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Slot Machine Revenue In Pa. Moves Up Slightly

After several down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rebounded in the last fiscal year.

07/04/2015

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Pols: NJ Casino Expansion Vote Likely Not Happening In Fall

New Jersey lawmakers say there is almost no chance a statewide vote on whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City will be held this fall.

07/03/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  General view of the atmosphere as Victoria's Secret Angel celebrates World's Best Sports Bras at the Victoria's Secret Beverly Center store on October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit:  John Sciulli/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

140 Pairs Of Underwear Stolen From Northeastern Pa. Store In 4 Heists

Police say the manager of the Victoria’s Secret store reported the Thursday afternoon theft but couldn’t provide a description of the suspect or surveillance video.

07/03/2015

(Pam Norton, of Pound Cake Heaven, arranges products at her food stand during the Liberty Block Party, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Pre-4th Street Fair in Old City Brings Food and Music to Independence Mall

The holiday celebrations are underway in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where the “Liberty Block Party” runs until 8:30pm tonight.

07/03/2015

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Local Tech Company Raises More Than $1M For Its Real-Time Location Sharing App

MeetBall is a real-time, location sharing, navigation app. The Doylestown-based company has just finished raising $1.5 million in funding.

07/03/2015

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Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

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Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor Sales

Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?

07/02/2015

(Wheelchair users and others get their first look at new Philadelphia taxicabs designed to serve their needs.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

New Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Begin Rolling Onto Philadelphia’s Streets

A Dodge Journey van was the first wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV) to hit the road since 50 new WAV taxi medallions were sold by the PPA.

07/02/2015

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U.S. Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.

07/02/2015

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Area Patient-Assistance Group Says Need For Housing During Pope Visit is Huge

Hosts for Hospitals, based in Gladwyne, maintains a network of families who offer their homes as a place for patients and family members who come from out of town for specialized care at hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

07/02/2015

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Owners Of Manco & Manco Pizza Admit Evading Taxes

The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain have admitted evading taxes and lying to the IRS.

07/02/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

PPL Park, Home Stadium for Philadelphia Union, Getting a Name Change

Come this fall, the Philadlephia Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore.

07/02/2015

(The former Truebright Charter School, on East Roosevelt Boulevard, in file photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight Closure

A troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.

07/02/2015

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Philadelphia Legalizes, Taxes Airbnb-type Rentals

A law allowing short-term home and room rentals in the city went into effect on Wednesday. They’ll be taxed at the 8½-percent hotel rate.

07/02/2015

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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