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Graffiti Pier
Melony Roy | KYW Newsradio
Melony Roy
May 03, 2018 - 9:22 pm
PORT RICHMOND, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Once a former loading dock for coal shipments along the Delaware River, Graffiti Pier has become one of the most popular Instagram destinations in the city. Street artists, photographers, locals and even tourists flock to the scene for creative backgrounds, but...
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Members of Dance Academy of Mexico perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT/Sipa USA
Shara Dae Howard
May 03, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a season of celebration in Latin communities, and local leaders are encouraging people not to hide their culture but rather celebrate it and educate others. From El Carnaval de Puebla to Cinco de Mayo, members of the Latin community are mobilizing and believe it'...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
David Madden
May 03, 2018 - 6:55 pm
EDISON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing a task force to look into how some workers are classified as independent contractors as a way to cut costs and get around labor laws. The move comes as the administration revealed the cost of its own...
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council continued to postpone a vote on a $500 million plan to rebuild parks, rec centers and libraries. They were expected to vote Thursday but members were dissatisfied with the hiring plan for the project. While Mayor Jim Kenney presented his Rebuild program...
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Kelly Flanigan, PennEnvironment global warming colutions campaign associate, spoke of the benefits of electric buses.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
May 03, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Environmental advocates are citing a new report on the adverse health effects caused by diesel fuel in order to call on SEPTA and Philadelphia schools to transition to electric-powered buses. Dozens of advocates flocked outside City Hall Thursday to hear the release...
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Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey
Hadas Kuznits
May 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sen. Bob Casey visited the KenCrest North Childhood Education Center on North Broad Street Thursday where he discussed with parents and educators the state of Pennsylvania's children. "In Senate Bill 1806, we need to get a Republican to work with us to pass this bill...
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A Seneca Resources Corp. crew prepares a 2009 well-drilling site in Loyalsock State Forest near Trout Run, Pa.
Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Mark Abrams
May 03, 2018 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is getting some blowback from representatives of Pennsylvania's natural gas and Marcellus Shale industries over his renewed call for a dedicated tax on those operations. During a media conference call, Stephanie Catarino Wissman, executive director of...
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Meek Mill speaks at the National Constitution Center on criminal justice reform.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf repeated his plea for a package of reforms to the state's criminal justice system. But this time, he had some high-profile help. Recently freed rapper Meek Mill joined Wolf at the National Constitution Center, where Wolf called on the legislature to pass...
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city may be getting some new options for transportation around town. Dockless bikes don't require a pay station like other bike shares companies such as Indiegogo. Generally, the bikes can be parked within a defined area along the sidewalk or bike rack. The next...
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The Forney family
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 218
David Madden
May 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — When Officer Tony Forney's wife, Ronni, went through a myriad of health issues, his fellow officers were more than willing to lend a helping hand. Ronni Forney was forced to quit her job doing clerical work at the corporate office of a local bank due to her illnesses...
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