John McDevitt

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Chester County Service Dog Group Holding Picnic To Celebrate 25 Years

A Chester County service dog group is holding a picnic later this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

05/24/2015

(A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer uses a broom to fend off the agitated falcon mother during banding of the chicks.  Photo by John McDevitt)

For Bird Banders Atop Philadelphia City Hall, Swooping Talons Are Just Part of the Job

Four baby falcons being raised in a nest on the tower of City Hall were banded today by the state wildlife officers.

05/22/2015

Philadelphia's Korean War Memorial (Credit: John McDevitt)

Soldier From Philadelphia Killed In Korean War Whose Remains Were Recently ID’d To Be Honored

U.S. Army Corporal Robert Higgins of Philadelphia will be among those honored at the Society Hill Memorial on Monday.

05/22/2015

("Nero" gets an eye exam from Dr. Gus Aguirre at Penn Vet.   Photo by John McDevitt)

At Penn Vet This Month, Free Eye Exams For Service Dogs

“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.

05/20/2015

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Fundraising Effort Revving Up To Replace Aging Philadelphia Highway Patrol Motorcycles

The Adopt a Police Motorcycle fundraiser is off to a good start. The nonprofit PPF has raised enough money to purchase two Harley Davidson’s. Twelve more are needed to be replaced aging Philadelphia Highway Patrol motorcycles.

05/19/2015

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Local Exhibit Examines The Science Of Gross Things

The science of gross things is explored at a new exhibit opening today at a Philadelphia museum.

05/16/2015

(REALLY?!?  A food cart patron, center, appears shocked as a stranger offers to pay for her lunch, no strings attached.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Restaurant Spreads Joy With Random Kindnesses in Center City

Some people in center city Philadelphia were surprised this afternoon when they were told lunch was free.

05/15/2015

(Zoo visitors watch a gorilla transiting the "Gorilla Treeway."  Photo provided by Phila. Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo Adds Gorilla Passageway To Its Overhead Animal Network

The latest, “Gorilla Treeway,” is an elevated, 300-foot outdoor passageway where the great apes can hang out and play.

05/14/2015

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Puts Alternate Service Plan Into Place For Trenton Regional Rail Customers

KYW’s John McDevitt reports alternate service plans have been put into place for more than 12,000 weekly riders.

05/13/2015

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Drexel U. Expert: Track Condition Likely Not a Factor in Deadly Crash

“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2015

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015

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Free Library Of Philadelphia Launches Vocabulary Initiative For Underprivileged Kids

‘Words At Play.’ That’s the name of a vocabulary initiative launched Saturday for pre-kindergarten kids in socioeconomic disadvantaged neighborhoods.

05/09/2015

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Temple U. Holds Its 128th Commencement

At the school’s Liacouras Center, on North Broad Street, some 9,000 students received degrees.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(The visage of Genghis Khan peers from a banner over the entrance of the Franklin Institute, at 20th and The Parkway.  Photo by John McDevitt)

‘Genghis Khan’ Exhibit at Franklin Institute Puts New Spin on Conqueror’s Reputation

This show paints the Mongolian conqueror not as a ruthless barbarian but as a great civilizer of humankind.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(The Philadelphia civic flag, at right behind the arc of balloons, seemed disinclined to unfurl during ceremonies marking its 120th anniversary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plaque Dedication Marks 120th Anniversary of Creation of Philadelphia’s Flag

The next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It’s Philadelphia’s “civic” flag.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

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