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Trenton gained four dozen newly sworn in American citizens during Law Day.
David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
May 01, 2018 - 3:59 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Trenton gained four dozen newly sworn in American citizens Tuesday morning for Law Day. During the ceremonies, each participant took the oath of allegiance to the country and received their papers and a small American flag after hearing from New Jersey Attorney...
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State Rep. Curtis Thomas (center) unsuccessfully sought to delay a vote on the Philly soda tax bill.
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation that would repeal the citywide sweetened beverage tax has cleared its first hurdle in the state legislature. The Pennsylvania House Commerce Committee voted to advance a bill that would repeal Philly's soda tax, which would generally prohibit local...
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Scott Kingery tags out Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto at second base in the sixth inning at Marlins Park.
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Matt Leon
May 01, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies will look to snap a three-game losing streak tonight as they continue their series with the Miami Marlins down in Florida. Last night, the Phillies opened this set with an 8-4 loss as Jake Arrieta (3-1) allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Alfaro and...
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series of artist renderings of the "Fairmount Park Rapist"
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2018 - 2:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It has been 15 years since the man known as the "Fairmount Park Rapist" first struck the area, terrorizing female joggers and walkers on running trails around the city. The case has never been solved, and it resulted in the murder of one woman. The first attack was...
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Bryn Athyn College junior Cameron Leech
Bryn Athyn College Athletics
Matt Leon
May 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) -- Cameron Leech has put together quite a season for the Division III Bryn Athyn College lacrosse team. In 14 games this season, Leech, a midfielder, has scored 36 goals, while adding 55 assists for a whopping 91 points. He is second in the nation in Division III...
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Hotel workers protest on May Day
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 01, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Service workers and activists held a May Day protest at Philadelphia City Hall, demanding that City Council pass a bill to force employers to stabilize working conditions. "We need a fair work week -- and we demand a fair work week," shouted activists. Demonstrators represented groups such as...
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High school football field
John McDevitt
May 01, 2018 - 1:27 pm
A former teacher and athletics coach claims he was fired by Camden County Catholic High School because of racism. The school denies the allegation. Nick Strom was a history teacher at the school and the head coach of the football team. He also coached golf. Strom tells CBS3 Eyewitness News that the...
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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia hosts a pop-up shop in support of foster and adoptive mothers.
Justin Udo-KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 01, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia held an early Mother's Day event on Tuesday in North Philadelphia to recognize some extra-special moms. Constance Definis was one of the moms who came out for the JFCS pre-Mother's Day pop-up shop ,...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro stands with Timothy Piazza's parents
Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’ll pursue a new legal theory in an effort to prosecute Penn State frat members involved in a fatal hazing incident last year. Shapiro is seeking to reinstate certain charges -- including involuntary manslaughter -- against five former fraternity...
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 cell phone tower fire
Courtesy of Rich Angelino, via Twitter
Paul Kurtz
May 01, 2018 - 7:41 am
An investigation is underway into what caused a cell phone tower along the Schuylkill Expressway to catch fire early Tuesday morning. The tower, in the woods of Fairmount Park near the westbound side of the expressway between Montgomery Drive and Roosevelt Boulevard, caught fire around 5:15 a.m.,...
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