Steve Tawa

Commissioner of Prisons Louis Giorla (left) and Juan Bennett with Bleu (right). (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Inmate Trainers And Their At-Risk Shelter Dogs Get A New Leash On Life In The Philadelphia Prison System

Inmates and their dogs in the “New Leash On Life Program” took part of graduation ceremonies in the Philadelphia Prison System’s Alternative and Special Detention division.

09/08/2014

(Principal Awilda Ortiz, back to camera, encourages faculty members as they begin a walk through the community.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

From a North Philly School, Teachers Head Into Surrounding Community

Principal Awilda Ortiz organized most of the 250 teachers in a community walk to let neighbors know they are fully committed to educating the 1,400 students at the facility.

09/05/2014

(A new sign shows the new name for Market East: "Jefferson Station."   Photo by Steve Tawa)

Septa Renames Its Market East Station in Multimillion-Dollar Deal With Local Hospital

The station naming rights deal is costing Thomas Jefferson University Hospital $3.9 million over five years, with two two-year renewal options that would total about $7.5 million over the nine years.

09/04/2014

(A Septa concourse at Market East.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

SEPTA Sells Corporate Naming Rights At Market East Station

Much like the last stop on the Broad Street line at Pattison Avenue became AT&T station, corporate sponsorship will bring about a name change at the Authority’s Market East Station.

09/02/2014

(Arthur Goldman.  File photo provided by Chester County DA)

Malvern Man Hopes To Get His Wine Collection Back After Run-In With Pa. Liquor Laws

After being accused of bootlegging, Arthur Goldman’s lawyer worked out an agreement with Chester County prosecutors that provides for having the charges dismissed and his record expunged after two years of probation.

08/22/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Racketeering Case

Although all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401′s business agents.

08/21/2014

Da Seth Williams (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Renewed Call For Mandatory Minimums For Illegal Firearm Possession In Philadelphia

Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.

08/21/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park Scheduled To Reopen Next Month

By Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dilworth Plaza is expected to reopen September 4th after major renovations to the area on the west side of City Hall. Officials are due to give an update on […]

08/18/2014

(Crowds fill the bleachers set up in City Hall courtyard to watch TV coverage of the Taney Dragons competing in the Little League World Series. Photo by Steve Tawa.)

Philadelphia Throws a Pep Rally For Its Hometown Little League World Series Team

As young players get their first taste of the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa., Taney fever was running high incenter city Philadelphia.

08/15/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

City-Run Summer Day Camp Wraps Up in Northeast Philadelphia

At Vogt Playground, in the city’s Tacony section, 8- to 12-year-olds celebrated the end of the six-week “Philly Play” summer camp series by going head-to-head in a variety of sports and activities.

08/13/2014

(US military veterans use specialized wheelchairs to compete in a game of "Quad Rugby," nicknamed "murderball."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Hosts Military Veterans’ Wheelchair Athletic Games

The US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America present the games each year, open to military vets who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurological problems.

08/12/2014

Harrah's Casino Flag Atlantic City. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuits Allege Harrah’s Security Guards Roughed Up Visitors

Two Philadelphia men are among the first bringing their lawsuits to federal court in Camden.

08/12/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, A Dream Wedding For a Couple Dealing With Groom’s Terminal Illness

The groom, Pierre Freeman, has an inoperable brain tumor, diagnosed in 2008.

08/07/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Mummers May Shorten Parade Route, And Reverse Course on Broad Street

One parade official says the current parade route has long stretches with few spectators: “There’s nobody there but the policemen directing traffic.”

08/06/2014

Sophie Grueterich. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pa. Ranks Out Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy, N.J. Ranks 3rd

Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.

08/06/2014

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