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(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

PUC Issues Report Card On PECO, Other Utilities Response To February’s Ice Storm

The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.

05/25/2014

(A Brazilian celebration is being added to the Delaware Riverfront celebrations this summer.  Singers, dancers, and musicians mark the event at Peco headquarters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Brazilian, Israeli Fests Added to Delaware Riverfront Summer Activities

The Delaware River waterfront is gearing up for summer with a lineup of free festivals, multicultural events, and concerts.

05/09/2014

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Police In Delco Investigating Hit-And-Run

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred Saturday night in Darby, Delaware County.

05/03/2014

File Photo (credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Man Admits He Manipulated Utility Meters To Reduce PECO Bills

Over three years, prosecutors say Marcelino Cuadra would go to homes and businesses and tamper with the utility meters so they would read less — or at times — nothing at all.

04/15/2014

(Volunteers from Peco plant trees in Cisco Park, in the Erdenheim section of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pa.   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Peco Crews Mark National Volunteer Week With Tree Plantings in Montco

Sharon McDaniel, manager of construction and maintenance in Peco’s Bucks-Mont region, says the volunteers made quick work of the task.

04/09/2014

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Millions Expected To Take Part In “Earth Hour”

Earth Hour is 8:30 to 9:30 Saturday night — and there will be a number of local efforts.

03/29/2014

(Mike Innocenzo, CEO of Peco, testifies before the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Peco CEO Expresses Pride Over Ice Storm Power Recovery Effort

Peco CEO Mike Innocenzo told the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee that 715,000 customers lost power — 40 percent of the Peco system and 70 percent of Peco customers in the suburbs — due to the February 5th ice storm.

03/27/2014

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Philadelphia Non-Profit Offers Help As Winter Utility Shut-Off Moratorium Nears End

The Utility Emergency Services Fund is a 30-year-old program to help families pay off utility bills and keep the lights on.

03/18/2014

FILE PHOTO: PECO crews work to restore power to residents near 50th and Cedar in West Philadelphia. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Public Utility Commission To Hold Hearings On Ice Storm Power Outage Response

The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a pair of hearings later this month in the suburbs to discuss the response to massive power outages caused by the ice storm last month.

03/13/2014

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Road Crews, Mass Transit Ready To Deal With Latest Winter Storm

With another winter storm in the works, all eyes are on the roads, mass transit and the public utilities.

03/02/2014

PECO Truck. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

EXCLUSIVE: PECO Officials And Top Emergency Managers Meet For Closed-door Meeting On Storm Response

Only CBS 3 cameras were there as top PECO officials and emergency managers from four Pennsylvania counties and Philadelphia met behind closed doors to discuss response to power problems during the recent ice storm.

02/27/2014

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Dozens Cleaning Up After Damaging Winter Thunderstorms Blow Through The Area

Gemma Pomilio from the 500 block of Hermit Street in Philadelphia’s Roxborough neighborhood is not alone. Her neighbors spent the day cleaning up and wondering what went wrong.

02/19/2014

(Personnel in the Peco emergency operations center monitor the system for outages in the five-county Philadelphia area.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Nasty Nor’easter Bringing New Round Of Power Outages

On the heels of historic ice storm that left many homeowners without power for nearly a week, Thursday’s storm is knocking out power for many customers in region.

02/13/2014

(A Septa bus makes its way along snow-covered Fifth Street in Old City Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Snowstorm Update: Area Transportation and Utilities Limping Along

(** UPDATED **) — The latest, and largest, snowstorm of the current winter season played havoc with transportation and electric service in and around the Delaware Valley.

02/13/2014

December 8, 2013: Snow falls on Route 322 in Delaware County.

Delaware County Emergency Responders Prepare To Respond To Whatever The Next Storm Brings

Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle says extra staffers are being brought in to handle an anticipated crush of emergency calls at the 911 Center.

02/12/2014

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