South Philadelphia

Patti LaBelle
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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.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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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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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 28, 2019 - 9:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators are still looking into why an SUV crashed through a South Philly storefront on Monday afternoon, critically injuring a 16-year-old boy. The teenager was pinned under the car when it crashed through the front window of a Rainbow clothing store on 24th...
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Italian Market Festival 2019
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 19, 2019 - 11:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The weather couldn't have been more perfect on the first day of the weekend-long, open-air Italian Market Festival along Ninth Street in South Philadelphia. Thousands of people filled the streets, scoping out the live music, art and, of course, all the food and drink...
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2017 mug shot of Brandon Olivieri
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 17, 2019 - 3:18 pm
UPDATED: 5:45 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brandon Olivieri, the 18-year-old accused of killing two South Philly teens a year-and-a-half ago, has been found guilty. He has been convicted on two counts of murder: one in the first degree for the death of Salvatore DiNubile, and the other...
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2017 mug shot of Brandon Olivieri
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 16, 2019 - 2:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key witness in the case against a young South Philadelphia man, who is charged with murdering two 16-year-olds, testified Thursday morning to getting rid of the alleged weapon. Marc Malerba, 21, said he and another man, Rodney Outlaw, got rid of the gun used to kill...
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2017 mug shot of Brandon Olivieri
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 15, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three teenagers from South Philadelphia testified Wednesday in the murder trial against Brandon Olivieri. The now 18-year-old Olivieri is accused of shooting and killing Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile on Oct. 24, 2017 at 12th and Ritner streets, but he has...
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