West Philadelphia

Fire raced through this building at 52nd and Girard in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia early Monday morning.
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Mark Abrams
September 23, 2019 - 9:03 am
Ten people were rescued, including six children, from a burning apartment building early Monday morning in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
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Greater Bible Way Temple
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Antionette Lee
September 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
L&I inspectors ordered a cease of operations for the historic West Philly church that was ravaged by a three-alarm fire more than two weeks ago — including its adjacent homeless shelter. Dozens of people were forced to leave and are now displaced. Read more here.
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Church fire chars roof
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
August 28, 2019 - 9:44 am
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As fire officials continue work to find out how the three-alarm fire at a West Philly church started Tuesday afternoon, the church's pastor promises to rebuild. At the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets early Wednesday morning, all that's left is...
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West Philly church on fire
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 4:05 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 28, 6:35 a.m. WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The roof of a West Philly church is charred as firefighters continue to blast hot spots in the building with water Wednesday morning, following a three-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon. The area surrounding the Greater Bible...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 25, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sunday marks the beginning of Black Breastfeeding Week, and a Philadelphia-area group is holding its fourth annual kickoff celebration in West Philadelphia. The Beautiful Black Queens 4 Breastfeeding Awareness and Empowerment, or BBQ 4 BAE, discussed why this week is...
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Rachel Kurland
August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 9, 6 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA and PennDOT have some construction projects that could throw a wrench into your weekend travel plans. First, Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the SEPTA trolley tunnel linking West Philly and Center City will close for 10 days for repairs...
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Community party offers healing to West Philly community shaken up by a shooting.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 04, 2019 - 8:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "The people, the food, the good vibes." That's why Stephanie Johnson said she came to the Heston Gardens Saturday afternoon at 55th and Baker streets for a community party that also served as a healing event. "Bring the people together, everyone can see that we can be...
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The site of a failed robbery at 35th and market streets in West Philadlephia
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Paul Kurtz
August 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two men are still at large after attempting to rob an armored car in West Philadelphia Thursday morning. Around 10 a.m., two men dressed in black, wearing ski masks and gloves, approached a Garda armored car guard as he was making a delivery at...
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The 13th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival took place at Saunders Park in West Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 2:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jazz and art was celebrated this weekend in West Philadelphia. The 13th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival took place at Saunders Park in West Philadelphia. Lou Smith, who now lives in Burlington Township, New Jersey, explained what he enjoys about this...
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Man escapes building in true 'Spider-Man' fashion
July 19, 2019 - 10:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An apartment fire in West Philadelphia drove a resident to an extreme exit on Thursday night. Firefighters responding to a fire at a 19-story high-rise on Holden Street near Market saw a truly shocking sight — a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape...
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