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12-year-old India Nelson prepares to board a bus for her school trip down south (credit: Tim Jimenez)

History Class On The Road For Group Of Philadelphia Sixth Graders

A group of students from Global Leadership Academy Charter School hit the road Sunday for a week-long trip down south to bring civil rights history to life.

04/26/2015

Supporters of a minimum wage hike at Pa. Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.

04/26/2015

Chuck Ardo (credit: Tony Romeo)

Former Rendell Spokesman Takes On Same Role With Kane

Chuck Ardo, a former spokesman for ex-Governor Ed Rendell, is stepping into the breach to act as spokesman for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

04/26/2015

Senator Mike Folmer after committee meeting on medical marijuana bill. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Mike Folmer: Pennsylvania’s Unlikely Champion Of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana legislation is advancing through the Pennsylvania legislature and the profile of the man leading the charge is not what most people would expect.

04/26/2015

Montgomery County commissioners Val Arkoosh (left), Josh Shapiro (second from left), and Bruce Castor (right) plant "moon tree" outside the courthouse. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Courthouse New Home Of “Moon Tree”

A new tree, recently planted outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, is “out of this world.”

04/26/2015

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Two People Injured After Cars Collide In West Philadelphia

It happened around 5 a.m. at the intersection of 52nd and Walnut Streets.

04/26/2015

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Police Investigate Shooting Death Of High School Football Star In Camden

Authorities are searching for the gunman who shot and killed 18-year-old Jameer Bullard, who was found early Saturday morning lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Mechanic Street in Camden.

04/26/2015

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Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Frankford

It happened around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of Darrah Street in the city’s Frankford neighborhood.

04/26/2015

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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

Brendan McHugh swims to victory in the Men's 50 Meter Breaststroke Final during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 8, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Local, Top Swimmer Looking To Earn Spot On 2016 Olympic Team

This summer he will swim at the World Championships in Russia, but he says his main focus is making the US Olympic team that competes in the 2016 Games in Rio and he feels he is right on track.

04/26/2015

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA House Again Passes ‘Union Intimidation’ Legislation

The House passed what supporters call a ‘union intimidation’ bill in the last two-year session of the legislature, but the bill failed to get through the Senate.

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

The Moktan family. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Montgomery County Family Struggles To Contact Loved Ones In Nepal

Bimal Moktan’s keeps busy serving patrons, knowing he needs as much business as he can muster to help rebuild his family’s life, and his house, thousands of miles away.

04/25/2015