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Electricity
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Justin Udo
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
PECO is expanding assistance to customers facing financial hardships during the coronavirus pandemic. The program can now help customers dealing with the summer heat. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
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KYW Staff
June 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Gun violence has been raging on in Philadelphia, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far in 2020, nearly 900 people have been shot in Philadelphia. Homicides are up 20% compared to 2019 — an already record-breaking year for murders. On Friday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced her...
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Face mask
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Philadelphians are required to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces, if they are less than 6 feet apart from others, according to a city mandate. Due to a potential second wave, the city may suspend its anticipated move to fully enter the “green” phase of reopening on July 3. Read...
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Jim Melwert
June 26, 2020 - 1:28 pm
Two Philadelphia men are charged with burglarizing 10 churches in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties. Read more here.
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fireworks
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John McDevitt
June 26, 2020 - 1:27 pm
Neighborhoods across the country have been dealing with a frenzy of fireworks set off at all hours of the night. If your pet is easily spooked and tends to bolt, it’s important you get them microchipped as soon as possible. Read more here.
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Parks on Tap 2020
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Paul Kurtz
June 26, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The people who operate Parks on Tap in Philadelphia are happy with the public's initial response to the scaled-back version of what has traditionally been a traveling beer garden. Read more here.
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A Philadelphia School District police car.
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Mike DeNardo
June 26, 2020 - 11:57 am
Student protesters have demanded that the School District of Philadelphia disband its school police department. The district says it isn't going that far, but changes are in the works. Read more here.
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Sixers practice facility
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Dave Uram
June 26, 2020 - 10:24 am
The 76ers are paying tribute to the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots on Sunday with a virtual Philly LGBTQ Pride parade. Read more here.
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The seats are empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NBA has suspended the season due to the coronavirus -- as have other sports.
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Dave Uram
June 26, 2020 - 9:56 am
It’s been about 15 weeks since major professional teams have played their respective sports. If everything goes as planned, most will return in made-for-television form next month — with some of them happening in bubble-like environments. Read more here.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Democrats spaced for social distancing, speaks during a news conference on the House East Front Steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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Mike Dougherty
June 26, 2020 - 9:26 am
The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Thursday night with a vote mostly along party lines. Only a few Republicans supported the bill. One was a Bucks County congressman. Read more here.
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