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John McDevitt
March 01, 2019 - 9:51 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As the cold weather returned to our region, the Elmwood Park Zoo staffs were hard at work to keep their residents warm and comfortable. The otters didn't seem to mind the cold weather, as they were splashing around in their pool Friday. The drinking water for many...
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spotted lanternfly.
Mark Abrams
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The frigid, wet winter weather we've experienced so far this winter may have a positive benefit: a reduction in the spotted lanternfly population. Those colorful pests - which pose a danger to fruit trees, grape vines, hardwoods and ornamentals in several counties in...
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Code Blue
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Rachel Kurland
February 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has advised a Code Blue to go into effect Monday at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. "Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez in a press release. "...
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Flu Season
February 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We are in the hub of cold and flu season. If you are under the weather, you're probably thinking, "I want an antibiotic to get me through this." Actually,...
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Prisoners call out to protesters and family members gathers outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison where prisoners have been without heat, hot water, electricity and proper sanitation due to an electrical failure earlier in the week.
AP Photo/Kathy Willens
February 03, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some demonstrators protesting the lack of heat and electricity at a federal detention center in New York City attempted to enter the facility Sunday, and witnesses said guards drove them back with pushes, shoves and pepper spray. A reporter and photographer for The Associated Press...
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Snow Roads
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Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Why is the United States facing such a sudden, extreme cold snap? Stephen Strader, assistant professor of geography and the environment at Villanova University, says climate is influenced by jet streams. "The jet stream separates cold air to the north and warm air to...
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Fire truck.
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Justin Udo
January 31, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Believe it or not, the subzero temperatures plaguing our region are also giving opportunity to potential fire hazards that experts want you to be aware of. Check your heating source, and treat it right. That's something Philadelphia Fire Department battalion Chief...
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Paul Kurtz
January 31, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it gets this cold, nothing outside is safe — including traffic lights. Some intersections became clogged Thursday with traffic as confused drivers tried to make sense of lights stuck on red or green. Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Richard Montanez said...
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People walk through a snowstorm in downtown Jackson, Mich., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP
January 28, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to the Midwest thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering more often in recent years. It all started with misplaced Moroccan heat...
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Errol Ray outside spraying paint in Center City on a frigid Monday afternoon.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
January 21, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday was the perfect day to stay indoors if you had that option. But some workers in Philadelphia didn't have that choice as their jobs require them to be outside. "Well, I got to find these underground utility lines because there's going to be construction on this...
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