Fourth of July

Fireworks Safety
July 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What a great way to break up the week! Independence Day is a time of celebration, and for many of us an opportunity to get together with family and friends. Of course,...
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New citizens participate in a naturalization ceremony, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the New York Public Library. Two hundred people from 50 countries gained citizenship.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
July 03, 2018 - 7:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn't always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation's 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the social issues roiling...
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just one day after the FBI announced the arrest of a man planning to possibly bomb Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer, police are reminding people to stay vigilant during Fourth of July festivities. Patrol officers and federal authorities will be on foot, on bikes...
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Renovations to The Bourse building will soon be made to the public as a world-class food hall called Bourse Marketplace.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 03, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A day before the big Fourth of July events in the birthplace of liberty, the city held a block party in front of The Bourse, just across the street from the Liberty Bell. The festivities set the tone for the building to reopen this summer as a world-class food hall...
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Philip Storey (left) performed surgery on Rasaan Urquhart's (right) eye at Wills Eye Hospital back in February following a fireworks incident. Storey warns of the dangers of shooting off fireworks, especially during the Fourth of July.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2018 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With larger fireworks now legally available in Pennsylvania, doctors are warning of the increased danger of eye injuries on the Fourth of July. On the night of the Eagles Super Bowl win, Rasaan Urquhart of Northeast Philadelphia was celebrating on Cottman Avenue with...
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Demetrius Pitts
Courtesy of North Olmsted Police Department
Kristen Johanson
July 02, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have announced charges against a former Philadelphia man who they say wanted to blow up the city of Cleveland on the Fourth of July — and was planning to also target the City of Brotherly Love. Authorities in Ohio say 48-year-old Demetrius Pitts...
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Fourth of July
July 01, 2018 - 8:38 am
By Doug Criss (CNN) - - Everyone loves holidays. But you know what we love even more than holidays? Holiday weekends. There's nothing like taking a day that celebrates/commemorates something (insert the holiday of your choice here) and stretching it out to three, if said holiday falls on a Monday...
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Suzanne Monaghan
June 29, 2018 - 8:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Planning a cookout, party or heading on a road trip this Fourth of July holiday? There are some food safety guidelines to help prevent food poisoning. The number of foodborne illnesses increases during the summer months. "Every year, it's estimated that there are...
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Bottle rockets
Jim Melwert
June 29, 2018 - 1:15 pm
COLLEGEVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — With the Fourth of July right around the corner, fireworks stands are popping up all over. But while small fireworks are now legal in Pennsylvania, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re legal to set off in your town. Pennsylvania changed the law last fall...
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The National Constitution Center plays host to a fleet of Wawa hoagie-makers
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
June 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s Welcome America celebration begins Thursday, and 7 tons of hoagie is on the menu. The sandwiches are free for the public starting at noon on Independence Mall. The lunchroom at the National Constitution Center was transformed into a deli, and hundreds...
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