This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a r
Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP
AP News
August 22, 2019 - 6:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has...
Read More
The Refinery Advisory Group held its second public meeting on Tuesday, looking for input from dozens of community members.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 21, 2019 - 7:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The effects of the South Philadelphia refinery explosion and fire in June is still being felt and will be for some time to come. An advisory group is helping some of the people affected most have a say in the future of the site. The Refinery Advisory Group held its...
Read More
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to a single second floor unit of the Croftwood Apartments in Feasterville.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
August 20, 2019 - 9:37 am
Courtesy of Jeffrey Camp FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A fire caused upheaval for residents of an apartment complex in Feasterville, Bucks County, on Tuesday morning. No one was hurt. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to a single second-floor unit of the Croftwood Apartments,...
Read More
Erie Bureau of Fire Inspector
Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP
August 13, 2019 - 7:17 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...
Read More
Paul Laughlin, 57, places stuffed animals on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 outside a home at 1248 West 11th St. in Erie, Pa., where multiple people died in an early-morning fire.
Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP
August 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday. Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were trapped in a blaze in the lakeside city of Erie while...
Read More
Authorities say an early morning fire in northwestern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of multiple children and sent another person to the hospital.
Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP
August 11, 2019 - 6:21 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone of...
Read More
Gas station arson suspects
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
August 09, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have released surveillance video of a pair of men throwing an explosive into a Philadelphia gas station store last month — all over a dispute about a drink. They're asking the public to help identify them. The video shows a pair of men, both wearing white...
Read More
Refinery fire
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Workers have begun the dangerous task of disposing of hydrofluoric acid at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, shut down since a disastrous fire in June. Officials predict the process will take weeks to complete. Hydroflouric acid, or HF, is so toxic that a...
Read More
Notre Dame cathedral is silhouetted as environmental groups and unionists attend a news conference to warn against lead particles polluting the air in the area, and ask for a regularly updated chart showing pollution levels in Paris, France.
Francois Mori/AP Photo
August 07, 2019 - 11:07 am
PARIS (AP) — Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning. The child, who was tested last week, doesn't need treatment yet, the Regional Health Authority...
Read More
Some residents are not happy with the past or the current state of what officials are doing concerning the refinery.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 06, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The memory and damage from the South Philadelphia refinery explosion in June is still fresh in the minds of residents who live close to the facility, which is scheduled to officially close on Aug. 25. Some unhappy residents voiced their concerns before the PES...
Read More