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Upper Dublin Board Commissioner Gary Scarpello speaks during the public meeting of the state’s PFAS Action Team at Abington High School
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Jay Scott Smith
April 16, 2019 - 12:00 am
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Horsham residents made their voices heard amid frustration over a dangerous chemical found in drinking water. At special meeting Monday night residents of Horsham and surrounding areas made it clear to members of the state’s "Action Team," tasked with addressing the...
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Pat Loeb
April 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Questioning got heated in Philadelphia City Council Monday as Free Library officials testified about their budget. Council members also raised concerns about the library's commitment to diversity. The hearing comes in the wake of an anonymous online survey in which...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Tony Romeo
April 15, 2019 - 5:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Attorney General Josh Shapiro has released a set of grand jury recommendations intended to identify and prevent fraud in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program. Shapiro says two independent Medicaid fraud investigations prompted a grand jury to investigate anti-fraud...
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Dozens gathered at Philadelphia City Hall to protest the notion floating around Washington D.C. of privatizing the US Postal Service.
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Steve Tawa
April 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On tax filing deadline day, postal workers gathered in front of Philadelphia City Hall to put out a "Not For Sale" sign. They're opposed to a notion floated in Washington by Trump administration officials to privatize the US Postal Service. The legislative director...
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Monarch butterfly from John Heinz NWR with a bonus bumble bee
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Molly Daly
April 15, 2019 - 4:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's wild out there. That's the message behind the City Nature Challenge, started in 2016 with a bet between two California natural history museums. It's grown into an international event, and for the first time, Philadelphia's joining the competition. Philadelphia...
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New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault watches his team take on the Dallas Stars .
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April 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — The Flyers have named Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history, the team announced on Monday. “It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers," Vigneault said. "The history they have established and the passionate fan base...
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Youth Climate Strike
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Justin Udo
April 15, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's first Green Week, a series of events that promote environmental sustainability, kicks off in a few days. One goal of the celebration is to show people how they can live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how much money they have. Sustainability...
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Kate McClure
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Mike DeNardo
April 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The woman at the heart of the GoFundMe scam has pleaded guilty to state charges. Katelyn McClure admitted her role in concocting a feel-good story about homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt, who gave his last $20 to buy her gas on I-95. The heartwarming fib in 2017...
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Fans gather at Le Viet restaurant in south Philadelphia to watch the premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones."
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Kimberly Adams
April 15, 2019 - 8:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 8th and final season of "Game of Thrones" began Sunday night. More than 70 fans of the show met up at Le Viet restaurant in South Philly for a viewing party. "I can't to finally see, after waiting a whole year to see the last season of Game of Thrones," said Kahn...
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On Route 202 south, approaching 252, only the left lane gets by for flooding, and a crash approaching this is blocking the two left lanes.
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Mark Abrams
April 15, 2019 - 6:22 am
UPDATED: 11:19 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Severe storms ripped through the Philadelphia area early Monday morning, replete with a brief tornado warning, leaving flood conditions and power outages in its wake. Hard to see but crews are trying to fix downed wires here along 309 in front of...
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