Schuylkill River

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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The statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni was knocked into the Schuylkill River.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
October 02, 2018 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The century-old, bronze Viking statue that was toppled into the Schuylkill River sometime overnight Monday has been plucked from the water. Police are still investigating who did it and why. A crane pulled the bronze Viking statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni out of the...
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Trash floats down the Schuylkill River after recent heavy rains in the Philadelphia area.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 15, 2018 - 9:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After recent heavy rainfall in the Philadelphia region, there are reports of an unsightly pile of trash floating down the Schuylkill River. Along Boathouse Row everything from basketballs and balloons to plastic bottles can be seen in waves of floating debris. Dan...
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Temple Rowing Camp
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Hadas Kuznits
August 03, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --Dozens of local middle schooers are wrapping up a week of summer camp on the Schuylkill River learning a new sport. Eleven-year-old Ryan McDonald was a participant in Temple University's inaugural weeklong summer rowing camp. "The biggest challenge has been staying...
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A crew team rows on the Schuylkill River.
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Pat Loeb
July 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's rowing association and local elected officials have been working for several years to get the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Schuylkill River, but in a final decision, the Corps has issued a resounding "no" to funding for the project. The...
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Mural Arts Philadelphia and Bartram's Garden partnered to create the educational public art exhibit called "Tide Field."
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
June 26, 2018 - 4:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brightly colored buoys floating in sections of the Schuylkill River are part of an art installation to connect observers to the ecology of the river. Mural Arts Philadelphia and Bartram's Garden partnered to create the educational public art exhibit called "Tide Field...
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May 21, 2018 - 9:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are trying to identify the body of a Black man they found in the Schuylkill River shortly after 8:30 Monday morning. A medic pronounced the man dead shortly before 9 a.m. Investigators are trying to determine what happened.
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Cowswain Stephen Veland is thrown into the Schuykill after Gonzaga won the Boys Senior Eight Final in the Stotesbury Cup in 2012.
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Mike Dougherty
May 15, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dangerous conditions on the water have prompted officials to move a Philadelphia rowing tradition to South Jersey this year. Every year since 1927, rowers have gathered for the Stotesbury Regatta . But this year, they will converge in Camden County at Cooper River...
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Mike DeNardo
May 11, 2018 - 9:29 am
Two days of competition are underway along the Schuylkill River, as thousands of collegiate rowers gather for the Dad Vail Regatta. This goose has a front row seat to the Dad Vail. He doesn't seem to care much, though. pic.twitter.com/Qm0td0x699 — Mike DeNardo (@_MikeDeNardo) May 11, 2018 Fans line...
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