John McDevitt

The Philadelphia International Records building in Center City was demolitied Saturday (Credit: John McDevitt)

Demolition Day For Iconic Philadelphia Building

The Philadelphia International records building in Center City will soon be no more.

04/18/2015

(Photo courtesy of John Ebel)

Penn Museum Celebrates Rome’s Birthday With…Gladiators!

The city of Rome is turning 2,768 years old and Penn Museum is marking the occasion with a birthday celebration featuring gladiatorial bouts.

04/18/2015

US Sen. Robert Menendez, on March 26, 2015.  (credit: Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows Sen. Menendez’s Voter Support Eroding, Even Among Democrats

According to the poll, 52 percent of registered New Jersey voters think Menendez should leave office, versus 39 percent who think not.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Credit: David Spunt)

Police Describe Vehicles Sought In Two Separate Philadelphia Hit-Runs

A four-year-old boy is dead and a mother and young child critically hurt after two separate hit-and-run incidents in Philadelphia.

04/14/2015

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

(Shoppers on Walnut Street examine a window display of the Apple Watch at an Apple retail store.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Early Adopters Have an Eye, If Not a Hand, on Apple Watches, Now on Display in Stores

Online pre-sales began early this morning, with shipping starting later this month. And now, you can make an appointment at select Apple stores to test them out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(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

(IT'S MADE FROM TRASH.  A dogwood tree and butterflies, constructed from recycled materials by sculptor Peter Kimelman, is part of a display at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Art Exhibit Turns Trash Into Thought-Provoking Sculptures

It’s called “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” — a series of animal-inspired art sculptures on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo, all made out of recycled materials.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Schoolgirls sing "Sakura" at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

Philadelphia’s 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, with a number of events this week at several venues celebrating Japanese culture.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

The cell where the famous escape originated. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Famous Philadelphia Prison Escape Spotlighted At Eastern State

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the famous escape.

04/02/2015

(Zip guns, shanks, and shivs are among the confiscated items on display at Eastern State's "popup" museum.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Exhibit Recalls the Dangers of Historic Eastern State Prison, in Fairmount

The temporary exhibit, called “Escape!,” features rarely seen artifacts such as confiscated “shanks” (homemade knives), handcuffs, and books of mug shots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

File Photo (Credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Centralized Property Assessment Program Being Tested In South Jersey

The goal: to save money and not have property owners pay too little or too much for property taxes.

03/27/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Syma Chowdhry/ CBS 3)

Millions in Philadelphia Dog License Fees Going Uncollected, City Controller Says

If you own a dog in Philadelphia, it is required that you pay $16 a year for a license. But not everyone is complying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

file photo (credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

New Penn Vet Program Provides Life-Saving Care For Shelter Dogs

The city’s most vulnerable dogs are getting the medical help they need thanks to Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project.

03/22/2015

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