Mark Abrams

Madeleine Dean is flocked by supporters who feel a victory at the end of a three- person race for the newly drawn 4th District.
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May 15, 2018 - 9:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Election results for the Pennsylvania primary are in. Statewide nominees Sen. Bob Casey was uncontested and will face Republican candidate Lou Barletta — a four-term congressman who is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump — who received the vote over Jim...
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A Seneca Resources Corp. crew prepares a 2009 well-drilling site in Loyalsock State Forest near Trout Run, Pa.
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Mark Abrams
May 03, 2018 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is getting some blowback from representatives of Pennsylvania's natural gas and Marcellus Shale industries over his renewed call for a dedicated tax on those operations. During a media conference call, Stephanie Catarino Wissman, executive director of...
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Frederick Kaplan and his patient Carol Orzel
University of Pennsylvania
Mark Abrams
May 02, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A longtime resident of Inglis House — who lived for several years with an extremely rare disease that turns human tissue into bone — has donated her remains to medical research. At a memorial service for 59-year-old Carol Orzel Wednesday in Inglis House's Founder's...
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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion
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Mark Abrams
April 28, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - An award named after the late Cardinal John Foley - recognizing a journalist for work representing the positive potential of mass media to inform and inspire others - is being presented posthumously to a national media figure. Tim Russert -- the late host of NBCs "...
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Owned and operated by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, the Gazela sails as a goodwill ambassador for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Port of Philadelphia.
Sail Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
April 26, 2018 - 10:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tall ships from around the world are preparing to dock at Philadelphia's waterfront. This Memorial Day weekend, a group of tall ships from Sail America will conjoin along Penn's Landing for a five-day celebration of Philly's maritime heritage. Joseph Forkin, president...
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Open Bottle of Prescription Opioid Drugs
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
April 26, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking the public's help in keeping highly-addictive opioid prescription pain medications off the street. Patrick Trainor of the DEA's Philadelphia district office says the federal agency is appealing to the public to go...
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Mark Abrams
April 25, 2018 - 7:01 pm
ABINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After controversy surrounding a name change to Abington Senior High School after a billionaire alumnus, the Abington School Board has decided to go forward with accepting the $25 million gift. Abington School Board President Ray McGarry said once the board fully...
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Corey Booker
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Mark Abrams
April 23, 2018 - 1:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Temple University has selected a high-profile public servant to speak at its 131st commencement ceremony on May 10. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, the first black senator from New Jersey and a former mayor of Newark, will give the main graduation address during...
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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
April 23, 2018 - 7:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Archdiocese is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families set in Dublin this summer. Philadelphia was the site of the last world meeting event in September 2015 which was capped by a two-day, whirlwind visit by Pope Francis. Father...
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Bishop Andriy Rabiy
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Mark Abrams
April 22, 2018 - 1:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pope Francis has named an auxiliary bishop to serve as administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Church operations based in Philadelphia. Bishop Andriy Rabiy had been serving in a parish in Reading as well as the chancery office for the Ukrainian church here in...
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