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Officials: 9 Cold Weather-Related Deaths Reported In The Area This Year

Officials say the cold is more than just dangerous, it can be deadly, with nine deaths reported in the area over the past few weeks.

02/20/2015

(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

The frozen, fire ravaged building in West Philadelphia. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Information Released On Frozen West Philly Building Headed For Demolition

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison says the building’s owner is cooperating and they hired a demolition company.

02/18/2015

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2 Injured After Trolley Hits Car In West Philadelphia

The crash happened at 51st and Lancaster around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

02/18/2015

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Montco Coroner Reminds Public To Check on Elderly Neighbors During Cold Wave

He says elderly residents suffering from dementia walked away from their homes in Upper Dublin and Lower Merion, and were found dead. A third person, from West Philadelphia, was taken to Lankenau Hospital suffering from hypothermia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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L&I Deems Building Frozen After Fire ‘Imminently Dangerous,’ Must Be Demolished

L&I commissioner Carlton Williams says that if the owner cannot demolish the building, then the City will do so.

02/17/2015

Fire in West Philadelphia on February 16, 2015. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

West Philadelphia Building Coated In Ice After Fire In Bone-Chilling Temps

The two-alarm fire broke out around 4 a.m. inside a three-story building along the 200 block of South 52nd Street near Locust Street.

02/16/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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Police: 2-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Trolley In West Philadelphia

Police say a two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a trolley in West Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

02/12/2015

Law enforcement officials and some community activists hosted a town hall style public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the persception of, and policies of police in a "Post-Ferguson" world. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Town Hall Meeting Held In West Philadelphia To Discuss Relations Between Police And The Community

Law enforcement officials and some community activists hosted a town hall style public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the persception of, and policies of police in a “Post-Ferguson” world.

02/11/2015

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Temporary Overhead Walkway Will Be One Step in HUP’s Plan For New Construction at 34th St.

The walkway is needed because HUP plans to demolish an old office building and put up a new hospital tower there.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Joel Austin, founder of Daddy University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Joel Austin

Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Philadelphia Police found three brothers who their father says went missing on Friday. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Police Say Three Missing Brothers From West Philadelphia Found Safe

Police have announced that all three brothers were found safe on Saturday.

01/17/2015

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Police: 14-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In West Philadelphia Dies

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday near 46th and Market Streets.

01/16/2015

(The final structural components are lifted into place at 3737 Chestnut Street.  The adjacent Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is just north, on 38th Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New West Phila. Apartment Building Gets ‘Topped Off'; August Completion Expected

The project, at 3737 Chestnut Street, will include a 25-story residential tower with 276 rental apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

01/14/2015

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