Independence Day

Children Citizenship
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence. One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If only there was a red pen that could fix all mistakes on the internet. But alas, there is not, and we are left with an abhorrently ironic misspelled hashtag trending on Twitter — with big-name brands, public figures and others blindly using #IndependanceDay in their...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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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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Dreamstime
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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Fourth of July
CNN
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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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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