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New Philadelphia rules mean fans at sporting events and concerts

KYW 24 Hour News

01:14 min | 3 hrs ago

New Philadelphia rules mean fans at sporting events and concerts

"Saying that they're gonna line the city's covert 19 restrictions with that of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. And that means that arenas and stadiums such as the Wells Fargo Center can once again welcome. A limited number of fans came out of you. City Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb has the story. Philadelphia has had tighter restrictions than most places in the country. Even then, in the rest of the state. It was only Friday that officials loosen those limits to match the state. But Health commissioner Tom Farley says the city is already prepared to loosen them further to stay in step with the state 15% capacity indoors and 20% capacity outdoors. This effects of very large venues, in particular the sports stadiums, So we're working now, with the stadium's on the details of their safety plans. This comes as new cases and fatalities continued to decline and vaccines accelerate. So far more than 200,000 Philadelphians have received the first dose of the VAC. Scene and 100,000 both doses. The city expects to set a record of 50,000 vaccinations this week and later in the week. It will get 13,000 doses of the one shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which it's targeting toward hard to reach people. Still, doctor Farley urges continued precautions, including mask wearing and social distancing. We have not vaccinated enough people yet for the entire community to be protected against this epidemic, Pat Lo Lo Que Que Que y y y y w w w w w news news news news radio. radio. radio. We'll We'll We'll have have more more

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Philadelphia Pre-K to 2nd grade students to return to hybrid learning in 53 schools

KYW 24 Hour News

00:58 sec | 13 hrs ago

Philadelphia Pre-K to 2nd grade students to return to hybrid learning in 53 schools

"Some Philadelphia public school students back in the classroom. On Monday For the first time in nearly a year, the city the school district and the teachers union came to terms to open schools in groups. Mike DiNardo tells us this came about after a month of mediation. The deal has 53 schools opening first, with more expected to be announced in successive weeks. The teachers union believed that the school district's back to school plan was not safe enough to protect teachers from Cove it especially when it came to ventilation. Now the mediator work with both sides, and the deal has the union's environmental specialist evaluating and clearing schools as safe for occupancy. The district caught heat on social media for installing window fans to improve circulation Superintendent William Heights says those fans will go and the district will use air purifiers instead. Teachers would report tomorrow to begin prepping their classrooms for the first group of about 2600 pre K through second graders well made all this news

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Philadelphia prepares for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

KYW 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 21 hrs ago

Philadelphia prepares for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

"Were coming. The Pennsylvania's covert 19 restrictions and cable W. Suburban bureau chief Jim Millward report they come. His discussions about vaccinating teachers appear to be heating up Governor Wolf's lifting Pennsylvania's travel restriction, which had said anyone 11 or older who comes to Pennsylvania from another state has to quarantine for 14 days or showing negative covert 19 test. Wolf is also Relaxing occupancy limits were both indoor and outdoor venues, 15% of maximum capacity for indoor 20% now for outdoor and he's lifting the cap, which had limited the total, regardless of venue sized the 500 indoor and 2500 outdoor. There are also discussions in Pennsylvania to move teachers into the current eligibility group and to use the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, according to an email from a state lawmaker on the legislative task force. Details are expected to be announced in the coming days. Emails. Those Pennsylvania's expecting 94,000 Johnson and Johnson doses, Pema and the National Guard would team up with intermediate units to set up clinics in immediate units or public agencies across the state that work with school district's. The head of Montgomery County says they've heard about the discussions but are waiting for more information before they move forward. The governor's office declined to address teachers, saying only they expect to update plans for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week. At the

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New Jersey’s Cannabis Commission Violates The Law, Says NJ NAACP

WNYC Programming

00:49 sec | 22 hrs ago

New Jersey’s Cannabis Commission Violates The Law, Says NJ NAACP

"Of the state's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission violates the law that created the commission. W. N. Y C has obtained an open records request letter from the Civil Rights Organizations lawyer demanding the state revealed the backgrounds of the five appointed commission members, the letter states. The commission has no member from a Social or Equality organization. As the law mandates the New Jersey and double the president says the commission should take somebody off the commission or add two seats. Commission has also come under criticism because it has no black men who have historically been the most disproportionally arrested and convicted of marijuana offenses in the state. A spokesperson for the governor declined a request for comment. Cannabis Regulatory Commission will determine who can legally grow and sell marijuana in New Jersey. Andrew Cuomo's political opponents are

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Irv Cross, Former Philadelphia Eagles Player, Pioneer Black NFL Analyst, Dies at 81

KYW 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Irv Cross, Former Philadelphia Eagles Player, Pioneer Black NFL Analyst, Dies at 81

