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Pat Loeb
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
As World AIDS Day is observed, a lawsuit recently filed on behalf of a Delaware County woman is a reminder of how much of a stigma remains for sufferers of the disease. Read more here.
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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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April 29, 2019 - 8:07 am
Have a question about the law you always wondered about? Want to impress your friends with information about a crazy lawsuit you heard? Have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear discussed? Leave us your questions for possible discussion on the air by Amy E. Feldman, Your Legal Explainer. *Amy is...
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A new year brings new laws, but there are still some old odd ones on the books.
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John McDevitt
January 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new year brings new laws, but there are still some old odd ones on the books. In Pennsylvania, it's illegal to pretend to be a fortune teller and to tell someone where to dig for a treasure. "It just says that it's illegal to pretend to be a fortune teller. It doesn...
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Interior views of small micro brewery processing and storage.
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Mike Dougherty
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Several states allow people to bring dogs inside microbreweries. New Jersey is not one of them, but lawmakers there are working to change that in an effort to boost business. After speaking with several constituents, New Jersey State Senator Kip Bateman says he decided...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, a Malawian migrant Jonas smokes marijuana on the rooftop of an abandoned building in downtown Johannesburg.
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December 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — 2018 has been called the "year for cannabis" in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in...
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