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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council Committee passed a bill last March that would provide sweeping protection from lead poisoning for children living in rental housing. But the bill's sponsor still has not let the bill come up for a final vote, and advocates are getting...
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Jun 11, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) tosses the ball during Minicamp at Novacare Complex.
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Ed Benkin
June 12, 2019 - 9:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Doug Pederson and his offensive coaches, the possibilities are endless in 2019. As the Eagles continue with minicamp, the offense continues to tinker with its old and new weapons. The likes of Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery are gearing up for what they hope will be...
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Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, Animal Care and Control Team.
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Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, ACCT. "Where's the money?" A woman on the megaphone shouted, "Save the shelter!" At about $180 per pet, Animal Care and Control Team...
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A massive sinkhole that popped up in West Philadelphia a little more than a week ago has grown into a major problem and is causing traffic trouble for folks in the neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
June 12, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive sinkhole that popped up in West Philadelphia a little more than a week ago has grown into a major problem and is causing traffic trouble for folks in the neighborhood. When the Philadelphia Water Department got the word of a sinkhole at 43rd Street and...
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The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home tonight. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.
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Ian Bush
June 12, 2019 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home Wednesday night. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, but the colossal Egyptian artifact was moved to a front-and-center spot set to be opened later this year, and the journey was a monumental...
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June 12, 2019 - 5:38 pm
By Clare Foran and Lauren Fox, CNN (CNN) -- The House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a dispute related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 24-15. The...
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Six Flags Great Adventure
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John McDevitt
June 12, 2019 - 5:23 pm
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Next time you go to Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll be helping the park reduce its carbon footprint from the second you park your car. The Jackson Township, New Jersey amusement park has installed its own 23.5-megawatt solar farm, and the park is almost...
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Police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the Dominican national prosecutor's office said Wednesday.
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June 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
By Patrick Oppmann, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Darran Simon, CNN (CNN) -- The alleged gunman in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been arrested, according to Jean Alain Rodríguez, attorney general of the Dominican Republic. Police said the gunman and three other people who...
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Massive Schuylkill Yards development in University City clears final obstacle in City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive development in West Philadelphia cleared its last obstacle Wednesday when a City Council committee approved zoning changes for the area. Council, however, acted against the advice of the Planning Commission. Schuylkill Yards will cover 14 acres just west of...
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Fresh Food Fight
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Hadas Kuznits
June 12, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nothing brings vendors together like a very public food fight. Reading Terminal Market hosted the semifinal round of its Fresh Food Fight Wednesday — a creative, competitive effort to bring in different merchants to the terminal. The market hosted the contest because...
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