"Broadcaster Irv Cross died yesterday at the age of 81 across You played six of his nine NFL seasons with the Eagles is best remembered as the first black sports analyst on American television. When he hosted the NFL today with Brent Mussburger and Phyllis George, from 1975 to 1989 in 2009, the pro Football Hall of Fame gave her across the Pete Rozelle Radio Television award. The annual award that recognizes the longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in Pro Football Cross was the first black man to receive that award. Ray didn't hear from sports radio 94 Wi PE talked about

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Philadelphia restaurants celebrate changes to outdoor dining restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:08 min | 1 d ago

Philadelphia restaurants celebrate changes to outdoor dining restrictions

"Up up some of of its coded coded 19 19 restrictions. restrictions. Today, Today, K Y W is Tim he he menace spoke spoke to to a a leader of of the business community in Chestnut Hill about the changes and the impact on shops and restaurants. Some of the boutiques here along Germantown Avenue had to have customers waiting outside, sometimes in the cold. Because only a limited number of people who were allowed in at once. Now, though, there will be less of that, since the city double the retail capacity from 10 to 20 people per 1000 square feet. Also, restaurants could have six people at a table for outdoor dining instead of four. Philip Dawson, executive director of the chest until business District says these changes send a signal that we're headed in the right direction and the fact that these restrictions are easing up really communicate that to the businesses and the public and is very encouraging. Hope is more people come out, still massed up. Course, because every little bit helps these small businesses, many of them have been able to modify their operations to survive to stay profitable on to keep costs under control. But just because they're surviving doesn't mean they're thriving. Looking forward. Dawson is looking for clarity on special event restrictions and how those may change for spring and summer in Chestnut

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Philadelphia business leader optimistic about easing of Covid restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 1 d ago

Philadelphia business leader optimistic about easing of Covid restrictions

"City Loosen up some of its coronavirus restrictions today and killed a piece to the menace spoke to the leader of the business community in Chestnut Hill about the changes and the end. Packed on shops and restaurants. Some of the boutiques here along Germantown Avenue had to have customers waiting outside, sometimes in the cold, because only a limited number of people who were allowed in at once. Now, though, there will be less of that, since the city double the retail capacity from 10 to 20 people per 1000 square feet. Also, restaurants can have six people at a table for outdoor dining instead of four. Philip Dawson, executive director of the chest until business District says these changes send a signal that we're headed in the right direction. And the fact that these restricts Those are easing up really communicate that to the businesses and the public and is very encouraging. Hope is more people come out, still massed up, of course, because every little bit helps these small businesses, many of them have been able to modify their operations to survive to stay profitable on to keep costs under control. But just because they're surviving doesn't mean they're thriving. Looking forward. Dawson is looking for clarity on special event restrictions and how those They changed for spring and

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Irv Cross, Former Philadelphia Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81

KYW 24 Hour News

01:19 min | 1 d ago

Irv Cross, Former Philadelphia Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81

"Former Eagles cornerback in trailblazing CBS Sports broadcaster Irv Cross has died. He was 81 years old Dave, you ram is here to take a look back at cross his life, David In Earth crosses being remembered as the first black host, anchor and analyst on network sports Television. He joined CBS Sports in the seventies spent over 20 years there much of it on the NFL today. He also did CBS sports brakes on in a battle of the past two. National champions Number nine. Georgetown lost to Bill Nava when Harold Jensen did a jumper with four seconds left in double overtime. I'll have more after this. Cross was 1/7 round draft pick of the Eagles in 1961 out of northwestern. He played six seasons with them. Three with the Rams made two Pro Bowls cross got into sports broadcasting is an offseason job. He did work it w I B G radio in Philadelphia as well as K Y W. T V and 2018. He told the Enquirer that he had mild cognitive dementia, according to the Enquirer and the athletic Cross, one of his brain tested for CTE after his death. While we don't know the cause of death, the eagle shared that in lieu of flowers in donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation or the concussion. Legacy Foundation. Dave UM, remembering Irv

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Philadelphia to relax restrictions on events and gatherings today

KYW 24 Hour News

01:20 min | 1 d ago

Philadelphia to relax restrictions on events and gatherings today

"Numbers continue to head in the right direction. Some restrictions are easing up. In Philadelphia. And all right now we go to K. Whatever used him Jimenez, who is live in Chestnut Hill this morning with more on this morning to him. Good morning. Carol. Yet for stores capacity is doubling up today from 10 to 20 people for 1000 Square feet. The same goes for religious services. Restaurants can also have up to six people at a table for outdoor dining. It was four and now they could be from different households. So shops and restaurants may get a little bit of a boost here in Chestnut Hill and other parts of the city. I think it's extremely exciting to see that the city is at least looking at you know where we stand from a case standpoint. On determining what the restrictions to be based off of that, But I also still think that it's not enough as Jabari Jones, president of the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative. Talking to NBC 10, he says his concern is some city neighborhoods won't benefit as much from these particular restrictions being eased places without much of an outdoor dieting presence, for example. Now, some of the other changes today senior centers they can reopen for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Anyone inside the has to wear a K a 95 or double up their masks and indoor theaters. Cancer food Again Carol and outdoor catered events like weddings can have up to 100 people now. All

