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Philly police searching for armed man who made threats

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department have asked for help locating 31-year-old Michael John Altomari of the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia. Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives said Altomari’s girlfriend called police after an argument between the two of them ended with Altomari leaving their house with duffel bags full of guns and […]

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Philly police locate armed man who made threats

UPDATE: Police said Altomari was found dead inside his vehicle Saturday night in the Fox Chase section of the city, on the 8200 block of Verree Rd. near Rising Sun Ave. He was pronounced dead just before 7 p.m. by medics of what authorities said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The […]

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Watch the skies: Orionid meteor shower is coming

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Skygazers get ready—an annual display of shooting stars is on its way. If weather conditions are right and you’re away from city lights, you may be able to see the Orionid meteor shower Monday night into the wee hours of Tuesday morning. “The glow you see, the streak you see, is […]

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Area nonprofit ready to raise funds, awareness in AIDS Walk

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 33rd annual AIDS Walk Philly kicks off Sunday morning at the Art Museum, and a Philadelphia-area nonprofit organization that helps those living with the disease will represent, hoping to raise much needed emergency funds.  Located at 12th and Spring Garden, Bebashi: Transition to Hope is one of the many nonprofits whose clients […]

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Viral dancing dad says Down syndrome helped son beat cancer

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The South Jersey man who went viral for dancing by his toddler’s crib as he was battling cancer stole the hearts of millions last year after a pop star reposted the video. Now, they’re on the groove again.  2-year-old Kristian is 11 months cancer free. In a celebration video with his dad, […]

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New art exhibit sharing immigrant stories debuts

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the most popular tourism spots on South Street, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, has partnered with a local nonprofit to produce an immersive art exhibit that sheds light on immigrant stories. The temporary exhibit is called Vidas Suspendidas, or Suspended Lives, and features “self-portrait” statues by nine Latinx artists spread out around […]

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Gone Cold:15 years since young man killed inside Upper Darby

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has been 15 years since a young man was stabbed in the heart inside a bar in Upper Darby. The case has been profiled on KYW Newsradio’s original podcast Gone Cold, and the family is still seeking answers or tips from the public. Jason Richardson went to the Terminal Square Bar […]

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Villanova students return from eye-opening mission trip

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many college students are wrapping up fall break, but some from Villanova University’s engineering department are returning from international trips where their sights were set on helping others.  Madagascar, Tanzania, Ghana, Panama and Peru. That’s where 30 Villanova engineering students spent the last week working to plan clean water systems or build […]

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Last stop for Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Diner

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you’ve driven along Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy at any point over the past two decades, you’ve probably noticed the Trolley Car Diner. Tuesday was your last chance to step inside and get some food as the popular diner closed for good after nearly 20 years in business. “It’s bittersweet,” said […]

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Philly native starring in ‘Rent’ visits alma mater

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The national tour of the musical “Rent” is in Philadelphia this weekend at the Merriam Theater. One of its lead cast members is from Germantown and stopped by his high school alma mater to give back.  Shafiq Hicks, who plays Tom Collins in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent,” graduated from the […]