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Collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, two days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. (credit: Prakash Mathema/ AFP/ Getty Images)

After Huge Quake, Lansdale Woman Working on Relief Efforts For Her Native Nepal

Bandita Sharma-Dahal, an immigration attorney, says her heart is breaking for her home country but is relieved to know her own family is safe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(Nicole and Mady Wiley, with some donated goods.  Photo provided)

A Chester County Mother and Daughter, Energizing Tons of Food Donations

“It was my daughter’s idea to come up with a food drive,” recalls Nicole Wiley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

The 2014 World's Largest Bar Crawl (Credit: Justin Udo)

Hear Philly: Cheers! Thousands To Pack Philly Pubs For World’s Largest Bar Crawl

By Andrew Kramer PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Who doesn’t love a good bar crawl this time of year? Especially when great drink specials are offered and you’re helping some wonderful causes. On Saturday, May 9th dozens […]

04/26/2015

(credit: Inspector Anthony Washington)

Philadelphia Police District Transforms Into Movie Theater

Philadelphia’s 35th Police District rolled out the red carpet Saturday night for neighborhood kids and parents. The movie of choice: ‘Big Hero 6.’

04/26/2015

(A visitor to the National Museum of American Jewish History views Richard Avedon's portrait of Allen Ginsberg and his family.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon Photography

The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

Mural honoring Keisha Williams and her children. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Family Killed In Car Chase Remembered In Mural

The green space at the corner of Allegheny and Germantown Avenues will serve as a community gathering place, and also a place to remember Keisha Williams and her kids Keiearra, Joseph and Terrance.

04/25/2015

Rev. John Fields, communications director for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Philadelphia, stands near a replica of the Shroud of Turin, on public exhibition at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Northern Liberties.
(credit: Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Replica Of The Shroud Of Turin Goes On Public Exhibition In Philadelphia

A replica of the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ is now on public exhibition at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia.

04/25/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Month Long Celebration Of Black Writing Festival Kicks Off In Less Than A Week

A South Philadelphia non-profit that brings art to underserved communities is gearing up for its 30-day Celebration of Black Writing Festival and the event kicks off in less than a week.

04/25/2015

(The parents of Kenton Iwaniec present breathalyzers to Montco sheriff Russell Bono.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Breathalyzers Donated to Montco Sheriff To Check Defendants Arriving For Court

“Some individuals actually come to court under the influence of alcohol, and some of them drive to court that way,” Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono tells KYW Newsradio.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Lottery Ticket Worth More Than $900K Sold In Berks County

The ticket, which was from the April 23rd drawing, matched all six winning numbers, 02-03-24-38-39-45.

04/24/2015

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FEMA Funding For Sandy Damage In NJ Nears $7 Billion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has pumped nearly $7 billion into New Jersey more than two years after Superstorm Sandy struck.

04/24/2015

Photo provided by Sonia Blount.

Transforming A Corner Marked By Tragedy Into A Place Of Loving Memories

When Rochelle Williams and Florine Barker think of this corner of Germantown and Allegheny Avenue, the first thing that comes to mind is tragedy.

04/24/2015

(Student members of the Latin Flavor Club at Delaware Valley Community College and some faculty members of LION -- the Latino Initiatives and Outreach Network -- pose for a photo in advance of the conference.  Photo provided)

Delaware County Community College Puts Focus on Hispanic Students’ College Achievement

The conference seeks to empower Latino students through institutional support and alternative ideas for bankrolling a college education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City’s Remaining Casinos Are Hiring Again

The town lost thousands of jobs when four casinos closed last year. As for the remaining eight, they’re looking for people.

04/24/2015