Pennsylvania

In this July 23, 2018, aerial image in Hershey, Pa., muddy brown floodwaters in Spring Creek flow beneath the Skyrush roller coaster, in yellow, and past the Comet roller coaster, in white, at Hersheypark.
The Wyse Choice via AP
July 24, 2018 - 6:36 pm
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rain and flash flooding made it appear a river of chocolate was running through the middle of Hersheypark. The Pennsylvania amusement park reopened Tuesday after it and ZooAmerica closed due to flooding on Monday. Three days of rain in the central and eastern part of the...
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PA Army Depot Explosion
CNN
July 19, 2018 - 9:31 am
By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Amanda Watts, CNN (CNN) -- Three people will be airlifted to area hospitals after a small explosion Thursday at Letterkenny Army Depot in southern Pennsylvania, according to the Franklin County Office of Emergency Management. Helicopters for the patients are still at the...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
July 18, 2018 - 6:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration says it is reviewing and assessing the impact of a state Supreme Court ruling that has struck down a law that ended Pennsylvania's general cash assistance program for those in need. The law that ended cash assistance was passed by the...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Tony Romeo
July 17, 2018 - 1:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Citing President Donald Trump’s remarks at Monday joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pennsylvania’s auditor general says he’s expanding the outreach of his election security audit. Saying the White House cannot be trusted to ensure...
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Arbys
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Arby's
Mark Abrams
July 14, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's attorney general is going after several fast-food corporations for imposing "no poach" agreements on franchise operators, which he says limit opportunities for employees in the industry. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's joining with attorneys...
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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
July 10, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is angry with results from an audit by his office, which shows how the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is being run . WAP helps low-income families reduce energy costs by increasing the energy efficiency of their...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
July 09, 2018 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After last month's Supreme Court ruling, which allows states to force online retailers to collect sales tax from shoppers, some states are considering how they might wring more dollar bills out of the decision. Pennsylvania is among those states that have not ruled...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
July 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Commuters who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be paying a little more come the new year. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6 percent increase in tolls for E-ZPass and cash-paying travelers. "We like to give six months kind of notification," said...
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 In this June 22, 2018, file photo, demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge during an evening rush hour march that began in downtown Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
July 01, 2018 - 11:17 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station. Over the next several days, outraged protesters took over thoroughfares, disrupted rush hour...
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Casey Grandparents Bill
Molly Daly/KYW Newsradio
Molly Daly
June 29, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- At the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging on Friday, Senator Bob Casey hosted a roundtable discussion of the challenges faced by grandparents who, because of the surging drug crisis, are now raising their children's children. Casey is a co-sponsor of a bipartisan...
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