explosion

Former Bethlehem Steel headquarters implodes.
Jacqueline Larma/AP
May 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that...
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Map shows area of ongoing investigation into a series of explosions in Upper Bucks County.
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Quakertown man accused of setting off bombs across upper Bucks County last spring has been released on house arrest. Bail for 31-year-old David Surman was revoked Wednesday when a Bucks County judge determined Surman’s purchase of electronics was a violation...
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Philadelphia police
KYW Newsradio, file
Jim Melwert
May 08, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bail has been revoked for the Quakertown man accused of setting off bombs across upper Bucks County last spring. In addition to the explosives, 31-year-old David Surman Jr. is also charged with possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say the pornography was...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 07, 2019 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following a plea agreement between U-Haul of Pennsylvania and federal prosecutors, the corporation was sentenced in connection with a deadly Philadelphia food truck propane gas explosion in 2014. A day after Miguel Rivera, a former general manager of a U-Haul outlet...
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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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Several casualities were reported after a bomb exploded in a Syrian city where US soldiers are deployed in the area, a militia controlling the city and a UK-based monitoring group said Wednesday.
AP via CNN
January 16, 2019 - 10:13 am
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. ___ By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed U.S. service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. U.S. service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
January 13, 2019 - 9:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
December 02, 2018 - 8:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say a tenant was hurt when a quarter stick of dynamite exploded inside a ground-floor apartment at the Sheldrake Apartments near 49th and Spruce streets Saturday night. Police say a 56-year-old man was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center...
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(Harry Fisher/The Morning Call via AP)
September 30, 2018 - 9:23 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A car exploded on a downtown street in what authorities called a "criminal incident," leaving three people dead and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents and an investigation by federal, state and local authorities. The blast in Allentown that occurred at...
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In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, an helicopter view of the explosion on a highway in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
Vigili Del Fuoco via AP
August 06, 2018 - 10:41 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian police say at least 56 people have been injured and a bridge has partially collapsed following a major explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna. The Italian news agency ANSA reported the explosion was caused by an accident involving a truck that was transporting...
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