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Kristen Johanson


Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Kristen:

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch for 70 years, dies

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has died. She was 96. She made one visit to Philadelphia in 1976 to commemorate our nation’s bicentennial and is remembered by many at that event as gracious and kind. → Read More

Feds say pizza shop owner started fire that led to collapse that killed Lt. Sean Williamson

Federal officials announced on Tuesday the arrest of a man they say started the fire that resulted in the June 18 death of Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson. → Read More

Police fatally shoot man they say brandished knife in West Philadelphia; body cam video under investigation

Authorities are investigating what happened when two Philadelphia police officers shot and killed a man in Cobbs Creek Monday afternoon. Police say the man had a knife and was waving it erratically. → Read More

Lawyers Say There’s Been a Surge in Divorce Filings During Pandemic

Attorneys say calls from couples splitting up during the pandemic have surged, with a number of factors are contributing to the spike. Read on to find out what they are! → Read More

8-Hour Philadelphia Standoff Ends, Suspect in Custody

This is a developing story. Listen to LIVE updates from KYW Newsradio here. → Read More

Judge agrees to dismiss charges against trash truck driver who killed cyclist

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has tossed charges against the driver of a trash truck who struck and killed a woman on a bike in Center City nearly two years ago. → Read More

Philadelphia Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2. Here's where to drop them off

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Streets Department is holding their annual Christmas-tree recycling program through the middle of January. → Read More

Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted for killing Philly cop, returns to court for appeal hearing

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Attorneys for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner 37 years ago, are continuing their fight for an appeal Monday. → Read More

Vietnam War Veterans Honored At FOP Lodge

Across the country, those who served during the Vietnam War were recognized for their service, decades after coming home to a divisive nation. → Read More

Police Searching For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Missing Teen Girl

There's warrant for the arrest of 42-year-old Pedro Velazquez, who investigators say met a teen girl online and began a sexual relationship with her. → Read More

Police Investigating Oxford Circle Home Invasion

Philadelphia police are investigating an early morning home invasion in city's Oxford Circle neighborhood that has left two people in the hospital. → Read More

Police: Suspect Arrested For Kicking Pregnant Woman In Stomach

A 31-year-old man is in custody as he faces charges for allegedly kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach. → Read More

Police: Suspect Wanted For Kicking Pregnant Woman In Stomach

Police are looking for a man they say kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach as she was standing outside a Center City sidewalk. → Read More

Meek Mill Appeal To Be Heard, Arresting Officer's Account Is In Question

Officials would not give comment as Mill remains confined to a Chester prison. → Read More

CBS News: UPenn Student Stabbed Up To 20 Times In California Park

Authorities say 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was stabbed as many as 20 times before his body was shoved into a shallow grave in an Orange County, California park. → Read More

Philly DA’s Shakeup Causes Ripple Effect At Courthouse «

The ripple effect from a major shakeup in Philadelphia's criminal justice system, with more than 30 people forced to resign last week from the District Attorney's office, has penetrated the Philadelphia's courthouse. → Read More

Mummers Make Final Preps For Parade…And Extreme Cold «

Sunday was the last day of rehearsal for the Mummers -- and it was just enough time to figure out how many layers to wear. → Read More

Police ID Suspect In Southwest Philly Quadruple Shooting

Police have identified 21-year-old Jabir Kennedy as the gunman wanted in the Thursday night shooting along Dorel Street, near 66th Street. → Read More

Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Assault, DUI

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Kevin Klein was driving along Passyunk Avenue last December, when he hit another car and fled. → Read More

Philadelphia Court To Hear Appeal On Dismissed Charges Of Amtrak Engineer

About a month after a Philadelphia judge dismissed all criminal charges against Bostian for lack of evidence, the state's attorney general filed an appeal. → Read More