South Philadelphia

Street cleaning in Philadelphia
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
April 16, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Street sweepers rolled through a Philadelphia residential neighborhood on Tuesday for the first time in more than 10 years. The pilot program restores a practice that was cut from the city budget during the 2008 recession. By popular demand, street sweeping is back in...
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Fans gather at Le Viet restaurant in south Philadelphia to watch the premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones."
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Kimberly Adams
April 15, 2019 - 8:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 8th and final season of "Game of Thrones" began Sunday night. More than 70 fans of the show met up at Le Viet restaurant in South Philly for a viewing party. "I can't to finally see, after waiting a whole year to see the last season of Game of Thrones," said Kahn...
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Hepatitis A
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April 06, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Health officials are warning customers of a South Philadelphia supermarket about possible exposure to hepatitis A. The Philadelphia Health Department recently confirmed that an employee at the Acme on the 1400 block of East Passyunk Avenue has acute hepatitis A...
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Tyquan Athinson
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
April 03, 2019 - 1:56 pm
UPDATED: 7:47 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have taken into custody a suspect for the murder of a top police commander's son over the weekend. Police say 19-year-old Tyquan "Fats" Atkinson was picked up Wednesday evening in Chester. Police believe Atkinson is...
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Mark Abrams
April 01, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bronx man who was driving a tractor-trailer rig loaded with watermelons that overturned and spilled onto I-95 in Philadelphia last April has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving drunk. Authorities say 30-year-old Leytong Peralta-Olivo was taken into...
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File photo of police officer
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Kristen Johanson
April 01, 2019 - 7:47 am
UPDATED: April 2, 2019, 1:30 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The son of a top Philadelphia police commander was shot and killed over the weekend in South Philly, one of five murders over the weekend. The total number of homicides for the first quarter of the year stands at 80, which is 10...
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A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses after police say he killed another man with a single punch during an argument over an unleashed dog.
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 13, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The case of a man accused of throwing a deadly punch can now proceed to trial. Dressed in a black suit, 24-year-old Matthew Oropeza agreed to waive his preliminary hearing on charges of involuntary manslaughter, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly...
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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson with Urban League director Charlene Matlock Turner and workers and officials from Ready, Willing and Able.
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Pat Loeb
March 11, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Point Breeze community isn't waiting for Mayor Kenney's proposed street sweeping pilot. They already have their own program growing and Monday, they announced they're expanding it to get every street in the neighborhood. READ: Mayor Kenney offers...
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Officials in South Philadelphia take a stand against sexual assault following the arrest of a man accused of a string of attacks throughout the neighborhood.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 26, 2019 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in South Philadelphia take a stand against sexual assault following the arrest of a man accused of a string of attacks throughout the neighborhood. Joined by police and victim's advocates, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson led a public safety walk Tuesday to...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks about the arrest of an alleged serial rapist in South Philadelphia.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
February 26, 2019 - 9:23 am
UPDATED: 5:10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a man they say was targeting and raping women in South Philadelphia. Safien Williams, 37, a city employee with the Streets Department, faces rape, sexual assault and indecent assault charges connected to at least four...
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