Tony Romeo

Three Mile Island
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Tony Romeo
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, PA. (KYW Newsradio) — The owners of the Three Mile Island plant have announced they are giving up on help from the state legislature and will proceed with shutting the nuclear power station down. And while legislative leaders are indicating that a last-minute attempt to keep the plant...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- During a week that included Philadelphia Democrat Brian Sims making national headlines for sharing videos of him berating protesters outside an abortion clinic, leaders of both parties in the state House took the rare step of publicly addressing members about...
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smoke shop
Tony Romeo
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A bill that would raise the minimum age to legally purchase tobacco products to 21 has run into resistance in the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill failed to clear the state Senate Judiciary Committee this past week due to tie vote. Democratic members voted “no,”...
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minimum wage
Tony Romeo
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A top Republican in the state Senate is signaling that he’s open to discussion of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, but not as high as Governor Tom Wolf has proposed. Governor Wolf’s most recent minimum wage proposal is to raise it to $12 an hour in July and...
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Three Mile Island
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Tony Romeo
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As state budget hearings continue, Pennsylvania lawmakers continue their soul-searching over what – if anything – to do about the imminent closure of nuclear power plants. Members of the Public Utility Commission appeared before Senate Appropriations Committee...
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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf speaks after taking the oath for his second term.Gov. Wolf speaks after taking oath for 2nd term
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Tony Romeo
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- County officials are expressing reservations about Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's proposal to help fund a mandated upgrade of the state's voting systems. Counties will have to select voting machines with a paper trail by the end of the year. In his budget...
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Jerry Sandusky
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Tony Romeo
February 05, 2019 - 4:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel...
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Three Mile Island
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Tony Romeo
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The future of nuclear power is unclear and the new majority leader of the state House says Pennsylvania lawmakers’ response to that situation is also unclear. Low natural gas prices have helped put two Pennsylvania nuclear plants, Three Mile Island and Beaver...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
December 07, 2018 - 7:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A week after she was sentenced for a bribery conviction, the Dauphin County District Attorney Friday took legal action to oust Philadelphia state Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, who still hasn’t resigned her office. Pennsylvania constitutional law expert...
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dog in car
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Tony Romeo
November 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A new Pennsylvania law taking effect later next month will give first responders protection from lawsuits when they remove distressed dogs or cats from vehicles. A warning for pet owners: if you leave a dog or cat unattended in a vehicle, law enforcement officers...
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