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Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Arrest of Suspect in Son’s Philadelphia Murder Brings Measure of Solace to Parents

The victim’s family says they applied community pressure that forced the gunman to turn himself in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks with reporters at police headquarters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Some Questions Raised by U.S. Policing Report Remain Unsolved

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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Facebook Introduces New Feature To Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook has teamed up with a number of suicide prevention organizations in hopes of helping people online prevent their friends from committing suicide.

02/28/2015

Snowy Owl photographed in a New Castle County, Delaware  corporate park in December 2013. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Tech Used To Track Snowy Owls As Fundraising Efforts Take Flight

This year’s snowy owl crop is offering researchers a treasure trove of info, while a fundraising effort to support the work is underway.

02/27/2015

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Philadelphia College Student Creates Functional Batsuit

A Philadelphia University student has taken a page out of the comic books — and decided to make his own Batman suit.

02/26/2015

L-R: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Michael O'Rielly during a meeting of the commissioners at the FCC in Washington, DC. File Photo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking the hard line after President Obama said, “I’m urging the Federal Communications Commission to do everything they can to protect net neutrality for everyone.”

02/26/2015

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Center City Bloggers Offer Readers A Tasty Trek Through Philadelphia

Hungry? If you’re not already, you will be after taking a look at the blog 22nd & Philly.

02/25/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf Fields Questions At ‘Twitter Town Hall’

From school funding to the future of coal, Gov. Tom Wolf spent a half-hour on Twitter fielding Pennsylvanians’ tweeted questions about his agenda.

02/24/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

02/20/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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City: Upgrade Makes Philly 311 Smarter, More Social

Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.

02/18/2015

Deadly stabbing outside bar in Philadelphia. (credit: Justin Finch)

Two Members Of Nicki Minaj’s Tour Stabbed, One Fatally, In Philadelphia

Minaj herself tweeted the news, including a photograph of the victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Huntingdon Valley ‘Gentleman Gambler’ Sentenced for Racketeering and Money Laundering

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is married to the daughter of late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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