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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools

Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.

03/04/2015

(Jim Curtin, in 2014 file photo by Greg Orlandini/KYW)

Philly Soccer Show: Strike Concerns Cloud The Start To MLS Season

Will MLS season start on time? And if it does, will the Philadelphia Union be ready? These are the questions we try to answer on the KYW Philly Soccer Show.

03/04/2015

File photo, Pennsylvania Powerball ticket. (Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

KYW Flashback: The First Legal Lottery Tickets Are Sold In The Keystone State

It was 43 years ago this week that KYW reporters were broadcasting interviews with bright eyed hopefuls ready to plunk down a few bucks for the first legal lottery tickets being sold in the Keystone State.

03/04/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Unions Plan To Take Christie Administration To Court For The 3rd Time Over State Pension Funding

“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, President of the New Jersey Education Association.

03/04/2015

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Tax Subsidies Suit Wednesday

The plaintiffs say that means residents of states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania — which did not establish their own exchanges — are not entitled to credits.

03/04/2015

community cancellations

Community Cancellations: Wednesday, March 4th

CBS Philly has received the following community cancellations for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

03/04/2015

Chip Kelly (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kelly Declines Comment On Reported McCoy Trade

Chip Kelly was the keynote speaker at the JCC Awards in Cherry Hill Tuesday night.

03/03/2015

Penndot truck gets loaded with rock salt in file photo. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

PennDOT Crews Prepare For Latest Round Of Winter Weather

This winter marks the fourth time in six years PennDOT has spread more than 100,000 tons of salt on area roads.

03/03/2015

(Photo provided by Chester County DA)

New Accusations Surface Against Chester County Priest Charged With Explicit Exchanges With Minors

But the prosecutor in the case acknowledges that these new accusations are now outside the statute of limitations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

community cancellations

Community Cancellations: Tuesday, March 3rd

CBS Philly has received the following community cancellations for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Arrest of Suspect in Son’s Philadelphia Murder Brings Measure of Solace to Parents

The victim’s family says they applied community pressure that forced the gunman to turn himself in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Some of the "Refunds for Research" grant recipients listen as  Pat Halpin-Murphy describes the program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Cancer Groups Celebrate Pa. Program That Helps Taxpayers Donate To Research Programs

Today, a ceremony was held at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, where two breast cancer research programs are benefitting this year from the refund checkoff program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Says One Aspect of “21st-Century Policing” Report is All Wet

The report, commissioned by Pres. Obama, calls for external, independent investigations and outside prosecutors when police use deadly force.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Unions Suing Christie Administration To Force Required Pension Fund Payment

“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time, with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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