Pennsylvania

Cardinal Donald Wuerl
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
August 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington's archbishop after he was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The Diocese of...
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Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
August 22, 2018 - 4:20 pm
ERIE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Democrats have been blasting Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner for his decision to break with tradition and not release his tax returns. In a video from a campaign stop in Erie on Monday night being circulated by Democrats, Wagner says he is keeping his...
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Michael, Consuela,Pam and Sue Africa speak about Ramona Africa's health.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 22, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last remaining survivor of the 1985 MOVE tragedy is gravely ill, and her supporters are asking for help. "Ramona Africa's health is critical at this point," Sue Africa told reporters Wednesday as she stood outside of a home in West Philadelphia. Several...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed. Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial. The court denied a claim by legislative...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there's a war on drugs, the drugs are certainly winning — and more and more residents are dying on the front lines. Federal officials say nearly 5,500 people in Pennsylvania died of an overdose in 2017. Every county in the state is affected, and the numbers are...
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Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Shara Dae Howard
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Pennsylvania commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf has a focus on health, education and expanding protections for LGBTQ communities across the state — the first in the nation to do so. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is tasked with advising the...
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3D-printed gun
AP Photo/Eric Gay
August 21, 2018 - 3:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel
Lynne Adkins
August 20, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Be prepared for slow traffic this week if you're traveling on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Work crews have converged on the northbound side of the Lehigh Tunnel on I-476 for routine maintenance, and will remain onsite from Tuesday through...
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Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
August 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged...
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USA Gymnastics
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 17, 2018 - 9:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen off the beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...
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