South Philadelphia

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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.
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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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Justin Udo
July 24, 2019 - 7:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A fire broke out at the landmark Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia early Wednesday evening. Paige Clark says she was just coming back in to the diner from her break when she noticed something wasn't right. "Smoke started building up in the restaurant, so customers...
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A public hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in University City to address the potential impact a refinery fire last month may have had on the South Philadelphia community where it happened. Some of the health implications might not be fully known.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 24, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public hearing Wednesday afternoon in University City addressed the potential health and environmental impacts of last month's refinery fire, but officials say some of those implications may not be fully known for years to come. Sen. Anthony Williams said images of...
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The anti-violence mural that struck community controversy a year ago when a developer mistakenly destroyed it has been officially restored and was dedicated Wednesday.
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Cherri Gregg
July 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The anti-violence mural that struck community controversy a year ago when a developer mistakenly destroyed it has been officially restored and was dedicated Wednesday. The original mural at 20th and Fernon streets was painted in 1989 as a memorial to more than 40...
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2017 mug shot of Brandon Olivieri
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Justin Udo
July 22, 2019 - 1:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brandon Olivieri, who was found guilty in May for killing two South Philly teens nearly two years ago when he was a teenager, has been sentenced to 37 years to life in prison. Olivieri, now 18, was tried as an adult and convicted on two counts of murder: one in the...
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Refinery Fire
July 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio goes in depth with a special podcast presentation on the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. In the early hours of June 21, 2019, a massive explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shook South Philadelphia...
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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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