Liberty Bell

Oh, for the days when April Fools' Day hoaxes and pranks could cause lines outside liquor stores or prompt people to smell their TVs or choke telephone lines with complaints to the National Park Service.
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April 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
By Todd Leopold (CNN) — April Fools' Day ain't what it used to be. Companies will come up with gags. Everybody will have a good laugh, but nobody will be fooled. Oh, for the days when April Fools' Day hoaxes and pranks could cause lines outside liquor stores or prompt people to smell their TVs or...
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A naked bicyclist poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia.
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March 24, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they'll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they've "ridden in chilly weather" the last two Septembers so this time they'll saddle up Aug. 24 and "...
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Mike DeNardo
March 22, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The replica Liberty Bell that stood atop Veterans Stadium is back and was installed Thursday at the Phillies' ballpark. The bell is back, but where's it been? The Liberty Bell that was high above center field atop the Veterans Stadium catwalk was taken down just...
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John McDevitt
January 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With the shutdown over, visitors at Independence Mall were happy to get a close look once again at two of the nation's most iconic symbols. Kristal Woutes, from Minnesota, says it was her first time seeing the Liberty Bell in person. John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio...
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At the 37th annual opening of MLK Day, Laura Wooten did the honors of ringing in the holiday.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 37th annual "opening" of MLK Day took place in Philadelphia Monday, but not in its usual location. The partial federal government shutdown has closed the Liberty Bell Pavilion, where the ceremony has been held since 1986. Organizers were determined to carry on the...
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A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown.
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Antionette Lee
January 20, 2019 - 11:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown. Efforts to raise money to reopen the park over the three-day weekend fell short. Jeff Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philly, says the...
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Tourists try to get a glimpse and a photo of the Liberty Bell through the glass of the closed site.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tourists to Philadelphia are feeling the impact of the government shutdown, and they're not happy about it. Allen DiGiralamo of Lumberton, New Jersey, was being a tourist for the day. But because of the government shutdown, the city's most important historical sites...
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Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Steve Tawa
December 27, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center have been victims of the partial federal government shutdown that began last weekend, their doors will re-open over the upcoming long weekend. While July 4 is the busiest time of the year for Independence National...
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Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Pat Toddy
December 23, 2018 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a slight change of plans facing visitors to the cradle of liberty as the Liberty Bell has to come off the to-do list, a casualty of the government shutdown. Another top attraction is also off-limits for now, says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic...
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Kollectico, a Long Island-based custom bobblehead manufacturer, has unveiled its special edition Gritty bobbleheads.
Kollectico
Rachel Kurland
November 30, 2018 - 5:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gritty is easily the most popular sports mascot of 2018, and it looks like collectibles of the carrot-colored creature will be a recurring theme for the holiday season. Kollectico, a Long Island-based custom bobblehead manufacturer, has unveiled its special edition...
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