Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Christian Bey
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July 23, 2019 - 11:13 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer more than a week ago has been charged with criminal homicide, police announced Monday. The indictment against Christian Bey, 30, in the death of Officer Calvin Hall, 35, is sealed, so further details will...
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Equifax
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Molly Daly
July 22, 2019 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has secured a $600 million settlement with Equifax , the credit reporting agency whose massive 2017 data breach exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Shapiro, who led an investigation that included 49...
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Jim Melwert
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The group representing county prosecutors is pushing back against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s argument that Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court should declare the death penalty unconstitutional. The Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association argues...
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What will it take to shut down Three Mile Island Unit 1? Feds say 60 years, more than $1B
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Mark Abrams
July 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It will take 60 years to complete, and the price tag is more than a billion dollars. That's what officials are saying it will take to put Three Mile Island's Unit 1 nuclear power plant out of service for good. "Decommissioning a nuclear power plant is more akin to a...
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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel opens the Women for Trump rally in King of Prussia.
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Jim Melwert
July 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, he lost women’s votes by a double-digit margin. Heading into 2020, his campaign is hoping to flip the narrative as they hosted the first Women for Trump rally in King of Prussia today. “This is a group of...
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Philadelphia police
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Jim Melwert
July 15, 2019 - 5:26 pm
MONTGOMERY CONTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County man is facing some serious charges after police say he threatened to kill his roommate and then lit their apartment on fire. Abington police said just after midnight Thursday into Friday, when they got on the scene of a fire alarm on Old...
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Automotive Engineer Works on the Personal Computer, He Perfects New Car Model Prototype Sketch. He Works in the Bright and Modern Office. - stock photo
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Jim Melwert
July 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PENNSYLVANIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digital license plates have been given the green-light in a few states across the country. Here in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is in the early stages of a pilot program. Neville Boston is co-founder and CEO of Reviver, the company behind the digital plates. He says they use...
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Three pistols - stock photo
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Kristen Johanson
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor has launched a new initiative aimed at driving down gun trafficking in the Keystone State. State prosecutors say the Track and Trace Program will work hand-in-hand with local police in figuring out where illegal guns come from, and how to...
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Lawrence J. Tabas
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Jim Melwert
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party has a new chairman. Lawrence Tabas will take over the Pa. GOP in a deal that was struck on the eve of what was expected to be a contentious vote for either Tabas or Bernie Comfort. As part of the deal, Comfort will remain vice-chair...
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