades

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania does not fare well in the American Lung Association’s most recent “State of Tobacco Control” report.  According to the report, the American Lung Association gave Pennsylvania F grades when it comes to tobacco taxes as well as smoking cessation and prevention programs.  But Sarah Lawver, the group’s director of advocacy, […]

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Flashpoint Extra: Family shares human trafficking story

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a Philadelphia woman whose 15-year-old daughter fell victim to traffickers is sharing their story. She’s hoping by coming out of the shadows, they can help other girls. “There were traffickers out there selling her for their material gain,” said Nicole Brooks, a mother of […]

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Man accused of defrauding $60M from Amish communities

READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Berks County man has been charged with running one of the largest Ponzi schemes based in Pennsylvania, where he allegedly he ripped off the Amish and Mennonite communities for $60 million. Elvin Riehl, a 68-year-old member of the Mennonite community, is accused of convincing people to put tens of […]

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14-year-old accused of killing 79-year-old is in custody

UPDATED: 3:20 p.m. CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 14-year-old boy is in Chester police custody after they say he shot and killed 79-year-old Robert Womack on Wednesday. According to police, there were two teenagers in Womack’s car at the time he was shot in the head: his 18-year-old grandson and a 17-year-old, who was wearing […]

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Police: 14-year-old killed 79-year-old man in Chester

CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Chester are looking for a 14-year-old who they say shot and killed 79-year-old Robert Womack on Wednesday. According to police, there were two teenagers in Womack’s car at the time he was shot in the head: his 18-year-old grandson and a 17-year-old who was wearing a bulletproof vest […]

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PHL begins coronavirus screening; US issues travel advisory

Related: PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. State Department is now telling Americans they should not travel to China because of the Coronavirus outbreak.  The federal agency issued a Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory on Thursday. It is the highest level on a scale from 1-4.  The news comes after the World Health Organization declared […]

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Things to do in Philly this weekend, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Will we see an early spring, or will we get six more weeks of winter? Leave it to Punxsutawney Phil once again this Groundhog Day on Sunday. Take a road trip up to Punxsutawney for all the seasonal activities — or hit snooze and catch an Oscar-nominated flick in Center City. […]