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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
July 17, 2018 - 3:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Nine of Pennsylvania’s 13 licensed casinos — including all of the casinos in the Philadelphia region — are rolling the dice on internet gaming. Monday marked one deadline in the internet gaming application process. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug...
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L. L. Bean has set up a temporary outdoor office space in Philadelphia's Navy Yard.
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Justin Udo
July 17, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Birds chirping, a warm summer breeze, and sunshine are not things most office workers can enjoy during their work day. Outdoor sporting goods retailer L. L. Bean is looking to change that by encouraging workers across Philadelphia to leave the cubical behind and to...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
July 17, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services have appealed a federal ruling that allows the city to halt foster care placements with the agency because of its same-sex couples policy. The outcome could have national implications. Judge Petrese Tucker ruled...
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Cassie O'Neil
Seven Swords Tattoo Company
Shara Dae Howard
July 17, 2018 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is National Tattoo Day, and one Philadelphia tattoo artist says the industry is changing. Cassie O'Neil , of Seven Swords Tattoo Company on Frankford Avenue, says women are making a permanent mark on a profession that has been historically dominated by men. "...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
July 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
UPDATED 11:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 14-year-old boy is dead and three other children and an adult are wounded following gunfire near Norris Square in North Philadelphia late Monday night. Now the search is on for the shooter. Around midnight, authorities say two men started to fire...
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A lot on the list requesting Keystone Opportunity Zone status.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone who's dined at Fette Sau, had a drink at Frankford Hall or danced at Johnny Brenda's understands why Forbes magazine named Fishtown "the hottest neighborhood in the country." So it seems an odd place for the city to request tax-exempt status for 62 properties...
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Chilean artist Ian Pierce (third from left) and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia to conceive and create the "Families Belong Together" mural, displayed as a protest to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
July 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia community is the home of a new mural along North Front Street, which creators say is meant to send a message to President Donald Trump. Within three weeks, Chilean artist Ian Pierce and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia...
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Hagan Arena
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Justin Udo
July 16, 2018 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hagan Arena is the home court for Saint Joseph’s University basketball, but it is getting a face-lift, as another Philly team moves in for the next few weeks. The Philadelphia Freedoms, the city’s pro tennis team, will occupy the space, along with their star player, U...
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Police Generic
Molly Daly
July 16, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a dog that officials say attacked him Monday morning across from LOVE Park. Around 7 a.m. in front of a municipal high-rise at 16th and Arch streets, two deputies tried to break up a fight between two men, one of...
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Community members remember Sean Schellenger, a prominent Philadelphia real estate developer who was stabbed to death last week near Rittenhouse Squar
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Kristen Johanson
July 16, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The investigation continues into what led up to the fatal stabbing of a prominent Philadelphia developer in Rittenhouse Square last week during a traffic jam. Detectives are still scouring the area and surrounding businesses near 17th and Chancellor streets for...
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