7-Eleven fire amid looting
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 24, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Philadelphia police released surveillance video hoping to find the man seen setting a fire inside an Olney 7-Eleven, after it was looted by vandals amid civil unrest and protests on May 31. Read more here.
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Philadelphia rioting
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2020 - 3:39 pm
A Philadelphia woman has been charged with torching two police cars during the first night of rioting and looting in Center City. Authorities were able to identify the woman based on her accounts on online clothing sites, a massage video, and a tattoo. Read more here.
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Looters on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 10, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Philadelphia's Merchants Fund is reaching out to the owners of small businesses in West Philadelphia that were looted or damaged by fires during the recent unrest. Read more here.
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Firefighters at Broad and Chew streets
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
June 01, 2020 - 7:46 am
After a weekend marked by protests, riots and fires sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, businesses continued to burn in Philadelphia on Monday morning. Officials say they’ve had to fight around 300 fires since the unrest started on...
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Frank Rizzo statue vandalized
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
May 30, 2020 - 2:37 pm
A peaceful protest in Center City Saturday afternoon in reaction to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd took a turn when protesters started to vandalize and set fire to police cars. Read the latest here.
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Photo credit Minneapolis Police Department
May 29, 2020 - 12:06 am
Minneapolis Police’s third precinct building has been overtaken by protesters and set on fire. The third precinct has been a targeted building since the beginning of the George Floyd protests. See the details.
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The old Third Presbyterian Church was ravaged by an early-morning fire on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
May 28, 2020 - 7:26 am
The old Third Presbyterian Church in Chester, Pennsylvania, has been ravaged by an early-morning fire. Read more here.
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Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Damian Dovarganes/Getty Images
AP News
May 17, 2020 - 11:27 am
An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street. Read more...
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MOVE compound bombing on May 13, 1985 in West Philadelphia.
Courtesy of NBC10
Kristen Johanson
May 13, 2020 - 4:36 pm
May 13, 1985 lives on as one of the darkest days in Philadelphia’s history. Thirty-five years ago, police dropped a bomb on the MOVE compound along Osage Avenue. Read more here.
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Curtis Fish
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 13, 2020 - 2:53 pm
A Bucks County man is dead after a fire and standoff with police on Tuesday. Authorities say he was out on bail, awaiting trial on rape and kidnapping charges. Read more here.
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