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Eugene DePasquale
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Mike DeNardo
May 25, 2018 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's auditor general says his review of a Philadelphia charter school operator shows why he believes the state's charter school law is the worst in the nation. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's audit of the nonprofit Aspira, Incorporated -- which operates...
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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A documentary film that chronicles the mission of Pope Francis, including the papal visit to Philadelphia, is generating activity at the box office. It's called "Pope Francis: A Man of his Word," and documentary-maker Wim Wenders was given extraordinary access to the...
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Central High School Israel Trip
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Mike DeNardo
May 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A half-dozen students from Central High School are leaving for Israel Saturday to complete a water purification project. Along with Israeli students who visited last month, the Central students have been trying to solve a real-world problem. With Flint, Michigan on...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A prominent Wilmington lawyer has been sentenced for his role in a massive "payday" lending scheme, which took advantage of hundreds of thousands of "financially vulnerable" clients, according to federal prosecutors. His co-defendant who led the enterprise, will be...
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Tropicana Casino In Atlantic City
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David Madden
May 25, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Forty years ago Saturday, casinos arrived in Atlantic City, making the town at the time the only place to legally gamble in the U.S. outside of Nevada. Lots has changed, of course, since then. And a local expert considers the city's past, and future, when it...
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Guests with special needs attend a prom
Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2018 - 10:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's prom season. And in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday night, dozens of individuals with special needs, most of them younger, put on their fancy attire and enjoyed a magical evening organized just for them. Attendees got to walk the red carpet to rousing ovations...
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tall ships parade of sail 2018
Steve Tawa-KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
May 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen tall ships are now in place for the extended Memorial Day weekend, docked from the foot of Market Street, to the end of the Penn's Landing Marina. The ships hail from storied maritime ports across the United States and the globe, including Newport,...
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Rich Lazer
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rich Lazer lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for Congress from the Fifth District, but he found a soft landing, in a familiar spot. He got his old job back. Mayor Jim Kenney asked Lazer to return to City Hall as his labor liaison. A spokesman says Lazer was...
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Curtis Jones
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia city councilman has introduced a bill that would allow police to confiscate guns from anyone deemed to pose a threat of violence. Councilman Curtis Jones proposed a "Gun Violence Protection" procedure, through which family or household members, school...
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Reginald Ross
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Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement is still delivering benefits that outweigh its costs, according to a report the city released Thursday. The study finds that the abatement helped the city recover from the recession, and consultant Reginald Ross says a...
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