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(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, at the opening session of City Council's budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?

The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.

KYW Newsradio 1060–21 hours ago

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Girlfriend Charged With Saturday’s Murder Of Darby Borough Police Officer

According to investigators, 27-year-old Tyaina Finch shot and killed Darby Borough police officer Mark Hudson with his service weapon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–22 hours ago

(File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Police: Rider Assaulted On Subway Platform

SEPTA police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person who they say is responsible for an assault on their Market-Frankford train line.

KYW Newsradio 1060–23 hours ago

Catholic Monsignor William Lynn returns after a lunch break to Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center March 26, 2012 in Philadelphia during his trial on covering up pedophile abuses.  (Credit: STAN HONDAAFPGetty Images)

KYW Flashback: The Fall From Grace And Trial Of Monsignor William Lynn

Monsignor William Lynn had become a household name, not only in Philadelphia, but around the nation.

03/31/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Penndot repair crews, in file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

PennDOT Begins Repaving on 14 Miles of State Highways Through Philadelphia

Work has started on Richmond Street in Port Richmond, with plans for resurfacing sections of Passyunk Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Rhawn Street, Grant Avenue, “B” Street, and Frankford Avenue.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Nearby surveillance video captured the Feltonville food truck explosion on July 1, 2014.  File image from CBS3)

Phila. City Council Postpones Action on Food Truck Propane Tank Inspections

Last July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies to Begin Metal-Detector Screening of Every Ticketholder at Citizens Bank Park

Starting with this Friday’s exhibition game, all fans at all gates at Citizens Bank Park will have to walk through airport-style metal detectors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Councilman Mark Squilla, at Monday's meeting of the Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Pushes To Increase Valet Parking Zones For Night Clubs Along Delaware Ave.

Over the objections of the Nutter administration, City Council is moving to encourage more valet parking at the nightclubs along Delaware Avenue, by reducing the cost that the clubs must pay for city permits.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(PPA executive director Vince Fenerty testifies before City Council's Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Enforcement of Boot-and-Tow Parking Regulations

A City Council committee approved a measure sought by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that would allow the parking agency to boot and/or tow vehicles that rack up multiple tickets despite attempts by the owner to evade enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Temperance Jaxson, right, with her boyfriend, Jack Jarmon, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Local Actress Quietly Lending A Hand To The Less Fortunate

“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

File Photo  (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

KYW Flashback: South Street Murder Puts Community, Reporters In Danger

What appeared to be a holdup gone horribly wrong turned out to be one of Philadelphia’s most notorious crimes.

03/30/2015

(Zainab Jah poses alongside a billboard promoting her starring role in the Wilma Theater's production of "Hamlet."  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Who’s That Playing Hamlet at The Wilma?

A new production of “Hamlet” has opened at the Wilma Theater, in center city, and director Blanka Zizka’s casting of the title role may be a historical first.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/29/2015

View of Earth Hour in Philadelphia from the CBS 3 sky deck. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Landmarks Locally, Worldwide Go Dark For ‘Earth Hour’

Go dark to go green — that’s what city buildings all around the world did for one hour Saturday.

03/28/2015

(Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi/CBS3)

Little League World Series Run Leads To Influx Of Players In The Taney Baseball League

Thanks in part to a parade down Broad Street to honor a nice run by the Taney Dragons, the league is seeing an influx of players of all ages this year according to the Secretary of the League’s Board of Directors, Ellen Siegel. She says the league has averaged about 900 players the past few years, but this year the number has spiked to well over 1,000.

03/28/2015

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