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Damon Oliver. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia Man Sentenced For Punching Schoolgirl on SEPTA Trolley

Damon Oliver, 40, was sentenced as part of a plea deal to 9½-23 months in prison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Pa. Liquor Control Board Says No Way To Powdered Alcohol Sales in Commonwealth

The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Interior designer Philippe Starck.  (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Developer Hires World-Renowned Interior Designer At His 47-Story Luxury Hotel Condo In Philadelphia

The developer of a new $200-million upscale hotel and high-rise condo at Broad and Spruce Streets is now bringing in a world-recognized designer to figure out what the interior will look like.

03/14/2015

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Lawyers For 3 Charged In Center City Gay Couple Attack Want Charges Dropped Or Lowered

Defense lawyers for the three Bucks County defendants charged with attacking a gay couple in Center City last September intend to file pre-trial motions.

03/13/2015

Developer Tom Scannapieco next to a model of the new luxury high-rise. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Developers Break Ground On ‘Philadelphia’s Most Prestigious Residential Address’

A luxury high-rise developer is raising the bar even higher by breaking ground for 500 Walnut Street.

03/13/2015

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Mistrial Declared In Retrial Of Suspended Philadelphia Priest

For the second time in two years, a mistrial has been declared in the sexual assault trial of a suspended Philadelphia priest. He was accused of abusing a 10-year-old altar boy in 1997, in the rectory of a parish in the Bridesburg section.

03/11/2015

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In Second Full Day Of Deliberations, Jury In Philadelphia Priest Trial Says They’re At An Impasse

In its second full day of deliberations, the jury in the case of a suspended Philadelphia priest has told the judge they are “at an impasse”. He’s accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy in 1997. The judge told them to continue talking it over.

03/10/2015

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

After First Full Day Of Deliberations, No Verdict In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial

Approaching midday on Monday, jurors sent Judge Gwendolyn Bright a note asking whether the alleged victim’s testimony “was sufficient to convict.”

03/10/2015

The Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nezet-Seguin blows out candles on cake. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Phila. Orchestra Patrons Join Musicians In A Sing-Along For Music Director’s Birthday

The Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra has been having his cake, and eating it too, this week, performing a works in his “40/40 Project,” while celebrating his 40th birthday.

03/06/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

City of Philadelphia Addresses ‘Mid-Level’ Snowstorm

“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Hundreds Of Young Scientists Attend Tournament At Neumann University To Showcase Their Inventions

Young scientists gathered to showcase their inventions at a Science Olympiad at Neumann University.

03/04/2015

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Says One Aspect of “21st-Century Policing” Report is All Wet

The report, commissioned by Pres. Obama, calls for external, independent investigations and outside prosecutors when police use deadly force.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(PHS president Drew Becher, on the floor of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Weather, Flower Show Will Always Be a Pre-Spring Event, Officials Say

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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

Man Tells Jurors Philadelphia Priest “Took Away” His Childhood

A sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest is being replayed after the first one ended in a mistrial, just over a year ago.

02/27/2015

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Jury Hears Opening Statements In Retrial Of Philadelphia Priest

A jury has heard opening statements in a sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest, nearly a year after another jury was deadlocked after four days of deliberations, and a mistrial was declared.

02/26/2015

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