Pennsylvania

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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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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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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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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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