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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider canceling a $29 million contract with Election Systems & Software, or ES&S, for new voting machines, after the city controller found the company failed to disclose...
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There's a new millionaire in Germantown.
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Mike Dougherty
August 14, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new millionaire in North Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Lottery said someone bought a scratch-off ticket worth $3 million at the New Germantown Grocery and Water Ice store at Germantown Avenue and Somerset Street, a popular neighborhood spot that might get a...
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Emily's parents, Richard and Laura Fredricks, along with their attorney, speak on the $6 million settlement they reached with Gold Medal Environmental. They plan to use the money to fund the Emily Fredricks Foundation.
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Kristen Johanson
August 14, 2019 - 1:24 pm
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. Jorge Fretts' defense attorney argued that the 28-year-old driver was not criminally reckless when he hit Emily...
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Jackson Hepner holds his discovery.
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August 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By Amanda Jackson, CNN (CNN) -- An Ohio boy playing around in a creek bed stumbled across an odd, ridged object jutting out of the mud. To his surprise, it turned out to be a woolly mammoth tooth. Jackson Hepner was visiting The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio, in July with his family when he...
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Skipper and Ping, a male king penguin couple, have adopted an egg at Zoo Berlin.
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August 14, 2019 - 9:38 am
By Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN) -- After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. Zoo Berlin officials announced that two of its male king penguins, Skipper and Ping, have eagerly adopted an egg. It'll be the...
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House Rep. (PA) Malcolm Kenyatta attends "Out in Office" panel at Tribeca Celebrates Pride Day at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on May 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
August 14, 2019 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to tackle environmental justice and health issues affecting residents throughout the state. They're putting a focus on poor communities. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says his 181st district, which contains North Philadelphia, is...
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Pat Loeb
August 13, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plumbing problems at a state-run youth detention facility in the Poconos left 49 young residents with no running water for two weeks — a condition the state failed to report to the counties responsible for the residents. The state brought in portable toilets and...
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Ahmed Elgaafary
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 13, 2019 - 2:11 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Malvern woman who says she was raped by an Uber driver after she was picked up at the Valley Forge Casino in February 2018 told her story in Chester County court on Tuesday. The driver, 27-year-old Ahmed Elgaafary from Lansdale, is charged with rape of an...
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Carson Wentz
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Ed Benkin
August 13, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's becoming more and more likely that Carson Wentz will be a sideline spectator for most, if not all, of the preseason. As the Eagles get ready for their second preseason game on Thursday in Jacksonville, head coach Doug Pederson did not say if Wentz would see any...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2019 - 1:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge is turning the tables on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, after the DA asked the judge to remove himself from all of his cases because his girlfriend filed a complaint with the city for being fired. Cathy Smith, a former prosecutor, worked in...
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