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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
May 20, 2019 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the merger of four parishes in the lower Northeast. St. Adalbert, St. George, and Mother of Divine Grace will merge with Nativity BVM Parish on East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond, effective July 1. Philadelphia...
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"Game of Thrones"
Courtesy of HBO
May 20, 2019 - 6:29 am
By Brian Lowry (CNN) — The following contains spoilers about the "Game of Thrones" series finale that premiered May 19. "When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die." After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a much-debated flurry of plot developments, that signature first-season line proved...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday’s primary election for Philadelphia city offices is going to be a bloated ballot and those high numbers could give some nontraditional candidates a better shot. The offices up for election include, the mayor, city council, ten district council seats and five...
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Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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Shara Dae Howard
May 19, 2019 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania SPCA says they are assisting the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, as they investigate the cause of a deadly upper respiratory infection. “It really was just a matter of time before there was a challenge,” said Nicole Wilson with the PSPCA...
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Justin Udo
May 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A popular Philadelphia watering hole with a storied history has served its last drink. The London Grill has been a staple in the city's Fairmount neighborhood for decades, and its building is one of the oldest bar structures in Philadelphia. Co-owner Terry Berch...
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Justin Udo
May 19, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The famous ‘Rocky' steps, played host to a number of other fighters celebrating victories and remembering losses as well. More than 1,000 people gathered on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday for Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Reach and Rise Yoga...
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Courtesy of the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center
Molly Daly
May 19, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The weather that's left the plains states reeling is headed our way. Although the storms the system's spawning have been wild, Jason Franklin, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, says they're not unusual for the plains states at this...
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Alternative Baseball Organization
Alternative Baseball Organization
Antionette Lee
May 19, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A baseball team that started in rural Georgia is breaking barriers across the country. The league, coming to Philly this fall, will give people with special needs and autism a shot on the diamond. Taylor Duncan , 22, started the team in 2016. Duncan, who was diagnosed...
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Former Bethlehem Steel headquarters implodes.
Jacqueline Larma/AP
May 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that...
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