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(Carlos Balsas.  Phila. PD photo)

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

file photo of Delaware Water Gap National Park (credit: H. Mark Weidman/Getty Images)

Utility Companies Get Approval To Put Power Lines Through National Parks

The National Park Service has given two utilities permission to put power lines through scenic recreation areas popular with Philadelphia area residents, including the Delaware Water Gap.

10/04/2012

(Members of Occupy Philadelphia have created a mini-encampment on Independence Mall.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Independence Mall ‘Occupier’ Fined $125 For Sleeping On The Job

Occupy Philadelphia obtained a demonstration permit, which prohibits sleeping at the site.

11/16/2011

(The City Tavern, at 138 South Second Street, corner of Walnut.  File photo)

City Tavern’s Celebrity Chef Says He’s Eager To Negotiate With Park Service

Chef Walter Staib says the National Park Service’s request for proposals “made absolutely no sense.”

09/27/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

No Proposals For City Tavern

Over the summer the National Park Service announced they were accepting proposals from other proprietors for the space currently occupied by City Tavern. The September 23rd deadline passed and there were no proposals.

09/27/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

National Park Service Puts City Tavern Lease Up For Bids

The landmark City Tavern Concession contract will be expiring soon and as KYW’s Michelle Durham reports, the property is owned by the National Park Service and officials there have opened the bidding process on a 10 year lease on the property.

07/11/2011

(A Marcellus shale drilling site.  File photo)

Some Pa. Natural Gas Drilling May Be Violating Federal Law, Sierra Club Warns

Since 1965, Pennsylvania has received more than $160 million from the federal government to acquire land that, according to the funding, must be used for public purposes in perpetuity.

07/07/2011

Declaration Of Indie AP DL

Doylestown Man Believes He Has Rare Copy Of Declaration

A suburban Philadelphia collector believes he has a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence made through a 19th Century printing process that damaged the original.

07/03/2011

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

Deer

Cull Program Kills 600 Deer At Valley Forge Park

Officials say sharpshooters have killed 600 deer at Valley Forge National Historical Park, or nearly half of the park’s estimated deer population.


03/28/2011

Special Celebration in Phila. for National Parks Anniversary

Wednesday is Founders Day, the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and there’ll be a special program held several times during the day to celebrate in Independence National Historical Park.

08/25/2010

National Park Service Looking to Renew Ranger Ranks

The National Park Service has launched a new program to get young people interested in the profession of park ranger.

08/04/2010

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