South Philly

Environmental activists occupy PES refinery.
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Justin Udo
February 03, 2020 - 3:52 pm
The future owner of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site that caught fire last summer will be determined later this week by the courts. But there are some protesters making their voices very clear about whose hands they want to see in control of the property. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Pat Loeb
February 02, 2020 - 6:30 am
A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court that may determine the future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which was shut down by an explosion last June. Read more here.
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Police lights
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Shara Dae Howard
January 16, 2020 - 10:02 pm
Police are investigating after the decomposed and partially dismembered body of a young woman was found inside a South Philadelphia home Thursday evening. Read more.
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The scene Thursday following an explosion in South Philadelphia.
Courtesy of David Kindler
Charlotte Reese
December 22, 2019 - 9:23 am
Authorities have now recovered two bodies of people killed in the rowhome explosion and fire in South Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Photo of the day after a massive South Philly row home explosion.
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John McDevitt
December 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The two people who were presumed to be dead after Thursday’s row home explosion and fire have been located under the debris. Read more here.
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South Philly fire
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KYW Staff
December 19, 2019 - 12:03 pm
More than 120 firefighters are on the scene of a row home explosion near Eighth and Reed streets. At least four row homes were set ablaze and subsequently collapsed. Read the latest here.
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The assistant manager of a South Philadelphia dollar store has posted a note on the door saying kids need to be accompanied by a parent or someone over 18.
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Paul Kurtz
October 16, 2019 - 2:13 pm
The Philadelphia Police Department has placed extra officers on some streets to keep an eye on students who have been running roughshod over merchants since the school year began.
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"Who talks better than Philadelphians?" said Amber Volpe of South Philly.
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John McDevitt
May 17, 2019 - 12:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A travel and lifestyle website has named the Philadelphia accent one of the sexiest in the country. KYW Newsradio visited the Italian Market in South Philly to get reaction. Bigseventravel.com named the Philadelphia accent the 8th sexiest in the United States. "Who...
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— If you walk into The Jacks New Years Brigade clubhouse in South Philly and say "Play Gloria!" someone is going to play the song made popular by '80s pop star Laura Branigan for you.
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Andrew Kramer
May 17, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you walk into The Jacks New Years Brigade clubhouse in South Philly and say "Play Gloria!" someone is going to play the song made popular by '80s pop star Laura Branigan for you. You know the one. Video of Laura Branigan - Gloria [1982> The song did, after all,...
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A sign of Broad Street.
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Mark Abrams
April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the weather turning warmer, the Avenue of the Arts organization in South Philadelphia is focusing on sprucing up the South Broad Street neighborhood. Paul Beideman, president of the organization, says personnel are working at an accelerated pace to get Broad...
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