September 9, 1996 |
Moist air left by Hurricane Fran and the hottest weather since May erupted into thunderstorms yesterday that killed two people in Montgomery County, sent others fleeing flooded homes in a state of emergency and caused massive damage. In Abington Township, where storms dumped at least 5 inches of rain in two hours, two people were found dead around 9:40 p.m. in a flooded basement in the Roslyn section. One died of a heart attack, authorities said. The other drowned. The fierce storms pummelled parts of Northeast Philadelphia with more than 2 inches of rain and drenched the Northern suburbs with more than twice that.
April 13, 1990 |
The retired 69-year-old Northeast Philadelphia physician is about 5 feet tall and hardly looked dangerous sitting in court. But yesterday, an assistant district attorney said at a preliminary hearing that George F. Roedell, charged with murdering his daughter last month, "poses a serious threat to members of his family. " Roedell's wife, Helen, told Municipal Judge Ronald B. Merriweather that after her husband shot their daughter, Karen, 32, in their home on Willits Road near Academy on March 4, he turned a gun on her and said, "You're next.
October 19, 2010
HOW UTTERLY appropriate that Ira Einhorn feels irrelevant. Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky strikes right at the heart of his character with her words "narcissistic gasbag. " I was there on Earth Day 1970 when Ira took over the microphone. He was booed off in short order. I also attended his trial testimony. For two days, the courtroom sat appalled as Ira dropped names, spun yarns and tossed around literary references, more like a man applying for membership at an exclusive club than one on trial for the rest of his life.
June 3, 2011 |
Pink has given birth to a daughter, the Doylestown-born pop star announced on Twitter last night. "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy. #beyondblessed," she tweeted. She and her husband, pro motocross racer Carey Hart, met in Philadelphia at the 2001 X Games, and married about five years ago. In March, Pink, born Alecia Beth Moore, reportedly flew from L.A. to Philly for a baby shower.
June 30, 2006 |
DMX WAS supposed to appear in a White Plains, N.Y., court Wednesday to face a slew of bad-driving charges, but when he failed to show, the judge who had already granted him two postponements had had enough. Judge Barbara Leak issued an arrest warrant for the rapper (aka Earl Simmons). "We have granted him a number of courtesies," the judge said. "It ends now. " DMX's lawyer, Stacey Murray, promised that he would come to court yesterday. He did. And he went to jail - held on $25,000 bail.
March 10, 2016 |
During the planning of his sister-in-law's baby shower, Micah Snead's thoughts went to the woman's husband. Was there a way to celebrate his impending parenthood, too? "The whole process of having a baby is kind of like a loss of self," said Snead, 34. "You're not that important anymore, you've gotten her pregnant, and now nobody's all that interested in you. " Looking to "recapture a bit of the old glory days," Snead, of Bryn Mawr, planned a "brofest" for brother-in-law Drew Dinger.
December 5, 2012 |
Frank Tepper's fate was sealed months ago, when a Common Pleas Court jury convicted the former Philadelphia police officer of first-degree murder for shooting a 21-year-old neighbor outside his Port Richmond home in 2009. Another jury was handed a more complex set of questions on Monday: Was Tepper's killing of Billy Panas part of a pattern of predictable rogue behavior that went unchecked during his 16 years as a police officer? If so, should the city be held accountable? Or was Tepper a "drunken idiot" acting on his own?
February 17, 2010 |
A 21-year-old college student arrested Tuesday evening at his parent's Winslow Township home confessed to throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a Garden State Parkway bridge, police said today. Shamshiddi Abdur-Raheem of Galloway Township, near Atlantic City, allegedly abducted the infant, Zara Malani-lin Abdur, from the home of her maternal grandmother in East Orange, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon and tossed her from the Driscoll Bridge, over the Raritan River in Middlesex County, according to a state police spokesman.
March 31, 2008 |
DID THEY or didn't they? The Star said Saturday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been married in New Orleans. People, however, said they're in Texas where Brad is filming Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life. " The pair's publicist agreed with People, saying that the wedding story was wrong. Yesterday, the Star took a step back from the tale. But in the fascinating whisper-down-the-lane way that even false stories gain momentum, "Extra" spoke with Rev. Tony Talavera, of the French Quarter Wedding Chapel, so that he could insist that he had not married the couple.
December 30, 2003 |
Poll: Bush and Hillary are Americans' most admired George W. Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the most admired man and woman in America, according to a poll released yesterday. The Republican president and the Democratic senator from New York and former first lady won't be found on the same sides of many political issues. But they're both seen in a favorable light by the American public. When people were asked to name the man they admire the most, Bush was picked by 29 percent.