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the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau has an update on the city's bid to be one of 16 North American host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia put some flesh on the bones of its bid to host part of the World Cup in 2026. Officials rolled out a video with the slogans they'll use to try to persuade FIFA to pick the city for five or six games. Philadelphia is branding itself "America's host city"...
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Hunter Schryver
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Matt Leon
June 24, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A central theme of Hunter Schryver's pro baseball career up to this point has been making adjustments. After being drafted by Tampa Bay out of Villanova in the seventh round in 2017, Schryver had to adjust to life as a reliever after having success with the Wildcats...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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World's Finest Comics
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June 24, 2019 - 10:11 am
By Scott Huver, CNN (CNN) — Three decades after director Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film became a box office blockbuster and pop culture phenomenon, the decision to bring the Dark Knight to the big screen seems like it should have been a no-brainer. But in the years leading up to the film's release...
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Nipsey Hussle BET Honor
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June 24, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Nipsey Hussle received both a posthumous humanitarian award and an emotional tribute at Sunday night's BET Awards, but it wasn't his only honor. The rapper, who was gunned down March 31 in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned, was also awarded best male...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
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Pat Toddy
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 8:53 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies will be at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the Philadelphia...
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ACT-UP demonstration outside of the Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia in 1991.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The real test of Stonewall came 12 years after the celebrated protests, with a setback so profound it threatened to wipe out, not just the gains of the gay community, but the community itself. In 1981, gay men in New York and San Francisco began suffering from unusual...
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Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm near Perkiomonville.
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Paul Kurtz
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly has cut a path of destruction through 14 Pennsylvania counties since it was first discovered in Berks County five years ago. The pest is now posing a deadly threat to vineyards. Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm...
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David Madden
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators are poised to vote this week on a proposal that would give those in a hospital more information before they’re transferred to a facility out of the state for treatment. It’s called the Patient Protection Act, and Assemblyman Nicholas...
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Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again after being closed for three weeks.
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John McDevitt
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again. Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, or ACCT Philly, had been closed for three weeks, but adoptions are back on. New...
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