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Paul Kurtz
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County attorney who recently died at age 99 is being remembered for the role he played in the early days of the civil rights movement. Samuel Snipes represented Bill and Daisy Meyers in August 1957 when the couple and their three children moved into a...
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Philadelphia food banks have begun receiving their share of what the federal government is calling "trade mitigation food." That's food the government is purchasing from farmers who've been hurt by the trade war.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia food banks have begun receiving their share of what the federal government is calling "trade mitigation food." That's food the government is purchasing from farmers who've been hurt by the trade war. But it's not the most helpful program for food banks...
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A judicial candidate in Delaware County is letting voters know that he has battled Parkinson's disease for much of his adult life.
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Paul Kurtz
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
DELWARE COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — A judicial candidate in Delaware County is letting voters know that he has battled Parkinson's disease for much of his adult life. Mike Farrell was just 31 when he learned he had young-onset Parkinson's, a diagnosis he refused to accept. "I tried to use Irish...
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In preparation for Women's History Month in March, the Delaware County Women's Commission is seeking nominations for visionary women in the community.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
DELAWARE COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — In preparation for Women's History Month in March, the Delaware County Women's Commission is seeking nominations for visionary women in the community. Caitlin Ganley, chair of the Delaware County Women's Commission, says they are asking for nominees to honor a few...
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The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has decided to close its two thrift stores at the end of the month.
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Mark Abrams
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has decided to close its two thrift stores at the end of the month. The stores - one on Rising Sun Avenue in the Burlholme section of Northeast Philadelphia, and the other in Penndel, are engaged in liquidation sales right now. Rev...
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Cherri Gregg
January 21, 2019 - 12:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 27th annual African American Children's Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for African-American children's books in the country, and it is just a few days away. "There was a lot of singing and dancing going on, but very few activities...
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Dreamstime
January 20, 2019 - 11:37 pm
West Whiteland Township, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Officials with West Whiteland Township say the Sunoco pipeline was to blame for a sinkhole that formed Sunday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Chester County authorities say they were notified about a sinkhole on a property in the 400 block of Lisa...
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Justin Udo
January 20, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Sunday night's lunar eclipse provides a sight that will not be visible in the region for some time to come. The Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts says the “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” is not scientifically accurate for the eclipse, but it gets...
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Andrew Kramer
January 20, 2019 - 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After a weekend full of precipitation, icy roads now become a major concern. That's thanks to bitter cold temperatures we'll be experiencing the rest of the night and tomorrow. After all that rain ended, Jonathan O'Brien with the National Weather Service out of Mount...
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The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast.
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Kimberly Adams
January 20, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast. "The vast majority of these cancellations are to and from locations up in New England and New...
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