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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

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(Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Judge Retains All Charges Against 3 In Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident In Center City

Judge Frank Palumbo ruled after reading more than 100 pages of testimony from the preliminary hearing stage, during which Kevin Harrigan, Philip Williams, and Kathryn Knott were ordered to stand trial.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plan To Redesign, Rebrand Center City Gallery Shopping Mall Moving Along

A plan is coming together to breath new life into the Gallery shopping mall.

04/16/2015

(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food for senior citizens in need.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week

Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Gag Order Lifted on Philadelphia Priest’s Sex Abuse Case After Second Hung Jury

And now, parties on both sides are talking about the case publically for the first time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Home of Keonna Thomas, Philadelphia woman charged with trying to help and join terror group ISIS. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philly Woman Accused Of Trying To Join ISIL To Remain Jailed

Keonna Thomas, 30, faces charges of knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Incumbent City Commissioner Loses Court Fight To Be On May Primary Ballot, But Will Appeal

Now officially removed from the May 19th Democratic Primary ballot, incumbent City Commissioner Stephanie Singer, whose office runs elections, will appeal to Commonwealth Court.

04/07/2015

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Consumer Advocate Says She’ll Fight Peco Request For Big Fixed Monthly Electric Increases

Acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate Tanya McCloskey says raising the “fixed” portion of electric bills by 68% creates a disincentive to conserve, and will have a larger impact on seniors and low-income households.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(2014 photo, provided)

Atomic Scientist From Philadelphia Claims His Book About H-Bomb Isn’t Dangerous to U.S.

Kenneth Ford, who helped devise the weapon when he had a security clearance in the early 1950s, says everything he includes in his book, “Building the H-Bomb,” is already in the public domain.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Courtroom Efforts Continue To Get City Commissioner Singer Back on Election Ballot

If the judge removes her from the ballot when the hearing resumes next week, says she she’ll appeal to Commonwealth Court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Mayor Nutter, at right with back to camera, speaks at the on-site summer job fair.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Hoping To Find More Summer Work For More Young People

“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell discusses the upcoming forum that will include a role for Philadelphia fourth and fifth graders.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Rendell Says Mayoral Candidates’ Forum Will Engage Elementary Schoolkids in Phila.

The ex-governor says fourth and fifth graders in Philadelphia will get an opportunity to take part in a unique civics lesson that could help shape the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(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

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Singer’s Attorney Hopes Post-Trial Motions Can Turn Around City Commissioner’s Ballot Hopes

This morning, a judge was poised to remove Stephanie Singer from the May 19th Democratic primary ballot, subject to post-trial motions from her attorney.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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