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Continuing Road Work Along Northeast Extension Could Impact Summer Travel

Summer vacations are coming up, and if your plans include heading to the Poconos, you’ll want to be aware of continuing road construction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension.

04/27/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

Schuylkill Expressway Shooting Suspect Kymere E. Corbin. (credit: CBS)

New Charges Added Against Son Accused of Shooting Father in Car on Schuylkill Expressway

At a preliminary hearing, attempted murder was added to the list of charges against Kymere Corbin. He is accused of shooting his father from the back seat of a car the father was driving.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(The parents of Kenton Iwaniec present breathalyzers to Montco sheriff Russell Bono.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Breathalyzers Donated to Montco Sheriff To Check Defendants Arriving For Court

“Some individuals actually come to court under the influence of alcohol, and some of them drive to court that way,” Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono tells KYW Newsradio.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Experiencing Delays Of Up To 30 Minutes

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line won’t be back to normal until Thursday afternoon.

04/23/2015

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Accident Causing Major Delays On Schuylkill Expressway Near Vine

An accident has shut down all lanes of the westbound Schuylkill Expressway from 30th Street to Vine.

04/23/2015

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Service Problems On SEPTA Regional Rail Line Due To Tilting Poles

SEPTA says passengers at the Conshohocken, Spring Mill, and Miquon Stations on the Manayunk/Norristown Line should board all trains from the outbound (towards Norristown) platforms until further notice.

04/22/2015

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Ink Deal To Allow Expansion of PHL Airport

A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Philadelphia Parking Authority Worker Killed In Freak Accident At Impound Lot

A Philadelphia Parking Authority worker was killed when he was hit by a tow truck as it backed up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

PennDOT Imposing Oversight for Billboards Near Philadelphia’s Interstate Highways

Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Guilty Plea in DUI Crash That Killed Elderly Bucks County Woman Last November

Kelly Sanfratello, of Quakertown, Pa., was behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler when she ran a red light at Easton Road and County Line Road in Horsham on November 21st of last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The Arcola Road Bridge, now demolished, was closed in August 2013 after failing an inspection. Work has begun rebuilding its replacement, with a target date of next spring.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Lawmaker Says His District’s Bridge Projects Aren’t Getting Enough Attention

Pennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb is asking Penndot’s acting secretary to reprioritize two bridges in his district, both over the Perkiomen Creek.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County commisioners, speaks to reporters about train safety efforts.  Commissioner Bruce Castor is at left, and commissioer Val Arkoosh is at right.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Leaders Say They Are Upgrading Capabilities to Deal With Train Derailment Oil Spills

With recent high-profile derailments in the news, county officials gathered Friday to give an update on emergency preparedness.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Clouds Delaying Some Flights Into Philadelphia International Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration says inbound flights that haven’t taken off yet Friday are being held up by an average of 41 minutes.

04/17/2015