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In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
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March 14, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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Tony Romeo
March 03, 2019 - 3:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary is defending the administration’s policy of putting more extensive storm restrictions on commercial vehicles this winter. PennDOT secretary Leslie Richards says while weather-related restrictions on trucks are not new, they...
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March 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- We're getting another blast of winter weather as snow, sleet and rain hits our region. On Sunday afternoon, a Winter Weather Warning went into effect for Philadelphia and the surroding counties, such as Berks, the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos. Forecasters say that...
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Kimberly Adams
March 02, 2019 - 10:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With a Winter Storm Watch on the horizon, Amtrak has announced that their Pennsylvania train service will be modified this weekend and into Monday. Amtrak announced Saturday that it will be modifing its Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service . They are also asking riders...
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John McDevitt
March 01, 2019 - 9:51 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As the cold weather returned to our region, the Elmwood Park Zoo staffs were hard at work to keep their residents warm and comfortable. The otters didn't seem to mind the cold weather, as they were splashing around in their pool Friday. The drinking water for many...
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Andrew Kramer
February 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two winter storms in less than 24 hours have forced road crews to work round-the-clock. It also prompted Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday to declare a state of emergency across all of New Jersey, effective at midnight through Tuesday. Gov. Murphy say conditions will be far...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Drivers of electric cars are being warned that the cold weather could cause you to need to charge up more frequently, and that could be dangerous. Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says as more people are going greeen and driving electric cars, but driving on an...
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Emissions rise out of a large smoke stack at Pacificorp's 1000 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marks the second day of a Code Orange air quality alert in the region. The warmer temperatures outside may feel nice, but children, the elderly and people with respiratory issues should limit their time outside because of the air quality. The Delaware Valley...
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February 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best parts of being a physician is the opportunity to see patients and focus on ways to make them feel better. Perhaps the most important thing...
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer starts for some at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Saturday. A new program from the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation called Getaway at the Greenhouse aims to bring people to the center for a makeshift "summer oasis dead in...
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