Center City

Erich Cunningham
Philadelphia Police Department
Mark Abrams
January 31, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say they have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of indecent assaults in Center City and North Philadelphia. Two officers on foot patrol encountered 58-year-old Erich Cunningham, who identifies as homeless, at the bottom of the escalator of...
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Fire at 13th and Hamilton streets in Philadelphia.
Eric Walter / KYW Newsradio
January 30, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A wind-fueled fire is now under control in the Spring Garden neighborhood. Fire crews took about an hour to extinguish the blaze, which started around 4 p.m. Flames could be seen from all sides of the building, leaping from the roof of a four-story brick building on...
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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
January 27, 2019 - 11:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Crews are still working to repair a large cave-in that happened last week at 20th and Chestnut Streets in Center City. That intersection and the surrounding streets have been closed since it happened, and officials say those closures are going to continue. There’s a...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Lauren Lipton
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It may be winter but Dilworth Park is up and running, and you're invited to join the fun. "The Rothman Ice Rink, the Rothman Cabin and our Winter Garden are all having a number of different events through February," said Michelle Shannon, vice president of marketing...
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John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With the shutdown over, visitors at Independence Mall were happy to get a close look once again at two of the nation's most iconic symbols. Kristal Woutes, from Minnesota, says it was her first time seeing the Liberty Bell in person. John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Courtesy of Paul Gluck
Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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Crews are on the scene after a sinkhole forms in Center City.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
January 21, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A sink hole in Center City leaves crews investigating just what happened, and motorists looking to find a different route in a highly trafficked area. Intersection of 20th and Chestnut closed until further notice due to a sinkhole. Follow posted detours. — Traffic on...
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John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 19, 2019 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Center City restaurant and bar held a beer based fundraiser for the victims of the Northern California wildfires. A special guest from a well-known California Brewery flew in for the event. A special 3 liter bottle of Sierra Nevada "Celebration Ale" was auctioned...
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An open house was held Thursday at Center City Philadelphia's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open next week.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 7:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An open house was held Thursday at Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open next week. Hundreds were in attendance collecting information about medical cannabis from experts and vendors. Eric Altman, 26, of Morrisville, suffers from Post-Traumatic...
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The Beyond/Hello dispensary is located at 1206 Sansom St. It officially opens Jan. 24.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open next week, but the public can find out more about the business Thursday at a free open house event. The dispensary, called Beyond/Hello , will be a place where cannabis products can be matched...
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