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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Jim Melwert
July 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a sweeping election reform bill that would have helped counties pay for new voting machines, he’s saying the state will issue a $90 million bond. But Republicans in the state legislature beg to differ. Late last month, the...
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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is launching an inquiry into Philadelphia's bail system. The probe comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed last March by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed a special master who will...
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ICE protest
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David Madden
July 09, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey attorney general has accused sheriffs in two New Jersey counties of violating a directive that restricts how county and local law enforcement engages with federal immigration officers. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said when he issued the directive...
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Mike DeNardo
July 09, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal investigation is underway into a train accident Monday night that claimed the life of a SEPTA worker. SEPTA employee Darren Monroe, 54, was working on the tracks at the Erie station on the Broad Street Line when he fell backwards and was hit by an oncoming...
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Amber Hikes
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Rachel Kurland
July 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amber Hikes, executive director of the city's Office of LGBT Affairs, has announced she will resign after more than two years in the position. Hikes shared the news on social media Tuesday, noting she will leave at the end of the month. "When I stepped into this role...
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Marge Tartaglione
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
UPDATED: 4:30 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione has died at the age of 86. She was a force in the Democratic Party and a distinctive character in Philadelphia politics for more than 40 years. I was saddened to hear the news that Chairwoman Marge...
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A 24-year-old woman fends off a man who tried to abduct her on 13th Street in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police Department
Paul Kurtz
July 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who attacked women around the same time in the same Center City neighborhood early Sunday morning. "The similarities are close in distance, close in time. I mean, it's almost simultaneous," said Special...
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Forky
Consumer Product Safety Commission
July 09, 2019 - 11:41 am
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — One new toy story is a need-to-know for parents: Disney has voluntarily recalled 80,000 "Forky" plush toys, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission . The 11-inch toy is a soft, stuffed replica of a character in Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 4" movie. It can pose a...
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A group of about 60 teenagers rushed into a Walgreens at 18th and South streets to ransack and loot the store.
Philadelphia Police Department
July 09, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are asking for help in finding a group of teenagers who they say looted a South Street pharmacy on the Fourth of July. Police released surveillance video showing approximately 60 teens rushing into Walgreens on 18th and South streets just after 10 p.m. The...
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SF Police Called on Black Man
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July 09, 2019 - 10:52 am
By Amir Vera and Sarah Moon, CNN (CNN) -- A young boy came to the defense of a black man on the Fourth of July as the boy's father questioned and later called the police on the man who said he was waiting for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building. Wesly Michel recorded his encounter with...
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