Pennsylvania

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Mike DeNardo
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf wants more accountability from charter schools, and he's taking executive action to change the state's charter regulations. But charter operators are saying "not so fast." The governor's executive order would allow school districts to cap...
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Governor Wolf Visits Philadelphia Police to Show Support After Shooting
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August 16, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PENNSYLVANIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Friday taking aim at what he called the "public health crisis of gun violence." The action came just days after an armed suspect shot and wounded six police officers during a standoff in Philadelphia. "Too many Pennsylvanians...
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Authorities say an early morning fire in northwestern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of multiple children and sent another person to the hospital.
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August 11, 2019 - 6:21 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone of...
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Jay Scott Smith
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This time of year, you and your pets have to be on the lookout for ticks, the blood-sucking bugs that can transmit Lyme disease. But New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith believes there's much more to be concerned about. Smith introduced a bill that recently passed in the U.S...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at the Fire Department Open House at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C.
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August 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75. Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear that promotes forest fire prevention. The decision to use the Smokey Bear character happened on Aug...
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Free Meek
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Cherri Gregg
August 06, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While rapper Meek Mill attended a status hearing for his drug and gun case on Tuesday, supporters outside rallied for change — and not just for his case. "The purpose is to help more than just Meek Mill," explained Monique Haughton Worrell, chief legal officer for the...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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August 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year. In a statement, Freeholder Board...
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The annual UFO Festival featured live music and outdoor vendors, July 5, 2019 in Roswell.
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August 04, 2019 - 5:58 pm
By Stephen Huba, Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH (AP) — While the Kecksburg UFO sighting has become a quaint part of local lore, more recent reports of unexplained aerial phenomena are getting serious attention from Congress, the U.S. military and longtime UFO watchers. "It's not going away," said...
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Tissy, a Maine Coon cat that was rescued by the Dawn family of East Brady, Pa., enjoys cooling off in the pool. Thursday. August 1, 2019.
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August 02, 2019 - 7:59 pm
BRADYS BEND, Pa. (AP) — A cat in western Pennsylvania is bucking stereotypes with its love of swimming. Tissy is an orange Maine Coon who regularly cools off in the family pool in Bradys Bend Township, about 55 miles north of Pittsburgh. Sonny Herr tells the Tribune Review she rescued Tissy as a...
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REAL ID is now available in Pennsylvania.
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Mark Abrams
July 31, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is planning to offer Pennsylvanians a gender-neutral option on driver's licenses within a year. PennDOT spokeswoman Erin Waters-Trasatt said state officials have been monitoring the issue and recently decided to move forward as more and more states have issued...
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