Roosevelt Boulevard

Wayne Junction Viaduct
PennDOT/Bing Maps
Paul Kurtz
February 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction crews are about to begin a major project on a span along the Roosevelt Expressway. At 59 years of age, the old, decaying Wayne Junction Viaduct is a structure that "is at the end of its service life." "It really needs to be rehabilitated," said PennDOT...
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A house fire left one person dead and two people, including a firefighter, injured in the early morning of Feb. 4, 2019, in Northeast Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
February 04, 2019 - 8:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An overnight house fire left one man dead and his elderly father and a firefighter injured in Northeast Philadelphia. A family is now trying to pick up the pieces. Around 2 a.m. Monday, officials say flames and smoke filled a twin home on Foulkrod Street just off...
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Roosevelt Boulevard is closed in both directions for a tractor trailer crash.
KYW Traffic Center
December 04, 2018 - 8:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Roosevelt Boulevard has been shut down in both directions for much of Tuesday morning because of an overturned tractor trailer. And all traffic is being forced off the Boulevard between 9th Street and the Schuylkill Expressway. The tractor trailer was travelling...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
November 30, 2018 - 1:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a 90-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Roosevelt Boulevard Friday morning. Police say the elderly man walked into oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes of the boulevard near Faunce Street shortly before 10 a.m...
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Philadelphia police have the car but not the female driver wanted in a weekend parking lot hit-and-run at a Dunkin' Donuts in Northeast Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
October 11, 2018 - 4:11 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have the car but not the female driver wanted in a weekend parking lot hit-and-run at a Dunkin' Donuts in Northeast Philadelphia. As a group of men milled around the front door along the 9100 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, Northeast...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania legislature has given the green light to placing speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard , but don't expect to see them any time soon. The legislation is just the start of a lengthy process. There's still no word on when Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
October 02, 2018 - 5:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A spokesman for Gov. Tom Wolf said he is expected to sign a bill approved by the legislature that would allow the City of Philadelphia to install cameras to catch and fine speeders on Roosevelt Boulevard. The bill would also allow speed cameras to be deployed in...
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L.I.V.E FOR KAY was created to honor 17-year-old Markaylah Walker, who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2016.
Courtesy of the Walker family
Cherri Gregg
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of pedestrians have been hit over the past several years at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Summerdale Avenue. On Saturday, the family of a girl killed by a hit-and-run driver at that intersection is hoping to raise awareness about the danger. L.I.V...
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Vianelba Tavera
Fairfax County Police Department
Kim Glovas
August 07, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have positively identified the body found Sunday in the Feltonville section of the city. Police say the victim is 50-year-old Vianelba Tavera of the Bronx. She left her home on Saturday, July 28, around 4 a.m., and was not heard from again. Her...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 9:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would authorize a pilot program of cameras to catch speeders in Philadelphia is now headed back to the state Senate. The bill that would allow for speeding cameras in Pennsylvania highway work zones originated in the Senate. The House earlier added...
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