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Mike Dougherty

Mike DoughertyMike is a general assignment reporter and editor for KYW Newsradio 1060.

His career at 1060 began as a desk assistant in January ’07. A short nine months later, he was promoted to AM Drive writer while still studying broadcast journalism at Temple University.

He currently resides in South Jersey.

Mike is always looking for a good story idea. If you have one, please send it to dougherty@kyw.com or Twitter @MicDougherty

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Senator Menendez Crying Foul Over Plan By Airlines To Reduce Size Of Carry-On Luggage

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is skeptical of a proposal by the International Air Transport Association that would reduce the size of carry-on luggage allowed on a flight.

06/10/2015

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The Irish American Festival Kicks Off Cities Summer Multi-Cultural Series

The event played Irish music as people did Irish dances. The day was all about a celebration of the Emerald Isle. Michael Bradley, an event organizer praised the event and the city of Philadelphia for holding the festival.

06/07/2015

Competitors taking on Tofurky hot dogs. Erin second from the left (wearing black) and LJ next to her. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

‘Tofurky’ Dog Eating Contest Held At Philly VegFest

One of the day’s highlights was the vegetarian hot dog eating contest.

06/06/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

47 New Philadelphia Police Officers Sworn In in North Philadelphia

These young men and women are about to embark on an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous journey, with the mission to serve and protect.

06/05/2015

(Left, a reliquary.  Right, a bronze cast of the hand of St. Pope John II, which the public will be invited to touch while it is on display in Philadelphia.  Images provided)

Vatican Sending Some Notable Items to Philadelphia Ahead of Pope’s Visit

The exhibit, called “Vatican Splendors,” will be on display at the Franklin Institute starting September 19th.

06/05/2015

(Students take part in an after-school Scrabble tournament at the Independence Seaport Museum.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Students Take Part In After-School Scrabble Tourney at Seaport Museum

At today’s event, they had the chance to play against kids from other schools, with some prizes on the line.

06/04/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

West Philly H.S. Students Mark Passage Through ‘TOP’ Program

About 70 freshmen at West Philadelphia High School were honored for their completion of the Teen Outreach Program.

06/04/2015

Photo Credit: Mike Dougherty

New Urban Garden Benefits Local Camden Community

The two acre lot at 2nd Street and Kaighn Avenue is just one of many undeveloped spaces in the city. This is a kill two birds with one stone type of project.

05/31/2015

US Democratic vice presdiential candidate Delaware Senator Joe Biden (R) talks with his son Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver on August 25, 2008. The Democrats formally opened their convention to crown Barack Obama as the first black presidential nominee in US history.          AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Beau Biden’s Death The Latest Struggle For The Biden Family

Beau Biden’s experience with turmoil started at age 3, when his mother and sister were killed in a car accident, shortly after his father was elected to the United States Senate in 1972.

05/31/2015

PATCO unveils new, refurbished cars. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Six Refurbished PATCO Cars Now In Service

DRPA CEO John Hanson said eventually all of the cars will be updated as part of a nearly $200-million project.

05/28/2015

(Cameron Powell demonstrates the operation of the character "Zazu" to a group of students.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Schoolkids Get Lesson in Puppetry Showmanship From ‘Lion King’ Experts

Cameron Powell, who plays “Zazu,” said the actor must bring both human and animal qualities to the puppet’s performance.

05/27/2015

Marina Clifford (left) started "Operation Our Time To Serve" (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

South Jersey Teen Doing Her Part To Show Appreciation To Veterans

A South Jersey teenager is showing those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and their families she cares.

05/25/2015

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Service Held At Gloucester County Cemetery Honors Those Who Died For Our Country

It was a somber service in South Jersey to mark Memorial Day at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

05/24/2015

(Scott Greisler and Kanard Burris chat in a break room at Publicis Health Media, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Participants Say Local Mentoring Program For Older Schoolkids Is A Big Success

“Beyond School Walls” is different from most Big Brothers-Big Sister programs because it works with highschool-aged students instead of young kids.

05/21/2015

(Defendants Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams.  Photos from Phila. PD)

Case of 2 Accused Phila. Cop Killers Moves Closer To Trial

The suspects in the shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

05/20/2015

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