July 14, 2016 |
Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman convicted in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City, was paroled Tuesday after five months in prison. Knott, 25, of Southampton, walked out of the Criminal Justice Center after the ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington. In February, Covington sentenced Knott to five to 10 months in prison after a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor charges of simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment in the attack on Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught.
July 13, 2016 |
Republicans summoned FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to question him about his determination that Hillary Clinton did not break the law with her use of a private email server. They termed it an "emergency" hearing, and their questions were correspondingly urgent. "Have you seen the Broadway production Hamilton ?" Rep. John Mica of Florida, the most senior Republican on the House Oversight Committee, asked Comey. The witness looked puzzled at the line of questioning: Was Mica going to challenge him to a duel?
July 9, 2016
By George Heyrich When it comes to a heart attack, minutes matter most. With today's modern medicine, hospitals can stop a heart attack in its tracks. However, if you wait too long to seek care, your risk of permanent heart damage is higher, which could lead to heart failure or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack every year. The clock starts at the onset of the first heart-attack symptom. This is where rapid intervention saves lives.
July 8, 2016
WHEN IN DOUBT, try fear-mongering. That's the tactic used recently by Sen. Pat Toomey, who introduced a bill to deny federal housing and community-development money to any municipality that declared itself a sanctuary city. These cities - Philadelphia among them - opted out of cooperating with the federal government's program of aggressively deporting illegal/undocumented immigrants. Toomey is following the lead of Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential candidate, whose hysterical anti-immigrant stance has energized the conservative base.
July 7, 2016 |
A woman was arrested after allegedly spraying Mace at a SEPTA bus driver and a passenger in a wheelchair Tuesday night in the city's Olney section. The incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. when a Route 47 bus was stopped in the 5600 block of North Fifth Street to allow the passenger in the wheelchair to board, said Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel 3rd. The bus driver was assisting the wheelchair rider "when a woman boarded who was very agitated because she felt the driver had passed her by in mid-block," Nestel said.
July 5, 2016 |
Two people were shot dead overnight Saturday in separate incidents in Philadelphia, according to police. At 10:22 p.m., officers in Franklinville found a 24-year-old man on the 3500 block of N. Marshall Street with a gunshot wound to his chest and a graze wound to the left side of his head, police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m., police said. No arrests were made, but police said they were searching for a 20-year-old black man wearing a blue shirt with a white design.
July 4, 2016
Barbie Zelizer is the Raymond Williams professor of communication and director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania Which places get reported on by journalists has always been a problem in the news. But Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport is a poignant reminder of how much U.S. journalism's uneven regard for places in the news undermines the public capacity to understand and respond to distant violence.
June 28, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that it's important to keep their dogs on a leash for their pets' protection as well as the protection of those around them. In my community, leash laws are rarely enforced, and it's common to see dogs running loose in city parks. The result is an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Coyote attacks are also common here in the West, and small dogs are often the victims. If other dog owners kept their dogs leashed, I wouldn't have to worry about them bounding up to mine and about the ensuing dogfight that follows when my dogs interpret that behavior as a threat.
June 15, 2016
THE FOLLOWING is a list from the City of Orlando of the names of those killed in the attack on the Pulse nightclub and whose families have been notified. No hometowns have been provided. 1. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 2. Stanley Almodovar III, 23 3. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 4. Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 5. Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 6. Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 7. Luis S. Vielma, 22 8. Kimberly Morris, 37 9. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 10. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 11. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 12. Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 13. Anthony Laureanodisla, 25 14. Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 15. Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50 16. Amanda Alvear, 25 17. Martin Benitez Torres, 33 18. Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 19. Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 20. Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35 21. Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 22. Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 23. Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 24. Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 25. Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 26. Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 27. Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 28. Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 29. Cory James Connell, 21 30. Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 31. Luis Daniel Conde, 39 32. Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 33. Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 34. Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 35. Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 36. Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 37. Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 38. Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 ...