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 Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
Jim Melwert
June 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The total cost paid by Montgomery County for Bill Cosby’s second trial on sex assault charges is $219,311.21, almost identical to the costs of the first trial, accordingn to documetns obtained by KYW Newsradio. RELATED: Bill Cosby found guilty on three...
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The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is closing to the public
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John McDevitt
June 28, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city-owned Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, containing a vast collection of objects that tell the stories of Philadelphians over the centuries, is closing to the public on Friday. "Their vistitation has been off for a long time. Their costs are...
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Stoneleigh is a 42-acre property near the Villanova Law School.
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Jim Melwert
June 28, 2018 - 12:24 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law in Pennsylvania will make it harder for Lower Merion School District to take all or part of Stoneleigh Garden in Villanova. The district has targeted that site, the former Haas Estate, in its search for a location for a new middle school or for athletic...
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SEPTA regional rail
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2018 - 11:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA has announced the date that some Regional Rail riders can start using the electronic SEPTA Key fare card. It's been used for city transit for two years. Now, SEPTA Key has arrived on the Regional Rail system, beginning Aug. 1. SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said...
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Against the Wind, dragon boat team
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Justin Udo
June 28, 2018 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of 21 local women with the common bond of overcoming breast cancer will compete in an international dragon boat race next week. The team, Against the Wind, will row in the International Paddlers Commission Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy. A dragon boat...
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The National Constitution Center plays host to a fleet of Wawa hoagie-makers
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Tim Jimenez
June 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s Welcome America celebration begins Thursday, and 7 tons of hoagie is on the menu. The sandwiches are free for the public starting at noon on Independence Mall. The lunchroom at the National Constitution Center was transformed into a deli, and hundreds...
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The Miller family, from left: George, Kristi, Tara, Lauren, Debbie
Courtesy of Lauren Miller
Kristen Johanson
June 27, 2018 - 9:43 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A Jersey Shore family is turning devastation into hope for others. Tara Miller was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma, after finding a small bump behind her ear. "It progressed within a couple of months to stage 4," said her twin sister, Lauren...
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Dozens of Marriott hotel workers protested in front of City Hall Wednesday evening.
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Justin Udo
June 27, 2018 - 9:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As contracts expire for thousands of workers at one of the world's largest hotel chains, many of them are rallying with local officials demanding better pay and benefits. Dozens of Marriott hotel workers protested in front of City Hall on Wednesday evening. Dozens of...
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Breaking Bread on Broad
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2018 - 7:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free summer camp and food program is providing two free meals daily for children who show up at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, but to the surprise of those involved, many in need aren't taking advantage of the opportunity. The program, Breaking Bread on Broad , offers...
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Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility. Gail Herrine, medical director of lactation at the postpartum unit, said the designation calls for a big emphasis on helping new moms successfully...
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