September 29, 2015 |
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student was killed Sunday afternoon and six other students were injured in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County. The accident occurred at 1:49 p.m., when the students were returning from a trip to solicit donations for a nationally known student-run philanthropy commonly referred to as Thon. Penn State officials identified the dead student as Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, who was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area.
September 16, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm a few months pregnant and married to a man I love with all my heart. We have a young son together. For the past couple of months, I have had severe morning sickness, and my husband seems to resent me for it. He complains that I "don't do anything anymore," but I have been so ill that some days it's all I can do to get to work in the morning. I try to help out as much as I can, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Lately he has shown no interest in me or the pregnancy.
August 30, 2015 |
Students and faculty at a Pemberton Township middle school who just last week dealt with the death of an eighth-grader, injured in a car accident, mourned again Friday for a teacher who was fatally struck by a vehicle while jogging in Southampton Township on Thursday. Allison McGinnis, 29, of Southampton, taught English and language arts to seventh and eighth graders at Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School. She had been part of the grief team at the school after one of her incoming students, Janiya Castleberry, 13, died Aug. 20. Castleberry was in an accident several weeks before and had been in a coma before she died, district officials said.
August 24, 2015
SCHOOL spirit has a whole different meaning for Monica Ten-Kate, who's working her way through Penn State, delivering one message from the dearly departed at a time. This week, the 21-year-old communications major from northern Virginia begins starring in "Monica the Medium" (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family), a docu-series that follows her around Happy Valley as she juggles school with a calling that doesn't always mesh with her class schedule. She spoke with Ellen Gray about discovering what she believes to be her gift, her mother's fears and how strangers react when she approaches them with a "message" from a loved one. Have you always been a medium?
August 18, 2015 |
STRATHMERE - When Dawn Robinson paddled across the finish line, she finished next to last. As the sun set, the crowd of onlookers on the beach who waited eagerly for her arrival cheered and clapped and shed tears of joy with her. She was a winner. Robinson, 33, a paraplegic, recently completed her first race - nearly five miles prone on a paddle board. She trained for only four weeks and until then previously had paddled only about three miles at a time. "It was definitely challenging, but it was amazing," she said.
June 25, 2015 |
Harvey Pollack, a statistical savant whose highlight in a lifetime of compiling and inventing complex sports data came one night in 1962 when he hurriedly scrawled a simple round number on a piece of paper, died Tuesday at age 93. The longest-tenured employee in the NBA, having worked for the 76ers and Warriors since the league's founding in 1946, Mr. Pollack had been hospitalized since January when he was injured in a Center City car accident....
June 11, 2015 |
Elizabet took a taxi to Reynosa, Mexico, then walked across the border with $200 in her pocket and a handful of English words in her vocabulary. In Cuba, she'd been a teacher, a daughter, a sister. Here, she dreamed of freedom - for herself and for the child she hoped, someday, to have. That first year in the United States, at 26, she lived with relatives of her brother-in-law; she acquired a Social Security card and cleaned the machines in an egg-processing plant at night. She cried a lot. And she persisted, getting her teaching certification and other paperwork from Cuba, eventually landing a job as a bilingual teacher in a Camden public school.
June 2, 2015
WE NEED another language to describe the pain of losing a child, because the words we use - "It's unnatural," "No parent should live longer than her son," "What a tragedy" - don't convey the full weight or nature of that suffering. When you look at the faces of those who have experienced the death of a son or daughter, you realize even years later that they are not completely whole. Living without part of your heart, walking on half a limb and navigating the light with a constant shadow, it is the deepest of all sorrows.
May 14, 2015 |
Four police officers were injured by a motorist in Northwest Philadelphia in a protracted incident Tuesday afternoon that ended when police fired into the vehicle, leaving the driver in critical condition. Mayor Nutter said the motorist "used a car as a weapon against our officers," but the driver's family, who identified him as Rudolph Keitt, said his history of seizures may have played a role. The incident began about 2:15 p.m. at Wagner and Olney Avenues in Fern Rock when police responded to a report of a car accident, Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross said.
March 14, 2015 |
They were just kids, Haddon Township High School friends in the springtime of their lives. Boys and girls hanging out in houses, driving Jersey roads, pulling pranks. Laughing. But in July 2006, the laughter was cut short. One of the friends, 16-year-old junior and field hockey player Ann Marie Lynch, died in a jet ski accident off Ocean City. "That was my first experience with mortality," said Tom Turcich, one of the pack, now 25. For months, he walked around in a fog of grief. Until one day in class, he saw the movie Dead Poets Society and had his own carpe diem moment.