A boy was injured by an explosive device in this playground.
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Andrew Kramer
July 08, 2019 - 7:36 pm
UPDATED: July 9, 9:20 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured when he picked up a device that exploded in his hands Monday shortly before 6 p.m at the Edward Houseman Recreation Center in the Summerdale section of the city. The boy is expected to survive after...
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Justin Udo
July 03, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a time meant to celebrate America's freedom, but part of the day's celebration can have a negative effect on the people who have fought for the country. For military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the bright fireworks of the...
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Fireworks safety demonstration
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Mike DeNardo
July 03, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some aerial fireworks are now legal in Pennsylvania — but that doesn't mean they're not dangerous. There are some common-sense rules for people who opt to fire off their own pyrotechnics. Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego advises that fireworks should...
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July 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday is almost upon us and I think it is very important to talk about one specific risk that causes problems every year — fireworks and...
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Kim Glovas
July 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say the fireworks that injured a little girl in Kensington Sunday caused "life-altering injuries." Tim Brooks of the Philadelphia police bomb disposal unit says the explosives that caused the injuries to the 9-year-old girl were lethal and they are...
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Jim Melwert
July 01, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — While certain fireworks are legal in Pennsylvania, that doesn’t mean they’re legal everywhere . Pennsylvania’s new fireworks law went into effect last year, allowing residents to buy and set off class-C — or consumer grade — fireworks like bottle rockets and...
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June 27, 2019 - 6:00 pm
(CBS) — As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, a Fourth of July tradition faces a potential threat. The majority of fireworks sold in the U.S. are manufactured in China -- but a trade war between the two countries may cause prices to skyrocket, and some fireworks vendors fear the...
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In this July 4, 2018, file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, along the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration.
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June 12, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be the middle of May but Fourth of July excitement was building today as Welcome America unveiled some their upcoming plans at the Independence Visitor's Center. "Six days, 53 programs, three fireworks (shows), eight tons of hoagies, 100% free," said Wawa...
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Police in West Oak Lane
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Tim Jimenez
April 22, 2019 - 9:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation into stolen guns overnight led police to a potential explosive device in West Oak Lane. Philadelphia police entered a house on the corner of 65th Avenue and Cutler Street, near Broad Street, with a search warrant following a report of up to 10 stolen...
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