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Alicia Nieves

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Alicia Nieves joined CBS 3’s Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in February, 2017. Alicia came to CBS 3 from WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she had been a reporter and back up anchor since 2015. Previously, she was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for KTVX-TV, the ABC station in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Alicia began her career at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York in 2013. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and television broadcasting with a minor in political science. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in broadcasting and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication in 2014.

Alicia’s journalism career was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001.  A native New Yorker, she was in class at her high school just down the street from the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers collapsed. “On that day I learned how important the news is at a time of crisis, she says, “how people rely on us for accurate information. I think about that every time I report.”

Alicia is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the Society of Professional Journalists.

Phillies Hall Of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning Dies At Age 85

Minutes before Saturday afternoon’s Phillies game at Citizen’s Bank Park the entire stadium paused for a moment of silence.

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SEPTA To Increase Fares July 2017

The fare increase will go into effect on July 1.


Police: Pregnant Woman Found Dead After Suspicious House Fire

Philadelphia police are continuing their investigation into a suspicious fire that left a pregnant woman dead over the weekend.

CBS 3–05/21/2017

Father, 2-Year-Old Son Shot While Sitting On Porch In Philly

City police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy is shot multiple times in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

CBS 3–05/19/2017

Body Discovered In Del. River; Not Confirmed If It’s Missing Boater

Coast Guard helicopters hovered over the Delaware River Sunday afternoon, as a half-dozen search and rescue boats combed the water near Penns Grove, New Jersey.


Police Investigating Mysterious Fall From 3rd Floor At Liberty Motel

A man is in critical condition after falling from a third-floor window of a North Philadelphia motel, Saturday.


Lawsuit Alleges Bucks Co. Business Owner Scammed Customers For Years

A Bucks County business is at the center of an alleged scam alert.


Drexel U Suspends Fraternity After Sexual Assault Allegations

The alleged assaults took place at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity between the end of last month and last week.


Rare Religious Relics From Italy Make Their Way To Philly

The relics are described as ‘first-class’ or items with a direct association to Saint Padre Pio.


Water Main Break Causes Mess In Trenton

Repairs on a water main are nearly complete, expected to be fully complete by Sunday afternoon.


Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Go On, Despite Fears Of ICE Targeting

Cinco de Mayo is a roughly 150 year old tradition that celebrates a battle in 1862, in which Mexico defeated the French army.


Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling To Recruit New Members

Around Pennsylvania when an emergency happens and someone’s life or home is on the line, there are about 50,000 volunteer firefighters who are typically the first to respond.


Wawa Raising Money For Del. Fallen Trooper’s Family

On Saturday, mourners from the Delaware community gathered at the Wawa where State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard lost his life.


Owner Of Shuttered Day Care Charged After Baby Dies On First Day

Daycare owner in Northampton County is facing charges in connection to the death of a baby that was under her care.


Water Main Break Causes Mess In Philly’s Kingsessing Section

The water main break near 58th Street and Chester Avenue is causing massive amounts of water to gush out onto the streets, flooding the intersection.


Philly Police: Teen Shot In The Eye By His Best Friend

A 17-year-old Kingsessing boy, along the 5300 block of Lindbergh Blvd., is in the hospital tonight after police say he was shot in the face by his best friend.


Family Of Guard Killed In Delaware Prison Standoff Files Lawsuit

The family of the guard killed during a prison uprising in Delaware files a lawsuit targeting not only the state of Delaware, but two former governors as well.


Del. Neighborhood On Edge As Child Predator Remains On The Loose

Police in Delaware are continue their manhunt for a man accused of abducting a young girl and sexually assaulting her.


At Least 50 Residents Displaced In Upper Darby Apartment Fire

The Way-Lin Manor Apartments in Upper Darby are temporarily vacant after part of the building was gutted by a fire that started just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday.


Police: Man Arrested For Setting Fire To Famous 4th Street Deli

Police have arrested and charged a man in a string of arson fires in Philadelphia, including one at a landmark sandwich shop.


Authorities Say They Have Man Behind Possible Sniper Shooting In Northern Liberties

The man suspected of causing the sniper situation in Northern Liberties appeared in Camden County court on Tuesday.


Trial Begins for 3 Teen Girls Charged In School Beating Death

On April 21 of last year, Joyner-Francis was attacked in a bathroom in Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington.


Locals React To Possible Hike In Parking Meter Fees, Fines

If you thought you paid enough to park in Philadelphia, get ready because the city’s parking authority is planning to hike up the rates.


Police: 1 In Custody In Connection With Possible Sniper Shooting In Northern Liberties

After just four days of investigating, Philadelphia police believe they have the shooter responsible for Monday night’s reported sniper situation.


Police Charge Suspect Shot In Laundromat Robbery

It happened around 4 p.m. Sunday at a laundromat on the 2800 block of North Fifth Street.


‘MAGA’ Rally In Center City Quickly Turns Into Anti-Trump Protest

Many turned out for the Make America Great Again march in Center City Saturday.


Police: Mother, 6-Year-Old Son Stabbed To Death Inside Apartment

Officials say a woman and her young son were killed inside their Burlington County apartment on Thursday.


Student Sues School District After Claiming He Had To Change In Front Of Transgender Student In Locker Room

The group said the school district didn’t give any notice to students or parents that they would allow students to use restrooms or locker rooms of the gender they identify with.


jewelry store robbery

Police: Burglars Steal Up To $1 Million Worth Of Jewels From Store

The burglary took place at Kim Thanh Jewelry, which is in a shopping center on the 5500 block of Whitaker Avenue.


Philadelphia Flower Show Goes Out With A Bang Despite Weather

For eight days now, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been transporting people to springtime in Holland, with displays wowing flower enthusiasts of all ages.



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