Fourth of July

Wawa Welcome America 2019
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Pat Loeb
May 12, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Philadelphia’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza, the Wawa Welcome America celebration, is moving entirely online this year. Read more here.
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California earthquake
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July 05, 2019 - 10:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July Fourth holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck...
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Betsy Ross House
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Pat Loeb
July 04, 2019 - 8:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In one of the more adorable Fourth of July traditions in Philadelphia, 13 children were sworn in as citizens at the Betsy Ross House. This was the 15th annual children's swearing in, an event that includes a colonially-garbed honor guard, welcomes from various civic...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a major barbecue day, but if you don't follow some food safety rules, you could risk getting sick. Nate Wardle with the Pennsylvania Department of Health has some simple recommendations. "The first thing that you want to do is always make sure...
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About 100 people interrupt the Independence Day Parade to protest conditions for migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Pat Loeb
July 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police arrested 33 people who sat down in the middle of the city's Independence Day Parade. They were protesting conditions for migrant families on the U.S.-Mexican border. About 100 people gathered at Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters at...
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Mike DeNardo
July 03, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are executing a well-practiced security plan for Thursday's Fourth of July events. But there are some changes this year. "There are no specific or credible threats to Philadelphia or any of our Fourth of July scheduled events," said deputy police...
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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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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked next to the Lincoln Memorial before President Donald Trump's "Salute to America," event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
July 03, 2019 - 7:45 am
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor and Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's...
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Military police walk near Abrams tanks on a flat car in a rail yard, Monday, July 1, 2019, in Washington, ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware.
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July 02, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plans for Washington's Fourth of July celebration (all times local): 7:15 p.m. At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An...
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