December 4, 2014 |
A state child protection worker, critically injured after she was repeatedly stabbed in the hallway outside her office in Camden, has been released from the hospital, authorities said. And union leaders are continuing to advocate safety improvements for workers in the Department of Children and Families (DCF) across the state, who say they work in extremely dangerous conditions, and who had threatened to stay home this week if things did not improve. Last month, armed guards were removed from offices throughout New Jersey and reassigned to three psychiatric facilities around the state.
November 3, 2014 |
Nick Foles tied the Eagles' team record for most pass attempts in a game last week. Here are the top five: Player Att. Opponent Date Foles 62 at Cardinals Oct. 26, 2014 Randall Cunningham 62 at Bears Oct. 2, 1989 Davey O'Brien 60 at Redskins Dec. 1, 1940 Donovan McNabb 58 at Bengals Nov. 16, 2008 Sonny Jurgensen 57 Giants Sept. 23, 1962 Source: Philadelphia Eagles
October 22, 2014 |
Three men have been arrested in a string of armed robberies that have targeted Northeast Philadelphia businesses since August, Philadelphia police said Monday. Patrick Rowe was charged with 11 counts of robbery and related offenses. Jian Chen was charged with conspiracy and other crimes, police said. A third man, Corey Lockhart, was charged with a weapons violation after police recovered a silver .45-caliber handgun from him that they say they believe was used in the robberies. About $9,000 was taken in the 14 robberies that police initially identified as part of the spree.
September 29, 2014 |
His nonthrowing hand is in a cast, and his hip is killing him. So all Villanova quarterback John Robertson did Saturday afternoon against Penn was throw four touchdown passes in the first 19 minutes of the game. After the fourth one, Penn coach Al Bagnoli stood as a picture of frustration, rubbing his forehead and looking down at the Franklin Field turf. It could not have made Bagnoli - facing Villanova for the last time before his retirement after this season - feel any better that Robertson was out by halftime.
September 11, 2014 |
The City Controller's Office has reviewed Philadelphia's two marketing agencies and concluded the city has one too many. A 38-page analysis found that lack of coordination, interagency friction, and administrative overlap between the city's two marketing arms was undercutting Philadelphia's ability to sell itself to visitors. Controller Alan Butkovitz recommended Tuesday that the city combine the two agencies - the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and Visit Philadelphia - into a single entity.
September 5, 2014
THE SOCIAL-MEDIA craze that was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has slowed to a trickle. But instead of letting the viral fundraiser, which had everyone from Oprah Winfrey to former President George W. Bush dumping buckets of icy water on their heads, fade into a summer memory, District Attorney Seth Williams has a plan to keep donations pouring in. He wants Philadelphians to pledge $1 or maybe $5 for every pound he loses between now and December....
August 15, 2014 |
THEY GATHERED in twilight in the shadow of the letters "LOVE" in the heart of Center City - hundreds of them, carrying signs with smiling, haunting images of the dead or written pleas like "Please Mr. Police Officer, Don't Murder My Sons. " At 7:15, they began chanting names, finding a cadence. "Mike Brown! Rekia Boyd! Sheron Jackson! Ervin Jefferson!" At the back of last night's LOVE Park vigil sat Joyce Hall, 55, a retired corrections officer and grandmother from Upper Darby, who had just asked a reporter, "How many times do we have to protest - how many times do we have to sing sad songs . . . 'We Shall Overcome?
August 4, 2014 |
A SPLIT-SECOND decision likely saved the life of a Philadelphia police officer and two Northeast Philly residents - and cost a gun-toting burglar his. The tense scene played out in the middle of the night on Wakeling Street near Castor Avenue in Frankford. A 15th District patrol cop thumped on the front door of a property on the block after receiving a report of a burglar alarm going off about 12:45 a.m. yesterday, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. A man appeared at the door and assured the officer that nothing was wrong, Stanford said.
August 1, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Three hours after the trade deadline came and went, the Phillies' best hope at adding some new, young pieces to their roster before the end of the 2014 season took the mound at Nationals Park. Cliff Lee has long been admired by many a major league team. He's been one of baseball's best pitchers over the last half-dozen years and he's a proven playoff performer to boot. In order to move to a contender in August, when players can still be traded if they clear through waivers, which most players with hefty contracts are able to do, all Lee had to do was take the mound a few times and show that he was both healthy and effective.
August 1, 2014 |
To survive in the cutthroat world of Hollywood for any considerable amount of time, you have to be a fighter. And it helps, when you're in those Tinseltown battles, to be able to look over your shoulder and see some familiar faces. "My mother always told us, 'If they fight one of you, they're fighting 10,' " said comedian Damon Wayans, 53, recalling his upbringing in New York City's Fulton housing projects. " 'So, none of you should ever lose a fight because it should always be one on 10.' " Much to the delight of millions of fans, Keenen, Damon, Shawn, and Marlon Wayans all adopted that unified-front mentality and built illustrious comedy careers together.