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PennDOT Begins Repaving on 14 Miles of State Highways Through Philadelphia

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than a dozen miles of roads in Philadelphia will be getting makeovers of sorts, thanks to Penndot.

Charles Metzger, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, says the work to resurface 14 miles of state highways in Philadelphia is already underway. 125 more words


Phila. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Enforcement of Boot-and-Tow Parking Regulations

By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A City Council committee has approved a measure sought by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that would allow the parking agency to boot and/or tow vehicles that rack up multiple tickets despite attempts by the owner to evade enforcement. 247 more words


Local Actress Quietly Lending A Hand To The Less Fortunate

By KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?”

That’s the question actress Temperance Jaxson asked herself 2½ years ago after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window in Center City. 421 more words


KYW Flashback: South Street Murder Puts Community, Reporters In Danger

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What appeared to be a holdup gone horribly wrong turned out to be one of Philadelphia’s most notorious crimes.

The murder and armed robbery in 1971 at the landmark Dubrow Furniture Store on South Street introduced the region to a new organized crime brand and raised the level for sheer brutality during a robbery. 91 more words

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Landmarks Locally, Worldwide Go Dark For 'Earth Hour'

By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Go dark to go green — that’s what city buildings all around the world did for one hour Saturday. 149 more words


Little League World Series Run Leads To Influx Of Players In The Taney Baseball League

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a deep run in last year’s Little League World Series by the Taney Dragons, the Taney Baseball League says they’re seeing a pretty significant spike in registration numbers this season. 248 more words


Two Center City Intersections Getting Rainbow-Striped Crosswalks For LGBT Pride

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Members of Philadelphia’s LGBT community are teaming up with the City of Philadelphia to bring the colors of the iconic rainbow flag to a pair of major intersections in the “gayborhood” — the acknowledged center of Philadelphia’s gay community. 141 more words