Upper Darby

The sphere at the top of the Tower Theater tower was removed around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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John McDevitt
August 13, 2019 - 12:51 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The tower atop the Tower Theater in Upper Darby is no more. Many onlookers watched — shaking their heads and recording the moment — as the iconic "TOWER" sign on the 92-year-old theater came down Tuesday morning due to safety concerns. First, the sphere was sawed...
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63-year-old Wade Whitaker
Courtesy of the Upper Darby Police Department
Justin Udo
May 12, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Upper Darby say they are searching for man who attempted to strangle his wife to death this Mother's Day weekend. Authorities say 63-year-old Wade Whitaker is being charged with attempted homicide. WANTED- for attempted homicide- Wade Whitaker, 63 yoa of...
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Clifton Heights Athletic Field
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Mike DeNardo
May 07, 2019 - 1:39 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Upper Darby School Board made a move on Monday night toward building a new $60 million middle school on the site of the Clifton Heights Athletic Field. The Upper Darby School District owns the land and has been leasing the fields on North Springfield Road to...
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Clifton Heights Athletic Field
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Tim Jimenez
April 10, 2019 - 7:01 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Upper Darby School District voted Tuesday night to authorize a study on whether or not to build a new middle school on popular athletic fields in Clifton Heights. Clifton Heights residents have been pushing back at the idea of building the school at the site...
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Aretha Robinson
Upper Darby Police Department
Ian Bush
March 19, 2019 - 2:51 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A fight over a parking spot at a Wawa in Upper Darby left one woman with a head wound from a tire iron and another woman in jail. Police have just released details of the attack on March 10 at the 69th Street location. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael...
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Andrew Kramer
March 08, 2019 - 10:41 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - With a room full of female Lyft drivers looking on, Girls Auto Clinic CEO Patricia Banks told the group that using synthetic oil is like getting a hard gel manicure -- it lasts longer. That was one of many ways Banks related to these women, who work for the ride...
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Juan Ramon-Vasquez
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
February 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Honduran man has been sentenced after pleading guilty last August to illegal re-entry following deportation. Federal authorities, however, argue he should have been removed from the U.S. well before he raped a young girl. Although he was deported in 2009, Juan Ramon...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 16-month-old boy had to be treated with Narcan after ingesting drugs at his parents' home Monday night in Upper Darby. It was around 5:30 p.m. when the boy's father returned home from work to find his girlfriend, the boy's mother, passed out on the bed. "The child...
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Derrick Jones
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County man has been sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison for posing as a girl to get naked photos and videos of his classmates at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Upper Darby — then threatening his...
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Andrew Kramer
January 05, 2019 - 4:39 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- An investigation is underway after a fire leaves one man dead in Delaware County. #BREAKING : A man dies after running into an Upper Darby home that was on fire, trying to alert his wife according to police @KYWNewsradio — Andrew Kramer (@Philly_Kramer) January 5...
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