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The bad news is that another Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike is on the way. But there is some good news along with it.
07/11/2021
Upcoming toll hikes on Pennsylvania Turnpike come with some good and bad news

The bad news is that another Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike is on the way.

But there is some good news along with it.

If you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike, be aware that another toll increase is on the way. However, there is a silver lining to what is coming, as a state official believes the percentage of yearly increases may be decreasing in the future.

The Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately because of safety concerns found during a rev...
07/11/2021
Review prompted by building collapse closes Miami courthouse

The Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately because of safety concerns found during a review prompted by the South Florida condo building collapse, according to officials.

Officials say the Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately because of safety concerns found during a review prompted by the deadly collapse of a nearby condominium building

Nicetown-Tioga residents partnered with PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society this weekend for their "Love Where You ...
07/10/2021
Nicetown neighbors and Horticultural Society team for cleanup day

Nicetown-Tioga residents partnered with PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society this weekend for their "Love Where You Live Cleaning and Greening Day."

Neighbors in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia participated in area cleanups this weekend. Their efforts weren’t just for show, but for the environment as well. Read more here.

"We expect him to act," President Biden said about his hour-long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "And ...
07/10/2021
Biden urges Putin to put a stop to ransomware attacks by Russian hackers

"We expect him to act," President Biden said about his hour-long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"And we've given him enough information to act on who that is."

“I made it very clear to him that the United States expects when a ransomware operation is coming from his soil … we expect him to act,” Biden said about a phone call with Russian President Putin Friday. Read more here.

Hundreds turned out to honor Sean DeMuynck, who died on July 4 after fighting a fire in Wynnewood.
07/10/2021
Hundreds honor fallen volunteer firefighter at memorial service

Hundreds turned out to honor Sean DeMuynck, who died on July 4 after fighting a fire in Wynnewood.

Family, friends and colleagues turned out at a memorial service Saturday for a fallen hero of the Penn Wynne/Overbrook Hills Fire Company in Montgomery County.

This year's state budget includes a $25 million increase for Pre-K Counts and a $5 million increase for Head Start. The ...
07/10/2021
$30M for early education is a step in the right direction, governor says

This year's state budget includes a $25 million increase for Pre-K Counts and a $5 million increase for Head Start. The new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in these state programs.

Gov. Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania’s $30 million funding increase for early education in this year’s budget highlights the importance of the programs.

Some Philadelphia-based esports companies are partnering to make up the largest collegiate esports league in North Ameri...
07/10/2021
New partnership expands the world of collegiate esports

Some Philadelphia-based esports companies are partnering to make up the largest collegiate esports league in North America.

Some Philadelphia-based esports companies, including CSL Esports and Nerd Street Gamers, are partnering to make up the largest collegiate esports league in North America.

The work Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden does is less about growing and selling produce than it is about main...
07/09/2021
Philly Rising: Honoring a garden's ties to the past ensures Black generations of the future

The work Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden does is less about growing and selling produce than it is about maintaining and honoring the land and its connection to the legacy of the African diaspora.

The work Sankofa Community Farm does is less about growing and selling produce than it is about maintaining and honoring the land and its connection to the legacy of the African diaspora.

Villanova Basketball alum and national champion Mikal Bridges is two wins away from the NBA title. "He is just a winner,...
07/09/2021
Villanova national champion Mikal Bridges inches closer to NBA Championship

Villanova Basketball alum and national champion Mikal Bridges is two wins away from the NBA title. "He is just a winner," says Suns teammate Chris Paul.

Great Valley High School alum, two-time Villanova national champion and Phoenix Suns starter Mikal Bridges is two wins from adding another title to his impressive basketball career.

To defuse a neighborhood dispute before it gets violent, you can use Philly TRUCE APP to get help from a trained mediato...
07/09/2021
City and interfaith leaders say Philly Truce app works, citing holiday still marred by violence

To defuse a neighborhood dispute before it gets violent, you can use Philly TRUCE APP to get help from a trained mediator. City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson says it was effective over Fourth of July weekend, though there were still four shootings in Philly on the holiday.