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Philadelphia coronavirus restrictions eased, with guidance on sporting events, restaurants, theaters and more

KYW 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | 1 d ago

Philadelphia coronavirus restrictions eased, with guidance on sporting events, restaurants, theaters and more

4 people injured in road rage shooting in strip center parking lot in NW Houston

Texas Home Improvement

00:19 sec | 2 d ago

4 people injured in road rage shooting in strip center parking lot in NW Houston

"Ago, four people were shot in a Wal Mart part King lot of Maxwell Road by people in a gray Nissan Ultima Houston Police assistant Chief James Jones says that the four victims were transported to been Tabor two are now in serious condition. Surveillance video is being reviewed by HPD right now, we'll

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Philadelphia to ease restrictions on events and gatherings on Monday

KYW 24 Hour News

00:48 sec | 2 d ago

Philadelphia to ease restrictions on events and gatherings on Monday

"Tomorrow will see East Pandemic restrictions across Philadelphia. More people will be allowed to gather and eat together. Restaurants. Theaters will be able to serve drinks and popcorn and retail occupancy limits are doubling, likely cutting down the way time before you have to enter a store. Six people will now be able to sit outside together while dining instead of four. And they no longer have to be from the same household. There's no change, though, to indoor dining that remains a 25%. Restaurants tell NBC 10. Any progress, though toward normalcy is a good thing. I think that you know Philadelphia's been so far behind all the other counties New Jersey Delaware that it's timeto lighten something's up Philadelphia virus cases of drops significantly over the last few weeks.

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Philadelphia to receive additional vaccines, though capacity to give shots remains limited

KYW 24 Hour News

01:12 min | 2 d ago

Philadelphia to receive additional vaccines, though capacity to give shots remains limited

Philadelphia man accused of robbing postal workers

KYW 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 3 d ago

Philadelphia man accused of robbing postal workers

"Philadelphia man could be behind bars for a long time. Police say he robbed two postal workers while they were on the job. Here's Kevin Abuse Antoinette Lee. 54 year old James Chandler has been charged with two counts of robbery over United States, postal employees and one count of kidnapping, authorities say in two different incidents. On January, 11th and February 4th. He used what looked like a gun to rob to postal workers while they were making deliveries in West Philadelphia and the February incident. He allegedly forced a mail carrier into the truck and then made her drive him around for several blocks before he took off with stolen packages. Chandler made his first appearance in federal court this week It has been detained. Pending trial. If he's found guilty, he could face a maximum sentence of life in

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Black Men, Disproportionately Arrested For Marijuana, Are Left Off New Jersey's Cannabis Commission

BBC Newshour

00:47 sec | 3 d ago

Black Men, Disproportionately Arrested For Marijuana, Are Left Off New Jersey's Cannabis Commission

"Prominent social justice advocate in New Jersey, is criticizing the makeup of the state's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Governor Phil Murphy announced the final appointees to the commission on Thursday. But Reverend Dr Charles Boyer, founder of the group, Salvation Social Justice, Justice, pointed out that none of the members are black men who have long been disproportionately arrested on marijuana charges. What do we do in regards to making sure that the license distribution are done in such a way that they were informed by people with lived experience from the drug war? And, frankly, that's just not there right now. Cannabis Regulatory Commission will determine who can legally grow and sell marijuana in the state. A spokesperson for the governor says the commission will prioritize diversity and its hiring in the months ahead. A New

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Philadelphia leaders say they face an uphill battle in call for gun laws

KYW 24 Hour News

01:14 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia leaders say they face an uphill battle in call for gun laws

"On Friday joined police officials, city and community leaders at broad and all me the sight of a mass shooting last weekend, and SK Y W Community affairs reporter Cherry, Greg explains. They said, there's little that can be done to stop the violence without changing gun possession laws. The on Lee Transportation Center were eight people were shot last week and broad daylight to say stop. Gun violence has been a losing battle. Our police officers bravely take hundreds of illegal firearms off our streets every month. They are instantaneously Replace Mayor Jim Kenney says. Guns air flowing onto Philadelphia streets through straw purchasers, But city lawmakers have little records because of state preemption law. We know that there are legal loopholes that allow these guns to be on our streets. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says. The police are using all tools available, including gun buy backs to get guns off the streets unless there's something done on the front end to cut off the supply. Chain. We are going to be continuing to chase our tails they senator should re street says Democrats are trying to pass bill calling for mandatory lost or stolen firearm reporting, but it's fallen on death GOP ears. We need action. The meantime, community groups are mediating beef, and the city promises more transparency as the number of shootings and homicides in black communities pick up Terry

