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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A constitutional question that plenty of adults are considering these days was posed to Delaware Valley schoolchildren this past week. The essay topic before the fourth-and-fifth-graders: ‘Why is the First Amendment important to you?’ The finals of the competition,...
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Dreamstime
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - A funding scheme for mass transit systems in Pennsylvania is being hindered by a lawsuit over rising Turnpike tolls that have resulted from the plan. The plan enacted in 2007 sees the Pennsylvania Turnpike borrow $450 million-a-year, money that now goes to mass...
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Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
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Kim Glovas
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Last week was "Get Help Now Week" in Pennsylvania, designed for people to get help for themselves or loved ones suffering from opioid addiction A number of state departments joined forces to get the word out about resources available, including an 800-number and text...
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Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia school board has adopted a new policy that would allow the district's art collection to come out of storage. The district has 1,200 paintings and other works of art in storage -- much of it removed from schools including the Wilson Middle School 14...
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John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to help students who are struggling with food insecurity, the Community College of Philadelphia holds a variety of nutrition programs and giveaways throughout the year. Student Clareece Williamson, of Southwest Philadelphia, was so excited about getting a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians on Medicaid, who need mental health or addiction services, now have a new resource. The City of Philadelphia announced that it has created a website just for Community Behavioral Health. Behavioral Health Commissioner David Jones says the website shows...
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Hadas Kuznits
December 15, 2018 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A diverse crowd of health care providers gathered Saturday to address maternal and infant mortality, which disproportionately affects back women. The Philadelphia Commission For Women hosted a full house for a discussion here at Blackwell Regional Library about why...
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Kimberly Adams/KYW Newsradio
Kimberly Adams
December 15, 2018 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It seems a Christmas Grinch decided to strike in the Italian Market after a nativity scene was found dismantled and the main characters vanished. "He unplugged our lights and music for our nativity set and stole Jesus, Mary and Joseph.” Amber Volpe, with the Italian...
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John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 15, 2018 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a popular thing to do this holiday season, gingerbread house workshops! In Old City, at Barry's Buns, the hard part is already done for you, since the gingerbread house is already built. For $75 you'll get all the elements for the decorating, and you get expert...
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Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
December 15, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Tow truck drivers across the area are donating their time and money to help struggling families during the holidays. For the 11th year on a row, Dave Norton and his tow truck colleagues dropped off presents for the children at Youth Services Inc. He's the organizer...
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