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Montgomery County will debut new voting machines in next week’s primary

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When voters in Montgomery County head to the polls for next Tuesday’s primary election, they’ll cast their ballots on a new voting system.  As in previous elections, when voters walk into a polling place they will sign the log book. But this year, rather than stepping behind a curtain and pushing […]

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Upper Darby police say man was drunk when he ran over 6-year-old girl; now faces homicide charges

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Frankford man has surrendered to police in Delaware County and now prepares to face a preliminary hearing next week on charges that he was drunk behind the wheel when he ran over and killed a little girl. This might have been just a terrible accident — were it […]

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Comedian Tim Conway, Star Of ‘Carol Burnett Show,’ Dies At 85

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. Conway was 85. He had been battling a longtime illness prior to his death, Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, told CNN. He was not suffering from […]

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Bar-Hopping Driver Charged In Death Of 6-Year-Old Girl After Backing Over Her, Upper Darby Police Say

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Upper Darby have charged the driver involved in an accident that killed a 6-year-old girl. Jennifer Portillo was struck and killed in March. Fifty-three-year-old Darin Forrest, of Philadelphia, surrendered Tuesday morning to police. He is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. (credit: CBS3) Police […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Announces Promotions, New Rankings For Upcoming Season

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Ballet announced on Tuesday, 20 promotions and other updates to the 2019-2020 season roster. Among the promotions, soloist Zecheng Liang is now one of the highest ranked members in the company after he was named the principal dancer. Since joining the company, Liang has danced in principal roles in Angel […]

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Box Truck Crashes Into Amtrak Bridge Causing Travel Headache In Wayne

WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) — A box truck accident caused major headaches for drivers in Delaware County Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 8 a.m. at Chamounix Road and West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. According to officials, the truck hit an Amtrak Main Line bridge which backed up traffic in both directions during the morning commute. […]

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Tensions rise during trial of young man accused of killing 2 teens

UPDATED: 6:32 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a tense day in court Tuesday, as the murder trial against a young Philadelphia man — who is accused of killing two 16-year-olds in South Philly a year-a-half ago — is underway. Through a symphony of sobbing and sniffling in the gallery, Assistant District Attorney Dave […]

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Gas Leak Forces Homes To Be Evacuated In Winslow Township

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Some homes in Winslow Township have been evacuated due to a gas leak. The gas leak happened in the area of South Egg Harbor Road and Fleming Pike around 11:15 a.m. Authorities say contractors struck a six-inch gas main, causing nearby homes to evacuate. Camden County has brought in their […]

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Disney Takes Full Control Of Hulu

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu, extending the reach of its streaming abilities. Disney said Tuesday that it’s taking operational control of the streaming service immediately. NBCUniversal owns 33% of Hulu right now. According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, sell the remaining stake to Disney […]

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Philly Soda Tax Study Sees Sales Dip, Health Impact Unclear

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains an open question. The research found that a Philadelphia tax imposed in 2017 led to higher prices and a 38 percent decline in soda sales that year. That’s taking into account an increase in sales […]