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Pat Loeb
February 14, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has passed a bill that requires all businesses in the city to accept cash for payment. The vote was 12 to four after some debate on the council floor. Councilman Bill Greenlee sponsored the measure, saying that accepting only bank or credit...
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Pat Loeb
February 07, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a major victory for the pharmaceutical industry, Philadelphia City Council Thursday voted down a bill that would have regulated pharmaceutical sales representatives. City council likes to think of itself as progressive, passing bills to guarantee a fair workweek,...
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City Councilman Bobby Henon
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Pat Loeb
February 07, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon attended his first council session since he was indicted last week , along with his close ally, IBEW Local 98 labor leader John Dougherty . Henon proclaimed his innocence on his way in. "I have done nothing wrong and I will not speak to the...
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Pat Loeb
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has advanced a bill that would require all businesses in Philadelphia to accept cash. The bill was introduced as an anti-discrimination measure after a couple of chain restaurants announced a credit card-only policy. Kenney administration...
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Pat Loeb
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote, this week, on a bill to regulate pharmaceutical sales representatives. The bill stalled in December after furious lobbying by the drug industry. The opioid epidemic inspired the bill, but its sponsor says it's designed to...
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John Dougherty (center) leaves his first court appearance.
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Steve Tawa
February 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the sweeping 116-count public corruption indictment was unsealed against Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and seven others, he made his first court appearance. As participants settled in the courtroom, with the prosecution team on one side and...
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City Councilman Bobby Henon
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Pat Loeb
January 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon missed Thursday's council session for his arraignment on federal corruption charges, but he had a colleague introduce two bills he's sponsoring. The bills raised eyebrows because they intersect with his legal problems. The bills would...
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Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series "Surviving R. Kelly" on Jan. 9, 2019 in Chicago, Illi
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Pat Loeb
January 31, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council passed a resolution Thursday banning R&B star R. Kelly from performing in Philadelphia, becoming the third city to sign on to the Mute R. Kelly campaign. Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio Kenyette Barnes flew from Atlanta to frigid Philadelphia to testify in...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
January 30, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he's sad about the federal indictment of his childhood neighbor and political ally John Dougherty, and that neither he nor his administration is in any way involved in the charges. Kenney says he'll continue to take campaign...
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Pat Loeb
January 28, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration has been trying to sell a large property in West Philadelphia for more than a year, but legislation approving the sale is stuck in City Council. The buyer had high hopes the bill would move when council got back into session last week, but he...
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