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Broadcast Pioneers Of Philadelphia Continues To Work On Its Digital Archival Project

If you’re doing some spring cleaning and come across some old local television or radio broadcast tapes or other mediums, a local organization wants to hear from you.

04/13/2014

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Cherry Hill Continues Tradition Of Cherry Tree Plantings

1,472 cherry trees line a two-mile stretch along Chapel Avenue between Haddonfield Road and Kings Highway. That includes five new ones planted Saturday morning.

04/12/2014

Prison Warden Herbert Smith (R) with an inmate from 1939. (credit: Eastern State Penitentiary)

New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary Displays Historic Treasures Public Rarely Sees

“Sin and Salvation” — that’s the name of an eleven day pop-up museum that opened Saturday inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount.

04/12/2014

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Former President Clinton In Town For Campaign Fundraiser

Former president Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at a campaign fundraiser Thursday for Marjorie Margolies.

04/10/2014

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Penn Vet’s Large Animal Hospital Names Its “Foal Cam” Colt

The public has voted and now a special colt born at Penn Vet’s large animal hospital in Kennett Square has a name.

04/08/2014

An observer watches as a smoke flare is deployed to mark an unidentified object spotted from a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 4, 2014, near Australia. (Photo by Nick Perry - Pool/Getty Images)

Local Expert Discusses Limitations In Deep Water Search For Missing Plane

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on submarines and their limitations in the search for a black box.

04/08/2014

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Thousands Of Volunteers Take Part In Philly Spring Clean Up Day

Thousands of Volunteers were sprucing up neighborhoods all over the city of Philadelphia on Saturday as part of the 7th annual Philly Spring Cleanup.

04/05/2014

(Mayor Nutter welcomes Millenials who took part in a competition to revamp city policies to attract more of that demographic group.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Winners of Competition to Make Philadelphia More Millennial-Friendly Announced

Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.

04/04/2014

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Police in NE Philly Warn Elderly Drivers About Fake Auto Repair Scammers

According to investigators, a man approached the 94-year-old driver and told him his car had a wobbly wheel and he could fix it. The motorist gave the suspect $940. The suspect fled with the money.

04/03/2014

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Rocky Statue Gets a Floral Wreath For Parkinson Awareness

The red tulip is the international symbol for Parkinson’s, so the Rocky statue in front of the art museum was adorned in the flowers.

04/02/2014

(Mayor Nutter is accompanied by Philadelphia prisons commissioner Louis Giorla as he chats with several prisoners at the orchard project groundbreaking.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning Horticulture

The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.

04/01/2014

(JUST A DRILL.  Students at Holy Family University portray shooting victims as an officer with a rifle portrays an "active shooter" during an emergency preparedness drill at the school's NE Philadelphia campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Emergency Preparedness Drill Trains Students, Law Enforcement at Holy Family U.

The scenario was an “active shooter” in a hospital.

03/28/2014

In this Caltech undated handout, a rendering of the farthest object in our solar system, Sedna, is seen. Sedna is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto. NASA held a news conference  March 15, 2004 to detail the findings by a team of astronomers at Caltech led by Dr. Mike Brown.  (Photo by Caltech/Getty Images)

With Discovery of Dwarf Planet, Local Astronomer Says Scientists One Step Closer in Solving Mysteries of Outer Space

Could a recent discovery of a dwarf planet hint that a separate planet bigger than earth exists?

03/27/2014

(Images in red, green, and blue show the location of the newly discovered dwarf planet nicknamed "Biden."  Image by Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science.  Used with permission)

Astronomers Announce Discovery of New ‘Dwarf’ Planet at Edge of Solar System

It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.

03/27/2014

(The empty lot that the Spring Garden Civic Association wants to turn into a dog run.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plan For Gated, Leash-Optional Dog Park Divides Spring Garden Community

A community organization in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia wants to acquire a vacant lot and turn it into a private dog park.

03/26/2014

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