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Spotted lanternfly
© Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood Org
Justin Udo
September 12, 2018 - 7:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An invasive insect that made its way to the United States a few years ago from China is now calling Philadelphia home. © Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood Org It's been seen multiple places around the city, including right in front of City Hall. But don't...
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Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest, a beer festival featuring more than 100 brews from nearly 50 breweries.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Calling all beer lovers — actually, bear lovers. Well, both. If you like animals and beer, the Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a fundraiser Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for a 21-and-over crowd. Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest , a beer festival featuring more...
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Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event. Like carnival barkers, dual emcees urged the lunchtime crowd to step right up and take a look at all those shiny motorcycles and...
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Lincoln Square celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
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John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new residential and business complex celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The leasing office for the more than 300 apartment units at Lincoln Square is finally open. Target, PetSmart,...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
September 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An iconic Philadelphia music venue is changing hands and changing names. Electric Factory, the long-time venue under by Live Nation, has been sold to concert promoter The Bowery Presents. Because Electric Factory was a trademark owned by Live Nation, it will...
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The library launched its Citizens Bank workplace programming with a career resource fair.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 12, 2018 - 4:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Job seekers got a helping hand Wednesday at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The library launched its Citizens Bank workplace programming with a career resource fair. "And we have five other job fairs throughout the city of Philadelphia at various neighborhood...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
September 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm
UPDATE: Sept. 13, 7 a.m. NEW CASTLE, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — As Hurricane Florence heads towards the east coast, officials in Delaware are making sure residents are ready for whatever may happen. Residents from Lewes down to Fenwick Island are being told to be ready for anything as hurricane paths...
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Delaware Gov. John Carney
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David Madden
September 12, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NEW CASTLE, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — Ceremonies were held in New Castle Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the twin spans that serve as the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The first bridge opened in 1951, and the second one followed later in 1968. Delaware Gov. John Carney noted the tumultuous times...
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Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said the charges are serious and the...
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City Hall Chief of Staff Jim Engler
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council returns to work Thursday after a summer recess. Although City Council passed a bill imposing a 1 percent tax on new construction to pay for affordable housing back in June, they are still negotiating with Mayor Jim Kenney, who opposes it. He must make a...
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