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The bus, carrying middle school students from Paramus, was ripped from its chassis in an accident along Route 80.
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Ian Bush
May 29, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The fatal school bus crash earlier this month has prompted a push for legislation requiring seat belts on all buses across the country. Only eight states, including New Jersey, mandate seat restraints in large school buses. "The evidence couldn't be clearer: Seat belts...
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Mike DeNardo
May 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The percentage of residents who believe New Jersey is a good place to live has hit a record low, according to a new poll. The latest Monmouth University Poll reported only 54 percent said New Jersey is an excellent or good place to live. "When we ask people, 'Just off...
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The super-post-Panamax cranes at PhilaPort are described as a "game-changer."
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Steve Tawa
May 29, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local, state and federal officials, along with dock workers, say two enormous new cranes rising from the Port of Philadelphia will keep them competitive with other top-notch ports. And, recent infrastructure improvements will translate to nearly 7,000 jobs. The super-...
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William Hill
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Ian Bush
May 29, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — One of Atlantic City's newest attractions is getting in on the sports betting game. Ocean Resort Casino — the former Revel property that's expected to open June 28 — has announced it's partnering with sports bookie William Hill. Wagering will take place in a 7,...
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Mar 24, 2018; Newark, WI, USA; New Jersey governor Phil Murphy addresses the crowd at Military Park following the march.
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Ian Bush
May 29, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Preventing "brain drain" in New Jersey's tech sector is the aim of two new programs being pushed by Gov. Phil Murphy. One incentive would lasso talent before graduation day: "When internships are unpaid, a lot of the great potential employees are not identified because...
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Big Red Pedal Tours
John McDevitt
John McDevitt
May 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For five years, Big Red Pedal Tours has been operating in Old City and Center City. The pedicycle, open-air tour bus is mainly powered by participants pedaling between drinking establishments. There is a small assist motor to help get up hills if needed. Jessica...
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Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse
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Justin Udo
May 29, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the same day Starbucks closed thousands of its doors for a few hours so employees could undergo anti-bias training, Black coffee shop owners opened up about the importance of inclusive and fair business models as a way to advance racial justice. The viral video...
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Lea and Legbo Wanhi
Upper Darby Police Department
Kim Glovas
May 29, 2018 - 12:28 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A mother and father are behind bars after their toddler, left alone, fell out a second-floor window of an Upper Darby home on Monday. Officers were called out to the home in the 300 block of Hampden Road around 5:30 p.m. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood...
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Starbucks at 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
May 29, 2018 - 10:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starbucks is closing 8,000 stores for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon so 175,000 employees can go through anti-bias training in response to the arrest of two black men at a Rittenhouse Square store last month. The Starbucks, at 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia...
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Ricardo Cruciani
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May 29, 2018 - 10:15 am
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Patients of a neurologist already facing rape charges in New York and New Jersey say law enforcement officials in Philadelphia are burying nearly identical accusations against him, angering and perplexing women who say they are being victimized...
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