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
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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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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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June 29, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will ask the state Supreme Court to move quickly to allow the public release of a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday he'll ask the court to...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
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Hadas Kuznits
June 28, 2018 - 2:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed a first-in-the-nation "clean slate" law Thursday, which allows certain former offenders to have their criminal records sealed. Neera Tanden, president and CEO for the Center for American Progress, explained that up until now, the only way to...
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Official portrait of federal judge Thomas Hardiman
Roy Engelbrecht via U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Cherri Gregg
June 28, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump has said his pick to replace soon to-be-retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will come from a list of about 25 people. A Pennsylvania federal judge is on the short list for the second time. Based in Pittsburgh, Judge Thomas Hardiman has...
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student walkouts
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Molly Daly
June 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a phone news conference Wednesday to discuss the initial findings of the state's School Safety Task Force, created by Gov. Tom Wolf in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. About $60 million has been earmarked to...
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Pat Loeb
June 27, 2018 - 2:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner William Richmond has died. His family said he passed away peacefully Monday night at the age of 86. They did not give a cause. Retired Philadelphia Fire Commissioner William Richmond has passed away. He served as a firefighter for...
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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announces charges in a 1992 cold case killing during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse in Lancaster, Pa., Monday, June 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Mark Scolforo
June 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The man charged this week with strangling a young elementary school teacher in 1992 had built a thriving business as a DJ that put him regularly in front of children, and it was at an elementary school gig last month that detectives...
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Antwon Rose in a campaign announcement. East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld who shot Rose, an unarmed black teenager, has been charged with criminal homicide.
John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor via AP
June 27, 2018 - 9:18 am
EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A white police officer was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop after being pulled over on suspicion of involvement in a drive-by shooting. The charge against East Pittsburgh Officer Michael...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, accused of covering up Jerry Sandusky abuse allegations, leaves his preliminary hearing in Harrisburg in July 2013.
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld the sentence of former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who was convicted of an offense stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. A divided superior court judge panel affirmed Spanier’s sentence of four to 12 months in...
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