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Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

(Allie, right, contracted with Michael to drive seven people in his SUV to Trenton.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberations To Begin In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Center City Pediatrician

Jurors will begin deliberations later this morning in the trial of 37-year old Jason Smith, the Levittown man accused of killing a doctor in her home in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Accused Killer of Center City Pediatrician Repeats Assertion That Confession Was Forced

The Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator’s Murder Trial Begins in Philadelphia

Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn Back in Prison After Child Endangerment Conviction Reinstated

When Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Judge To Decide If Monsignor William Lynn Remains On House Arrest Or Returns To Prison

A Philadelphia judge will decide Monsignor William Lynn’s fate.

04/30/2015

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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Murdering Wife In Pennypack Park Set To Plead Guilty

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore says there have been five continuances in court, as 48-year-old Christopher Murray mulled it over and kept delaying a decision.

04/29/2015

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First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Upholds 2012 Conviction Of High Ranking Church Official

In a stunning reversal, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is upholding the 2012 conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, the first Roman Catholic official sent to prison over his handling of priest abuse complaints.

04/27/2015

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Consumer Advocate: Comcast Faced Troublesome Disclosures If It Had Pressed Merger Deal

“If the Department of Justice actually filed suit against Comcast, a lot of analysis of Comcast’s business practices would become part of the public record,” a public interest group’s attorney says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Officials hold a signing ceremony at Philadelphia International Airport that will allow for airport expansion to proceed.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Ink Deal To Allow Expansion of PHL Airport

A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett with Mayor Michael Nutter at a roundtable discussion at Philadelphia City Hall.(credit: Steve Tawa)

Obama Aide Sides With Philadelphia In Fight For Paid Sick Leave

White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is part of a national tour by members of the Obama Administration to call on cities with favorable paid sick-leave laws.

04/22/2015

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Phila. Man Sentenced For 2012 Rape of Developmentally Delayed Niece

Charlie Alog, 62, pleaded guilty last December, admitting he lured his niece, 18, away from the crowd to view a family video upstairs, then sexually assaulted her.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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