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(Wheelchair users and others get their first look at new Philadelphia taxicabs designed to serve their needs.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

New Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Begin Rolling Onto Philadelphia’s Streets

A Dodge Journey van was the first wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV) to hit the road since 50 new WAV taxi medallions were sold by the PPA.

07/02/2015

(The US Coast Guard and Philadelphia Police stage a mock "boating while intoxicated" arrest on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In and Around Philadelphia, Holiday Weekend Warnings About DUI

Officials are warning people not to drink and drive, on the roads or on the water.

07/01/2015

Wenonah, NJ (credit: CBSPhilly)

Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power In South Jersey

Work continues to turn on electricity in South Jersey and some people are getting impatient.

06/27/2015

(A toppled tree in a backyard awaits removal.  Photo by KYW's Pat Toddy)

Local Power Outages Could Last Into The Weekend

Persistent power outages continue to make life difficult for more than 200,000 people around the Delaware Valley and South Jersey.

06/25/2015

Donuts for Dads is a tradition at West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

West Philly School Shows Appreciation For Dads With Breakfast

It was an early Father’s Day gift Friday morning for dads in West Philadelphia as a school opened early to serve breakfast.

06/19/2015

(Three Renoir paintings show couples dancing.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Art Museum Readies New Exhibit of Impressionism

“Discovering the Impressionists” is a breathtaking display of works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and others.

06/18/2015

(A young father and his children escape from the heat in the Love Park fountain, near 15th St. and JFK Blvd.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In Center City Philadelphia, Some Getting Respite With a Dip in a Fountain

Swimming and playing in the Love Park fountain is not allowed, but those rules are loosely enforced on days like this.

06/12/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Little League’s Taney Dragons Collect a Hometown Sportsmanship Award

The magical, yearlong ride for the Taney Dragons continues, as the Little League baseball team was being honored with the prestigious John Wanamaker Athletic Award.

06/12/2015

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Lawyers Representing Amtrak Derailment Victims Still Have Many Questions

An attorney representing Amtrak derailment victims says word that the train engineer wasn’t talking, texting, or using data on his cell phone leading up to the crash raises more questions.

06/11/2015

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Senator Menendez Crying Foul Over Plan By Airlines To Reduce Size Of Carry-On Luggage

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is skeptical of a proposal by the International Air Transport Association that would reduce the size of carry-on luggage allowed on a flight.

06/10/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

47 New Philadelphia Police Officers Sworn In in North Philadelphia

These young men and women are about to embark on an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous journey, with the mission to serve and protect.

06/05/2015

(Left, a reliquary.  Right, a bronze cast of the hand of St. Pope John II, which the public will be invited to touch while it is on display in Philadelphia.  Images provided)

Vatican Sending Some Notable Items to Philadelphia Ahead of Pope’s Visit

The exhibit, called “Vatican Splendors,” will be on display at the Franklin Institute starting September 19th.

06/05/2015

(Students take part in an after-school Scrabble tournament at the Independence Seaport Museum.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Students Take Part In After-School Scrabble Tourney at Seaport Museum

At today’s event, they had the chance to play against kids from other schools, with some prizes on the line.

06/04/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

West Philly H.S. Students Mark Passage Through ‘TOP’ Program

About 70 freshmen at West Philadelphia High School were honored for their completion of the Teen Outreach Program.

06/04/2015

(Cameron Powell demonstrates the operation of the character "Zazu" to a group of students.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Schoolkids Get Lesson in Puppetry Showmanship From ‘Lion King’ Experts

Cameron Powell, who plays “Zazu,” said the actor must bring both human and animal qualities to the puppet’s performance.

05/27/2015

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