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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

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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

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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

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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

Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Jury Weighs 2013 ‘Killed-For-His-Headphones’ Murder Case

Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Authorities: Boyfriend Of Millersville Student Found Dead In Dorm Charged With Homicide

Police say the dead woman’s boyfriend had blood on his face, hands, and jeans, a cut on his forehead, his shirt ripped, and scratches on his chest when they arrived.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(A digital billboard image offering a reward for information in the murder of lawyer Eric Birnbaum.)

In Bucks County, Parking Lot Murder of Attorney Remains a Cold Case

Eric Birnbaum was talking with a co-worker when a man ran up, fired a shot into the back of Birnbaum’s head, and fled.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Luke Sanderlin.

Bucks Man Expected to Plead Guilty to Sending Police on Wild Goose Chase During Manhunt

Luke Sanderlin waived his preliminary hearing on misdemeanor charges that include filing a false report and reckless endangerment. In exchange, prosecutors will drop a felony charge.

02/04/2015

Tam Minh Le.

Suspect in Double Murder at Schuylkill River Returned to Philadelphia Following Va. Arrest

Police sources tell KYW Newsradio that Tam Minh Le is in custody here after being extradited from Virginia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Image from video provided by Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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