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(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(A scene from Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.")

Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night’s preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Makayla.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Makayla

Her name is Makayla. She’s eleven years old. And this budding gymnast will tumble right into your heart.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The "Angie's List" web site.)

Web Site ‘Angie’s List’ Sued For Fraud in Federal Court in Philadelphia

A Pennsylvania woman is lead plaintiff in a federal class-action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, charging that the web site ranks service providers better if they pay a fee.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(File photo: Lawn signs displayed in Haddonfield in 2013, in favor of (left) and opposed to (right) the borough’s attempt to purchase the Bancroft Property near Haddonfield High School. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Bancroft Hopes To Sell Haddonfield, NJ Property To Drug Treatment Company

Haddonfield officials had tried to buy it. There has been talk of housing, offices, school expansion, and/or open space. But nothing was settled.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

Cpl. Bryon Dickson

Pa. Town Naming Road For Trooper Slain In Frein Ambush

Dunmore says it will dedicate Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Way on Saturday. Dickson lived in Dunmore and his sons play baseball at the borough fields.

03/24/2015

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Montgomery County, Pa. Implementing Texting Option for 911 Emergency Callers

County commissioners have awarded a $100,000+ contract to begin the upgrades needed to make the 911 system compatible with texting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Civil Rights Groups Respond To Justice Department’s Police Involved Shooting Report

The report looks at more than 350 officer involved shootings spanning from 2007 to 2013. In 80% of cases the suspects were African-American, and in 15% of cases, the suspect was unarmed. The DOJ is recommending 91 separate recommendations for change.

03/24/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philly’s Top Cop Says City Will Follow New Federal Recommendations on Deadly Force

The DOJ report came in response to police commisioner Charles Ramsey’s resquest for a federal investigation after a spike in police-involved shootings in 2013.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Harry Leong, with some of the neighborhood youngsters he had taken under his wing.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Harry Leong, A Community Bulwark in Chinatown

“My faith calls me to really serve my community, to love our neighbors.” And service has been his guiding light.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

Social worker Kathleen Kelley at the Hub for Hope in Suburban Station. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Homeless Services Hub In Suburban Station Closing For Season With Uncertain Future

A drop-in center for the homeless in Suburban Station will close for the season early next month, with its future currently in doubt.

03/23/2015

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Fans’ Spirits Busted As Nova Exits NCAA Tournament Early

Naturally, students at an on-campus watch party were filled with shock and disbelief.

03/21/2015

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Advocates Continue Push To Legalize Marijuana In New Jersey

Dozens of people gathered Saturday near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

03/21/2015

Breakout sessions at Rutgers-Camden.
(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

New Teen Girl Summit Aims To Help Young Girls Create Promising Futures

Leslie Morris, founder of ‘Women of the Dream,’ said the goal of the first ever Teen Girl Summit was to inspire and motivate the young participants.

03/21/2015