(Independence Mall. File photo by Jim Melwert)

ONLY A DRILL: Philadelphia Police Hold Training Exercise Tonight In Old City

The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(US Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson, in file photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security Funding

In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Credit: CBS3)

Car Fire Snarls Traffic On Schuylkill Expressway

A car caught on fire on the middle lane of the Schuylkill Expressway near Girard Avenue Tuesday morning.

04/14/2015

(The Wash N Lube, at 11th and Spring Garden, has special sprayers to wash the underside of vehicles coming through.   Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Federal Experts Warn of Salt-Corroded Brake Lines, Especially on Older Cars

The guidelines come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after a five-year investigation. Officials advise to make sure the undercarriage of your car gets washed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(Sen. Robert Casey speaks with reporters at the 30th Street Amtrak station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Casey Says Legal Quirk Locks Amtrak Police Out of US Emergency Radio Frequencies

US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wants the Federal Communications Commission to change its policy to allow Amtrak police to communicate with other first responders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

A bridge over the Vine Street Expressway (Credit: John McDevitt)

Lane Closures Expected On Major Philly Roadway Starting Tuesday

Expect lane closures along the Vine Street expressway in the early morning hours in Center City Tuesday.

04/13/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Clouds Delaying Some Flights Into Philadelphia Over An Hour

The Federal Aviation Administration says inbound flights that haven’t taken off yet Friday are being held up by an average of 78 minutes.

04/10/2015

(A truck lies overturned on the westbound exit ramp of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, approaching the Vine Street Expressway, on April 10, 2015.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Not The Ben Again! Overturned Truck Cripples Morning Rush Into Center City

An overturned tractor-trailer is taking out two left lanes on the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(The Atlantic City Expressway, file photo)

Road Work Likely A Non-Issue As Shore Season Nears

All that work to expand the Atlantic City Expressway westbound is done.

04/10/2015

(Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Section Of Pa. Turnpike To Close Late Saturday For 6 Hours

A 65-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is going to be closed in both directions for six hours, starting at 11 p.m. Saturday.

04/09/2015

(A student receives a text message while sitting at the controls of a driving simulator at Roman Catholic High School.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Roman Catholic H.S. Students Get Eye-Opening Lesson on Dangers of Distracted Driving

“We’ve been telling students to just either silence their phones, turn it off, or give it to the person in the car with you,” one student leader advises.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(An advertising wrap on a Septa bus shelter advises pedestrians and drivers not to be distracted by their smartphones or other things.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Wants Pedestrians To Stop Texting, Watch Where They’re Going, And Stay Safe

The program addresses the growing problem of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

Deadly accident in Bensalem. (credit: CBS)

1 Dead After Car Strikes Utility Pole In Bucks County, Forces Road Closure

Emergency crews are on the scene of the accident in Bensalem.

04/09/2015

(Standing below the 25th Street Viaduct, officials show a rendering of what the bridge will look like after it is refurbished.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

South Philly’s 25th Street Rail Viaduct Getting First Makeover in 85 Years

Officials say the gigantic, 1.2-mile, 25th Street Viaduct is in good shape structurally, but it’s not pretty. There are also concerns about public safety from crumbling concrete.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Credit: WBZ-TV/ CBSBoston.com)

Attorney For Families in Lewis Katz Plane Crash Disputes Interim Findings of NTSB

Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015