A group of city and interfaith leaders have joined the push behind Philly Truce, a free app they hope can prevent lives being lost to gun violence.

#BREAKING: The CDC says vaccinated students and teachers can return to class without masks, but Philadelphia school and ...
07/09/2021
Philly schools to keep student mask mandate for now, despite new CDC guidelines

#BREAKING: The CDC says vaccinated students and teachers can return to class without masks, but Philadelphia school and health officials will wait to see what COVID-19 numbers look like in the fall before making any changes to mask guidance.

Philadelphia officials say they are not changing the mask mandate for schools, despite guidance out on Friday from the CDC that fully vaccinated students may attend in-person classes without them.

Do you go out to restaurants now after more than a year without? Main Line Today associate publisher Marie Edwards says ...
07/09/2021
A restaurant week is coming to the Main Line this summer

Do you go out to restaurants now after more than a year without?

Main Line Today associate publisher Marie Edwards says she thinks people are eager to get back, and she predicts a sharp rebound of the restaurant economy.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Main Line Today is launching its own restaurant week next month. It kicks off on Aug. 23 and runs through Sept. 5.

This weekend, get breakfast with giraffes at the Elmwood Park Zoo, embrace the musical stylings of "nuevo tango," or sup...
07/09/2021
KYW To-Do List: Sidewalk sales, breakfast with giraffes, and more things to do this weekend

This weekend, get breakfast with giraffes at the Elmwood Park Zoo, embrace the musical stylings of "nuevo tango," or support small, local businesses in East Passyunk, Chestnut Hill and other neighborhoods.

This weekend on The KYW To-Do List: Wake up and enjoy a meal alongside giraffes, embrace the musical stylings of “nuevo tango,” or peruse vintage vinyl, local art and more at markets in South Philly, Chestnut Hill and Chesco.

"People need role models, and they need to see themselves," says Dr. Mira Irons, the sixth president and CEO of College ...
07/09/2021
College of Physicians names first female president in 234-year history

"People need role models, and they need to see themselves," says Dr. Mira Irons, the sixth president and CEO of College of Physicians of Philadelphia .

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has named its first female president in its 234-year history. Dr. Mira Irons will be the college’s sixth president and CEO.

It must be summer. SEPTA is closing down its Center City trolley tunnel for a couple of weeks.
07/09/2021
Center City trolley tunnel closing for 17 days of maintenance

It must be summer. SEPTA is closing down its Center City trolley tunnel for a couple of weeks.

It’s become a rite of summer: For the ninth year in a row, SEPTA is shutting down its Center City trolley tunnel for 17 days to conduct round-the-clock maintenance.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when financial resources for so many have been stretched to the limit, t...
07/09/2021
'Don't react…plan': Financial expert on how to overcome pandemic hardship, rising prices

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when financial resources for so many have been stretched to the limit, the rise in prices on everything we need is remarkable. But there are ways to counteract it.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, when financial resources for so many have been stretched, the rise in prices on everything we need is remarkable. A Philadelphia-area expert reveals how you can battle against the current economic forces.

"The disease just isn’t really spreading that much."
07/09/2021
Nearly 6 in 10 Philly adults fully vaccinated from COVID-19

"The disease just isn’t really spreading that much."

Nearly 59% of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to figures reported by the city’s Health Department. Officials say the high vaccination rate is keeping new cases low, despite the local presence of the Delta variant.

After 16 months, the Chester County Health Department is ending its agreement to also cover Delaware County's COVID-19 h...
07/09/2021
Chester County ends serving Delco residents' COVID-19 needs after 16 months

After 16 months, the Chester County Health Department is ending its agreement to also cover Delaware County's COVID-19 health needs.

The end of a two-county health partnership is another sign reflecting how the COVID-19 crisis is easing up. The Chester County Health Department is ending its agreement to also cover Delaware County’s COVID-19 health needs.

Will the Sixers keep Ben Simmons for next season, or will the team trade him after a disappointing performance in the se...
07/09/2021
Why Danny Green believes Sixers fans should ‘stick by’ Ben Simmons

Will the Sixers keep Ben Simmons for next season, or will the team trade him after a disappointing performance in the second round of the playoffs?

