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March 13, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 10, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 4, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
November 3, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
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
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
September 29, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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....
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
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?
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