Pennsylvania

I-76
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
April 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for a major construction project on I-76 through the city. Two projects are coming to the Schuylkill Expressway. One starts on the bridge that carries I-76 over Route 23 in West Conshohocken, which will result in one-lane overnight closures. But the other...
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Pennsylvania's secretary of health, Dr. Rachel Levine (C), was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
April 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's secretary of health was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health. Dr. Rachel Levine was at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gathering information for the governor's Ready To Start program, in which...
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invasive insects
European gypsy moth: John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service. Emerald ash borer beetle: Dr. James E. Zablotny/USDA
Molly Daly
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears spring has really sprung — daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are buzzing. When it comes to the latter, Uncle Sam wants your help in making sure invasive insects don't spread, and invasive plants don't take root. USDA Senior Invasive...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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smoke shop
Tony Romeo
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A bill that would raise the minimum age to legally purchase tobacco products to 21 has run into resistance in the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill failed to clear the state Senate Judiciary Committee this past week due to tie vote. Democratic members voted “no,”...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 30, 2019 - 5:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s $200 per month cash assistance program could get a vote in the state House when lawmakers return to session next month. A 2012 law that ended the program was struck down on a technicality related to how it was...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
March 28, 2019 - 4:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Southeastern Pennsylvania to fix roads and bridges. Several projects are already underway, with even more coming down the pike in the near future. "That includes resurfacing of over 270 miles of highway and...
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The scooters don’t move too fast and apparently, neither will the bill that would OK their use.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
March 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The sponsors of a bill to legalize electric scooters in Pennsylvania were on hand as folks were offered free scooter test rides behind the state Capitol building Tuesday. The scooters don’t move too fast and apparently, neither will the bill that would OK their use...
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A photo of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' system front view.
Courtesy of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Steve Tawa
March 26, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The chairman of a Hyperloop company already developing transportation projects overseas was the keynote speaker at a conference of geotechnical engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies co-founder Bibop Gresta says his team...
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David Poulson, center, a Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys.
Keith Srakocic/AP, file
March 26, 2019 - 4:27 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults. The settlement with the Diocese of Erie was announced Tuesday by the victim's attorney, Mitchell Garabedian...
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