Independence Day

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Kristen Johanson
July 04, 2019 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The sun and heat didn’t keep people from gathering along the Ben Franklin Parkway for the annual Fourth of July celebration. Vendors lined the parkway with carnival games, food, gifts and drinks. But one of the more popular places was the cooling stations with fans...
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Barbecue
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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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Driving.
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July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Independence Day is a great opportunity for families to get together with friends to celebrate the birthday of our country. It is also a day where...
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The Hippocampus is a creature from Greek mythology. Half-horse, half-porpoise, it pulled Poseidon’s chariot. It's the latest addition to the Carousel at Pottstown.
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Jim Melwert
July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Carousel at Pottstown will show off its latest addition: A magical sea creature that will be unveiled on a 30-foot float at Thursday's Independence Day parade in Pottstown. The Hippocampus is a creature from Greek mythology. Half-horse, half-porpoise, it pulled...
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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.
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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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Mark Abrams
July 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're planning to come into Philadelphia to join the festivities on July Fourth, you'll want to be prepared for a couple of road closures and some parking restrictions. "Come early and don't count on parking or driving anywhere near the Ben Franklin Parkway or...
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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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Wawa Hoagie Day workers assemble 32,000 sandwiches from 18,000 lbs. of ingredients.
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Dan Wing
July 02, 2019 - 7:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The aroma of fresh-baked bread, shredded lettuce, and sliced turkey, ham, provolone and tomato wafted through the National Constitution Center Tuesday morning as 250 Wawa employees worked to build 32,000 Shorti hoagies. It's Wawa Hoagie Day, part of Philadelphia's...
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