Pennsylvania

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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Protests in Pittsburgh, PA following fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, an unarmed black 17-year-old.
Jasper Colt-USA TODAY NETWORK
June 26, 2018 - 12:17 pm
By Darran Simon, CNN (CNN) -- In his teenage mind, Antwon Rose II wrestled with thoughts of hope, fear and uncertainty about growing up black in America. After a suburban Pittsburgh officer fatally shot the unarmed 17-year-old as he ran from police last week, his family released a poem Antwon had...
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One of the vehicles in the funeral procession for Antwon Rose Jr. has a message displayed as it arrives at the Woodland Hills Intermediate school on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Swissvale, Pa.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
June 25, 2018 - 9:10 pm
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Classmates and community members on Monday honored Antwon Rose Jr. as a dynamic and determined young man who deserves to be remembered as more than just the latest hashtag given to unarmed black men killed by police, while vowing to...
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Funeral services are being held Monday, June 25, 2018, for Antwon Rose, who was shot and killed by police when he fled a traffic stop in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor via AP
June 25, 2018 - 9:48 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral services are being held for a teenager shot and killed by police when he fled a traffic stop in Pennsylvania last week. Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service for Antwon Rose Jr. It will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School...
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Tom Wolf
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
June 22, 2018 - 6:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Governor Tom Wolf is hailing the passage of ‘clean slate’ legislation. The bill is on its way to his desk after final passage in the Senate Friday. The “clean slate” measure builds on a law enacted more than two years ago that allowed individuals convicted of low-...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
June 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- More than a week ahead of the deadline, Pennsylvania has a new budget. Governor Tom Wolf signed the spending plan into law Friday night. Last year, the budget bill was passed on time, but lawmakers and Governor Wolf labored for months to come up with a revenue...
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U.S. Capitol
Tony Romeo
June 21, 2018 - 7:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The top Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the state Supreme Court’s decision to impose a new map of congressional districts. But a spokesman for the House speaker said the petition is not intended to...
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