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the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau has an update on the city's bid to be one of 16 North American host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia put some flesh on the bones of its bid to host part of the World Cup in 2026. Officials rolled out a video with the slogans they'll use to try to persuade FIFA to pick the city for five or six games. Philadelphia is branding itself "America's host city"...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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ACT-UP demonstration outside of the Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia in 1991.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The real test of Stonewall came 12 years after the celebrated protests, with a setback so profound it threatened to wipe out, not just the gains of the gay community, but the community itself. In 1981, gay men in New York and San Francisco began suffering from unusual...
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Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again after being closed for three weeks.
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John McDevitt
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again. Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, or ACCT Philly, had been closed for three weeks, but adoptions are back on. New...
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Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm near Perkiomonville.
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Paul Kurtz
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly has cut a path of destruction through 14 Pennsylvania counties since it was first discovered in Berks County five years ago. The pest is now posing a deadly threat to vineyards. Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm...
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June 23, 2019 - 9:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say at least three people were injured after a fight, involving a large crowd, broke out in North Philadelphia. According to authorities, just after 8 p.m. police received reports of an "out of control fight" along North 20th Street, near Berks Street...
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Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
June 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The city has announced that the refinery fire, which began after an early Friday morning explosion, has been extinguished and an investigation is gearing up to find out how and why this happened. After burning for more than 24 hours, what we know so far is that...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help?
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
June 23, 2019 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help? The streets were quiet near the intersection of 24th and Moore streets in Point Breeze Sunday morning. But a few hours earlier,...
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Former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.
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Justin Udo
June 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald...
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