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Steve Tawa
August 23, 2018 - 2:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of casinos is griping that the Pennsylvania Lottery is infringing on their turf. A coalition that includes seven Pennsylvania casino operators argue the state's new online offerings violate recently adopted gambling laws, by improperly "simulating slot...
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Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philly invasion of London is in the works. StubHub announced that the Eagles game in the British capital is the most in-demand match-up of the season. The ticket reseller said it's the first time an international game has made the list — let alone in the top spot...
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Mastery Prep Elementary School opened up for its first day of classes Thursday.
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Dan Wing
August 23, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After being closed for nearly six years, the Gillespie Middle School building in North Philadelphia is now full of students again. The building is reborn as Mastery Prep Elementary School, and it opened up for its first day of classes Thursday. Staff greeted students...
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Starbucks will start paying employees to volunteer 20 hours a week.
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August 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit. With the help of Points of Light, a nonprofit volunteering group...
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington.
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August 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions punched back hard at President Donald Trump's latest sneering criticism Thursday as their long-running rift exploded into a public smackdown. Trump, concerned by the legal downfall of two former advisers, accused Sessions of failing to take control...
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Senior defensive end Kevin Stokes led Rowan University last season with 18 1/2 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks.
Rowan University Athletics
Matt Leon
August 23, 2018 - 1:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Rowan University football team is looking to rebound from a rare off-year in Glassboro. The Division III Profs went 4-6 in 2017 (3-6 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference). They started the campaign 3-0, but then lost six straight before closing out the campaign...
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A Sears store in the Chicago area
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Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 12:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Sears in Mays Landing in Atlantic County, New Jersey, is among the latest casualties as the retailer struggles to stay afloat. The Hamilton Mall location, along with 32 other Sears and 13 Kmart stores across the country, will close by November. The company has not...
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In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Steven Tyler attends "To the Rescue: Saving Animal Lives" Gala and Fundraiser held at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles.
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Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Trump can "dream on" if he thinks he can keep using Aerosmith's music during campaign events. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band's songs at rallies. Tyler's attorney sent a cease-and-desist...
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Lower Merion Police Department
Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Lower Merion are hoping for help as they search for a missing 12-year-old girl. Sydney Blu Garcia-Yao left her home along Stoneway Lane in Bala Cynwyd sometime after midnight and before 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say they believe she left "willingly...
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David Madden
August 23, 2018 - 12:06 pm
HAMDEN, Conn. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's U.S. Senate race has gotten a whole lot closer, according to a newly released statewide poll . Quinnipiac's polling numbers have tightened in the battle between Democrat incumbent Bob Menendez and Republican opponent Bob Hugin. "Back in March, Sen...
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