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Immigrant advocacy group Make the Road Pennsylvania gathered in front of Sen. Pat Toomey's office Wednesday night to make their voices heard on the president's proposed border wall.
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Antionette Lee
December 13, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As time winds down and the fight continues over government funding, a local organization gathered in front of Sen. Pat Toomey's office Wednesday night to make their voices heard on the president's proposed border wall. "The administration is also trying to get a...
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David Desper
West Goshen Police Department
Jim Melwert
December 13, 2018 - 11:18 am
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware County man who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in September for shooting and killing 18-year-old Bianca Roberson in a road rage incident has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. BREAKING: Chester County Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft: “I...
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Tim Jimenez
December 13, 2018 - 10:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This year, according to Google, among the most frequently asked questions were “Who won Mega Millions?” and “What is Bitcoin?” As for the “Where is...” question, the top search for 2018 in the U.S. was “Where is Villanova?” Google released its list of the top searches...
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Tony Romeo
December 13, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The era of legal sports betting in Philadelphia starts Thursday when SugarHouse begins two days of testing of its sports book operations. Testing is scheduled for 2 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday. Pennsylvania’s first sports book, at Hollywood casino near...
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Justin Udo
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers look to the public for input, as they examine the state's controversial law requiring a license for professional hair braiding. Lisa Hopkins is a retired hair braider, and cosmetology teacher is an advocate that people who braid — a style of...
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Flashpoint
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who claims producer-writer Lee Daniels stole his idea for the hit Fox show "Empire" has refused to give up. This week, he filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. "I will teach my children, you don't give up on a fight if you're right," said...
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David Desper
West Goshen Police Department
Jim Melwert
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware County man who shot and killed an 18-year-old in a Chester County road rage incident last summer is scheduled to learn his fate Thursday in West Chester. Bianca Roberson was on her way home from a shopping trip, getting ready to head off to college...
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 8:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- More than a hundred Friends of the Philadelphia Free Library marched to the mayor's office, Wednesday, to demand more funding for libraries throughout the city. Anilda Davila is a retired teacher who spends a lot of time at the Lillian Marrero Library, in Kensington...
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Mark Abrams
December 12, 2018 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Patients at Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia used state-of-the-art technology to connect with Santa Claus for a virtual chat. Jim Koniecki, one of the principals of Dimension Data, provided the hook-ups for the youngsters. "The video equipment that we used today...
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Paul Kurtz
December 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Eleven people are in custody following a raid that uncovered, what police are calling, a major drug operation in Warminster, Bucks County. It’s unclear how long the eleven suspects were allegedly operating their heroin and fentanyl ring, but Bucks County...
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