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Jim Melwert

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

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Pedestrian In Stable Condition After Hit-Run On Roosevelt Boulevard

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the boulevard near F Street.

07/31/2014

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Justice Department Sues PA State Police Over Fitness Tests

The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.

07/30/2014

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Nation’s Veterans

A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

07/28/2014

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NJ Supreme Court To Decide If Leaving Child In Car Is Bad Parenting Or Criminal

Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.

07/24/2014

Fire fighters at the Sheraton Hotel. (Credit: CBS)

Smoke In Basement Causes Center City Hotel Evacuation

About 1,000 people were evacuated from 757 rooms in the 26-story Center City hotel as a precautionary measure.

07/23/2014

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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boater In Longport

The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a boater who went missing late Sunday night in Longport, Atlantic County.

07/21/2014

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SEPTA Passes Out Safety Pamphlets To Commuters, Again

SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.

07/17/2014

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Team Philly Wins Back-To-Back Basketball Titles At Transplant Games

Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.

07/15/2014

(Adrian Nitkowski prepares to serve for the Team Philly volleyball team at the Transplant Games in Houston.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Transplant Games: Love Bloomed When They Met As Fellow Recipients

Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.

07/15/2014

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9-Year-Old Double Amputee, Kidney Recipient Competes With Team Philly At Transplant Games

Track and field took center stage at the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas.

07/14/2014

Team Philly gold medal relay team. From left: Derek Fitzgerald, KYW's Jim Melwert, Kyle Atrus, and Bert Fox (Photo Provided by Jim Melwert)

Big Day In Medal Count For Team Philly At Transplant Games

As the Transplant Games continue in Houston, it was big day for Team Philly Sunday.

07/14/2014

Team Philly co-captain Kyle Atras (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Emotions Running High For Team Philly During Day 2 Of Transplant Games

The Transplant Games of America continued in Houston Sunday with several events.

07/13/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Hundreds From Philadelphia Take Part In Transplant Games In Houston

Several hundred members of Team Philadelphia are competing in the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas today through Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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Folks Get Early Start On Holiday Travel

Thursday morning, the early bird got the worm — or at least a much easier drive.

07/03/2014

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