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(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Steam Builds For an Overhead Rail Bed Park Through Central Philadelphia

Taking a page out of New York City’s “High Line,” the Rail Park would run along the former Reading Railroad viaduct and the city branch of the old Reading lines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Hear From Casino Execs About How to Protect the Gambling Industry Here

A Pennsylvania House committee charged with overseeing casino gambling within the commonwealth held a pair of hearings in our region, looking into ways to keep the industry more competitive.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler, calling for the  end of additional exemptions to the Philadelphia smoking ban.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia’s Indoor Smoking Law

The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 07:  The Wet Seal logo is displayed on the exterior of a closed store on January 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Wet Seal, a teen clothing retailer, announced that it has closed 338 of its retail stores and will lay off nearly 3,700 employees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Firm Wins Auction Bid For Troubled Retailer Wet Seal

Versa Capital Management said that it is the winning bidder in the auction of troubled teen clothing retailer Wet Seal, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two months ago.

03/17/2015

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Aramark Worker Dismissed After Rodent-nibbled Cake Reportedly Served To Inmates In Michigan Prison

Gautz says the incident was among violations for which Philadelphia-based Aramark ended up paying a $200,000 penalty.

03/17/2015

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Experts: Gas Prices Will Continue To Drop

The national average for a gallon of regular is $2.42 right now — $1.12 less than this time last year.

03/17/2015

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Pa. Liquor Control Board Says No Way To Powdered Alcohol Sales in Commonwealth

The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. Neighborhoods

Two charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city’s most underserved communities, creating what could become a national “test kitchen” of sorts on urban renewal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(Teachers and school administrators take part in a team exercise, trying to build the tallest possible structure using only aluminum foil, during a presentation by Discovery Education.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Educators Get Marketing Pitch and More From an Electronic Learning Firm

Some Montgomery County, Pa. educators got a taste of what their classrooms might look like in the future.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Free Cones

Guests can also donate to the Children’s Miracle Network at any location.

03/16/2015

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Hearings Postponed In Revel Casino Sale Case

Hearings on the tumultuous Revel casino sale have been postponed.

03/15/2015

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Local Non-Profit Hosts Third Annual “Smart And Sexy Day” For Women

A non-profit known for helping women make a first impression on job interviews is hosting a day to remind women that they’re smart and sexy too.

03/14/2015

Interior designer Philippe Starck.  (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Developer Hires World-Renowned Interior Designer At His 47-Story Luxury Hotel Condo In Philadelphia

The developer of a new $200-million upscale hotel and high-rise condo at Broad and Spruce Streets is now bringing in a world-recognized designer to figure out what the interior will look like.

03/14/2015

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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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