Tacony

Kevin McCloskey
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Mark Abrams
January 21, 2020 - 7:54 am
The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association has recognized an Afghan War veteran, who lost both of his legs when his Humvee ran over an explosive device 12 years ago, as its most courageous athlete. Read more here.
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Tacony inventor Frank Shuman's former home at 4600 Disston St., and his lab at the adjoining part of the property fronting 6913 Ditman St. have now made the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
Courtesy of Historical Society of Tacony
Mark Abrams
November 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
The home and lab of a Tacony man who gained recognition as a solar power pioneer at the start of the 20th century has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, because of the persistence of a college student who embraced a class assignment.
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The Tacony home where a woman is alleged to have killed her husband and two daughters before turning the gun on herself.
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Tim Jimenez
October 15, 2019 - 6:52 am
Police say a woman who killed her husband and two young daughters before shooting herself in the Tacony section of Philadelphia will be charged with three counts of murder and other offenses. Read the latest here.
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broken window
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Kristen Johanson
September 23, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Authorities say an attempted home invasion in Tacony ended with one suspect being fatally shot and another wounded. Read more here.
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Surveillance video shows six officers, in civilian clothes, surrounding Jeffrey Dennis in Tacony, Aug. 20, 2018.
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Steve Tawa
February 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a man shot and killed in his car by an undercover Philadelphia police officer in the summer of 2018 has filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officer. As 36-year-old Jeffrey Dennis was driving his car up a side street in Tacony,...
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Dreamstime
Pat Toddy
December 30, 2018 - 9:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A car slammed into a Philadelphia police patrol car overnight in Northeast Philadelphia. Two officers were reportedly taken to the hospital to be checked for minor injuries. A photo of the cruiser shows damage to the back door on the passenger side. The police vehicle...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
December 03, 2018 - 7:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is closing three churches next month that were previously involved in parish mergers. Archbishop Charles Chaput approved the closing of the Our Lady of Holy Souls church building in North Philadelphia, the St. Stanislaus Kostka church...
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Joshua Periera-Lopez
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
November 29, 2018 - 8:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have announced an arrest connected to the groping of a young girl as she walked to school in the city's Tacony section Wednesday morning. Philadelphia Police say 29-year-old Joshua Periera-Lopez of the Wissinoming section of the city walked into the 25th...
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Authorities in Montgomery County have found a car that's believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run.
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
November 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Montgomery County have found a car that's believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run in the Tacony section of Philadelphia last week. Police say the 2009 Toyota Camry was found in Willow Grove. They think it is the first of two cars that hit...
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Dreamstime
November 09, 2018 - 10:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are searching for a pair of drivers following a deadly hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia. It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Cottman and Torresdale Avenues, in the city's Tacony neighborhood. Police say a 50-year-old man was...
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