Pennsylvania

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Cherri Gregg
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers signed off on a resolution this week signaling Pennsylvania's focus on criminal justice reform throughout the month of June. "For far too long, our criminal justice system has not been about rehabilitation, but it's been about...
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State Sen. Daylin Leach
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2019 - 5:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State Sen. Daylin Leach remains defiant amid more calls for his resignation, following a preliminary report on an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. At a Capitol press conference Monday, state lawmakers urged action on policies to stop...
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Philly Pride and Transgender flags
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Justin Udo
June 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, the Philly Pride and Transgender flags are flying high above the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced Monday he is flying the flags from the balcony of his office in the Capitol building for the...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation to enact Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal has now been introduced, but leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature are in no hurry to take it up. Wolf has gone around the state promoting his plan to borrow $4.5 billion for...
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As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on a state budget and other legislation before their scheduled summer recess, discussions continue about a possible increase in the minimum wage.
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on a state budget and other legislation before their scheduled summer recess, discussions continue about a possible increase in the minimum wage. Republican Pat Browne, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, told a meeting of...
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June 07, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that John Holman's suspension issued by the...
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Health insurance costs
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2019 - 12:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania House committee has advanced legislation that would require the state to create its own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Health care advocates celebrated the news that the Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee has approved a...
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2019 - 11:26 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate legislation that would end child marriages in Pennsylvania. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Jesse Topper, said remarkably, Pennsylvania is one of 27 states that does not set a minimum age for marriage. It is...
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A P-40 Warhawk
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Mark Abrams
June 06, 2019 - 5:00 am
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Re-enactors are gathering this weekend at the Reading Regional Airport to pay tribute to World War II veterans and bring to life the period in which they lived. This gathering of "warbirds" is being staged by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum , located at Reading's airport...
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Miranda Schaup-Werner died at hotel in the Dominican Republic five days before a Maryland Couple died there.
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June 05, 2019 - 6:31 am
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- Five days before a Maryland couple was found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same resort shortly after she checked in, a family spokesman says. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had...
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