Josh Shapiro

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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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OxyContin
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May 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland,...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
May 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Referring to Pennsylvania as a state hit the hardest by opioid addiction, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday he is filing a lawsuit against the creator of prescription painkiller OxyContin. While it's not the first lawsuit, Shapiro said this one is the...
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Desiree Peterkin-Bell
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Kristen Johanson
May 10, 2019 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell has pleaded guilty to five charges , including conflict of interest, tampering with records, and receiving stolen funds, as part of plea agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Judge Scott DiClaudio...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
March 25, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The co-founder and executives of Liberation Way, a Bucks County-based drug treatment center, have been charged in an alleged scheme that "profited off the addiction of others." Following a grand jury investigation, 11 people and nine businesses face state and federal...
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TOP (L-R): Montez Burke, Mujihud Deen, Alexis Hodge, Galvison Morris. BOTTOM (L-R): Markesha Washington, Nasir Evans, Khalid Harrison, Nyseem Smith
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Kristen Johanson
March 06, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials for both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania announced the arrest of eight people who are allegedly connected to a surge of gun violence in South and Northwest Philadelphia, according to a year-long investigation and a grand jury report. The charges range from...
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Surveillance video shows six officers, in civilian clothes, surrounding Jeffrey Dennis in Tacony, Aug. 20, 2018.
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Steve Tawa
February 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a man shot and killed in his car by an undercover Philadelphia police officer in the summer of 2018 has filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officer. As 36-year-old Jeffrey Dennis was driving his car up a side street in Tacony,...
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New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal
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Tim Jimenez
February 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
UPDATED: 7:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware and New Jersey are joining 14 other states to sue the Trump administration. They're trying to stop the president's declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall. The states' attorneys general argue the president is disregarding...
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A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets.
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Justin Udo
February 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets. On Thursday morning, authorities arrested 11 alleged...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General.
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Antionette Lee
February 11, 2019 - 9:27 pm
UPDATE: Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing a major cell phone company for not delivering on its promises. The lawsuit against Verizon Communications claims the company advertised that they would give a free Amazon Echo — in some...
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