October 20, 2011 |
AS JANE McIntosh, daughter of Linda Ann Weston, moved from state to state, her mother usually would follow. McIntosh lived in Texas with her husband, who was in the military. She moved to Norfolk, Va., where her husband was to be stationed, said a man named Cameron - Weston's boyfriend in Norfolk and in Killeen, Texas. Weston, 51, the alleged mastermind behind a plot to defraud mentally disabled people of their Social Security benefits, recently ended up back in Philadelphia, where her daughter was living in a Tacony apartment building with a dank, dirty sub-basement.
November 14, 2008
Empty seats have been a chronic problem for the Sixers even before Allen Iverson left town. Now, even off last season's playoff run and the offseason signing of Elton Brand, those low numbers are creeping back into the picture. Through four games, the Sixers are averaging 12,601 in attendance, ranking them 28th out of 30 NBA teams. That they started by losing five of their first seven hasn't helped. Neither did that shadow the size of Yao Ming cast by the Phillies and their world championship.
December 4, 1988 |
Weeping mourners crowded around a mass grave for 52 munitions workers at the Chester Rural Cemetery, grieving for those killed just a few days before in a huge explosion at the Eddystone Ammunition Works. Altogether, 128 people were killed and 89 seriously injured. Most of those who died were munitions workers who had no warning when an explosion leveled one of the buildings at the sprawling plant. That was the scene described by several Delaware County newspapers in April 1917 when, four days after the U.S. entry into World War I, a munitions plant exploded in Eddystone.
December 2, 2011 |
Question: I recently bought a new construction condo in which the living room and master bedroom are in the basement level. The developer/builder installed cork flooring down there and already the tiles are bubbling up. The unit next door has the same issue. The home inspection showed no moisture in the walls. so I suspect it is related to it being laid down on concrete. I have a one-year warranty and I'd like to know what the solution would be, what to expect of the builder/developer in terms of fulfilling the warranty.
September 8, 2012
The body of a man who had been fatally shot was found Friday morning in a basement in East Germantown, police said. The man, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, had been shot twice in the back, police said. His body was found in the basement of a home on the 800 block of East Price Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:18 a.m. - Inquirer staff
January 8, 2010 |
Question: Over the years we have had numerous water problems with our finished basement. In the far left of the basement, we enclosed the area that has the sump hole and made it a closet. We have a new sump pump in there, and one in the window well outside, which used to overflow when we had severe rain. It seems that even though the window well is piped to a French drain, the amount of water from all the other townhouses in the development backs into it during heavy rain. We had had no problem since we put in the sump pump in the window well.
August 1, 2011 |
Camden police and New Jersey State Police arrested murder suspect Laurie Wint, 23, about 2:30 a.m. Sunday as he hid in a basement closet in the 200 block of Rand Street in Camden, authorities say. Wint is wanted in the June 8 shooting death of Kevin Miller, 19, at Eutaw Park in Camden and the July 24 fatal stabbing of Tyrone Newman, 33, in an apartment building in Warminster, Bucks County. An anonymous tipster led officials to the Camden house, authorities said.
December 15, 2011 |
The homeowner didn't have a clue, so neither did the cable TV repairman as he ducked into the basement. Then he heard a noise. "He heard growling, and he thought it was the guy upstairs," a witness told New York's Fox5 TV station. "And when he turned around he saw the bear laying there. . . . He left all his equipment there and ran out. " A large black bear. A 500-pounder, officials estimated. The incident unfolded Wednesday afternoon in a crowded neighborhood Hopatcong, Sussex County, where the bear had been spotted earlier in the day. The basement was accessible from outside.
November 15, 1995 |
Once again, Ridley Township Solicitor Peter Rohana found himself before the Middletown Township Council Monday trying to legitimize the basement he illegally remodeled at his office condo several years ago. The township discovered in 1991 that the basement had been remodeled without a building permit, and the issue just won't go away. In September the council, with some objections, granted Rohana's request to use the basement after he successfully petitioned the Township Zoning Hearing Board to create three additional parking spaces at the Office Court at Pennell Place, where his office is. Parking concerns had been one of the reasons the township had prohibited the use of the basements for anything but storage.