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December 19, 2019 - 7:40 am
Miss America will be crowned Thursday night for the first time at a Connecticut casino, marking the latest change to the nearly century-old contest that has recently undergone new leadership and a new direction. Read more here.
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Miss Pennsylvania 2017 Katie Schreckengast celebrates the round of victory during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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David Madden
July 24, 2019 - 1:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — For the second time in about 15 years, the Miss America Pageant is leaving Atlantic City, this time for a casino in Connecticut. And the competition will be held not after Labor Day but just before Christmas. What affect will it have on the resort town? Hard to...
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July 23, 2019 - 3:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be...
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In this April 5, 2019 file photo, Gretchen Carlson attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street Miss America-Carlson in New York.
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June 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant's swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. She was part of an all-female leadership team that took over the...
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Sept 9, 2018; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin is mobbed from after she was crowned at Boardwalk Hall.
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David Madden
December 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After this fall’s troubles within the Miss America Organization, some changes have been approved for operations in several states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But there are still some critical questions left to be answered within the embattled organization...
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December 06, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox...
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2018 Thanksgiving Parade cast of character balloons
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Tim Jimenez
November 22, 2018 - 7:26 am
UPDATED: 10:57 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands braved the bitter cold Thursday to keep a tradition alive — the 99th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. A windy Thanksgiving morning meant most of the big cartoon character balloons had to stay grounded. But the marching...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J.
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September 10, 2018 - 3:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours after a new Miss America was crowned, the Miss America Organization released a report Monday denying the outgoing one had been bullied by pageant leaders including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. The lawyer for former Miss America Cara Mund called the report,...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J.
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September 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in...
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Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday Sept. 7, 2018.
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September 09, 2018 - 9:17 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year's Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in. The next Miss America will be crowned around 11 p.m. Sunday on a nationally televised broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City...
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