Pat Loeb

Leon Huff and  Kenny Gamble (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Major Part Of Philadelphia’s Music History Meets The Wrecking Ball

A piece of Philadelphia history will pass into dust this morning, as a demolition crew takes the wrecking ball to the former headquarters of Philadelphia International Records on South Broad Street

7 hours ago

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Surprise Development In The Carpenters’ Dispute With The Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.

23 hours ago

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

A New Café in Camden, N.J., Serves Its Community With More Than Lunch

Camden officials were celebrating another sign of the city’s revitalization with a ribbon-cutting for a new café run by a local social service agency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Live Concert Venue Planned For Former Factory Building Near Sugarhouse Casino

Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Credit: Historical Society)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 4: The Funeral

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train reversed the route he took to his inauguration.

04/16/2015

(credit: Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio)

‘Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano’ Opens Final Presentation Of Works At Phila. Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.

04/15/2015

(The assassination of President  Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, in Washington DC, on April 14, 1865.  Lincoln died the next morning.  Image from Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 3: John Wilkes Booth’s Philadelphia Brother

Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who had a Philadelphia connection.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Dr. Dan Rolph of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 2: Ulysses S. Grant’s Escape From Death

Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot 150 years ago today, in Washington D.C. but smaller dramas connected to that great tragedy unfolded in Philadelphia – including Ulysses S. Grant’s escape from death that night.

04/14/2015

John Meko (L) and James Mundy of the Union League, with John Wilkes Booth's thorax.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary: Part 1

Some of the most important artifacts of the tragedy in April, 1865 are housed right in Center City Philadelphia.

04/13/2015

(credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

County Officials Warn Of Chaos If 911 Phone Surcharge Fees Don’t Increase In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s County Commissioners are warning of chaos, if the state legislature doesn’t increase the phone surcharge fees it collects to run the 9-1-1 emergency system.

04/11/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Attorney General Called to Court to Explain Firing of Aide Who Testified

Judge William Carpenter wants to investigate whether Kathleen Kane’s firing this week of her aide, James Barker, violated the judge’s order protecting witnesses from retaliation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

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Attorney For Families in Lewis Katz Plane Crash Disputes Interim Findings of NTSB

Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

Lee Kimball of Pifarro and Grant Lincoln of Philadelphia 3.0 protest a reduction in arts funding in Mayor Michael Nutter's proposed budget. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Dozens Of Philadelphia Arts Organizations Protest Proposed Reduction In Funding

Dozens of Philadelphia arts organizations gathered at City Hall Tuesday to protest a funding reduction proposed in Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget.

04/07/2015

(Police are hoping someone will recognize the white painted graffiti on the burgundy colored van.  Image from PPD-supplied video)

Phila. Police Asking For Help to Find Graffitied Van Allegedly Used in Jewelers’ Row Kidnap

According to investigators, the burgundy Ford Econoline — a late ’90s or early 2000s model — has white paint graffiti on its right side.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Hundreds Expected To Bid Farewell To Darby Borough Officer Shot Dead Inside His Home

Friends and family will gather this morning for the funeral of Darby Borough Police Officer Mark Hudson, who was shot to death inside his home, last week.

04/04/2015

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