Pennsylvania

General George Washington (1732 - 1799) stands in the prow of a rowing boat crossing the Delaware to seek safety in Pennysylvania after defeat by the British.
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Ian Bush
December 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — High water levels in the Delaware River have forced the cancellation of the river-crossing portion of the annual Christmas Day reenactment, featuring Gen. George Washington and his troops. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that...
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Shapiro (right) with Gov. Wolf announcing prescription drug reporting tool.
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Tony Romeo
December 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has launched a new effort to allow for the anonymous reporting of suspicious activity regarding prescription drugs. So what exactly constitutes as "suspicious activity" when it comes to prescription drugs? “A whole bunch of prescription bottles of the...
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PennDot is looking for help from high schoolers as they work to increase work zone safety.
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Justin Udo
December 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is looking for help from high schoolers as they work to increase work zone safety. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is holding a contest asking for ninth to 12th-graders to send them ideas of innovative ways they can better help keep the roads...
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Yukai Yang
Northampton County District Attorney's Office
John McDevitt
December 20, 2018 - 11:20 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Lehigh University chemistry student has been charged with attempting to kill his roommate by slowly poisoning him. According to the Northampton County District Attorney's Office, 22-year-old Yukai Yang ordered chemicals online, including thallium. He is accused of...
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Tony Romeo
December 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a second round of permits to firms statewide that will be opening new medical marijuana dispensaries. The state Department of Health has issued a total of 23 more medical marijuana dispensary permits statewide, for a...
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June 5, 2017; Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Mandatory Credit: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
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December 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Bill Cosby will not be let out on bail while his appeal is heard. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday denied his request to be allowed out on bail while he challenges his aggravated indecent assault conviction. READ: Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state...
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Election experts discuss paper ballot-based voting machines in Bucks County.
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Paul Kurtz
December 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania election officials are winding down a year in which they allowed the public to sample new voting systems. Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio Five vendors showed off voting machines of all shapes and sizes at an expo Thursday night in Doylestown — some more...
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Gov. Tom Wolf tours areas in Delaware County affected by severe weather and flooding on Aug. 16, 2018.
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Ian Bush
December 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There's now federal help available for people affected by serious flooding this past August in Philadelphia, as well as in Delaware and Montgomery counties. The governor's office said low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners, per the Small...
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Bill Cosby
AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File
December 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm
By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme...
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Homemade, high-tech Christmas light shows synced up to music are a big draw. One of the more popular ones in Gilbertsville, Montgomery County is back after a two year break.
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Jim Melwert
December 10, 2018 - 10:40 pm
GILBERTSVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Homemade, high-tech Christmas light shows synced up to music are a big draw. One of the more popular ones in Gilbertsville, Montgomery County is back after a two year break. In 2006, Adam Canigiani’s newborn son had kidney issues, and he and his wife were...
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