Phila. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Lying To Fire InvestigatorsRichard Knellinger, 42, has accepted a plea deal stemming from his appearance before a grand jury investigating the 2012 five-alarmer that killed two firefighters.
Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia FirefightersA new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.
EXCLUSIVE: Firefighter's Widow, Union Ask DA To Reconsider Decision To Not Criminally Charge Building Owners In Deadly Warehouse Blaze Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary, expressed her concern about a decision announced Monday by District Attorney Seth Williams, not to file criminal charges against the owners of a vacant, dilapidated Kensington warehouse that burned and collapsed killing Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.
Phila. Firefighters' Union Demands Prosecution of Building Owners in Deadly 2012 FireLocal 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA's announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.
Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. FirefightersDA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.
Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. PropertiesDiane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
I-Team Exclusive: NIOSH Report on April, 2012 Deaths of 2 Philadelphia Firefighters
City Council Hearings Into Firefighter DeathsNearly 18 months after a vacant, burning Kensington warehouse collapsed, killing Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, and injuring two fellow firefighters, a unanimous vote in City Council signaled the start of a new search for answers and reform.
Call For Council Hearings Into Fatal Kensington Warehouse FireFollowing an exclusive CBS 3 I-Team report on an April 9,2012 Kensington Warehouse fire, that killed Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, injuring two other firefighters, City Councilman James Kenney is calling for City Council hearings into the deadly five-alarmer and building collapse.
I-Team Exclusive: New Details Emerge In Kensington Blaze That Killed 2 FirefightersNearly 18 months after two Philadelphia firefighters died, crushed beneath the walls of a burning Kensington warehouse, CBS 3 has uncovered new details about the tragedy.
EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Fire Captain Killed In Kensington Warehouse Blaze Files Lawsuit, Seeks AnswersThe family of Philadelphia Fire Captain Robert Neary, killed along with firefighter Daniel Sweeney, when a burning, vacant Kensington warehouse collapsed on them 17 months ago, is filing a lawsuit against the building's owners.
After Years of Neglect, Center City Eyesore Getting Facelift At LastMichael and Yechiel Lichtenstein rose to notoriety in Philadelphia when a building they owned in Kensington burned in 2012, killing two firefighters.