Independence Day

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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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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Fireworks
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Hadas Kuznits
June 24, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Fireworks seem to be a big problem this year, not only in Philadelphia, but across several states, and the problem only seems to be getting worse as the Independence Day holiday nears. Read more here.
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Organizers of the Juneteenth Brotherly Love Silent Men’s March, from left: Richard Washington, Kyle the Conductor, Taj Murdock, Eric Marsh.
Brotherly Love Silent Men’s March
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2020 - 8:31 am
June 19, 2020, marks the 155th anniversary of the date the last enslaved Africans in America learned they were free. There are campaigns in Congress to make Juneteenth — what some call "the true African American Independence Day" — a federal holiday. Read more here.
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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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