Independence Day

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.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
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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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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Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday. Addie Lewis Klein with the Jewish Federation helped organize the celebration at Thomas Paine Plaza. "This morning, the City Council...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, July 4, 2017 file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File
February 24, 2019 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting it'll be one of the city's biggest Independence Day gatherings--ever. Trump tweeted Sunday: "HOLD THE...
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President Donald Trump
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July 04, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America "safe, strong, proud, mighty and free" and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. "Two hundred and 42 years ago on...
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Bubble Stomp Fireworks
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some children who might be too young to stay up for the fireworks Wednesday night participated in their own fireworks show at the Please Touch Museum for Independence Day. Bubble Stomp Fireworks, using bubble wrap, was one of the Please Touch Museum's many...
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