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A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mayor Nutter Comes Out In Support Of Proposed Comcast Merger With Time Warner

In a separate statement, Nutter praised Comcast as a great corporate citizen, and said the merger would lead to improved services in existing Comcast markets.

08/21/2014

(Volunteers plant greenery at Dunbar Elementary School, near 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Volunteers Pitch In To Spruce Up a North Philadelphia Elementary School

This is the third year that “People Helping People” has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.

08/21/2014

(A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  Credit: CBS-3)

Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Racketeering Case

Although all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401’s business agents.

08/21/2014

(Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, in white shirt, listens to concerns of a union member at a table he set up outside school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher Issues

With the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.

08/21/2014

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Social Media Today: Twitter Policy Changes, Vine Update, #SelfieABC

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

08/21/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.

08/21/2014

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Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17B Settlement

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis

08/21/2014

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Are We Becoming A Cashless Society?

Folks tell KYW Newsradio when it comes to their purchases, they’re using less green and more plastic.

08/21/2014

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Nutter Administration Throws In Towel On Effort To Slap Tax On Lap Dances

One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.

08/21/2014

Varnana ("V") Beuria, owner of Chhaya Cafe, at their new space just before its opening.   Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Opening, Relocating, Opening Soon, Opening

Lots of new dining spots are coming to the Philadelphia area.

08/21/2014

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Atlantic City Community Hopes For City’s Rebirth As Prayer Vigil For Workers Gets Underway

“We want to make it clear this is a prayer service and not a funeral for the city,” said President of Unite Local 54, Bob McDevitt.

08/20/2014

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale Fracking

Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.

08/20/2014

(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

(A gas station in Atco, NJ advertises unleaded regular for $3.039 per gallon.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fuel Prices Could Be Headed Below $3.00 Per Gallon In Parts of South Jersey

There at least four gas stations in Berlin and Atco charging $3.039 for a gallon of gas. That’s welcome relief for motorists.

08/20/2014

(The DRPA board meets in Philadelphia.  Photo by David Madden)

DRPA Postpones Formation of Committee To Handle Its Legal Work

While the timing of this action coincides with an ongoing grand jury probe into past economic development projects at the DRPA, leaders insist it’s just an organizational move.

08/20/2014

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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