Pennsylvania

Student Tests
Mike DeNardo
April 09, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Students in Philadelphia and across the state are sharpening their number-two pencils. Standardized tests begin Monday for students at Pennsylvania schools. This round of tests is shorter and later than previous years. Under changes announced by the Wolf...
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Police Radar
Tony Romeo
April 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A key state lawmaker now says he believes it will be possible to pass legislation that would give local police in Pennsylvania the authority to use radar for speed enforcement. The local police radar issue has been chewed on in Harrisburg for years… as has the...
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Opioids
Tony Romeo
April 08, 2018 - 3:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has renewed his opioid disaster declaration. In January, Governor Wolf signed a disaster declaration, allowing him to relax regulations and enabling better collaboration among state agencies to address the opioid crisis. The...
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June 7, 2017; Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse on the third day of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial. Mandatory Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
Mark Makela/Getty Images-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
Jim Melwert
April 06, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - With opening statements in Bill Cosby’s sex assault retrial scheduled for Monday morning, there are now two new rulings from the judge. JUST IN: Judge in #BillCosby case rules jury CANNOT hear references to the 2015 campaign for DA's office nor to a press release...
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Gun Control
Tony Romeo
March 28, 2018 - 9:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) — The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows more Pennsylvania voters support gun control than at any time in the poll’s history. Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says 72 percent of registered Pennsylvania voters believe there should...
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Governor Wolf
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Mike DeNardo
March 26, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wants to draw the line on gerrymandering by creating a bipartisan commission to devise future electoral maps. Governor Wolf wants an independent, bipartisan panel to redraw legislative lines. “This group would be responsible for...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Jim Melwert
March 26, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Republican Ryan Costello’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat in Chester County leaves the GOP in a bit of quandary. Ryan Costello’s decision comes as no surprise. He’s been hinting at this for weeks, but the timing presents a...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
March 25, 2018 - 2:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) — The state Senate has advanced a package of seven bills to tackle domestic violence in Pennsylvania. One bill passed by the Senate and sent on to Governor Tom Wolf would allow for more judges to use risk-assessment tools to evaluate the danger posed by a defendant...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
March 23, 2018 - 1:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) — A Delaware County state representative who is under a court order to stay away from a fellow lawmaker has announced he will not seek re-election. Just last week, Delaware County House Republican Nick Miccarelli entered into a court consent agreement barring him...
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Congressional Map
(Photo credit: Pa. Supreme Court)
Tony Romeo
March 23, 2018 - 11:46 am
HARRISBURG, PA. (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- A Republican state representative from western Pennsylvania has introduced legislation to impeach the four Democratic state Supreme Court justices who imposed a new map of Congressional districts. Max Baer was the lone Democratic state Supreme Court justice who...
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