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Center City Underground Explosions Force Evacuations

Police confirm there were two underground explosions Sunday afternoon in Center City.

02/22/2015

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Winter Storm Leaves Behind Messy Commute, Power Outages

The weekend winter storm that swept across the Delaware Valley moved out, but left behind an icy, slushy, wet mess, causing a slow, hazardous commute and also left homes and businesses without power Sunday morning.

02/22/2015

File photo: PECO Truck. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Dangerous High Winds Cause Some Problems Across Delaware Valley

With winds, potentially gusting up to 55 miles per hour, power outages are a major concern because of the serious threat of tree branches taking out power lines.

02/15/2015

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PECO Prepares For Forecasted High Winds Saturday Into Sunday

PECO has announced that they are preparing for power outages caused by high winds.

02/14/2015

Apartments in Norristown were evacuated after high CO levels were detected. (Credit: CBS 3)

High CO Levels Lead To Montco Apartment Evacuations, Impacts Businesses

Apartments in Norristown were evacuated overnight and a busy stretch of business was shut down because of elevated carbon monoxide readings.

01/30/2015

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Travel Disrupted As Snow Moves Across Philadelphia Region

As the latest winter blast picks up in intensity across the region today, the biggest impact point is expected to be Philadelphia International Airport where a handful of flight cancellations are already reported.

01/26/2015

(The former Peco power plant on the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park, in Fishtown.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event Spaces

Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.

01/16/2015

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Power Problems Impact PECO Customers, SEPTA Regional Rail In Doylestown

There are power problems in Doylestown, Bucks County this morning.

01/05/2015

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Brotherly Love: Helping At A Holiday Party

During the holidays, some people like to donate food or money. Some people take it even further, throwing a party for people who otherwise might be forgotten. We met up with volunteers at a facility run by Kencrest, a non-profit that serves thousands with disabilities.

12/17/2014

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Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power In Philadelphia Region

The heavy winds and rain left thousands across the Philadelphia region without power Monday morning.

11/24/2014

(Volunteer attorneys help the homeless and near-homeless obtain birth certificates, at an event organized by Peco.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteer Attorneys Help Indigent Philadelphians Get Government ID

About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.

11/03/2014

High wind gusts knock down construction fencing in Old City. (credit: Jim Donovan)

Heavy Winds Cause Power Outages, Airport Delays

Thousands of customers in the Philadelphia region are without power today as a result of the heavy winds. Travelers are also experiencing flight delays.

11/02/2014

Crash on West Chester Pike in Chester County on October 13, 2014. (credit: CBS)

1 Injured In Crash On West Chester Pike In Chester County

A driver had to be extricated from their vehicle and rushed to the hospital after a single-car crash that brought down wires and shut down a major roadway in Chester County Monday.

10/13/2014

(A dead raccoon, ensnared in power lines, hangs over a street corner in Juniata.  Photo provided by Cynthia Harris)

Eww! Juniata Deals With Dead Raccoon, Rotting In Overhead Wires For Two Weeks

“You have flies flying all around it, it’s decaying, it’s disgusting, it smells horrible,” said Cynthia Harris, who contacted KYW Newsradio about the problem.

09/30/2014

File photo of the South Philadelphia Water Main Break. (Credit: CBS3)

City Councilman Introduces Bill To Reimburse South Phila. Residents For 2012 Water Main Break

It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.

09/21/2014

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