Old City

We the People engraved in the facade of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA
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Hadas Kuznits
May 24, 2019 - 3:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Constitution Center will be hosting a special weekend program that honors America’s fallen military heroes, and teaches visitors about origins of Memorial Day. Jenna Kehres, the museum programs manager at the National Constitution Center, says the program...
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Once Upon A Nation storytellers during their final rehearsals.
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John McDevitt
May 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The true stories of those who help form the nation are being told at wooden benches located throughout historic Philadelphia as Once Upon A Nation kicks off its summer season Saturday. Once Upon A Nation storytellers make a return, talking about those who made history...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big name in Philadelphia sports is getting involved in a fundraising campaign for the restoration of an important Old City building. Scaffolding will soon be going up at Christ Church in Old City so restoration work can begin in June on the tower and steeple. For...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 17, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, Christ Church in Old City tested its steeple's external sprinkler system. It might have seemed like it was raining at Christ Church for passersby on Wednesday, but it was the deluge exterior fire prevention system being...
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Andrew Kramer
April 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - If you've been to Old City lately you may have noticed part of Independence Mall is currently fenced off. That's because of a pro bono project by BrightView Landscapes -- headquartered in Plymouth Meeting. "To completely remake the Independence Mall landscape,"...
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Pat Toddy
April 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lesson in gun safety could be in order for a young man who accidentally shot himself in an old city parking garage. Philadelphia police say a 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the left hand and left leg shortly before 6:30 Monday night. The victim is in...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 03, 2019 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway. John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio Christ Church's main structure was completed in 1744. Many of our...
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1,200 pounds of cocaine was seized at the Port of Philadelphia, valued at $38 million.
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Paul Kurtz
March 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is leading the investigation into this week's big cocaine discovery at the Port of Philadelphia. At the U.S. Custom House in Old City, Philadelphia, on Thursday, law enforcement officials had stacked 450 bricks of cocaine...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A popular play that provides an inside look at what it's like to be on the jury in a racially charged shooting has been extended through mid-March. On stage at the Arden Theater in Old City, the production has a very unique component. "74 Seconds...to Judgment" tells...
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Kim Glovas
February 15, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The four-alarm fire that ripped through an Old City condo last year has been officially ruled arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a statement saying the conclusion was reached after an extensive investigation. That included...
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