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(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Friends Of Gay Couple Attacked Launch Online Petition For New Hate Crimes Law

There is no law in Pennsylvania that makes assault based on one’s sexual orientation a hate crime, so friends of the gay couple attacked in Center City last week started an online petition, hoping to change that.

09/19/2014

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

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Phila. Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

(Melissa Alam, in the doorway of her all-female co-working space, "The Hive."  Photo provided)

Co-Working Space, For Women Only, Prepares to Open in Old City

Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.

09/18/2014

(Activists favoring a ballot question on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission demonstrate in the City Council caucus room prior to the vote.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ballot Question on Control of Phila. School District Gets Council OK

Council today approved that ballot question, but it was not immediately clear if the mayor will sign it in time for it to appear on the November ballot.

09/18/2014

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‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.

09/18/2014

(Immigration reform advocates demonstrate outside the Philadelphia ICE office, at 16th and Callowhill Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In Philadelphia, A Push For Quicker Action on Unauthorized Immigrants

Immigration reform advocates say that months of protests have fallen on deaf ears and, with November elections approaching, the impact of broken promises will be visible at the polls.

09/17/2014

(The Camden Sophisticated Sisters with Queen Latifah on her national talk showing, airing on CBS-3.  Photo provided)

Camden, NJ Group Gets Big Boost on National TV Show

What the Camden Sohisticated Sisters drill team didn’t know: there was a $10,000 donation provided by Queen Latifah. The segment airs today at 3pm on CBS-3.

09/17/2014

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ACLU Presses Photo-Blocking Case Against Philadelphia Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its fifth lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department related to police interfering with civilians trying to photograph arrests.

09/17/2014

(Annette, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Annette

This 16-year-old loves anything that gets her heart pounding.

09/17/2014

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Brotherly Love: Bringing A Church Basement Back To Life

Two college design students are volunteering their talents to bring a church building back to life.

09/16/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

(Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline during a game against the St. Louis Rams on September 7th.  Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Case Brings Corporal Punishment of Kids Front and Center

Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.

09/16/2014

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Donald Trump Says He ‘May Buy Back In’ To Save Trump Plaza And Taj Mahal

As the Trump Plaza casino folded its hand Tuesday, former owner Donald Trump says he might buy back in the game.

09/16/2014

(Young kids draw in Franklin Square.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Kids Help Grownups Make A Point About Preschools in Philadelphia

Kids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.

09/16/2014

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Harry Potter Festival In Chestnut Hill

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