December 24, 2015
Law enforcement officials in Northeast Philadelphia are on the lookout for a man who stole 43 tanks of industrial propane gas last week, police said Tuesday night. The thefts have caught the attention of counterterrorism authorities. Surveillance video shows a man stealing 43 tanks from two commercial facilities and loading them into a dark-colored minivan, police said. The businesses are in the 2300 block of Church Street and the 4700 block of Pennypack Street. The tanks varied in capacity from two pounds to 100 pounds, and included some that are used to power forklifts.
December 17, 2015
An autopsy was conducted Tuesday to determine whether a body discovered in Cape May County on Monday is that of Nicole Angstadt, 15, whose mother reported her missing Dec. 1. Authorities found the body at a vacant property at 100 Vermont Avenue in Middle Township. Investigators were looking into Angstadt's disappearance when they searched the home. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor declined to elaborate on the circumstances of Angstadt's disappearance, saying Tuesday he was waiting on the autopsy to identify the body and determine a cause of death.
December 11, 2015
EAST SIDE, west side, all around the town – there are 403 "authorized parking" spaces to turn frowns upside down. They are reserved, park-for-free spaces approved by the Managing Director's Office, mostly in Center City. But then there are some that have not been approved, and how they got placed is a mystery. We'll play Sherlock Holmes together in a moment. First, have you ever wondered who gets "authorized parking," and why? I have. "Request for a designation comes into the MDO (Managing Director's Office)
November 27, 2015 |
Authorities on Wednesday took photographs and set up evidence cones at the Camden apartment complex where police fatally shot a suspect Tuesday night. A woman who knew him said the shooting never should have occurred. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday afternoon identified the man as Freddy Baez, 24, of Camden. Ashley Purnell, 25, who said she was Baez's girlfriend and that they have a 2-year-old son, said she was staying at her mother's unit in the 3200 block of Rutledge Walk when Baez started banging on the door.
November 26, 2015 |
A man who allegedly shot at police in Camden was killed Tuesday night in an exchange of gunfire with officers, authorities said. Around 7 p.m., two Camden County police officers responded to a 911 call reporting domestic violence in the 3200 block of Rutledge Walk. The caller said a man was possibly armed. The officers encountered the man, and a shootout ensued, authorities said. The man, described as in his 20s, was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
November 19, 2015 |
Starting Thursday morning, motorists in parts of Center City will be able to bypass kiosks and pay for parking with a mobile app that also will add more time to meters from anywhere. The app, meterUP, will debut at 10:30 for smartphones with iOS and Android operating systems. For the next six months, motorists parking in a swath of Center City, and at a few other spots, will be able to participate in the pilot program. Even while touting the app's potential, Vince Fenerty, executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)
November 16, 2015 |
For a 9-year-old, Ella Wilson - a.k.a. "Ella Mozzarella" - sure has a lot of stories. There's the one about her nickname, which her dad, Chris, gave her. She tells another story in her book, I Sold My Sister (by Ella Mozzarella), and two more in the follow-up volumes she's written in her head. And then there's the tale of what Ella calls "NF for short. " NF stands for neurofibromatosis. The incurable genetic disorder complicates Ella's life - but has not diminished her literary, or philanthropic, aspirations.
November 12, 2015 |
Mitch Albom has spent the past three-plus decades as an award-winning newspaper columnist, best-selling author and popular radio talk-show host in his adopted hometown of Detroit. But, he admitted during a recent phone call, he'd have given up all this fame and fortune he has accrued if he could have made his living as a musician. When asked to elaborate, Albom, 57, whose latest novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto , is a mix of history and fiction about a celebrated guitar player, didn't hesitate to set the record straight about where his priorities lie. "I would probably go back and do it if they just promised me a steady paycheck," said the Passaic, N.J.-born multimedia giant who grew up in Haddon Township, Camden County.
November 4, 2015
JUST AS BACON has permeated our culture - bacon-flavored ice cream, soda, cologne, massage oil, toothpaste, beer - comes word from the esteemed World Health Organization that bacon (along with other processed meats) is no good for you. As if we thought it was. WHO said it increases the chance of cancer. What doesn't? One analysis showed that eating 50 grams (less than 2 ounces) of processed meat daily increases the lifetime chance of colorectal cancer by 18 percent, but because the chance of Americans developing colorectal cancer is only 1 in 20, the risk rises from 5 to 6 percent.
October 17, 2015 |
PJM Interconnection's board on Thursday authorized 11 improvements to the electrical transmission grid in its 13-state region. The regional grid manager, which is based in Valley Forge, said the projects are expected to cost $59 million and will yield $815 million in savings over 15 years. The projects, which are enhancements to the existing transmission system rather than new lines, include three upgrades in Pennsylvania, all located near the Susquehanna River south of Harrisburg.