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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

(Chad Wilcox is led from court after being sentenced to 40-80 years in prison for third-degree murder, robbery, and burglary.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Man Gets Decades in Prison After Guilty Plea in a Craigslist Murder

Chad Wilcox, 29, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to robbing and killing a Norristown man he’d met through a sex ad on the commerce web site “Craigslist.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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

(Image from  CBS3)

West Phila. Man Charged With Stabbing Brother to Death After Watching Boxing Match

Anthony McGriff, 50, is charged with murder and possessing an instrument of crime.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

(Paul Brown was killed on Christmas Day 2012, in Norristown, Pa.   Photo provided by Montco DA)

$5,000 Reward Offered in 2012 Norristown Cold-Case Murder

Paul Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body inside a car on Scott Alley, in Norristown, just before 5pm on Christmas Day, 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Photos provided by Delco DA)

Delco Pair Charged in Fatal Abuse of Woman’s Toddler Son

Officials say two-year-old Mason Hunt had been beaten and pinched, at least 120 times, on the head, body, and in the groin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defendant Seeks To Overturn Death Sentence in 2012 Montco Double Murder of Toddler and Grandmother

Rhagu Yandimuri was sentenced to death last year for killing ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother in King of Prussia in 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(Tony Hanson checks messages from well-wishers on his last day on the job at KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting Career

Our longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at KYW Newsradio. Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(File photo. Credit: Chopper 3)

Suspect in Montco Firehouse Confrontation Held on $1.5-Million Bail

Paul Jordan, 25, is accused of holding volunteer firefighters hostage after he was fired from the squad.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Police are hoping someone will recognize the white painted graffiti on the burgundy colored van.  Image from PPD-supplied video)

Phila. Police Asking For Help to Find Graffitied Van Allegedly Used in Jewelers’ Row Kidnap

According to investigators, the burgundy Ford Econoline — a late ’90s or early 2000s model — has white paint graffiti on its right side.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

One Suspect, One Victim Dead After West Philadelphia Robbery Erupts in Gunplay

Police say two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for Thursday night in West Philadelphia when one of their intended victims had his own gun.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Photo from Phila. DA)

Trial Ordered for Man Charged With 2 Pennypack Park Rapes

Investigators say in August 2010 and again in August 2011, suspect Robert Palen picked up women in the area of Torresdale and Longshore Avenues and offered them a ride home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

Convicted Killer Who Disrupted Previous Sentencing By Grabbing For Deputy’s Gun Gets Life in Prison

Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Photos from Phila. PD)

Police: Teens Facing Charges In Murder Of Dog-Walker In West Philly

Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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