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Trial Ordered For Portuguese Man Accused of Liberty Bell Bomb Threat

Carlos Balsas, 41, was ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from his January 26th comment.

03/08/2013

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Man Identified, Charged In Liberty Bell Bomb Scare

Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against a Tempe, Arizona man, who is accused of telling security officers he had explosives while visiting the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall Saturday morning.

01/27/2013

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Liberty Bell

Philadelphia police say a man in custody after allegedly threatening to blow up the Liberty Bell Saturday morning.

01/26/2013

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Many Travel To See Annual Tapping Of The Liberty Bell

Independence Day in Philadelphia wouldn’t be complete without the annual tapping of the Liberty Bell.
The Independence Day bell tapping honors the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the 56 signers.

07/04/2012

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Celebrating America’s Birthday In Philadelphia

Each year, Philadelphia strives to create a bigger and better party to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.

07/04/2012

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National ‘Occupy’ Gathering Set For Fourth Of July In Philly

Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

06/29/2012

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$10K Reward Offered In Theft Of 8,000 Carat Ruby From Delaware Jeweler

A new reward has been offered in the theft of an 8,000 carat ruby from a jewelry store in Delaware last year.

06/20/2012

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Historic Liberty Bell Gets Its Partial Coating of Protective Wax Renewed

The Liberty Bell has received a little “TLC,” with a process that helps to ensure the national treasure will remain safe for generations to come.

06/07/2012

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Liberty Bell Is Rung, Softly, To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

This year’s honorees are two daughters of Malcom X and Betty Shabazz.

01/16/2012

Cantor Lori Sumberg leading the Women's Cantors Network inside the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Cantor Composes Piece Honoring Liberty Bell, Performed At Jewish Museum

Female cantors from around the country gathered in the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, to pay homage to the Liberty Bell, just a few feet away across Independence Mall. They played a piece for the first time, written by a soloist and composer among them.

06/15/2011

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2011

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Judge’s Complaints Prompt City Council To Move ‘Ride The Ducks’ Loading Zone

“Ride the Ducks” are back in business in Philadelphia this summer, but they’re loading passengers at a different location because of complaints from a federal judge. Council members signed off on the move Thursday.

06/03/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.1.11

Chris reviews Sarah Palin’s tour stop at the Liberty Bell, inspects the discrimination lawsuit filed by former waitresses at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and talks to Phillies Play-By-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about the series against the Nationals and Cliff Lee’s recent struggles.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/01/2011

(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.

04/08/2011

Photo Credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich

Threatened Government Shutdown Would Close Liberty Bell, Independence Hall

If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.

04/07/2011

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