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Dan Wing
October 11, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities say an Upper Darby woman reported missing in Center City last week has returned home. Upper Darby Police say 29-year-old Hope Muessner is home and safe. A search was started after she seemingly disappeared at the end of her shift at a Center City bakery...
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Opa is back in business after the flood in Center City forced it to shut down
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Andrew Kramer
October 06, 2018 - 8:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "We're back, we can't wait for you to visit and we're going to provide you with the hospitality that we're known for." That is Opa co-owner George Tsiouris' message to his patrons, who, for the last three months, weren't able enjoy Greek food and cocktails at his...
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Paul Kurtz
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Coming soon to Center City: a workout facility that's designed to bring out the fighter in everyone. It's the brainchild of a former heavyweight champion's son. George Foreman III believes Philly is a perfect fit for his EverybodyFights franchise. "Philly is home of...
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Starting Monday and running until Thanksgiving, extra police and Philadelphia Parking Authority officers will be strictly enforcing the rules on Market Street from Seventh to 13th streets, and on Chestnut Street between 10th and 22nd streets.
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Mike DeNardo
September 20, 2018 - 6:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cars blocking bus lanes. Delivery trucks double-parked. Blocking the box. Mayor Jim Kenney knows Center City congestion is getting worse. "Too often, 50 people sitting on a bus can't get to work because the lane is blocked by one person who's illegally parked," he...
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Artist rendering of a Franklin Square PATCO station in Center City.
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David Madden
September 20, 2018 - 12:19 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Commissioners for the Delaware River Port Authority have gotten an update on plans to resurrect the long-closed Franklin Square PATCO station in Center City Philadelphia. The $26.4 million project is well into the design stage, with plans unveiled for a new entrance...
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Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event.
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Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event. Like carnival barkers, dual emcees urged the lunchtime crowd to step right up and take a look at all those shiny motorcycles and...
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A woman and her baby were struck be a pickup truck while crossing Vine Street at 15th Street.
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Mark Abrams
August 30, 2018 - 11:54 am
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police now say a 1-year-old infant has died and his 36-year-old mother is hospitalized in stable condition after they were struck by a pick-up truck shortly after 11 a.m. at 15th and Vine streets in Center City. Police say a 3-year-old...
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Justin Udo
August 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hotels in Center City are more popular than ever, and record numbers are leading to increased rates. From January through June, hotels in Center City booked more than 1.7 million rooms. "It's a really big indication that Philadelphia is the place to be," said Lauren...
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Ian Bush
August 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The two largest local banks are becoming one: Wilmington's WSFS Bank is buying Center City-based Beneficial Bank in a $1.5 billion deal. The new WSFS will have assets around $13 billion — big enough, company officials say, to "compete with larger regional and national...
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Crews work to re-establish electrical power at and around City Hall.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
August 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials report that City Hall is open on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for normal business hours. All city offices and courts are open. The building is operating on temporary generators supplied by PECO following an unexpected power outage on Tuesday. The district...
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