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Local Hospice Remodels Room To Give Comfort To Children Who Are Visiting Family Members

A local hospice has unveiled a space that is just for children visiting family members.

11 hours ago

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High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Conditioning Work Out

The school is providing grief counseling services all weekend and will have special programming on Monday for students, faculty and staff.

21 hours ago

Joe Zanghi and his high school friends. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Forty Year Old Tradition On Life Support

The sun shines brightly on Joe Zanghi and two of his buddies from high school as they plant new trees and tie yellow ribbons to mature ones.

23 hours ago

Latiff Wilson's funeral was held Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia (Credit: Dan Wing)

Family, Friends Say Goodbye To Little Boy Killed In Southwest Philly Hit-and-Run

Funeral services were held in Saturday for four-year old Latiff Wilson, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday.

04/18/2015

The Philadelphia International Records building in Center City was demolitied Saturday (Credit: John McDevitt)

Demolition Day For Iconic Philadelphia Building

The Philadelphia International records building in Center City will soon be no more.

04/18/2015

Leon Huff and  Kenny Gamble (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Major Part Of Philadelphia’s Music History Meets The Wrecking Ball

A piece of Philadelphia history will pass into dust this morning, as a demolition crew takes the wrecking ball to the former headquarters of Philadelphia International Records on South Broad Street

04/18/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

04/18/2015

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Local Group’s Effort Could Change Economic Landscape For Those Needing Another Chance

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit that helps ex-offenders re-enter society announced it’s teaming up with more than a dozen companies.

04/18/2015

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A New Café in Camden, N.J., Serves Its Community With More Than Lunch

Camden officials were celebrating another sign of the city’s revitalization with a ribbon-cutting for a new café run by a local social service agency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Mayor Nutter Urges Swift Implementation of White House Immigration Reform Plan

Immigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president’s plan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Yes, Really: Philadelphia Ranks One Of The Best At Being Ranked One Of The Best

For a city that’s sometimes seen as a perpetual underdog, it turns out Philadelphia is actually the best – at making internet lists of the best, that is.

04/17/2015

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Hundreds To Plant Trees At Flight 93 Memorial

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted over the course of two days.

04/17/2015

Philly Tech Week kicks off Friday at Dilworth Park outside City Hall (File Photo Credit: Justin Udo)

Philly Tech Week Kickoff Postponed To Saturday, Due To Weather

The start of the fifth annual Philly Tech Week was postponed from Friday evening to Saturday evening because weather was threatening the outdoor event.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

AwarenessCone creator Victoria Harris (Photo provided by Victoria)

Philly Woman Using Social Media To Bring Awareness To Safety Issue In The City

Victoria Harris created “@AwarenessCone” three weeks ago after she noticed more and more orange safety cones popping up around the city.

04/17/2015

SEPTA Police file photo (Credit: Jim Melwert)

New Campaign Aims To Improve SEPTA Police And Rider Relationships

SEPTA’s police force wants to improve relationships with riders, and they are doing so with a small piece of paper.

04/17/2015