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July 2, 2008
A man found floating in a pond near a Gloucester County campground was the victim of an accidental drowning, authorities said yesterday. The man was identified as 44-year-old Earl Jester Jr., of Mantua Township in Gloucester County. His body was found Monday morning by someone visiting relatives at the Laux Road campground who saw Jester floating facedown off the shore in a pond along Oldman's Creek. Jester was last seen alive on Saturday by people at the campground, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
May 6, 1994 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A plastic bag of spaghetti and meatballs was the first clue to who set the fire that destroyed a Conshohocken boarding home last year, endangering about 20 tenants and leaving a volunteer firefighter with serious head injuries. The owner's brother had given the meal to a tenant that day, and it was found next to the spot where the fire started, in a garage office below the boarding house, authorities say. The tenant, Kenneth Boeye, 31, an itinerant who worked odd jobs, was arrested this week and charged with arson by federal authorities at the bar of a hotel in Somerville, N.J., where he was living.
NEWS
February 21, 2012
A Chester County man in his 50s was fatally shot in his home Monday night, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Seltzer Avenue in Caln Township, a county dispatcher said. Police were unavailable Monday night to confirm reports from neighbors about what happened. - Robert Moran
NEWS
September 19, 2012
Police were searching for a man who robbed a Center City credit union Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. About 1:45, the man handed a threatening demand note to a teller at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 1900 Market St., authorities said. He fled with an unknown amount of cash. The robber was described as black, in his early to mid-30s, between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a medium build, light-medium complexion, a mustache, and "scruffy" facial hair.
NEWS
March 24, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal and Gloucester County authorities were trying to determine the cause of a blaze early Friday that seriously damaged the firehouse of the Woodbury Heights Fire Company. Material from the building in the 500 block of Elm Avenue was being tested in a laboratory of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a facility often used by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office to analyze fire scenes. The fire was reported by a resident in a 911 call at 5:38 a.m., authorities said.
NEWS
July 19, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities are investigating the death of a man late Wednesday afternoon at one of the city prisons in Northeast Philadelphia. Police said a 24-year-old male prisoner was found dead at 5:28 p.m. in his cell at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center at 8301 State Rd. Police described the death as suspicious. A prison spokeswoman said the death was under investigation. A medic unit transporting the prisoner to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus at 5:50 p.m. said the man was 23 years old and had died in a hanging.
NEWS
March 8, 2012
LET THE changing of your clock this weekend be a reminder that it's time to check your smoke detector. It could save your life. The Philadelphia Fire Department and the southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross are sponsoring a program called "Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery" that's timed to this weekend's "spring forward. " Last year, 32 people died in fires in Philadelphia. Of that number, 84 percent occurred in homes that had improperly installed smoke alarms, alarms with dead or missing batteries, or no smoke alarm at all. If you can't afford a smoke alarm, call the Smoke Alarm Hot line: 3-1-1.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
Police have asked for the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old Kensington girl. Angelica Garcia-Morales was last seen about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home in the 1900 block of East Monmouth Street, police said. She was wearing red pants and a black Adidas hoodie. The teen may hang out in Northeast Philadelphia, including in the Torresdale section. She has close family ties to North Carolina. She stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, with brown eyes and long, curly hair that is reddish brown and black.
NEWS
October 26, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer
AS A SOUTH JERSEY town prepared to say goodbye to its "tough cookie," some members of Autumn Leigh Pasquale's family raised questions Wednesday about the investigation into her violent death. A girl who loved the Phillies, the color blue, and mismatched socks will be laid to rest in her town Saturday, just two days before she would have become a teenager, and some of her relatives were not at peace. Her uncle Paul Spadafora urged New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa to investigate how the search for Pasquale was handled.
