Steve Tawa

Long-time leader of IBEW Local 98 John Dougherty. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Union Boss Reflects On Widespread Support Of Jim Kenney

One of the prime movers that drove results in the recent Democratic primary in Philadelphia was the leader of the Electricians’ Union, John Dougherty.

05/28/2015

(Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary John Hanger, outside IBEW Local 98 headquarters at 17th and Spring Garden Streets, talks about the Wolf administration's commitment to solar energy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Official Says Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

John Hanger, Gov. Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, says the Wolf administration’s proposed budget includes $50 million to jumpstart solar energy programs in Pennsylvania.

05/27/2015

(Phila. PD photo)

NE Phila. Man Gets 20+ Years For Strangling His Wife in Pennypack Park

Christopher Murray sat at the defense table wiping away tears, with his head bowed in his hands.

05/26/2015

Suspect Rashan “Robert” Roberts. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Lower Bail Rejected as Accused Driver Waives Hearing in North Phila. Hit-Run

Rashan Robert waived his preliminary hearing, and there are indications he is likely to plead guilty. A Temple student on her bicycle was injured.

05/22/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

(Camden mayor Dana Redd, back to camera, and schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, in white shirt, work with schoolkids to plant flowers outside the Isabel Miller Community Center.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden Opens Another Center To Help Parents And Schoolkids Succeed

The program at Isabel Miller Community Center includes skill-building tips on health and wellness, career readiness, and family bonding.

05/20/2015

(Anthony WIlliams speaks with supporters as he concedes the Democratic nomination for mayor to Jim Kenney.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Anthony Williams Concedes With Call To Address Philadelphia’s Challenges

Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.

05/19/2015

(credit: CBS)

Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push To Get Out The Vote Ahead Of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary

The six Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia are getting a last chance to make their case, before Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

05/18/2015

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Anthony Williams Downplays Polling Data Showing Jim Kenny With Strong Lead In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams maintains his campaign remains “competitive” leading up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia, despite polling data that shows Jim Kenney with a substantial lead.

05/16/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

(Allie, right, contracted with Michael to drive seven people in his SUV to Trenton.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberations To Begin In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Center City Pediatrician

Jurors will begin deliberations later this morning in the trial of 37-year old Jason Smith, the Levittown man accused of killing a doctor in her home in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Accused Killer of Center City Pediatrician Repeats Assertion That Confession Was Forced

The Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator’s Murder Trial Begins in Philadelphia

Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

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