July 30, 2016 |
Consider it a tale of two transportation modes. Go to JFK Boulevard in University City and you'll see travelers huddled on the sidewalk like refugees, in the scorching sun of summer and the chilling wind of winter, while they wait for buses to New York or Washington. Then walk across the street to the soaring waiting room of 30th Street Station , where Amtrak riders heading to the same destinations relax in climate-controlled comfort, sipping lattes until their trains are called.
September 2, 2015 |
A suburban burglar who tried to escape to L.A. aboard a motor coach Sunday night was bus-ted by Upper Darby and Philadelphia police at the Greyhound terminal in Center City thanks to an observant social-media user, police said. Gartor Kiki Brown, 27, allegedly tried to bolt on a bus to the West Coast once he learned that police were hot on his trailways, but cops put the brakes on his magical mystery tour before it went any farther and instead gave him a one-way ride to prison. According to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, Brown, who was living in an acquaintance's basement on Aberdeen Road near Millbank in Upper Darby, decided to burglarize the home of the elderly couple who lived next door when they went to the store on Friday afternoon.
August 8, 2014 |
Tears dripped from Sona Turner's face as she drove, but her lips stayed silent. It had been more than five months since an unknown killer had stuffed her 30-year-old daughter, Tara Alicea, into a suitcase and left it in the woods behind Egg Harbor Township's Harbor Square mall. Now, as Turner drove past the mall to drop off her boyfriend at a bus station, she felt like vomiting. On the way home to Clayton, Turner's granddaughter - Alicea's 8-year-old daughter, Nilza - moved to the front seat and asked to wear her grandmother's glasses.
April 18, 2013
Ram Karmi, 82, a leading Israeli architect whose work is both celebrated and controversial, has died. Mr. Karmi won the Israel Prize, the country's highest honor, in 2002 for his architecture. With sister Ada Karmi-Melamed, he designed Israel's Supreme Court, and with a New York firm, he co-designed the newest terminal at the Ben Gurion International Airport. Both buildings were lauded but Mr. Karmi's other designs provoked criticism, including his Tel Aviv central bus station, a concrete labyrinth of staircases and escalators.
March 18, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egyptian vigilantes beat two men accused of stealing a motorized rickshaw, stripped them half-naked and hung them by their feet in a crowded bus station in the Nile Delta on Sunday, according to security officials. Both men died. A witness said some in the crowd of about 3,000 people who watched the lynchings egged them on with chants of "kill them!" The lynchings came a week after the attorney general's office encouraged civilians to arrest lawbreakers and hand them over to police.
March 6, 2013 |
IN PHILADELPHIA, as in any city, there are sights and sounds that are such a huge part of its fabric that people rushing through their day don't even notice them anymore. Honking cars - you do like your horns, Philly. The street preacher yelling Scripture at 16th and Market. Panhandlers, whose constant pleas for help quickly become just more background noise. "Can you spare some change?" "Forty-five cents. I just need 45 cents to get something to eat. " "A little help . . . " I've often wondered how much it would cost if I gave to all those who asked.
February 14, 2013 |
A new Paoli train and bus station, with a 600-space parking garage, will be built near the existing 60-year-old train station, if someone comes up with $80 million. SEPTA and local government officials on Wednesday announced the selection of the preferred site for the new station, but SEPTA only has funding for design work. That $7.5 million design plan will take about three years, said Robert Lund, SEPTA assistant general manager of engineering, maintenance and construction.
January 24, 2013 |
DJENNE, Mali - Malian soldiers killed people accused of ties to radical Islamists at a bus stop around the time the French-led military intervention began, a witness told the Associated Press on Wednesday, detailing how the soldiers shot the victims and then threw their bodies into nearby wells. The account from the witness, who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals, came the same day that a French human-rights group accused Malian forces of dozens of "summary executions" and other abuses as they confronted Islamic extremists.
December 11, 2012 |
Ashley Ryan Hareford, 20, was charged this afternoon with sexually assaulting the 13-year-old Radnor Township, Delaware County, girl whose disappearance last week set off a multi-state manhunt. The girl told police that she and Hareford, who was arrested at a Washington, D.C., bus station hours after the girl was reported missing, had "several" sexual encounters. Hareford, who was extradited from Virgina today, has admitted the encounters, which allegedly occurred at the Garrett Hill SEPTA train station and in a wooded area near the King of Prussia Mall, officials said.
December 6, 2012 |
A 13-YEAR-OLD Radnor girl who went missing on Monday was found safe late Tuesday night at a bus station in Washington, D.C., with a 20-year-old man who police say the girl met via social media. Savanna Marie MacMullett was reported missing Tuesday. She had been last seen by her parents at 4 p.m. Monday, when she left their home after telling them that she was attending an after-school activity, said Radnor Lt. Chris Flanagan. The girl, Flanagan said, was found in Washington with Ashley Ryan Hareford, 20, with whom police and her parents she might be. Flanagan said that an anonymous tip led authorities to the bus station, where MacMullett and Hareford were found.