March 14, 2015 |
A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening on the West Philadelphia basketball court where fallen Officer Robert Wilson III played as child, just a short walk from where he was raised by his grandparents on Millick Street. His sister, Shakíra Wilson-Burroughs, briefly addressed the 200 people gathered at 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, thanking them for their support. "Not only did we lose our brother," she said, "we lost a big part of our family, a big part of our neighborhood.
March 10, 2015 |
Cayman Naib was described as a "thoughtful, bright, fun-loving" student at a candlelight vigil only hours after searchers found him dead, nearly completely covered in snow, in a shallow creek on a remote edge of his parents' Delaware County property. The 13-year-old eighth grader's dimpled grin and shock of dark hair had become familiar in recent days to the hundreds of searchers who braved bitter cold hoping to find him alive after he left home Wednesday night hours before the season's worst snowstorm.
January 21, 2015 |
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night at a Browns Mills church to mourn for a baby killed when her mother allegedly doused her with an accelerant and set her afire. The mother, Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, was arrested Friday night and charged with murdering her newborn. Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, is in the Burlington County Minimum Security Facility with bail set at $500,000, and will have her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Richard Esher, who heads the Browns Mills United Methodist Church, said a resident who is grieving the loss of his own baby had approached him about hosting the vigil.
February 6, 2013 |
More than 75 people gathered Monday night at Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel for a candlelight vigil to pray for the recovery of Matt Cruz, a Neshaminy High School sophomore who was injured Saturday night in a bus crash in Boston. Cruz, 16, one of 42 Bucks County residents on the bus that struck an overpass after a tour of Harvard University, was in critical condition Monday at Boston Medical Center, according to a hospital representative. The extent of his injuries was not clear.
January 23, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Flowers and mementos left by supporters adorned Joe Paterno's gravesite Tuesday, a year after the longtime Penn State coach's death, while at the spot where a bronze statue of him used to stand, a makeshift sign of cardboard flapped in a cold wind. "Joseph Paterno. Always remembered. Always a legend," read the sign outside Beaver Stadium and attached to a tree with white wire. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer Jan. 22, 2012, at age 85. Besides the bouquets and signs, at least 150 supporters also marked the anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil on a frigid evening at a downtown State College mural that includes a depiction of Paterno.
November 18, 2012
Kiera Missanelli is a senior journalism major at Pennsylvania State University Growing up, Penn State's magic was summed up to me in two words: hot chocolate . As a child of a Penn State dad, I was told stories of the magical land of State College on game day. The skies were gray, the clouds low, the autumn trees in brilliant shades of orange and red, and the air chilly. But nothing could defeat a great football team - nor the passion of its fans. My dad lured me in. "When we go to a football game," he said, "you can get a big mug of hot chocolate.
November 16, 2012 |
Pottsgrove High School will hold a memorial service and candlelight vigil Friday afternoon for Timothy Paciello, the 16-year-old who was killed this week when a car struck him as he crossed the street. The service will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning with a brief assembly in the auditorium of the school where Paciello was a student. Aftewrward, candles will be lit in the band entrance parking lot. Parking is available in the rear lot near the band entrance. The school is encouraging participants to bring candles and wear purple, Paciello's favorite color, for the event.
November 13, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The owner of one of the homes that exploded in Indianapolis said Monday that a problem furnace could be to blame for the blast that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes so severely that officials say they must be demolished. John Shirley, 50, of Noblesville, told the Associated Press that his daughter sent him a text message last week saying the furnace in the home where she lives with her mother and her mother's boyfriend had gone out they had to stay at hotel.
October 26, 2012 |
Satayvathi Venna, the 61-year-old grandmother found dead in a King of Prussia apartment Tuesday, was killed by "incised wounds to the neck and chest," Montgomery County coroner Walter Hofman said late Thursday. Meanwhile, Venna's 10-month-old granddaughter, Saanvi, was still missing. On Thursday, the reward for Saanvi's return rose from $30,000 to $50,000, and the investigation into the murder and abduction continued. The crimes have generated international attention, but few public revelations about what happened in the apartment.