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Water Main Break Closes I-95 South Ramp To Bridge Street/Harbison Avenue

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A water main break has closed the ramp from I-95 south to Bridge Street and Harbison Avenue. Crews are working to repair the break. (credit: CBS3) The ramp will be closed indefinitely, so motorists can expect delays. Motorists will be directed to stay on I-95 and get off at Aramingo Avenue, taking […]

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New payroll system produces problems for thousands of city employees

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials have set up a helpline for city employees after the city switched to a new online payroll system last month and experienced glitches affecting thousands of workers’ paychecks.  The new system, called OnePhilly, replaces a 30-year-old patchwork of systems. It’s an ambitious project, according to the Mayor’s chief of […]

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Philadelphia parking workers protest for better working conditions

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parking workers in Philadelphia are fed up with their working conditions and took their frustration to some of the businesses they are unhappy with. With signs in hand, more than three dozen workers and supporters quietly marched into the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Center City to protest the hotel’s […]

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Suspect Slashes Tires Of Nearly 20 Vehicles In Wynnefield, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating after a suspect slashed the tires of nearly 20 vehicles in the Wynnefield section of the city overnight. The vandalism incident happened on the 2200 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue. Police say they received multiple calls about the vehicles that were vandalized. Three tires on each vehicle were […]

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Upper Darby High School Athletic Trainer Dies After Suffering Heart Attack During Broad Street Run

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The athletic trainer for Upper Darby High School died after suffering a heart attack during Sunday’s Broad Street Run. The Upper Darby School District said in a statement that Brian Smart passed away. “It is obvious that Brian was beloved by the students that he worked with, and we’ve been receiving messages […]

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Stray Cat Shot And Killed With Arrow, Police Say

KNOWLTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — State police say someone using a bow and arrow shot and killed a stray cat in Warren County, New Jersey. The cat was found late last month near the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Knowlton. A resident discovered the cat dead in her garden with an arrow through its hip and opposite […]

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Delaware County’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

MORTON, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is now open in Morton. The dispensary is located on Baltimore Pike. To get marijuana, a patient must have certification that they suffer from one of 21 qualifying conditions. It’s cash only and there’s no insurance coverage. The dispensary will be open from 11 a.m. […]

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Fishtown Catholic School Closed Due To Falling Bricks From Nearby Church

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — St. Laurentius School in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood is closed Monday because of falling bricks from the nearby church. The church is located at Memphis and East Berks Streets. Bricks reportedly fell from the shuttered church around 1 a.m. and smashed into protective scaffolding. There are no reports of injuries. Inspectors from the […]

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Mother Accused Of Abandoning 18-Month-Old Daughter Was Possible Victim Of Crime, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police held a news conference Monday about a mother they say abandoned her toddler in Kensington over the weekend. Police say 35-year-old Desiree Frederick handed the child off to a stranger and left. Police said Frederick has not been charged and that it’s possible she was the victim of a crime. […]

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Trial begins for man accused of strangling one-time Playboy model in her Ardmore condo over drug dispute

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Jury selection is underway for the trial of a Philadelphia man accused of murdering a one-time Playboy model in her Ardmore condo last year. Jonathan Harris, 31, has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old Christina Kraft inside her condo on Sibley Avenue near Suburban Square in August 2018. Related: […]