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Bubble Stomp Fireworks
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some children who might be too young to stay up for the fireworks Wednesday night participated in their own fireworks show at the Please Touch Museum for Independence Day. Bubble Stomp Fireworks, using bubble wrap, was one of the Please Touch Museum's many...
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Children Citizenship
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence. One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If only there was a red pen that could fix all mistakes on the internet. But alas, there is not, and we are left with an abhorrently ironic misspelled hashtag trending on Twitter — with big-name brands, public figures and others blindly using #IndependanceDay in their...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
July 04, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities believe they have captured the man who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl on a SEPTA platform. Officials said SEPTA police arrested a man on Wednesday night at the 69th Street station who fit the description of the suspect and was found in illegal...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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water main break damage
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 04, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several businesses are still without water as the work continues on this Fourth of July holiday at the site of Tuesday's water main break in Center City. The massive hole at Sansom and Juniper streets seems to have doubled in size in a day. The cause of the water main...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
July 04, 2018 - 8:35 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and another hospitalized following a shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night. Philadelphia police said two 37-year-old men were shot around 11 p.m. on West Cumberland Street. One of the victims was shot multiple times. He was taken...
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PECO Building
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Strong thunderstorms rolling through the region are causing a lot of problems. PECO is reporting more than 45,000 customers are without power on this sweltering evening, with Chester County looking like the hardest hit area: More than 24,000 homes and businesses there...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 03, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you hate paying full price, two local art museums have a deal for you. The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are offering a combination ticket this summer. For $40, you can visit both museums, which will save you a total of $10. Regular adult...
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