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Philadelphia Police Department's Boat team (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Department’s Boat Team Holds Dedication Ceremony For Its New Canoe

There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.

09/13/2014

(credit: Andy Zaremba)

Body Found Floating In Schuylkill River Near Boathouse Row

Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Schuylkill River early Monday morning.

09/08/2014

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2 Injured After Boat Strikes Mystery Object In Schuylkill River

Officials say three passengers were aboard the boat when the vessel struck something and broke apart around 6:45 p.m. in West Norriton.

09/01/2014

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Police Serving Warrants In Connection With Bodies Found In Schuylkill River

Police are awaiting a search warrant for a home in southwest Philadelphia that may be connected to Wednesday morning’s Schuylkill River murders.

08/28/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Bodies Of Two Men Found In Schuylkill River; Third Man, Also Stabbed, Recovering

Philadelphia police are investigating a stabbing, an alleged abduction and the discovery of two bodies in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park.

08/27/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Rower, Good Samaritan Speak Out After Schuylkill River Rescue

The dramatic scene played out Thursday morning near Kelly Drive and West Hunting Park Avenue.

07/24/2014

Woman rescued from Delaware River near Penn's Landing on July 24, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Crews Rescue Women From Schuylkill, Then Delaware River In Separate Incidents

Crews rescued a woman from the Schuylkill River Thursday morning, then pulled another woman out of the Delaware River a short time later.

07/24/2014

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2 Men Sentenced In Fatal Abduction Of Teenage Mom

Two men have received prison terms for their role in the abduction and killing of a teenage mother during a robbery in Atlantic City.

07/09/2014

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Study Finds Signs Of Hormonal Changes in Fish in 3 Pa. River Basins

A US Geological Survey study of fish in Pennsylvania’s three major river basins, the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio, has found signs of contamination by hormone-mimicking compounds.

07/08/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local Waterways

Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.

06/21/2014

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Dragon Boat Racers From All Over Converge On The Schuylkill

Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.

06/07/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Pa. Legislator Promises Hearing on Montco ‘Boil-Water’ Situation

Pa. state representative Mike Vereb calls the hearing a fact-finding mission, not a witch hunt.

05/22/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stotesbury Regatta Finals Resume After Morning Cancellation

Teams were back on the water at 2 p.m. Saturday after heavy rain Friday night nearly forced the cancellation.

05/17/2014

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