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  • Woman And Her Granddaughter Safe After House Collapse In Mount Airy

    The city is looking into the cause of a partial house collapse at the 7000 block of Lincoln Drive in Mount Airy. The three-story twin home came crashing down on Tuesday morning. A woman and her granddaughter were inside the house during the incident. They were able to make it out and were not harmed. The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections were on the scene. Philadelphia Gas Works said it was not a gas explosion. The Red Cross is […]

  • City Begins New Bike Lane Project

    On Monday, Philadelphia will begin construction on a new bike lane project. It will take place on JFK Boulevard and Market Street, between 15th and 20th streets. The project will reduce the number of traffic lanes from four to three. The city says the goal of the project is to improve the safety of bicyclists by adding protected bike lanes and new turn lanes for drivers. There will also be pedestrian safety improvements as well like posts for shorter crossing […]

  • Philadelphia Holds Event To Honor 100 Year-Olds

    Philadelphia held its 18th annual Centenarian Celebration at the Sugar House Casino.  It`s an event that honors Philadelphian`s that will be 100 years-old and older this year. They are known at centenarians. There are 564 in Philadelphia. That’s 14 more than last year. Philadelphia`s oldest man and woman to attend the event were at Mayor Jim Kenney’s side as they cut a cake shaped like the number 100. Doctor Eli Zebooker is 105 years-old and is the oldest man in […]

  • Authorities Continue Investigation Into Deadly School Bus Crash

    New Jersey State Police are continuing to investigate what led to a school bus crash that left a teacher and student dead. Officials say the bus was carrying fifth graders from East Brook Middle School on a field trip when it collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80 Thursday morning. The bus landed in the interstate’s center median. There were 38 students and seven adults on the bus. A teacher and student died and everyone else onboard was hurt. Several […]

  • 80th Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Kicks Off Along Schuylkill River

    The 80th Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta kicked off along the Schuylkill River on Friday. It’s a two day race that’s become a Philadelphia tradition. It’s now the largest college regatta in North America. Thousands of athletes from more than 100 colleges and universities from all across the country and Canada will compete. There will be limited parking along Kelly drive. Officials said that drivers should follow the signs to park in different lots throughout Fairmount Park and they can take […]

  • New Zip-line Course Opens In Fairmount Park

    The adventure course company, TreeTop Quest, is opening a new zip line obstacle course in Fairmount Park. It`s made up of 40 obstacles and almost 20 zip-lines that can take you as high as 60 feet off the ground. There are different levels for beginners and experienced. “We teach you how to use all the equipment and we send you out in the tress,” said Scott Ireland, who is the operations manager. “It’s entirely self-guided.” Ireland said they built the […]

  • Water Pressure Restored To Airport After Water Main Break

    The water is back on at Philadelphia International Airport after a broken water main created a frustrating day of travel for people making their through the airport. The water main break happened around 5 o’clock Monday afternoon in the economy parking lot. The airport said the Philadelphia Water Department quickly arrived on the scene to fix the issue, but the problem quickly flowed into the terminal. The break left the airport with very low water pressure, which made for a […]

  • Police Investigating Death Of Temple Student

    Philadelphia Police are investigating the death of a Temple University student. Officials identified the student as 21 year-old Daniel Duignam. Police say that someone found Duignam dead inside his off-campus apartment along the 1700 block of Diamond Street on Saturday night. Officials say someone shot him several times. Investigators say they do not think it’s a random act. Temple University released a statement expressing their condolences to Duignam’s family and friends. In a Facebook post, the Temple University Student Government […]

  • Freight Train Derails on Amtrak Line

    On Thursday morning, Amtrak crews worked to move a Norfolk Southern train car that derailed and flipped on its side. It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday night and caused delays along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor and SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark line. The train was heading south and was carrying stones. Officials say no one was injured. PHL 17’s Khiree Stewart was live at the scene.

  • FAA Requires Additional Engine Inspections; SW 1380 Crew Meets President Trump

    The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring additional engine inspections following the deadly Southwest Airlines incident above our area last month. The agency will now require airplane operators to perform inspections on similar engines by the end of August. That will be followed by periodic inspections. The National Transportation Safety Board recently released the plane from its own investigation. Officials have moved the plane to a Boeing plant in Washington state where it underwent further inspection On Tuesday. The pilot of that […]