Crews have begun to set up for the Electrical Spectable Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square.
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John McDevitt
November 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atop ladders and cherry pickers, several dozen workers and volunteers have begun to hang holly, holiday lights and much more in Franklin Square park for an annual holiday light show, which has become a tradition for many families around this time of year. More than 75...
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Tallahassee city and government officials receive updates on the status and what to expect from Hurricane Michael at Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
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Paul Kurtz
October 10, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Various other agencies from the Philadelphia area are prepared to help hurricane victims in Florida and elsewhere. "We are monitoring very closely the impacts from Hurricane Michael," said Monica Cryan, communications manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania Region of the...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Rachel Kurland
October 08, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The annual national observance of Fire Prevention Week has begun, and the Philadelphia Fire Department is encouraging others to practice fire safety. This year's national Fire Prevention Week campaign states, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere."...
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A number of electric vehicles were on hand for test drives.
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Dan Wing
September 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 250 experts from the auto industry, government, and power companies gathered at an all-day forum hosted by PECO at the Please Touch Museum on Friday. The discussion centered on the past, present and future of transportation electrification. "Folks are focusing...
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Crews work to re-establish electrical power at and around City Hall.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
August 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials report that City Hall is open on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for normal business hours. All city offices and courts are open. The building is operating on temporary generators supplied by PECO following an unexpected power outage on Tuesday. The district...
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water main break damage
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Steve Tawa
July 30, 2018 - 1:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Water Department is providing more guidance to Midtown Village business owners on the repairs to the water main and streets around the massive July 3 water main break that flooded the heart of Center City. Contracts are going out to bid this week for...
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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Jersey woman who used an electric-powered oxygen tank to breathe, died of heart failure Thursday just hours after PSE&G cut off her electricity. A nonprofit lawyer in Philadelphia says that this situation could have been prevented in Pennsylvania. The...
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PECO Building
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Mike Dougherty
July 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Strong thunderstorms rolling through the region are causing a lot of problems. PECO is reporting more than 45,000 customers are without power on this sweltering evening, with Chester County looking like the hardest hit area: More than 24,000 homes and businesses there...
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PECO Building
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Mark Abrams
June 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a rainy and sometimes unusually warm spring, but PECO said overall electric usage was largely unchanged. He said it's difficult to use a narrow window of a season as a barometer for setting electric rates, so PECO takes a longer view. "When we look at the last...
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Find Your Power
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Kim Glovas
June 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Twenty high school students have been honored for completing a course moving them toward jobs in the solar energy industry. It's the second year for the "Find Your Power" course. But it's a first as well. "It's our first ever 'in school' solar and energy efficiency...
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