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Tony Hanson

Tony HansonTony Hanson has spent his entire illustrious career at KYW Newsradio, covering breaking news including the World Trade Center attacks, the 1985 Move siege, the air crash death of US Sen. John Heinz, the Republican National Convention and related protests in 2000, as well as every aspect of the judicial system.

And he has earned many awards along the way.

Hanson won a Sigma Delta Chi national award for his coverage of the Move event. He’s won numerous awards from the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New Jersey Bar Association for his reports on topics such as prison overcrowding, the death penalty, and child abuse.

In 1983, Tony received the prestigious William A. Schnader Memorial Award. He’s also received a Freedoms Foundation certificate of excellence, a UPI statewide first place award for sports coverage of Villanova University, and the New York Grand Award at the 1982 International Radio Festival with Larry Litwin for “Schools Strike Out.”

Hanson joined KYW as a desk assistant after graduating with a degree in communications from Temple University. He was soon promoted to writer correlator, and shortly thereafter to reporter.

Tony is a graduate of West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He and his wife Martha have two daughters.

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Defendant In Black Market Body Enhancement Trial Expected Back On The Stand For More Cross-Examination Today

On Friday, there were several sharp exchanges, allegations, and counter allegations as the prosecutor grilled her.

03/02/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

“Black Madam” Faces Cross-Examination In Black Market Body Enhancement Murder Case

Padge Victoria Windslowe is charged with murder in the death of one woman, and assault in a second case in connection with illegal buttocks enhancement injections.

02/27/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Defendant Takes The Stand In Fatal Buttocks Enhancement Case

Windslowe will return to the stand in the morning. She still faces cross examination by the prosecution.

02/26/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Medical Examiner Testifies In ‘Black Madam’ Silicone Injection Trial

Dr. Fredric Hellman has testified that 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi died from complications of silicone injections into her rear.

02/26/2015

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Man Receives Prison Sentence For Role In Shootout Outside Daycare In South Philly

A man on the street was wounded, but fortunately no children were hurt.

02/22/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Trial Continues For Montco Woman Charged With Performing Deadly, and Near Deadly, Cosmetic Procedures

The defendant, Padge Victoria Windslowe, is on trial for aggravated assault against one woman who had to be hospitalized for months, and for third-degree murder in the death of another woman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Trial Opens For Narberth Woman Charged In 2011 Buttocks-Enhancement Death

The prosecution says one woman who traveled from London to Philadelphia died after receiving the treatment when the silicone got into her lungs and brain and killed her.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Key Witness Not Cooperating As ‘Black Madam’ Murder Trial Begins

A key witness in the murder trial of the “Black Madam” has gone south on the prosecution, and she won’t testify at trial, which is scheduled to start this morning.

02/19/2015

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Melée in Philadelphia Courtroom After Conviction in Headset Robbery-Murder

Arkel Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Christian Massey, during a robbery, for a pair of “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Padge Victoria Windslowe.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Jury Selection Scheduled To Begin For ‘Black Madam’ Trial

Padge Victoria Windslowe allegedly injected low grade silicone, and then finished the procedure with crazy glue to keep the silicone from leaking.

02/17/2015

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Philadelphia Jury Weighs 2013 ‘Killed-For-His-Headphones’ Murder Case

Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Philadelphia Artist Convicted In Second Explosives Case

A 55-year-old Germantown artist, who blew off part of his right drawing hand playing with a homemade explosive device, has been convicted of possessing Weapons of Mass Destruction.

02/12/2015

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Testimony Begins In Philadelphia Headphones Murder Trial

O’Malley says defendant Arkel Garcia confessed and gave information not known to the public, saying the evidence will show he is guilty. But defense attorney Josh Scarpello says Garcia, who has pleaded not guilty, was not there. Scarpello says the alleged confession was coerced and doesn’t fit the facts.

02/11/2015

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Prosecution Details Philadelphia Artist’s Familiarity With Firecrackers as It Presses WMD Case

Last May, the prosecutio says, Douglas Ferrin was making bombs at his house. The defense describes them as homemade firecrackers. Ferrin has been charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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At Weapons Trial of Philadelphia Artist, Investigator Describes Encounter With Bomb Materials

Detective Timothy Brooks, an explosives expert, decribed the bloody scene near where a device exploded in the hand of defendant Douglas Ferrin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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