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September 17, 2016
The New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a civil forfeiture complaint to seize possession of six pit bulls that a Glassboro man allegedly used for dogfighting. Justin Love, 36, was arrested in early June and charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act. He allegedly kept the dogs at a property his family owns in Westville. One dog, named Momba, had severe scarring, and the others had injuries from participating in dog fights, authorities said. Love could face up to five years in prison if convicted, authorities said.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
An overwhelming majority of faculty in Pennsylvania's state university system voted to authorize their faculty union to call a strike when leadership deems one necessary, the union said Monday. Faculty at the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education cast their votes last week, with 82 percent of eligible faculty voting. Of those, 93 percent voted to give the leadership of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties the authority to call a strike, the union said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
As the name implies, the Philadelphia Housing Authority's speciality is housing. Though its designs have been a mixed bag - from the dystopian Schuylkill Falls towers to the gentle, rowhouse-scale MLK houses - the agency has ensured that thousands of low-income families have a basic roof over their heads. It might surprise some to learn that PHA is the city's biggest residential developer, the landlord for about 81,000 people . What PHA does not do well is all the other things that make a Philadelphia neighborhood successful - shops, offices, schools, parks, and playgrounds.
NEWS
September 7, 2016
ISSUE | HEALTH CARE Give nurse-practitioners full practice authority Nurse-practitioners are registered nurses with advanced graduate education and the skills to diagnose and treat common, chronic, and acute conditions ("Expanding the role of nurse- practitioners," Aug. 28). NPs have been diagnosing and prescribing medications in Pennsylvania for years, but now they may not assess and treat patients or prescribe medication without a formal collaborative physician agreement. Full-practice authority means that an experienced NP could practice without a collaborative agreement.
NEWS
August 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Three undocumented immigrants were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Philadelphia this month after the men were released by local authorities despite detainers that were lodged against them by the federal agency, according to a news release from ICE. "Detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored," the release said, in part. In January, Mayor Kenney reestablished Philadelphia as a "sanctuary city," essentially prohibiting local police and prison staff from informing ICE when an undocumented prisoner is released from custody, except in cases where the person is a violent, convicted felon for whom ICE has filed a warrant.
NEWS
August 24, 2016
Joyce Carol Thomas, 78, a prizewinning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, died Aug. 13 at Stanford University Medical Center in California of cirrhosis of the liver stemming from a bad blood transfusion decades ago, according to her sister, Flora Krasnovsky. Ms. Thomas was best known for her debut book, Marked by Fire , an autobiographical novel set in her native Oklahoma that won the 1983 National Book Award and the American Book Award, which highlights diversity in literature.
NEWS
August 21, 2016
Angela Richman, Death Investigator, Book 1 By Elaine Viets Thomas & Mercer. 320 pp. $15.95 Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill Best known for her humorous, light mysteries, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., author Elaine Viets confidently strides into darker terrain with Brain Storm , the launch of a new series about death investigator Angela Richman. Angela is doing quite well at her job investigating any death that doesn't happen under a doctor's care in wealthy Choteau County, Mo., near St. Louis.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was furious. In May 2012, top officials at the bistate agency lashed out at a processor of imported vehicles that operated at Port Newark and owed $2.8 million in rent and fees. The agency warned Foreign Auto Preparation Service (FAPS) that if it did not take remedial action quickly, it would be in violation of its lease. "For years, FAPS has failed to meet its financial responsibilities as a tenant at our port, and this practice stops today," then-Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
This election season, the American people are caught in the middle of a battle for two very different visions of our nation. Lorrie Kim, a West Philadelphia writer and confirmed Harry Potter superfan, thinks it's not unlike the battle between Potter and the Death Eaters, led by the creepy Lord Voldemort. (Author J.K. Rowling has likened the villain to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump but hedged: "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. ") In the face of all that, Kim says, the only hope is if we, the voters, invoke our inner Severus Snape.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Standard & Poor's Global Ratings cut the Philadelphia Housing Authority's credit rating by one notch, to A+ from AA-, citing three consecutive years of operating losses. The outlook is stable. PHA's operating loss for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, the latest audited financial information available, was $37.9 million on $368 million in operating revenue, most of it from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. S&P attributed the financial weakness to declining federal subsidies, though federal revenue increased 5 percent in fiscal 2015 from the year before.
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