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(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

City Council Approves New Rules For Billboards in City of Philadelphia

The end result could be fewer billboards overall, but more of them would be digital electronic displays.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

US Marshals Service director Stasia Hylton, center, listens as Camden County police chief Scott Thomson speaks with reporters.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Scores Arrested in Camden As Part of Nationwide Sweep of Fugitives

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson said the arrests will help cut overall crime.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

US Sen. Robert Menendez, on March 26, 2015.  (credit: Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows Sen. Menendez’s Voter Support Eroding, Even Among Democrats

According to the poll, 52 percent of registered New Jersey voters think Menendez should leave office, versus 39 percent who think not.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Zeoli: Christie’s Crack Down On States Rights

If as President of the United States you would use the federal government to crush state power, you are not a conservative.

04/16/2015

(Rocks are placed temporarily around the collapsed roadway where a sinkhole undermined the Plymouth Road Bridge.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

PennDOT Presses For Replacement of Plymouth Rd. Bridge By August 31st

Government officials expect the bridge, closed since a sinkhole opened last month, to be reopened by the end of the summer and say the contractor will be fined $20,000 a day if it isn’t.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick at podium. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Congressman Fitzpatrick Calls For ‘Cleaning House’ Of Certain Positions At VA Office In Philadelphia

In wake of a report from the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs that detailed corruption and abuse, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick called for new leadership at the office in Philadelphia.

04/15/2015

(Demonstrators gather outside a McDonald's restaurant, at Broad and Arch, to demand a higher minimum wage for all workers.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

In Philadelphia and Elsewhere, Demonstrations For a Higher Minimum Wage

It was part of a nationwide mobilization of low-wage workers who want to see the national minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Mayor Nutter and Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson chat as they walk through Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

US Homeland Security Chief Visits Philadelphia, Says He’ll Be Back Before 2016 DNC Convention

Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year’s Democratic National Convention.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Pa. House GOP Leaders Wary of Extending Barroom Serving Hours in Certain Areas

The idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

PATCO shows off the first of its new refurbished rail cars. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Patco Says Rebuilt Rail Cars Should Begin Going Into Regular Service Next Month

John Hanson, CEO of Patco’s parent, the Delaware River Port Authority, says the persistent software issues have been addressed at last.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Philadelphia V.A. Office Draws Withering Fire in Wake of Mismanagement Findings

The VA inspector-general found more than 31,000 claims and questions from veterans collecting dust for an average of nearly a year, and the personal information of veterans and VA staff left in a kitchen area for anyone to see.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Corporate Leaders Hoping To Help Spur Bright Future For Camden, N.J.

Executives and businesspeople gathered today in a conference room at Campbell’s Soup Co. to talk about the steps necessary for revitalizing Camden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Eye More Penalties For Faking Military Records

Pennsylvania state senators are advancing a bill to expand penalties for people who falsely represent their military record for their personal benefit.

04/15/2015

(Police oommissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a budget hearing before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

In Current Climate, Fewer Minorities Want Careers as Cops, Phila. Police Commissioner Says

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015