South Philadelphia

Tyrique Glasgow
KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Philadelphia man, who was once a part of the youth violence problem in the city, is now opening up a center that he hopes will become part of the solution. Located at 27th and Tasker streets, the Young Chances Foundation Youth Engagement Center will offer a...
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Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors have charged two men with assaulting a South Philadelphia teen and robbing her family at gun point of their life savings. On Friday, United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced Khaiyri Burgess and Shaquan Johnson are facing multiple charges...
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Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline.
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Kim Glovas
July 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — People living along the Mariner East project in the western suburbs saw the South Philadelphia refinery fire as a warning of what could happen to them, and local government wants the state to step in and stop the pipeline. Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety has...
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38th annual Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing
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Hadas Kuznits
July 06, 2019 - 6:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A celebration of Hispanic culture is underway at Penn’s Landing this weekend and the party runs through Sunday evening. Over 20 groups are scheduled to perform here at Penn’s Landing over the weekend for the 38th annual Hispanic Fiesta. Adonis Benegas, executive...
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Patti LaBelle
Matt Slocum/AP
Cherri Gregg
July 02, 2019 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Patti LaBelle now has her very own street in her hometown of Philadelphia, and the legendary soul singer christened it with a song. A stretch of Broad Street was renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" during a ceremony Tuesday. "The Godmother of Soul" thanked the throngs of...
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Refinery fire
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
June 26, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 3:55 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Following reports claiming the South Philadelphia refinery — where a massive explosion and fire shook the neighborhood last week — may permanently shut down, the mayor has officially confirmed the news in a press release Wednesday morning...
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The scene of a shooting at the Wilson Park Apartments on Bailey Terrace.
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Tim Jimenez
June 25, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pair of shooting incidents in a South Philadelphia neighborhood on Monday night has left two people dead. "We're very, very concerned due to the fact that we had four people shot within two hours and two of them are dead,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police...
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Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
June 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The city has announced that the refinery fire, which began after an early Friday morning explosion, has been extinguished and an investigation is gearing up to find out how and why this happened. After burning for more than 24 hours, what we know so far is that...
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Matt Slocum/AP Photo
June 21, 2019 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chase Utley ran out to second base one more time wearing a red pinstriped No. 26 Philadelphia Phillies jersey and dark blue suit pants while his walk-up song by Led Zeppelin blared and adoring fans stood and cheered. The six-time All-Star was honored Friday night at a retirement...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in South Philadelphia has been contained. There have been no reports of injuries or evacuations. This is the second fire at the refinery in the last month, following a June 10 fire in which no...
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