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Philadelphia Allowing Fans To Return To Sporting Events As City Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia Allowing Fans To Return To Sporting Events As City Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

"Is steak, taking a step closer to going back to normal, easing restrictions on outdoor and indoor activities. K Y W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports there will still be conditions and limits. Though new covert 19 cases are down. Vaccinations against the virus are up, and Health Commissioner Tom Farley says that means some restrictions can expire as planned this weekend will be relaxing are restrictions to those state limits, and if the state relaxes its limits further will consider whether we want to match that the state's live It's are a bit complicated. There's a sliding scale for how many people can be in a particular place. But there's a cap of 500 for all indoor venues and 2500 for outdoor venues for stores, its 20 people per 1000 square feet. That's twice as many as the city was allowing outdoor event such as weddings can now have up to 100 guests. But indoor catered events are still banned, and the city still is not issuing special event permits until at least March, 15th One particularly bright spot is the reopening of senior centers for the first time in almost a year. But doctor Farley says that and all the new rules are contingent on universal mask wearing if people are not wearing masks. The changes we're talking about here are not safe, Pat Lobe K Y. W news radio. With the city,

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Gov. Tom Wolf pushes charter school reform law for Philadelphia and surrounding areas

KYW 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | 3 d ago

Gov. Tom Wolf pushes charter school reform law for Philadelphia and surrounding areas

"Governor Wolf is once again pushing for charter school funding reforms. K Y W Suburban Bureau chief Jim Millward has the update. Governor Wolf calls Pennsylvania's charter school law one of the worst in the country, that outdated law has become, in some cases, little more than a license. For draining funds from traditional schools while providing a poor education to students. Wolf says his plan could save school districts more than $200 million by aligning charter school payments with actual costs of educating Children. Montgomery County Democrat Joe Serie C, a sponsor of legislation in the house, not eliminate them. In order to destroy there's been schools. This brings it to a fair system of funding Sory successes. Bill would save individual school districts. Million's giving examples of $14 million in savings, fur coats Bill or $64 million for Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter School, says any funding cuts would be devastating.

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Philadelphia leaders decry inaction on gun violence

KYW 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia leaders decry inaction on gun violence

"A state lawmakers joined the Philadelphia D, a police and community groups at a press conference at the on Lee Transportation Center, the site of last week's mass shooting. Hey, Yw, Community Affairs reporter Cherry, Greg explains. Leaders say their hands are tied doesn't stood outside the on Lee Transportation Center, where eight people were shot last week and broad daylight to say stopping gun violence has been a losing battle. Our police officers bravely take hundreds of illegal firearms off our streets every month. They are instantaneously. Replace Mayor Jim Kenney says guns air flowing onto Philadelphia streets through straw purchasers, But city lawmakers have little records because of state preemption law. We know that they're legal loopholes that allow these guys to be on our streets. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says. The police are using all tools available, including gun buy backs to get guns off the streets. Unless there's something done on the front end to cut off the supply chain. We are going to be continuing to chase our tails they Senator Shareef Street says Democrats are trying to pass bill calling for mandatory lost or stolen firearm. Reporting, but it's fallen on death GOP ears. We need action. The meantime, community groups are mediating beef, and the city promises more transparency as the number of shootings and homicides and black communities pick

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Philadelphia students won’t return to class on Monday, but a reopening decision is days away

KYW 24 Hour News

01:15 min | 4 d ago

Philadelphia students won’t return to class on Monday, but a reopening decision is days away

"While students will not be going back to the classrooms in Philadelphia on Monday, that's what the school district wanted, but the mediation over Covitz safety is just wrapping up. It was about abuse. Mike DiNardo tells us we'll get an announcement on Monday about a possible new timetable. The city says mediation over the safety of the district's reopening plan is almost finished and will be finalized over the next few days. A joint announcement among the district the city and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is scheduled for 1 P.m. on Monday. 9000 pre K through. Second graders were scheduled to begin in person instruction on that day, but Superintendent William Hi told the school board those students are going to keep learning. Virtually until details are announced. Height was asked by board member Mallory Fix Lopez. Whether the city the district and the teachers union will be on the same page about reopening. What did the affair assumption to say? If the press conferences together there? That means that everybody is in agreement of what is being said at that press conference. Yes, the union took its concerns over building them. Relation and the safety of the district's back to school plan to a third party mediator. Height has said it's important to get the district's youngest students back to in person learning. He has suggested the district opened the buildings that the district and the union agree are

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