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(Capri.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Capri

Capri is a budding artist and wants to become an ultrasound technician.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Local Woman Searching For Owner Of Wedding Ring She Found In Parking Lot

Many people would rank their wedding ring among their most prized possessions. So when a wedding band turned up in a parking lot, a local woman did her best to get it back where it belongs.

03/17/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented

“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Members of the Villanova Wildcats' men's basketball team are cheered as they head for the team bus.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Villanova Wildcats Head For Pittsburgh, and Another NCAA Tournament

It was a moment that coach Jay Wright hoped his boys would savor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More Automatic

Under the proposed law, a voter registration would be completed whenever a person applies for a driver’s license, applies to get benefits or a birth certificate, or enters a state-run college or university — unless the person “opts out.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. Neighborhoods

Two charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city’s most underserved communities, creating what could become a national “test kitchen” of sorts on urban renewal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(Villanova Wildcats basketball merchandise on sale at the University Bookstore, in Kennedy Hall.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

March Madness Starting to Take Off at Villanova University

Now that Villanova University’s men’s basketball team is ranked first in the Eastern region and second overall, how are students and fans preparing for the big tournament?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Bristol Twp., Pa., Mourning Loss of Longtime Local Leader, Bob Lewis

Township Council president Bob Lewis died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Croydon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Health Care Services director Monica McCurdy sits in the hospitality room of the new Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s Neediest Population Gets State Of The Art Medical Home

City officials, health care providers and homeless advocates will cut the ribbon today on a new Wellness Center in North Philadelphia.

03/16/2015

(Ann Rejrat, in Pearson Hall, on the campus of Temple University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Swimming For MS

“I realized my sister’s story isn’t unique,” recalls Ann Rejrat. “There’s a lot of people out there who need help.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Fans gather at the Connelly Center at Villanova for the Selection Show Sunday. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Main Line Smiles To North Philly Frowns As Nova, Temple Fans Learn Their Team’s Fates

Villanova will head into the NCAA Tournament as a #1 seed, and their fans couldn’t be happier. Meantime, it was close but no cigar for Temple, news students on campus didn’t take well.

03/15/2015

Rabbi Denise Eger (Credit: BerlinRosen)

Largest Rabbinical Organization In North America Welcomes First Openly Gay President

The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the main organization of Reform rabbis in North America, is convening this week in Center City and is marking a milestone.

03/15/2015

Irish tours at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls offers are becoming a tradition. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Local Cemetery Tour Digs Deeper Into Irish Souls Of Philadelphia

For many Irish people in Philadelphia, Saint Patrick’s Day is about heritage and history, and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls is filled with that.

03/15/2015

2015 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. (credit: Mike Dougherty/KYW)

Philadelphia Turns Green For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Philadelphia held the 245th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday.

03/15/2015