August 12, 2015 |
Walla Fest is a two-day art, music, and vendor festival that moved to Philly after four years at the Centre Theater in Norristown. Last weekend, it was at PhilaMOCA, a space still gleefully referred to as "the mausoleum. " On day two, Sunday, Norwegian Arms delivered folk-infused pop rock with echoes of acts such as Stornoway, Vampire Weekend, and the dream-pop of Philly band Grubby Little Hands. Norwegian Arms is the project of Sellersville-born Brendan Mulvihill, a.k.a. Keith Birthday, who moved to Brooklyn two years ago after a three-year stint in Philly.
July 26, 2015 |
A man with a license to carry a concealed gun returned fire on a younger man who shot at him in Philadelphia's Tioga section late Thursday, leaving the teenager in critical condition Friday, police said. About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the 19-year-old man fired at the 25-year-old man on the 1400 block of Lenox Street, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. The 19-year-old, who appeared to be intoxicated, had ordered the man to leave his block before shooting, police said.
July 19, 2015 |
Police shot and critically wounded a man allegedly armed with a handgun Friday evening in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Around 7 p.m., a uniformed officer in a marked police vehicle responded to a report of a person with a gun at Eighth and Green Streets, said Lt. John Stanford, the spokesman. The officer located the suspect at Eighth and Fairmount Avenue. Stanford said the man, described as in his 30s, had a gun in his waistband. The officer ordered the man several times to raise his hands, Stanford said.
July 15, 2015 |
GOD KNOWS we all make mistakes, but there's one phrase you probably should never utter at an airport-security checkpoint: "Ohhh man, I forgot that was in there!" (OK, also maybe a few others, like anything that involves cupping your hands around your mouth and yelling, "Hey everybody . . . !" But we digress.) In the post-9/11 world, firearms and explosives obviously sit at the top of any list of items that can't be stuffed into your carry-on bag. But statistics show that the number of firearms confiscated at airport-security checkpoints across the country has been climbing steadily for seven years, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
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.