Josh Shapiro

Pa. Attorney General urges lawmakers to pass legislation that strengthens laws requiring reporting of abuse.
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Jim Melwert
September 18, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers joined victims of priest sexual abuse at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday. The aim was to urge the legislature to adopt four reforms recommended by the grand jury that investigated allegations against priests and church leaders across the...
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Scam alert
Mark Abrams
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's attorney general says college students heading back to class and those getting ready to go to college are prime targets of scammers. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says his office gets complaints at this time of year from victims of scammers who have...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Steve Tawa
September 06, 2018 - 4:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — In response to the scathing allegations in Pennsylvania's grand jury report on Catholic priest abuse, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is forming a task force to investigate similar instances of sexual abuse and cover-ups. Grewal said the task force will be...
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In this May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks in Albany, N.Y.
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September 06, 2018 - 2:49 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York and New Jersey launched new investigations into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse allegations Thursday as the number of similar inquiries around the country continues to grow. In New York, the state's attorney general issued subpoenas to all eight...
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Labor day parade
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Pat Loeb
September 03, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia unions celebrated Labor Day in their traditional fashion: gathering at the Sheet Metal Workers hall on Columbus Avenue and marching down Columbus Boulevard to a picnic at Penn's Landing. But the festivities could not conceal the challenges unions are...
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Pope Francis poses with Archbishop Charles Chaupt and seminarians on the steps of St. Martin of Tours Chapel at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, September 27, 2015 in Wynnewwod, Pennsylvania.
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Steve Tawa
September 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While bishops from around the world were planning to meet in Rome next month to discuss the pastoral care of the Catholic Church for the young, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking the pope to cancel it. When Pope Francis planned the assembly of bishops...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Dan Wing
August 28, 2018 - 11:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was a guest on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to discuss sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and what he calls cover-ups that go all the way to the Vatican. Since the report's release, Shapiro says only two priests have been...
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In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
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Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the release of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report outlining decades of clergy sex abuse, the Vatican has issued an official reaction. A statement from the Vatican calls the abuse and the cover-ups outlined in the grand jury report "criminal and...
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Robert Mizic, 47, watches a press conference on the grand jury report investigating sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Turtle Creek, Pa.
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August 16, 2018 - 9:46 am
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children...
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From left: Mayor Jim Kenney, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Police Commissioner Richard Ross discuss joining forces to put an end to gun violence.
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Mike Dougherty
August 08, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partnership between state, city and federal officials has reached a new level, and they believe it reiterates a commitment to stop gun violence in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced ongoing efforts to attack illegal gun sales that...
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