Southwest Philadelphia

Firefighter and neighbors look on at the aftermath of a fatal fire on the 6500 block of Woodland Avenue.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 13, 2019 - 11:30 am
A fire in Southwest Philadelphia claimed a man's life early Sunday morning, sent another man to the hospital, and displaced nearly a dozen people.
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A neighbor on Carroll Street in SW Philadelphia says the house with the white door is the site of a deadly shooting.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 29, 2019 - 6:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead and five others are injured after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia on Sunday night. Witnesses say the group was about to film a rap video before the gunfire started. The victims range in age from 21 to 24 years old. The youngest among them was...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials say there's no evidence that the explosive refinery fire last week caused elevated levels of dangerous chemicals or had any public health impact. At an update Tuesday, officials said investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, but they will...
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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
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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Rafiq Small
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
May 02, 2019 - 9:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of a 13-year-old boy outside a Southwest Philadelphia corner store early Wednesday morning. Southwest Detectives say 19-year-old Rafiq Small is suspected of firing several shots at the corner of Woodland...
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Dan Wing
May 01, 2019 - 8:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A teenage boy is in critical condition after being shot twice outside of a corner store in Southwest Philadelphia early Wednesday morning. Police say this happened around 12:30 a.m. at a convience store at Woodland and Island avenues. "The 13-year-old victim just...
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People opposed to a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia protest at City Hall.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City council has put off a final vote on a controversial plan for a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia, but opponents are pressing their case against it. They held a protest before Thursday's council session. PGW says the liquefied natural gas plant would...
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Philadelphia police
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
March 07, 2019 - 10:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A toddler and his parents were inside an SUV that flipped over Thursday night in Southwest Philadelphia after gunmen shot at the Jeep over two dozen times. This happened around 6.30 p.m. near 66th and Upland streets. Police say as the shots were being fired, the...
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After multiple shootings in Southwest Philadelphia in recent weeks that involved teenagers, an emergency community meeting was held Thursday night to bring attention to the issue, including how to prevent youth gun violence in the future.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 21, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a violent few weeks in Southwest Philadelphia. Several teenagers were either killed or badly injured in shootings. So Philadelphia police and community leaders joined forces Thursday night to address the issue. "Basically we're having a meeting for a call...
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Police in Southwest Philadelphia and a few partners started off the first weekend of the new year with, what they hope, is a creative solution to a big problem.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
January 06, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent report from the Philadelphia Health Department says that the opioid crisis and gun violence are slashing life expectancy in Philadelphia. Police in Southwest Philadelphia and a few partners started off the first weekend of the new year with, what they hope,...
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