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Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel in South Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
August 16, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fire officials say they've disposed of about 50% of a dangerous chemical at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which was shut down by an explosive fire in June. However, they're still not declaring the scene under control. “I'm pleased to say that we've had a...
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John McDevitt
August 16, 2019 - 7:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 20 environmental education centers in the region are joining forces to protect and restore the Delaware River Watershed. Public outreach projects are being shared among the centers. This year’s 23 fellows of the Alliance for Watershed Education of Delaware...
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Close-up Of Valet's Hand Giving Car Key To Man
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Paul Kurtz
August 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — First it was the taxi business. Now Uber and Lyft are being blamed for putting a big dent in valet parking. Five years ago his company was handling about 400 cars a night outside some 20 Center City restaurants. Those days are long gone says the supervisor, who asked...
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Philadelphia high school is selected to pioneer a course in green energy
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Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2019 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school is pioneering a course in green energy. The City of Philadelphia and the School District say they have selected Frankford High School to host what they call the nation's first course in solar energy. The three-year course of study would...
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CHOP's annual back to school drive
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Hadas Kuznits
August 16, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids in West Philadelphia got ready for school Friday afternoon during a big celebration, thanks to a special initiative from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital patients received free back to school backpacks at their annual school supply back...
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Courtney R. Clinton, 27, of Norristown
Courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown woman who says she was out celebrating her birthday is charged in a deadly crash earlier this month. According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, 27-year-old Courtney Clinton told police she had several shots of tequila and had...
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Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2019 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they are going to appeal a city judge's decision to toss charges against the trash truck driver accused of killing a bicyclist in a crash nearly two years ago. Holding pictures of bicyclists killed in collisions with cars, bicycling...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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Tim Jimenez
August 16, 2019 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of this week's standoff and shooting, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has plenty of criticism for District Attorney Larry Krasner. Hours after Krasner spoke Thursday about the shooting and the criminal past of suspect Maurice Hill, U.S. Attorney...
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Discover Lehigh Valley
August 16, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Below, you'll find a wide selection of things to do in Philly, the burbs and neighboring states this weekend. Check back with KYW Newsradio weekly to plan your summer outings. PARTIES AND FESTIVALS...
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