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Seth Williams (FILE PHOTO credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Challenges Gov. Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

The lawsuit comes five days after Wolf said he would issue reprieves at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the issue since 2011.

02/18/2015

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.  File image)

Obamacare Open Enrollments Up By 3.2 Million This Year

Kevin Counihan, CEO of the federal health insurance marketplace, says it was a “blowout” weekend for enrollment, which he says helped push signups ten percent higher than projected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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Montco Coroner Reminds Public To Check on Elderly Neighbors During Cold Wave

He says elderly residents suffering from dementia walked away from their homes in Upper Dublin and Lower Merion, and were found dead. A third person, from West Philadelphia, was taken to Lankenau Hospital suffering from hypothermia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote Tonight

The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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$500K Job Training Program Launches In Camden

The new $500,000 initiative has multiple parts geared towards people looking to work in a variety of trades.

02/18/2015

(A worker vacuums water from the carpeting of City Council chambers after the desks of councilmembers were relocated nearby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Forced Out After Burst Water Pipe Drenches Chambers

Security guards noticed water in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall, which maintenance workers traced to a burst pipe on the ninth floor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Strongarming Donors For His Gubernatorial Campaign

Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to extort donations during his unsuccessful Democratic primary campaign for governor last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a hearing before Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee February 10, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Exploring the Public Health Successes and Challenges.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ed Rendell: ‘Elizabeth Warren Won’t Run Because Her Campaign Is Too Similar To Obama’s’

Ed Rendell talked with WPHT morning host Chris Stigall about his former city hosting the Democratic National Convention summer and the conversation quickly turned to the candidates that would be headlining the event.

02/17/2015

(Anton Moore, being interviewed at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Anton Moore

When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

JANUARY 30: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the American Action Forum January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week Walker announced the formation of 'Our American Revival', a new committee designed to explore the option of a presidential bid in 2016. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

La Salle Professor On Scott Walker: ‘No Degree Does Not Make Him Unaccomplished Or Unable To Lead’

WPHT midday host, Dom Giordano spoke with Ed Turzanski, the John Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Political Science Professor at La Salle University about the Wisconsin governor’s lack of a degree.

02/16/2015

(Manny Morales, left, with well-wishers at Philadelphia Democratic Party headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Democrats Endorse Manny Morales Over Incumbent Councilwoman in 7th District

Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party’s endorsed choices.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg Lobbyist

In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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PennDOT Says Hundreds Of Trucks Are Standing By To Plow Next Round Of Snow

Even though President’s Day is a state holiday, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation managers were on the job, planning their ground strategy to handle the approaching snowstorm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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