National Guard

Elizabeth Howe
July 16, 2020 - 9:13 pm
31 states have requested an extension of federal National Guard orders. Many of the over 32,000 Guard troops that are domestically activated are currently serving in COVID-19 prevention capacities and others supporting civil unrest operations.
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announces a plan for reconciliation.
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Pat Loeb
June 04, 2020 - 7:08 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said six days of protest in the city have led him to create a panel that he hopes will guide the city toward reconciliation. He offered no specific plan or timeline, saying the first order of business would be just to listen. Read more here.
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ATM explosion
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Pat Loeb
June 03, 2020 - 4:08 pm
Since the protests started in Philadelphia, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said police have responded to 135 explosive events, including 50 that have damaged or opened ATMs. Read more here.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 01, 2020 - 7:07 pm
After days of escalation across the country, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the “lawlessness” across the country “will end now.” Governors must use “overwhelming law enforcement” presence to “dominate the streets.”
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Philadelphia riots
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Tony Romeo
June 01, 2020 - 3:04 pm
On the eve of an “unprecedented” primary election in Pennsylvania, the secretary of the commonwealth confirms that the State Department is closely monitoring both the COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest in Philadelphia, marking an election with both progress and challenges. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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KYW Staff
May 12, 2020 - 3:20 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy announced steps on Tuesday that New Jersey is taking to broadly expand testing capacity for COVID-19 and contact tracing to discover and break lines of viral transmission, both key prerequisites for jump-starting the state’s economy. Read more here.
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Elizabeth Howe
May 11, 2020 - 3:38 pm
COVID-19 has infiltrated the offices of top senior Department of Defense leadership. The Navy’s top admiral is self-isolating after coming in contact with a COVID-positive family member. The National Guard Bureau chief has also tested positive.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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KYW Staff
May 07, 2020 - 2:03 pm
State labor officials say more than 1 million New Jersey residents have filed for jobless benefits and the state has paid out about $2 billion since the coronavirus outbreak hit in March. Citing a crisis, Gov. Phil Murphy has called on the National Guard to assist at long-term care facilities in...
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The National Guard dropped off 90,000 meals in Delaware County.
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Andrew Kramer
April 21, 2020 - 6:10 pm
Less than a week after Delaware County reached out for help with its food pantries during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Guard came to the rescue. Read more here.
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Medic wearing a mask
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Charlotte Reese
April 19, 2020 - 10:15 am
A long-term care facility in Delaware County is calling in the National Guard for help after at least 49 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here.
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