public safety

Italy coronavirus
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KYW Staff
February 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Villanova University students who are currently studying abroad in Italy will be brought home amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the university announced. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Tony Romeo
February 26, 2020 - 4:16 pm
Preparations are underway to battle the spread of the coronavirus from China, according to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine. Read more here.
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Police in Bensalem are riding on buses to crack down on drivers who ignore the flashing stop lights.
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Mike Dougherty
February 19, 2020 - 7:39 am
Police in Bensalem are riding on buses to crack down on drivers who ignore the flashing stop lights. Read more here.
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The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Protesters demand district abate asbestos at school
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Mike DeNardo
February 13, 2020 - 12:49 pm
After two more schools have closed due to asbestos concerns — bringing the total number of schools affected this year up to nine — the Philadelphia teachers union is calling on the governor to declare a state of emergency. Read more here.
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Clara Barton Elementary School
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Mike Dougherty
February 13, 2020 - 7:13 am
Two more Philadelphia schools have temporarily closed due to concerns of asbestos exposure. Read the latest here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Laborers’ District Council workers are offering to help the School District of Philadelphia respond faster to reports of asbestos in school buildings with a “rapid response team.” Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Guns collected at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church as part of a giveback event.
Courtesy of G. Lamar Stewart
Cherri Gregg
January 10, 2020 - 1:53 pm
Community leaders will continue the citywide gun giveback effort this year. This weekend, there are two Philadelphia locations where people can turn in firearms, no questions asked.
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Franklin Learning Center informational meeting
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Mike DeNardo
January 02, 2020 - 11:54 am
After a two-week closure due to asbestos abatement, the Franklin Learning Center has reopened. But a few dozen parents and students are still insisting on more to be done. Read more here.
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