July 15, 2013 |
A 27-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning in a three-car accident in Germantown that injured six others, two critically. A 21-year-old male driver lost control of his 2001 Subaru Outback around 2:43 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Morris Street, shortly after completing a right-hand curve in the road near the Germantown/West Mount Airy border, police said in a report. The Outback crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 2000 Nissan Maxima being driven by a 41-year-old woman.
July 7, 2013 |
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - As many as 10,000 Fourth of July revelers were just settling into their seats for the fireworks show at a Simi Valley park when a bright plume of red and white bursts spread across the ground, injuring 39 people and sending others fleeing for safety. Police in the city northwest of Los Angeles were still investigating what caused Thursday night's explosion. While the cause was still unknown, they had earlier said it appeared a firework detonated prematurely in its mortar, knocking over a row of others.
July 5, 2013 |
Ruling in a case in which a jury awarded $14 million in damages to a Bucks County resident hurt in a school-bus accident, Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld a law that caps damages at $500,000 in suits against towns and school districts. Ashley Zauflik, now 23, lost her left leg after a Pennsbury School District bus ran over her in 2007. A jury issued the multimillion-dollar ruling in her favor in 2011. But in May 2012, Bucks County Court Judge Robert J. Mellon reduced the award to $500,000, based on the state liability cap for school districts and municipalities.
June 27, 2013 |
Funeral services for Paul Lewis Pratt, 18, an Episcopal Academy high school student who died Thursday, May 16, in a car crash in Radnor, are set for Saturday, June 29. The services will be at 11 a.m. in Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., said his sister, Christine. Burial is private. A junior on the academy crew team, Mr. Pratt had been scheduled to row May 17 as part of a four-man varsity squad in the Stotesbury Regatta. After discussion and prayer, the squad decided to compete, with another rower taking Mr. Pratt's place.
June 19, 2013 |
A 10-year-old boy was killed and another youth was injured when two vehicles involved in an accident swerved onto a sidewalk Monday afternoon in Chester, police said. About 4 p.m., a red Ford F-350 and a dark-burgundy Chevrolet Monte Carlo collided in the intersection of Ninth Street and Highland Avenue. Both vehicles veered onto the Highland Avenue sidewalk behind a corner pizza shop, said Kent Drake, owner of Just Pizza. The truck rolled over the 10-year-old, who leaped to his feet and tried to run before collapsing nearby, said Drake, who was outside and witnessed the mayhem.
June 18, 2013
ON THE FIRST episode of "The Haves and the Have Nots," Ty Lepley appears on the TV screen bare-chested and wearing a pair of pajama pants slung so low, they could give a gal whiplash. Jaw hanging, I asked myself, "Who is that guy?" Turns out he's a homeboy, a former Doylestown resident who moved out to Los Angeles just two years ago. He didn't go out there with the intention of becoming an actor. The 26-year-old Kutztown University grad was just looking for a change. Somewhere between hanging out at a gym in Santa Monica and last month's "Haves" premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network, some smart soul spotted Lepley flexing those biceps of his and said he oughta be in pictures.
June 7, 2013
By Robert L. Bradley Jr. Several of the country's most powerful environmental groups have latched onto the recent 10,000-barrel Arkansas oil spill to fight against a federal permit for Keystone XL, a proposed transnational pipeline project. New subway ads in Washington from SumOfUs.org claim that this spill is just a "preview" of what will come by connecting Canadian oil deposits with refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. This now-standard tactic among green groups - opposing new energy projects by highlighting dissimilar accidents - is obstructionist thinking.
May 31, 2013 |
A four-vehicle accident on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge shut down all westbound traffic shortly after 5 p.m. today. No major injuries have been reported in the accident, although one car was overturned and leaking fuel, said Tim Ireland, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. Eastbound traffic was unaffected, Ireland said, service continued on the PATCO train service. Westbound traffic remained stalled just before 6 p.m. Contact Jonathan Lai at 856-779-3220, email@example.com , or on Twitter @elaijuh.
May 20, 2013
A 13-year-old died Saturday morning when he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle, police said, after losing control of it as he drove on a street in Southwest Philadelphia. The boy, whose identity was not released Saturday, was driving a 2002 Yamaha four-wheel ATV eastbound on the 5900 block of Elmwood Avenue. He was seen weaving in and out of traffic, police said. Around 9:30 a.m., a preliminary police report said, the boy "lost control of his ATV, was ejected, and struck a pole and a tree.