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June 1, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A stab wound to the neck and multiple blunt-force injuries caused the death of the 40-year-old man whose body was found Thursday inside a suitcase near Philadelphia International Airport, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office. The death of Scott Stephen Bernheisel, of Philadelphia, has thus been ruled a homicide, the Medical Examiner's Office said. Bernheisel's remains were found by a man walking on the 1000 block of Second Street in Tinicum Township. Bernheisel's 140-pound body was stuffed inside a red leather suitcase about 20 feet off the roadway, authorities said.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Caroline Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seventy years after the end of World War II, military aircraft from the era live on to connect people with the nation's - and in many cases, their family's - history. The Commemorative Air Force, devoted to U.S. military aviation history, has brought four planes to the Northeast Philadelphia Airport for a five-day AirPower History Tour, on display through Sunday. Visitors may enter the aircraft where they are parked or take 30-minute flights, though those can cost more than $1,000.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ONE TINICUM Township man decided to take advantage of yesterday's balmy weather and go on a quick walk with his dog near Philadelphia International Airport. But what was meant to be a short trip turned into a much longer ordeal for the dog walker, who stumbled upon the remains of another man stuffed inside a Samsonite suitcase, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. Investigators last night were working to learn more about the victim, a white man in his 20s, as well as his cause of death, said Emily Harris, a spokeswoman for the D.A.'s Office.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia wants to buy the 27-acre property known as International Plaza on Route 291 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, as part of a long-range expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. An ordinance was introduced in City Council on Thursday, paving the way for the city-owned airport to purchase the complex, which has two office buildings that were once the corporate headquarters of Scott Paper Co. The former Scott Plaza site is owned by a joint venture of affiliates of New York-based private equity firm Angelo Gordon & Co. and Amerimar Enterprises Inc., a commercial real estate development and management company.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2015 job fair Tuesday at Temple University to fill more than 600 openings at the airport. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. The airport's fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. Applicants can meet with employment specialists to have their resum├ęs reviewed and attend workplace-etiquette workshops for interview tips.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the day pilots Richard Poch and Joseph Deal were killed when their small plane plunged to the ground near West Chester, an airplane of the same model also crashed, killing its pilot, just 200 miles south, in Orange, Va. By numbers alone, the crashes - just two of six accidents involving small planes in the United States that March 29 - could have been enough to spook casual observers. But they didn't rattle local airport officials. "That's like saying two Nissan Sentras crashed yesterday," said Jeff Suveg, assistant manager of Brandywine Airport in West Chester, from which Deal and Poch departed.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In response to requests from traveling mothers, Philadelphia International Airport and Minute Suites, a micro-hotel inside security and near the airline gates, are making private rooms available to mothers to breast-feed or pump breast milk between flights. Minute Suites opened at the airport in spring 2011 between Terminal A and Concourse B, with 13 private rooms for passengers to nap, relax, or work. The rooms, seven feet by eight feet, will be free to nursing mothers for the first 30 minutes, and cost $14 for an additional half-hour.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A NEWARK, N.J.-BOUND flight made an emergency landing in Philly yesterday after one of its engines became engulfed in flames, officials said. United Airlines Express Flight 4882, out of Raleigh, N.C., touched down at Philadelphia International Airport about 4:15 p.m., said Mary Flannery, an airport spokeswoman. None of the 75 people on board was injured in the landing, Flannery said. One male passenger was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center from the Tarmac after complaining of chest pains.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The City of Philadelphia, Delaware County, and that county's Tinicum Township signed a multimillion-dollar financial settlement Wednesday to end long-simmering tensions between the city-owned Philadelphia International Airport and its municipal neighbors over a massive plan to expand the airport. Terms of the agreement, announced in May 2014 and finalized with Wednesday's signing, includes funding to protect tax revenues for Delaware County, Tinicum Township, and the Interboro School District.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a decade ago, city health inspectors would see occasional mouse droppings at Philadelphia International Airport, black residue and slime inside ice machines, and eggs and other cold foods kept at temperatures too warm. In 2011, the airport approved the hiring of two former city health inspectors, and the results have been dramatic. Violations for risk factors known to cause food-borne illness have significantly declined. Today, the airport's 27 eat-in restaurants have a better average than the citywide numbers for 5,000 non-airport eat-in restaurants.
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