Schuylkill River

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Holli Stephens
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. From free events to food fests, read more here for everything happening in and around the city.
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Diner en Blanc 2019
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 23, 2019 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Normally you see people jogging or biking along Kelly Drive. But Thursday night, part of it was shut down for dinner — Diner en Blanc, that is — which started during the evening rush. Boathouse Row was this year's secret spot. "The location is beautiful," said Leah...
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Cynwyd Heritage Trail
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Tim Jimenez
August 22, 2019 - 10:20 am
BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Typically, a morning walk down the Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a quiet one for Bobbie Epstein. But it wasn't on Tuesday. "As we were walking, we saw the police. There were six police cars coming in," she said. She saw clothes, garbage, other debris on the ground. She...
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Winter Salt Watch
Kevin Roth
Mark Abrams
June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A group of "citizen scientists" helped measure the salt content of streams and creeks during the past winter in our area. And, their findings on the actual source may surprise you. Kevin Roth, of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, was one of the coordinators...
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Dad Vail Regatta
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Dan Wing
May 10, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 81st annual Dad Vail Regatta kicked off Friday morning. Rowing teams from more than 100 colleges across America and Canada are taking part in this year's regatta, a tradition on the Schuylkill River. Mayor Jim Kenney said he's proud the city can lay claim to the...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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I-76
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Jim Melwert
April 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for a major construction project on I-76 through the city. Two projects are coming to the Schuylkill Expressway. One starts on the bridge that carries I-76 over Route 23 in West Conshohocken, which will result in one-lane overnight closures. But the other...
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Police Light Generic
John McDevitt
February 23, 2019 - 11:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A woman is in police custody after she tried to flee the scene of a crash in Montgomery County by jumping into the Schuylkill River. The accident happened just before midnight at Matsons Ford Road and Fayette Street in Conshohocken. Pennsylvania State Police said the...
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Matt Leon
October 25, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out along the Schuylkill River this weekend for the 48th annual Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. More than 2,000 boats will be on the river with competitors from over 13 countries. Jennifer Wesson, executive director,...
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The statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni has been knocked into the Schuylkill River.
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Kristen Johanson
October 03, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Viking statue dragged into the Schuylkill River Tuesday has been pulled from the water, and is now being repaired and restored by city art officials as Philadelphia detectives searching for the vandals responsible. Authorities are hoping one of the buildings along...
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