July Fourth

President Donald Trump speaks during an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington.
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July 04, 2019 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his tribute to the U.S. military...
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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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Mike DeNardo
July 03, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are executing a well-practiced security plan for Thursday's Fourth of July events. But there are some changes this year. "There are no specific or credible threats to Philadelphia or any of our Fourth of July scheduled events," said deputy police...
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Fireworks safety demonstration
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Mike DeNardo
July 03, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some aerial fireworks are now legal in Pennsylvania — but that doesn't mean they're not dangerous. There are some common-sense rules for people who opt to fire off their own pyrotechnics. Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego advises that fireworks should...
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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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Justin Udo
July 01, 2019 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Travelers beware: Experts are warning of record setting July Fourth travel. But there are some precautions you can take to help ensure you have a smooth and safe journey. If you're going to visit friends and family for the Fourth of July, you might want to prepare...
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Jim Melwert
July 01, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — While certain fireworks are legal in Pennsylvania, that doesn’t mean they’re legal everywhere . Pennsylvania’s new fireworks law went into effect last year, allowing residents to buy and set off class-C — or consumer grade — fireworks like bottle rockets and...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be the middle of May but Fourth of July excitement was building today as Welcome America unveiled some their upcoming plans at the Independence Visitor's Center. "Six days, 53 programs, three fireworks (shows), eight tons of hoagies, 100% free," said Wawa...
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Children Citizenship
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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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