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Cherri Gregg
April 09, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - The Abington School Board will meet Tuesday at Abington Junior High School to accommodate what many say will be a large crowd. This comes after weeks of controversy over a $25 million dollar donation to Abington School District. "We wondered why would you hide...
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Congressman Brendan Boyle
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Kim Glovas
April 09, 2018 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Congressman Brendan Boyle is supporting a military strike on Syria and sanctions on Russia after an alleged chemical weapons attack over the weekend. READ: Dozens Killed In Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria Boyle says even though there is no independent confirmation of...
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Dec 09, 2016; Hollywood, FL, USA; Pitbull performs at Hard Rock Live.
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Ian Bush
April 09, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia will feel some Miami heat this Fourth of July. The Wawa Welcome America concert has been announced, and Pitbull is bringing his Grammy-winning rap game to the Ben Franklin Parkway in celebration of Independence Day. Mr. 305 / Mr. Worldwide comes to the...
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Sesame Place
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Lynne Adkins
April 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Sesame Place will be more welcoming for children with autism when it opens this season. The theme park in Langhorne, Bucks County has become the first in the world to become a Certified Autism Center. Sesame Place President, Cathy Valeriano, says it was quite an...
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Danielle Benscoter and Tyler
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Justin Udo
April 09, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Gift of Life Donor Program are making a push to increase awareness about the need for lifesaving organ donations. In 2014, Marquis Wood had an asthma attack and went into cardiac arrest. "While we sat in the hospital for a...
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Gun Laws
Steve Tawa
April 09, 2018 - 1:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is joining what has been a national narrative about changing gun laws by holding the first of four-days of hearings in Harrisburg. An even number of Republican and Democratic lawmakers are lined up to testify, rather than...
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Bill Cosby
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Mark Abrams
April 09, 2018 - 9:07 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Protesters greeted Bill Cosby on Monday as the comedian arrived for the first day of his retrial on sex assault charges . But it was an unusual demonstration that drew the most attention. As Cosby was being escorted into the Montgomery County Courthouse, he was...
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Plogging
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John McDevitt
April 09, 2018 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An earth-friendly fitness trend that originated in Sweden is spreading to Philadelphia. The first-ever Philly Plogging Week started on Monday. There is litter all over the city, and the Swedish fitness craze plogging combines jogging with picking up trash along the...
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Student Tests
Mike DeNardo
April 09, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Students in Philadelphia and across the state are sharpening their number-two pencils. Standardized tests begin Monday for students at Pennsylvania schools. This round of tests is shorter and later than previous years. Under changes announced by the Wolf...
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South Street
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Kristen Johanson
April 09, 2018 - 4:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As you drive through Philadelphia, you may notice a small change on some city streets, aimed at helping drivers navigate the roads. The small, rectangular green street name signs with white lettering are getting an upgrade in Philly. "They are significant larger in...
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