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Gun Shop
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Steve Tawa
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State auditors will look into the Pennsylvania State Police instant background check system for gun purchases to make sure it is "working as intended." Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says they will audit the Pennsylvania State Police’s Instant Check System. "PICS...
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Mae Krier
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Andrew Kramer
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
BRISTOL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Ninety-three-year-old Mae Krier received a standing ovation when her name was announced at the Bristol Township Municipal Building Thursday night. She was presented with a Commendation for all she accomplished as an original "Rosie the Riveter." "It's flattering,"...
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teens jobs
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Pat Loeb
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two thousand Philadelphia students started their summer jobs this past week, and more than 6,000 will soon be joining them. The city has increased funding for the summer job program by $1 million. Gregory Damas says the only work experience he had before he got his...
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screen time
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Suzanne Monaghan
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School is out, and that means kids have more free time. Often that also means more time spent on apps and social media. So what are some guidelines parents can set for their kids time online? Their are four main ground rules when it comes to device use according to...
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car into crowd
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
June 22, 2019 - 6:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two people were struck by a car on a sidewalk late Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia approximately one block away from the largest Juneteenth festival in the city. One of the victims was pinned under it, and emergency crews weren't the only ones to come to her...
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Free disaster cleanup kits
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Molly Daly
June 22, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Free disaster cleanup kits were handed out Saturday to Burlington County residents whose properties were inundated in Thursday's flooding. The county public safety center in Westampton was one of two pickup locations. Richard Moyer of the American Red Cross of...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
June 22, 2019 - 1:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The massive explosion and ensuing fire at a South Philadelphia Oil Refinery could have a much bigger impact than some people might expect. The fire has the largest refinery on the East Coast temporarily shut down, and that could lead to an increase at the pump. While...
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Young Swimmer With Goggles On Head - stock photo
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Justin Udo
June 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not the Iron Man, but a new triathlon is helping children be more active and expand their boundaries. Swimming, running, and biking are at the heart of any triathlon worth its weight. Those events are just what kids ages 5 to 13 will compete in at the inaugural “...
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Front row from left Alexa Ross, Sylvia Bennett, Ron Doughty and Audrey Keyani
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Pat Loeb
June 21, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an explosion at a South Philadelphia refinery, several neighbors gathered with environmentalists at City Hall to demand much stronger action. Mayor Kenney says city officials have convened a "working group" with plant officials to make sure neighbors get...
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Officers stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine sized from a ship at a Philadelphia port is seen ahead of a news conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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Steve Tawa
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls "the largest cocaine seizure" in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. Law enforcement officials held a show-and-tell...
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