November 6, 2013 |
The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that the public should "not anticipate a change in airport security" after the shootings at Los Angeles International Airport last week. "However, passengers may see an increased presence of local law-enforcement officers" across the country, the agency said. "Security measures will be both seen and unseen. " Friday's slaying of Gerardo Hernandez, the first TSA employee killed in the line of duty, was not unlike mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater, a Connecticut elementary school, or the Sept.
October 18, 2013 |
A FELTONVILLE woman has sued the city and two unnamed police officers for civil-rights violations, after she says the officers broke her arm when they handcuffed her without cause in August. Christine Maybin, 48, was sitting on her porch writing letters just after 8 p.m. on Aug. 24, when two officers chased a man out of a vacant house next door onto her porch on Tiber Street near Rising Sun Avenue, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in federal court. After handcuffing the man, they then handcuffed Maybin "with unreasonable and unnecessary force" and kept her in custody for a half-hour before freeing her, according to the complaint.
October 15, 2013 |
AN ALL-DAY standoff with an armed Temple University student began yesterday morning when police were called to a home near campus where a man had barricaded himself in the basement, fired shots and threatened to commit suicide. Negotiations continued late into the night. Gunshots were heard in the morning and a series of shots were heard in the late afternoon, Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan told the Daily News . Negotiators continued to communicate with the distraught man last night.
October 12, 2013 |
These first five weeks of the Eagles season have hardly been the showcase for running back Bryce Brown that one once might have thought they'd be. Chip Kelly was coming in with his new-age, run-oriented offense, and LeSean McCoy and Brown seemed bound to form a spectacular backfield. Instead, Brown has gained 75 yards on 28 carries, a paltry 2.7 average. The meager production does not bother him, he said. "It's our first time in this offense," he said. "We're all trying to figure it out. I don't get caught up worrying about playing time and how many plays I get. " And besides, there has been a bright side: He hasn't fumbled yet. If that sounds like an insignificant achievement ( A running back who hasn't fumbled yet?
October 11, 2013 |
I'M HITCHING a ride across the monkey bars on the petite shoulders of one of my managing editors, who is bleeding from a gash on her chin that will take five stitches to close, when a guy with one arm passes us. I'd noticed him at the start of the Spartan Race, which if you aren't familiar, is an obstacle course where paying competitors sign a death waiver to test their grit. I only agreed to it in an attempt to bond with new colleagues. And, well, I'm straddling one of my bosses, so I guess it sorta worked.
October 9, 2013 |
Police have identified a 23-year-old Kingsessing man killed Sunday night in a shooting outside a Southwest Philadelphia corner store that left five others wounded. Devin Hatch, 22, was shot in the arms, legs, abdomen and groin when four to five gunmen unleashed a torrent of bullets around 7 p.m. into a crowd outside Los Papi Deli & Grocery at 54th Street and Florence Avenue, police said. "We know that about four to five males in hoodies walked up to the corner," Homicide Capt.
September 30, 2013 |
RADNOR TWP. Villanova University is considering joining the ranks of colleges with a full-service police force, a national trend that has accelerated since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and amid stepped-up concern about student safety. But the Main Line university - which announced a series of campus meetings to discuss a possible upgrade from its current public-safety department - will not yet discuss details of what it is considering, such as whether officers would carry guns.
September 9, 2013 |
'Win the day. " "The best ability is durability. " "Other guy is a chin-strap away. " Of all the Chip Kelly-isms, "Big people beat up little people" may be the best example of his philosophy on football. The new Eagles coach doesn't necessarily want to stockpile his roster with 350-pound behemoths, but he does prefer long athletes with large wingspans. Why? "Long levers are strong levers. Do you want to get hit with a big stick or a little stick?" Kelly said. "So arm length determines how big you are and how big you play.
September 8, 2013 |
The L3 Thermal Eye Renegade 320 is a rifle scope designed to help American troops detect an enemy combatant a half-mile away in the dark. For $12,000, it's also just an online click away. That's why U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were suspicious when they got a tip in 2010 that a Northeast Philadelphia man had bought that scope and other military-grade night-vision items. There are no battlefields in Bustleton. The investigation that sprung from that tip entered its final phase Friday when a Philadelphia judge opened a sentencing hearing for a Belarusian national accused of illegally exporting at least 100 scopes, goggles, and similar devices.
September 7, 2013
The Phillies' team ERA for starters and relievers: Starters 2011: 2.86 (1st in MLB) 2012: 3.82 (10th) 2013: 4.29 (21st) The bullpen 2011: 3.45 (8th) 2012: 3.94 (21st) 2013: 4.31 (28th)