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Hahnemann University Hospital
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KYW Staff
March 26, 2020 - 11:36 am
Philadelphia officials reported on Thursday a significant jump in new positive results from coronavirus testing, resultign in a total of 475 cases. Mayor Jim Kenney also announced the end of negotiations with the owner of Hahnemann University Hospital over potential use of facility. Read more here.
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Reading Orthodontics Group collection drive
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
March 26, 2020 - 10:48 am
After hearing health care workers’ plea for personal protective equipment, an orthodontist based in Berks and Montgomery counties is spearheading a collection drive for face masks, gloves and gowns. Read more here.
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POMPANO BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 23: A customer compares handguns before buying one as a Christmas present at the National Armory gun store on December 23, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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Antionette Lee
March 25, 2020 - 9:47 pm
Bucks County officials say they are seeing a major spike in gun licenses, many to people who have never had one before, which prompted the sheriff’s office to host a virtual firearm safety class. Read more here.
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An empty restaurant in Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 25, 2020 - 9:26 pm
A petition from the Philadelphia restaurant community is circulating, urging local legislators to help aid this ailing industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Feb 1, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright reacts during the first half against the Creighton Bluejays at Wells Fargo Center.
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Ed Benkin
March 25, 2020 - 8:45 pm
March was supposed to be the month for Villanova University to play in the NCAA Tournament. But with the coronavirus pandemic canceling March Madness, Wildcats coach Jay Wright has been looking for his own version of a new normal this month. Read more here.
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: The U.S. Capitol is seen on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Kristen Johanson
March 25, 2020 - 7:34 pm
The $2 trillion stimulus package would give money directly to taxpayers, expand unemployment benefits, support small businesses and aid hospitals throughout the Philadelphia-area. Read more here.
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John and Sarah Gary.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
March 25, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Many relationships are being put to the test as we all try to adjust to stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders. A marriage therapist has some advice on how to keep the relationship intact.
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Suzanne Monaghan
March 25, 2020 - 6:03 pm
Kids are stuck at home, but some of the live programs available online can open their world. Read more here.
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Kohelet Yeshiva makes face masks amid coronavirus
Courtesy of Rabbi Gil Perl
Andrew Kramer
March 25, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Kohelet Yeshiva uses the school’s 3D printer to make face shields for area health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Justin Udo
March 25, 2020 - 4:20 pm
The School District of Philadelphia is expanding its free lunch program to better make sure all the city's children are able to eat while school doors are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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