4th of July

Children Citizenship
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence. One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just one day after the FBI announced the arrest of a man planning to possibly bomb Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer, police are reminding people to stay vigilant during Fourth of July festivities. Patrol officers and federal authorities will be on foot, on bikes...
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Philip Storey (left) performed surgery on Rasaan Urquhart's (right) eye at Wills Eye Hospital back in February following a fireworks incident. Storey warns of the dangers of shooting off fireworks, especially during the Fourth of July.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2018 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With larger fireworks now legally available in Pennsylvania, doctors are warning of the increased danger of eye injuries on the Fourth of July. On the night of the Eagles Super Bowl win, Rasaan Urquhart of Northeast Philadelphia was celebrating on Cottman Avenue with...
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Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 01, 2018 - 11:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia organization that helps the local homeless population is hoping to make the fourth of July as festive as possible. Rosalyn Forbes with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission says on Independence Day they'll be hosting a free barbecue at noon in their parking...
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Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
July 01, 2018 - 10:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds wrapped up the pre-holiday weekend with a free Gospel Concert on Independence Mall Sunday night. The show was headlined by a group of ministers known as the Four Tenors, and featured a choir with representation from more than 40 churches and worship centers...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
July 01, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of thousands of drivers from our area are expected to hit the roads this July 4th week, but when is traffic expected to be the worst? It appears Tuesday is going to be the busiest travel day of the week, according to AAA's Jana Tidwell. "So if you're...
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