Fourth of July

Traces of New Year's fireworks - stock photo
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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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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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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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Pat Toddy
June 30, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a scary reminder of the dangers associated with the Fourth of July holiday. A nine-year-old girl was severely hurt by a firecracker she found in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood Sunday morning. Police say the child came across a powerful firecracker,...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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June 28, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been a winding road, and now the Pennsylvania Department of Health says they’ve had their first meeting with Hahnemann Hospital officials since ordering them to cease their closure plans. According to the DOH , Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine met with both...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia is seeking an injunction to prevent Hahnemann University Hospital from closing without notice. The city filed a motion to join Drexel University's lawsuit against Hahnemann's owners — American Academic Health Systems and its CEO, Joel Freedman...
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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.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File
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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February 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine's "party with a purpose" turns 25 this year. Festival producers announced a partial lineup Monday, listing more than 80...
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Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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July 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death walked in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis. The Baltimore Sun reports that a few dozen current and former journalists from The Capital participated in the Wednesday evening parade, where they were...
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