Pennsylvania

dead bird in spinach can
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June 22, 2019 - 1:48 pm
By Jossie Carbonare, WPMT (CNN) -- A Franklin County, Pennsylvania woman discovered a dead bird inside a can of Del Monte spinach. The company is now scrambling to come up with answers. "I was just shocked I couldn't believe it. I thought I was going to vomit," said Cherie Lyons. "I dumped the...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on legislation to once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program, and a key state senator says that chamber is likely to take it up before summer recess. A 2012 law that ended the $200 monthly...
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Tony Romeo
June 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have authorized expansion of a tax credit program for private school scholarships. The bill vetoed by Wolf would have expanded the $110 million dollar Educational Improvement Tax Credit, or EITC program, by $100 million and...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are still looking for the killer who opened fire at a graduation and Father's Day party on Sunday. And after a weekend where nearly 30 people were shot in the city, there are calls for more to be done. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, in whose...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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Tony Romeo
June 12, 2019 - 4:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gaming regulators Wednesday approved the first license for a new category of mini-casinos in Pennsylvania. Many Philadelphia-area residents won’t have to travel far to get there when it opens not far off the Turnpike in Morgantown. The operators of the Hollywood...
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School hallway.
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Tony Romeo
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of opponents, the Pennsylvania Senate has sent to the House legislation that would allow for more armed security personnel in schools. The bill passed by the Senate would authorize school districts to have armed security guards,...
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Grenfell Tower fire
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Steve Tawa
June 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the flames quickly raced up the exterior of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in June 2017, a lawsuit claims the sparks began in Pennsylvania. Two Pennsylvania-based companies have been blamed for the deadly London fire, which killed 72 people and injured 177 others...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 11, 2019 - 1:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation has been introduced to enact Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest proposal, which would require municipalities that rely on Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) coverage to share in the cost. But it appears backers of the proposal still face an uphill battle. The proposal...
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