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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 or Twitter @MicDougherty

Rabbi Eli Freedman (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Local Jewish Community Observes Beginning Of Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the festival of lights, begins at sundown.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, at 34th and Spruce Streets, in West Philadelphia.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

CHOP, St Christopher’s Doctors Staffing Facility For Child Abuse Victims

Philadelphia’s two leading children’s hospitals are joining forces for the unprecedented partnership.


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Philadelphia Youth Basketball Launches Citywide Development Initiative

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney, Dawn Staley, Aaron McKie, Fran Dunphy, Steve Donahue, and Phil Martelli gathered to launch the program.


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Philadelphia Police And Verizon Collect Phones For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Through the non-profit, Women Against Abuse, the phones will be distributed to women in need.


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Few Problems, Worries For Travelers Returning Home After Holiday Weekend

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most heavily traveled days of the year. But for many at Philadelphia International Airport it was smooth sailing.


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Reading Terminal Market Unveils This Year’s Holiday Train Display

The exhibit will be on display until New Year’s Eve.


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Local Non-Profit Provides Thanksgiving Dinner To Families In Need

Two grocery bags containing all of the necessary items for a Thanksgiving feast will be delivered to each family.


Ann Skerski, far right, chats with one of the many officers who have become party of her extended family.
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Families Of Fallen Officers Honored At Breakfast At FOP

Ann Skerski’s husband Gary was killed in 2006. She says this is a difficult time of year for the families.


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Penn State Adding Dorms To Two Philadelphia-Area Campuses

Penn State University has announced plans to add dormitories to the Abington and Brandywine satellite campuses.


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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Rothman 8K

Saturday got underway with the Rothman 8k. It’s was nearly five-mile jaunt through the Art Museum area on a brisk but sunny morning.


People light candles and draw a French flag in front of the town hall of Toulouse, on November 15, 2015, in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris on November 13 left at least 129 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. The assailants struck six different sites, including the Stade de France football stadium and eateries in the trendy east of the city. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDA        (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Arab Spokesman Calls For United Stand Against Terrorism

Marwan Kreidie, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Arab-American Development Corporation, says the terrorists are driving a wedge between the United States and countries in the Middle East.


Flowers and a peace sign in the shape of the Parisian landmark the Eiffel Tower, are seen outside the French embassy in Minsk on November 14, 2015, a day after deadly attacks in Paris. (Credit: MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Expert Weighs In On How To Combat Attacks Like One In Paris

“This is an ideology that needs to be stamped out,” says Malcolm Nance, a Philadelphia native who spent more than 30 years as a counter-terrorism expert for the military.


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Richard Ross Excited To Lead Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia native Richard Ross was Commissioner Ramsey’s main man as deputy commissioner, and Ross says he has plans to expand on some of the programs the two worked on together.


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Veterans Day Ceremony Held At Korean War Memorial In Old City

A Veteran’s Day ceremony was held in Old City Wednesday at the Korean War Memorial.


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Authorities: Man Found Dead Following Standoff Died From Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Authorities say the man, 34-year-old Lloyd Wayne Franklin, was killed by a self inflicted gunshot wound.




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