Fourth of July

Philadelphia police
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Kristen Johanson
July 06, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Over the course of just 48 hours in Philadelphia this past Fourth of July weekend, 30 people were shot. Sunday was the deadliest day so far this year : Seven people were killed, including a 6-year-old and a 15-year-old. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
July 06, 2020 - 10:27 am
A couple of state parks in southeastern Pennsylvania were forced to turn away visitors at various times over the holiday weekend because of near-record crowds showing up at the gates. Read more here.
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Though Independence Hall is closed to visitors, tourists still come to see it and snap photos.
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Charlotte Reese
July 04, 2020 - 1:06 pm
While lots of events this Fourth of July have been canceled or moved online, people are still flocking to the birthplace of America to check out the historic sites on Independence Mall. Read more here.
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Declaration of Independence
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KYW Staff
July 04, 2020 - 6:00 am
The Declaration of Independence was signed 244 years ago, but some tribulations of 1776 are not too far off from our own today. Listen as staff from Entercom Philadelphia’s radio stations read the declaration together in its entirety.
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Fireworks in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2020 - 2:16 pm
More fireworks than usual have been heard all across the country in recent weeks — all ahead of the Fourth of July weekend — so there’s a growing concern for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more here.
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New Jersey boardwalk
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Tim Jimenez
July 03, 2020 - 9:46 am
The Fourth of July weekend is here, and health officials warn people to stay vigilant and limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus even more. Read more here.
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Six Flags Great Adventure
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KYW Staff
July 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
This Fourth of July weekend will be one we’ve never experienced before — but who’s to say it won’t be one for the books? Plan your weekend with The KYW To-Do List.
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Food on July Fourth
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KYW Staff
July 03, 2020 - 4:00 am
July Fourth is a time for fireworks, group celebrations and barbecue, but this year, the pandemic has made it quite different. Read more here.
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Adam Warner
July 02, 2020 - 7:47 am
New Jersey is among three states that have legalized betting on the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement approved betting on the annual Fourth of July event. Read more.
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Two people toasting with beer
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Andrew Kramer
June 30, 2020 - 5:05 pm
If you’re planning to head to the beach in Delaware this holiday weekend, you can cross bar hopping off your agenda as Gov. John Carney is closing all beach bars at least through the weekend, beginning Friday. Read more here.
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