Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
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Cherri Gregg
December 10, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The amount of overdoses increases during the holiday season, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat the rising numbers, the Wolf administration is working to save lives through a new project called "Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now." The...
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Kevin Esterly
Miami-Dade Police
December 10, 2018 - 1:40 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Allentown man who fled to Mexico with a 16-year-old girl has been sentenced to prison. Federal agents found now 46-year-old Kevin Esterly and 16-year-old Amy Yu in Playa del Carmen in March, two weeks after they disappeared from Allentown. RELATED: Mom of teen...
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The year 2018 will go down as one of the worst in decades for Pennsylvania farmers.
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Paul Kurtz
December 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PERKASIE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The year 2018 will go down as one of the worst in decades for Pennsylvania farmers. Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration for 14 counties, making them eligible for federal disaster relief, and there may be more to come. Tom Murtha is still tabulating...
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A planned, high-end office building in Plymouth Meeting is seeking an anchor tenant.
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Jim Melwert
December 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A planned, high-end office building in Plymouth Meeting is seeking an anchor tenant. The building is called Metroplex Two, a 280,000-square-foot so-called trophy-class office building, and construction will get underway as soon as they sign on a tenant. Jeff...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
December 07, 2018 - 7:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A week after she was sentenced for a bribery conviction, the Dauphin County District Attorney Friday took legal action to oust Philadelphia state Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, who still hasn’t resigned her office. Pennsylvania constitutional law expert...
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Pennsylvania's auditor general has distributed nearly $300 million in aid to the state's municipal pension systems
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Mark Abrams
December 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's auditor general has distributed nearly $300 million in aid to the state's municipal pension systems. Eugene DePasquale says the funds will help cities, boroughs and townships meet their pension obligations to police, firefighters and municipal workers...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General.
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Hadas Kuznits
December 06, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General has opened up an investigation over the closing of Brightwood Career Institute. The Institute will be shutting their doors for good this week. Students were notified by email that the school's accreditation was suspended with intent...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state Thursday, including at more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The kits include two doses of Narcan (the common brand name of naloxone), which can...
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Research Marijuana: Herbicide or Alternative Herb.
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Tony Romeo
December 05, 2018 - 6:54 pm
HARRISBURG Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In another setback for Pennsylvania’s yet-to-launch medical marijuana research program, the state has rejected all of the applications from companies seeking to provide cannabis for research. State Department of Health spokeswoman April Hutcheson says there were...
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Capitol building in Downtown Harrisburg, pennsylvania.
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December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Questions are swirling about the status of a convicted state lawmaker from Philadelphia, but a prominent constitutional law expert says there’s no doubt that Vanessa Lowery Brown is no longer eligible to serve in the state House. Philadelphia Democrat Vanessa...
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