June 15, 2015 |
As a bridesmaid at a bachelorette party, you are part dance partner and part security guard to the bride-to-be. You want the bachelorette to have a VIP experience, and you are the velvet rope. But in order to do that, you have to master the art of bar sign language. Last weekend, 10 friends and I celebrated my BFF's bachelorette party at a beachside bar. On the dance floor, we formed a protective circle around the bride-to-be, ready to wrangle, distract, and, if need be, repel incoming males.
June 9, 2015 |
Delaware state police are investigating an armed robbery at a New Castle Market Place store at 752 W Basin Road that occurred shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday. Police say an indentified man walked into the Market Place store and confronted a female store clerk with a handgun demanding money from the cash register. Police say the suspect removed numerous cartons of cigarettes from behind the sales counter and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. Master Corporal Jeffery Hale said in a statement on Sunday that the robber was described by police as a white male 5'7-5'9 weighing 170-190 pounds and wearing a grey sweatshirt, dark colored hat with a mask.
June 5, 2015 |
Two Philadelphia police officers shot and wounded a man with a handgun in Wynnefield on Wednesday morning, police said. The shooting took place about 11 a.m. on the 1700 block of Georges Lane. Officers were in the area responding to a call about a person with a gun at 54th and Hazelhurst Streets, about a block away, police said. Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said the officers saw a man who fit the description of the person with a gun and attempted to stop him and a companion.
April 19, 2015
WASHINGTON - Luis Garcia needed just 11 pitches on Thursday night to cruise through his fifth scoreless inning of the season. He has not allowed a run since Sept. 10 of last season. The righthander, who was out of baseball three years ago, has become one of the steadiest arms in the Phillies bullpen. "I'm just here to do my job," Garcia said before Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. "Every day is different. I'm just thinking about today. I'm not thinking about what happened the day before.
March 28, 2015
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Mario Hollands is leaning toward having surgery on his left arm, which would likely end the relief pitcher's season. Hollands returned to Philadelphia last weekend to see Michael Ciccotti, the team's doctor. Ciccotti recommended three options for his strained common flexor tendon: surgery, an injection of platelet-rich plasma, or rest. Hollands will visit orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in Alabama this week. "I wanted to help the team this year, I wanted to play," said Hollands, 26. "So that's still in my head because I want to play so bad. " Hollands said this injury feels the same as the one that caused him to miss the final month of last season.
March 24, 2015
FT. MYERS, Fla. - Mario Hollands' attempt to make the opening-day roster for a second straight season took a serious hit Sunday when results of his MRI exam showed a similar injury to the one that cut short his rookie year. Hollands has a strain of the common flexor tendon in his left arm, the Phillies said. The lefthander said the pain felt the same as it did in September when he missed the final month of the season. Surgery was not an option last year, Hollands said. He said he hopes it is not this time, either.
March 13, 2015 |
When Josh Brown hit the winning shot with 2.4 seconds left in Temple's 61-60 win at Memphis on Feb. 7, teammate Obi Enechionyia was so excited that his first instinct was to run onto the court. Of course, Enechionyia soon realized that running with a boot on his foot wouldn't be practical, so he let the celebration come to him. That was the first of three games that Enechionyia missed with a sprained right ankle. He has provided the Owls with a major spark and could be a difference maker when the teams reunite.
January 10, 2015 |
The day began with a robbery, and ended with a multicounty chase. The Medford News Shop on Stokes Road was the starting point. A man wearing a heavy brown coat and black pants barged into the Medford store around 9:05 a.m. Thursday, showing a handgun and demanding money. Once he had driven off, township police notified other agencies about his gold pickup. A few hours later, according to several people involved in the investigation, the suspect was found in Camden. Then came a pursuit that carved through Camden and Burlington Counties, and brought out multiple agencies - and a state police helicopter - before it ended around 1:30 p.m. in Wharton State Forest, where the suspect was caught after bailing from his vehicle, police said.
January 9, 2015 |
A standoff between police and an armed man who barricaded himself in a Haddon Township home - and shot at a tactical robot sent inside by authorities - lasted 31/2 hours Wednesday and ended without injuries. Around noon, police responded to a report of a person who was intoxicated, suicidal, and in possession of firearms in the 400 block of Addison Avenue, near Cuthbert Boulevard and South Park Drive. At one point, the suspect fired shots several times inside the home, including at the robot.
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.