Local News

As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
Read More
Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If only there was a red pen that could fix all mistakes on the internet. But alas, there is not, and we are left with an abhorrently ironic misspelled hashtag trending on Twitter — with big-name brands, public figures and others blindly using #IndependanceDay in their...
Read More
Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
July 04, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities believe they have captured the man who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl on a SEPTA platform. Officials said SEPTA police arrested a man on Wednesday night at the 69th Street station who fit the description of the suspect and was found in illegal...
Read More
A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
Read More
water main break damage
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 04, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several businesses are still without water as the work continues on this Fourth of July holiday at the site of Tuesday's water main break in Center City. The massive hole at Sansom and Juniper streets seems to have doubled in size in a day. The cause of the water main...
Read More
Dreamstime
Dan Wing
July 04, 2018 - 8:35 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and another hospitalized following a shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night. Philadelphia police said two 37-year-old men were shot around 11 p.m. on West Cumberland Street. One of the victims was shot multiple times. He was taken...
Read More
PECO Building
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Strong thunderstorms rolling through the region are causing a lot of problems. PECO is reporting more than 45,000 customers are without power on this sweltering evening, with Chester County looking like the hardest hit area: More than 24,000 homes and businesses there...
Read More
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 03, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you hate paying full price, two local art museums have a deal for you. The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are offering a combination ticket this summer. For $40, you can visit both museums, which will save you a total of $10. Regular adult...
Read More
Police Generic
Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
Read More
Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just one day after the FBI announced the arrest of a man planning to possibly bomb Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer, police are reminding people to stay vigilant during Fourth of July festivities. Patrol officers and federal authorities will be on foot, on bikes...
Read More

Pages