South Philadelphia

Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
November 12, 2019 - 7:23 am
There are at least 15 potential bidders lining up to buy the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, which was damaged in an explosion and fire in June. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 01, 2019 - 6:00 am
It’s inevitable that a few pieces of unwanted Halloween candy get left at the bottom of the bag, but you don’t have to throw it out. A South Philadelphia baker suggests repurposing your sweet treats into delectable desserts. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking here.
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Security camera footage of PES
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Mike DeNardo
October 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The revelation that a dangerous chemical was released into the air during the South Philly refinery explosion in June's has caught the attention of those living near the now-closed facility.
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At this house in the 2200 block of Darien Street, Police say a 22-year-old man shot and killed an intruder Wednesday night.
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Kristen Johanson
September 26, 2019 - 9:39 am
For the second time this week in Philadelphia, a suspected home-invasion robber was shot dead. The latest case happened Wednesday night in South Philly.
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Philadelphia Fusion officials break ground on a new $50 million esports arena in South Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
September 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm
The Wells Fargo Center is set to host this weekend's Overwatch League grand championship, but local esports fans are rejoicing over a new $50 million arena coming to South Philadelphia.
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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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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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