John McDevitt

(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

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Official Says Clearing Ben Franklin Bridge By AM Rush After Truck Accident Was Not Doable

John Hanson, chief executive officer of the Delaware River Port Authority, says removing the truck and its load of kiwi fruit was a huge undertaking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Judges speak with contestants at the National History Day event at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Share Their Knowledge at National History Day Event

Hundreds of children were showing their smarts and their creativity at a history competition being held, today and tomorrow, at the National Constitution Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Streets Department Kicks Off Cleaning Season At Annual Block Captain Rally

The Philadelphia Streets Department hosted it’s annual rally for hundreds of block captains through the city on Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

03/14/2015

(Students at Truebright Science Academy measure the diameter of a giant cookie.  Pi (3.14159...) is the mathematical ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In North Philadelphia, ‘Pi Day’ Celebrated With Schoolwork — and Real Pies

Saturday, March 14th (3/14), is International Pi (3.14…) Day, a day to celebrate all things mathematical.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Veterinarians Gather For Penn Vet’s Annual Conference

Hundreds of veterinarians from across the country are attending a three-day, continuing education conference in center city, run by the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Members of the Irish American Business Chamber & Network await the arrival of Ireland's ambassador to the US at the Union League.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S. Honors 2 Philadelphia TV Stations For St. Patrick’s Parade Broadcasts

The Philadelphia-based Irish American Business Chamber & Network held its annual ambassador awards, honoring businesses and individuals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Former US rep. Joe Sestak holds a pair of boots aloft as he promises Pennsylvania voters he will 'walk in their shoes' as he announces his candidacy for the US Senate seat now held by Pat Toomey.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Joe Sestak Announces US Senate Run To Unseat Pat Toomey

Today, outside Independence Hall, Sestak held up a pair of military-issue boots as he said, “While I don’t know all Pennsylvanians, I intend to walk in their shoes.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(Some of the "Refunds for Research" grant recipients listen as  Pat Halpin-Murphy describes the program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Cancer Groups Celebrate Pa. Program That Helps Taxpayers Donate To Research Programs

Today, a ceremony was held at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, where two breast cancer research programs are benefitting this year from the refund checkoff program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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