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Sport betting.
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Tony Romeo
April 17, 2019 - 6:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The spokesman for Pennsylvania gaming regulators says online sports wagering will begin in just a few weeks. Sports betting at Pennsylvania casinos began last fall and now, Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach says it won’t be long before you will be able to...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Steve Tawa
April 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not pursue an appeal in the long-running Mumia Abu-Jamal legal saga, which means Abu-Jamal's appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will move forward. For months, the DA's office thought about appealing a judge's...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 17, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, Christ Church in Old City tested its steeple's external sprinkler system. It might have seemed like it was raining at Christ Church for passersby on Wednesday, but it was the deluge exterior fire prevention system being...
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Four more Philadelphia churches have been nominated for historic designation by the City of Philadelphia, but the Archdiocese is concerned that the list may be growing too large.
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Mike DeNardo
April 17, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four more Philadelphia churches have been nominated for historic designation by the City of Philadelphia, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is concerned that the list may be growing too large. Local historian Celeste Morello doesn't attend any of them, but she told...
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Robocalls.
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Ian Bush
April 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sick of robocalls? Comcast and T-Mobile have teamed up to combat the scourge. The companies are now verifying whether calls between their networks are authentic - in other words, that the caller is a human. It doesn't stop robocalls, but at least it makes it easier to...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s inspector general has agreed to investigate how the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend...
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Rachel Kurland
April 17, 2019 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Haverford Township drivers may be impeded by a months-long bridge closure. Last month, the Wolf administration announced the bridge carrying Manoa Road over Cobbs Creek in Haverford Township will be replaced. “This is a win-win situation,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a...
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NJ Transit
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Mark Abrams
April 17, 2019 - 2:52 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The Atlantic City rail service is returning about two weeks sooner than expected because of accelerated work on upgrading the track network. Gov. Phil Murphy delivered the news to those attending the NJ TransAct conference in Atlantic City. "Regular rail service will...
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Gov. John Carney signed the bill to raise the legal age from 18 to 21 to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products in Delaware.
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David Madden
April 17, 2019 - 2:05 pm
DOVER, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The state of Delaware will soon raise the legal age from 18 to 21 to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products. Gov. John Carney signed the bill with several young people present. Officials hope teenagers will benefit from the change, some estimating it could help...
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Federal customs agents in Philadelphia intercepted more than 1,150 counterfeit e-cigarette Juul pods and three chargers.
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Mark Abrams
April 17, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal customs agents in Philadelphia have intercepted boxes of bogus Juul products sent from an address in China. More than 1,150 counterfeit e-cigarette Juul pods and three chargers were discovered inside a parcel that was being sent to an address in Newark,...
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