Center City

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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Dreamstime
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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Hadas Kuznits
February 23, 2019 - 10:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Protesters shut down Market Street, in Center City, for a brief while Saturday afternoon for a rally against United States intervention in Venezuela. Eric Barr was one of dozens of protesters against U.S. intervention. "U.S. intervention is not the answer,” he said...
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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Peter Tobia/Center City District
Steve Tawa
February 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've noticed a lot of cranes and construction crews around Center City, it's because more new housing went up in 2018 than any other year, since the Center City District began tracking the market nearly 20 years ago. The residential downtown boom is driven by...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Center City District Foundation is behind a drive to plant more trees in the Center City business district. Center City District President Paul Levy says the organization is looking to put some 200 trees in an area that runs from 6th Street to 21st Street and...
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Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA . As this helicopter moves equipment around Center City today there are street closures and @SEPTA detours. Stay with @KYWTraffic1060 for...
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John McDevitt
February 15, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The biggest tattoo convention in the world is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend. The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention features 1,000 artist and vendor booths. Last year, Eagles Super Bowl tattoos were the big thing. Carl Blasphemy,...
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An explosion occurred on 20th Street near Ranstead Street.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
February 12, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Crews from the Philadelphia Fire Department, PGW and PECO are on the scene of an underground explosion on 20th Street in Center City between Chestnut and Ranstead streets. There are no reported injuries, but investigators below street level are trying to determine...
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