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File photo of a Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden County Police Dept. Expressing Pride in Officers’ Restraint and Professionalism

One statistic: more than 3,800 calls for a “person with a gun,” and not one shot was fired by an officer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Project HOME employment services program manager Alexis Pugh, center, poses with the latest graduates of the work training program.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Local Program Gives Formerly Homeless Vets a Fighting Chance at Civilian Worklife

Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.  (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Roundtable Discussion On Community Policing Held In Philadelphia

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.

04/20/2015

The South Street Spring Festival returns May 2nd. (Credit: South Street Headhouse District.)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia’s Festival Season Kicks Off On South Street

South Street will come alive the first weekend in May as one of the largest festivals of the year in the area returns.

04/20/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey meets with reporters at The Veterans Group, a vets' service center in University City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms

Following a scathing inspector general’s report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(John Dodds, director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.  File photo by KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Jobs Group Sees Hope in NYC Credit-Check Legislation, Urges Similar Action Here

John Dodds, head of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, is hoping that local lawmakers pass a law like New York’s, stopping employers from running credit checks on potential hires or current workers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(The Human League web site, thehumaneleague.com.)

Some Well Known Philadelphians Enlisted To Promote Vegetarianism

Among those who are joining the cause, at least temporarily, is Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Twitterverse Lights Up With Reaction to Tim Tebow News

“Tebow mania” is once again all over social media, after news that the quarterback is headed to Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

File photo: A college student fills out a form during a voter registration drive. (Credit: John Moore/ Getty Images)

Registration Deadline For May 19th Pa. Primary, Including Phila. Mayoral and Council Races

Links to registration form is here. You can drop completed form at City Hall Room 142 until 5pm, or at 520 North Delaware Avenue until 12 midnight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Sites Competing For The Attention Of Pope Francis This Fall

The list is a tightly guarded secret, at least for now.

04/20/2015

(Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Enriching The Lives of Foster Children

When Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris got married, they already had six kids between them and decided to adopt two more. They now run a foundation to help foster kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

2-year-old viewing

Viewing Held For Victim In Deadly Kensington Hit-and-Run

Friends and family paid their respects to the two-year-old boy who was killed in last weeks Kensington hit-and-run.

04/19/2015

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Memorial Ceremony In Philadelphia (Credit: Suzanne Monaghan)

Hundreds Honor Holocaust Victims At Ceremony In Philadelphia

This year’s ceremony marked 70 years since the liberation of some concentration camps and the end of World War II.

04/19/2015

Eagle's Flight Market. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Eagles Host First Flight Market At The Linc

More than 50 food trucks lined up in Lot K and thousands of people turned out for food and fun in the sun, including Nadine from Mount Royal, New Jersey.

04/19/2015

Participants of the 20th Annual Donor Dash. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

A Celebration Of Life At The 20th Annual Donor Dash

Among those at the event was Melissa Coleman from Devon, who got a new kidney seven years ago.

04/19/2015