South Philadelphia

Robbery suspect wearing gloves, sunglasses and a burgundy Phillies cap.
Philadelphia Police Department
Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
Police have released surveillance video of an assault and robbery of an elderly man in South Philadelphia's Pennsport neighborhood. It happened on Labor Day, around 8 a.m., near 4th and Morris streets. The suspect was wearing gloves, sunglasses and a burgundy Phillies cap.
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The Melrose Diner is closed and boarded up after a fire.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 07, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Philadelphia's Melrose Diner, which closed after a fire broke out in July, is gearing up to re-open this week.
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Kim Glovas
August 30, 2019 - 1:32 pm
The United Steelworkers union, which suffered the most jobs lost in the PES shutdown, is now supporting the plant's former CEO potential bid to reaquire the South Philly refinery.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 21: General view after a massive fire erupted at a crude oil refinery that triggered several large explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex on June 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Energy Solutions is in bankruptcy, hoping for a buyer, and most of the workers have been laid off with no severance in the wake of June's explosion and fire . But for the skeleton crew that remains, the rare and risky work of clearing the site of tens of...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Kim Glovas
August 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A buyer has been publicly identified for the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. Sources have confirmed that SG Preston of Philadelphia is "very serious" about buying the soon-to-be shuttered refinery. SG Preston is a biofuels...
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Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel in South Philadelphia
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 16, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fire officials say they've disposed of about 50% of a dangerous chemical at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which was shut down by an explosive fire in June. However, they're still not declaring the scene under control. “I'm pleased to say that we've had a...
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Some residents are not happy with the past or the current state of what officials are doing concerning the refinery.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 06, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The memory and damage from the South Philadelphia refinery explosion in June is still fresh in the minds of residents who live close to the facility, which is scheduled to officially close on Aug. 25. Some unhappy residents voiced their concerns before the PES...
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters
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Kim Glovas
August 02, 2019 - 1:15 pm
UPDATED: 1:36 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 69-year-old man has been charged with raping kids at a South Philadelphia day care center. Joseph Sposaro was arrested on July 16 by the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit. Police records show the alleged victims were under the age of 13...
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The Melrose Diner is closed and boarded up after a fire.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 25, 2019 - 7:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A corner of the Melrose Diner, at 15th Street and Snyder Avenue, is boarded up Thursday morning. Wires are dangling, and a smoky smell still lingers in the air after a fire Wednesday evening sent customers scattering from the 84-year-old South Philly institution...
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