Pennsylvania

Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. has been sentenced again to 10 years in prison for various charges, including racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Fattah, 62, has served two and a half years of the sentence. His lawyers said...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Jim Melwert
July 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 2 1/2 weeks after the former Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman resigned after getting caught up in an alleged sexting scandal, Pennsylvania’s GOP leaders are meeting in Hershey this weekend to vote for a new chair-person. Typically, the Pennsylvania GOP...
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Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville won’t close by the end of the year as originally planned. The company’s CEO says she made the decision after President Trump requested the place stay open.
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Tim Jimenez
July 11, 2019 - 6:50 am
COATESVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Lockheed Martin plant in Coatesville, which was expected to close by the end of the year, will stay open. The company's CEO made the announcement on Wednesday and credited talks with President Donald Trump for the decision. After President and CEO Marillyn...
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State and city authorities have arrested more than a dozen people in Philadelphia connected to a drug ring they stay stretched from the city to Allentown and Bucks County.
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Kristen Johanson
July 09, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State and city authorities have arrested more than a dozen people in Philadelphia connected to a drug ring they stay stretched from the city to Allentown and Bucks County. Police say they used kids to sell heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. After months of wiretapping,...
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Jim Melwert
July 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a sweeping election reform bill that would have helped counties pay for new voting machines, he’s saying the state will issue a $90 million bond. But Republicans in the state legislature beg to differ. Late last month, the...
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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is launching an inquiry into Philadelphia's bail system. The probe comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed last March by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed a special master who will...
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Officer Dan Gallagher.
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Andrew Kramer
July 05, 2019 - 1:43 pm
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An off-duty Lansdale police officer is recovering after he was stabbed Friday morning in Bucks County. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub says Lansdale police officer Dan Gallagher was not on the clock when he came...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Tony Romeo
July 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would have eliminated the straight-party ticket option on voting machines. Senate Bill 48 — passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the final days before summer recess — would have provided up to $90...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Paul Kurtz
July 03, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a move to help with the transition of closing Hahnemann University Hospital , Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has installed a temporary manager to oversee the process. The temporary manager will oversee operations at St. Christopher's Hospital...
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This in Jan. 28, 2019 photo, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright departs from a funeral service for a Scranton Police patrolman at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa.
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July 02, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery,...
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