Center City

Independence Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 09, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tourism had another banner year in 2018. Figures released Tuesday show the city set a record for hotel occupancy. The Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report shows a hotel occupancy rate of almost 80 percent — the highest ever reported. "Philadelphia...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What’s red, white and filled with brotherly love – that’s right Philly Wine Week is back! Founding Philly Wine Week Board Member Jill Weber says the fun with begin with their annual opening corks kickoff Sunday night. Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio "So everybody fills...
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Schuylkill River Trail
Dan Wing
March 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A grant has been obtained to help complete a portion of the Schuylkill River Trail that's seen as one of the hardest areas to tackle due to the terrain and industrial activity. State Rep. Jordan Harris announced the nearly $1.5 million state grant, which will be used...
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Pat Loeb
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia city officials, last week, unveiled the partial restoration of the LOVE Park visitors center, affectionately known as the Flying Saucer. "1..2..3, oh look at that, it's beautiful," said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell...
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Andrew Kramer
March 16, 2019 - 10:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Not far from the iconic sculpture at LOVE Park, in Center City, over 100 people of all faiths and religions formed at tight circle. One little girl, who was right up front, held up a sign Saturday night that read "I am a proud Muslim-American." At one point during...
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Computer Coding
Mike Dougherty
March 09, 2019 - 10:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Men have most of the jobs in the tech industry. But a women's group is working to change that by giving girls a chance to learn how to write computer code during a summer camp in Philadelphia. For seven weeks from June to August, high school sophomores and juniors...
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Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Captain Jason Smith
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Steve Tawa
March 08, 2019 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA police supervisors have handed off Thursday morning's deadly stabbing in Center City to Philadelphia police homicide investigators. Charles Green, 50, has been charged with murder. Police say he stabbed a 30-year-old man on the subway concourse near the Walnut-...
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Spruce Street entrance to the SEPTA Broad Street Line
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
March 07, 2019 - 8:02 am
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say they are still working to determine exactly what happened after a “violent confrontation” left a man stabbed to death in Center City. According to authorities, the incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. on a Broad Street...
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Dan Wing
February 26, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are investigating after a decomposed body was found near 24th and Market streets in Center City Tuesday morning. Police say a homeless person called them and led officers to the remains beneath an overpass just off the Schuykill River Trail around 2:30 a.m...
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Kimberly Adams
February 24, 2019 - 4:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- He was local educator, athlete and best remembered as a civil rights activist who died fighting for change. Octavius V. Catto was remembered Sunday outside of City Hall. A gun salute then words of praise as more than 50 people stood in front of the 12 foot tall...
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