Will the Sixers keep Ben Simmons for next season, or will they trade him after a disappointing performance in the playoffs? While we all wait patiently on Simmons Watch, Danny Green hopes frustrated fans will support his teammate.

Atlantic City officials are urging residents and visitors to take Tropical Storm Elsa very seriously, as strong winds, h...
07/09/2021
'Please be very cautious': Atlantic City fire chief on how hard Elsa could strike

Atlantic City officials are urging residents and visitors to take Tropical Storm Elsa very seriously, as strong winds, heavy rain and rip currents join a list of many other concerns.

Atlantic City officials are urging residents and visitors to take Tropical Storm Elsa very seriously, as strong winds, heavy rain and rip currents are among the concerns, along with flooding, power outages and dangerous swimming conditions.

New Jersey has reported four deaths from COVID-19. It was the 11th consecutive day of single-digit death counts, includi...
07/09/2021
NJ has counted COVID-19 deaths in single digits for 11 consecutive days

New Jersey has reported four deaths from COVID-19. It was the 11th consecutive day of single-digit death counts, including one day with zero deaths reported.

New Jersey reported four deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday. It was the 11th consecutive day of single-digit death counts, including one day with zero deaths reported.

Parents don’t have much longer to decide if they want to opt their kids in for repeating a grade. They have to notify sc...
07/08/2021
Deadline approaches for parents to opt students into repeating grade

Parents don’t have much longer to decide if they want to opt their kids in for repeating a grade. They have to notify school districts by July 15.

A new state law allows Pennsylvania students to repeat a grade and make up for learning disrupted this year by the pandemic, but parents don’t have much longer to decide if they want to opt their kids in.

"We want folks to take those warnings very seriously." - Governor Phil Murphy live on KYW Newsradio about the potential ...
07/08/2021
'Stay in and let this thing pass': Gov. Murphy on NJ preparations for Tropical Storm Elsa

"We want folks to take those warnings very seriously." - Governor Phil Murphy live on KYW Newsradio about the potential effects of Tropical Storm Elsa on the Jersey Shore. https://bit.ly/3hOSdmG

“We want folks to take those warnings very seriously.” With Tropical Storm Elsa approaching our region, officials like New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy are using warnings, like those words he said live on KYW Newsradio, to urge the public to prepare now.

First heard on KYW Newsradio: Investigators say they have now tied the man accused in several murders both in Philadelph...
07/08/2021
Suspect accused of Philadelphia, Delaware murders now tied to North Philly double homicide

First heard on KYW Newsradio: Investigators say they have now tied the man accused in several murders both in Philadelphia and Delaware to a double homicide in North Philadelphia, where two shop owners were found shot in the head.

Investigators say they have now tied Keith Gibson, the man accused in several murders both in Philadelphia and Delaware, to a double homicide in North Philadelphia, where two shop owners were found shot in the head.

"I knew they were on the ninth floor of the part that collapsed. I knew this wasn’t going to be a happy ending, and I fe...
07/08/2021
Loving couple who loved their hometown: Son mourns Surfside victims from Philly

"I knew they were on the ninth floor of the part that collapsed. I knew this wasn’t going to be a happy ending, and I feel so much for families who are still waiting," said Jonathan Epstein, the couple's son.

“Warm, kind people, funny people. We were always laughing.” That is how the son of Bonnie and David Epstein from Philadelphia, who died in the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse, is remembering them.

Prosecutors argue the dispute escalated after a man was told to pull up his mask, but defense attorneys say the teenage ...
07/08/2021
Prosecutors, defense clash over which grouch started Sesame Place mask dispute

Prosecutors argue the dispute escalated after a man was told to pull up his mask, but defense attorneys say the teenage employee started it.

A New York couple is on trial in Bucks County on charges they assaulted a teenage employee at Sesame Place last summer. Prosecutors argue it escalated after the man was told to pull up his mask, but defense attorneys say the employee started it.

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