November 15, 2014 |
NO PROTOTYPE exists for a hero. No blueprints to follow, no tests to pass. A hero can be someone with a troubled past, a seasoned police detective or a 17-year-old high school kid. Yesterday, City Council honored the heroes of two Philadelphia tales that made headlines last week - the civilians who saved a police officer from his burning car and the men and women who helped return an abducted woman home safely. "We do good things in Philadelphia," Councilwoman Cindy Bass said.
November 12, 2014 |
WAYNE Robert Ellington Sr. never missed a chance to watch his son, Wayne Jr., a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, play ball - even if it was just on TV. So when detectives knocked on the door of the West Mount Airy home he shared with his mother at 9:30 Sunday night - just as the Lakers' game against the Charlotte Hornets was about to tip off - to deliver the grim news that Ellington, 57, had been found in his car with a gunshot wound to the head,...
November 10, 2014 |
The early-morning car accident that left Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane with a concussion last month occurred hours before she was scheduled to testify in a grand jury investigation into possible improper leaks by her office, according to people with knowledge of the case. It was the second time this fall Kane canceled plans to take the stand, the sources said. Kane was scheduled to appear that morning in a Montgomery County courtroom, where a special prosecutor is examining how confidential records about a 2009 investigation run by her Republican predecessors became public.
November 2, 2014 |
AFTER BEING injured in a car crash last week, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has one message for her constituents: Wear your seatbelts. Kane is recovering at home from a concussion she received in that crash, Renee Martin, her spokeswoman, said yesterday. The crash happened in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, early Oct. 21 after Kane's security team picked her up for a morning appointment. As Kane's driver turned onto a residential street in the sleepy town, not far from Kane's home, he reached for his iPad, which contained the directions to the appointment, Martin said.
November 2, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early-morning car accident last week, her office said Friday. The accident occurred in a Scranton suburb while Kane was being driven by her security detail to "morning appointments," said spokeswoman Renee Martin. "She's on the mend," Martin said. Martin said the agent who was driving dropped his iPad on the floor of Kane's state-issued Chevrolet Tahoe, reached down to grab it, and accidentally hit a parked car on a residential street in Dunmore.
November 1, 2014 |
NIGHTCRAWLER" is a horror movie for anyone who's survived layoffs and pay cuts and been told to "work smarter. " Which at this point in America includes just about everybody. The movie's title character is a goblin of management-trainee gobbledygook named Lou Bloom (gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal), a sociopath who at the movie's outset is roaming the midnight byways of Los Angeles looking for what he will later term a "skill" that will put him "on a track toward growth. " He finds it: Bloom stumbles upon a car accident, watches EMTs arrive to help victims, then sees freelance photographers show up to film the carnage.
October 23, 2014 |
Charles R. "Bud" Hollenbach, 89, of Sellersville, a legendary offensive backfield coach for the Pennridge High School Rams, died Saturday, Oct. 18, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in a car accident. Mr. Hollenbach was riding in a car driven by his wife, Margaret, 84, after watching their son Jeff coach a Saturday night football game between his Rams and the Central Bucks High School South Titans. As the vehicle left the Central Bucks South parking lot in Warrington, it struck an unoccupied car. The impact triggered a chain reaction with two other vehicles.
October 19, 2014 |
The Flyers are not overly concerned about being in Dallas, where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease. "They keep saying it's more possible for us to get in a car accident or a plane accident - knock on wood - than to catch the Ebola virus," winger Wayne Simmonds said after the Flyers finished practicing in Voorhees on Friday and boarded a plane for Dallas, where they play the Stars on Saturday night. "I'm hoping what they say is the truth.
October 19, 2014 |
Sixers head coach Brett Brown gathered his team on Friday afternoon before practicing at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He said he talked "very quickly" about Thursday's preseason loss to Boston before moving on "to the most important thing. " He told all the players that they needed to find a way to reach out - on their own terms - to Joel Embiid. Brown told the team that "their friend, their teammate" had went through an "incredible, personal tragedy. " The rookie center left the team on Thursday after learning that his 13-year-old brother Arthur had died in Cameroon.
October 2, 2014 |
ZACK BAMBARY is different. Not because he's a former walk-on who became enough of a contributor on Temple's special teams to earn a scholarship this season from coach Matt Rhule. And not because the finance major already has a job offer from pharmaceutical giant Merck whenever he enters the real world and starts working for a living. No, Bambary is different because he has diabetes, a disease that impacts nearly 10 percent of the American population and is the seventh-leading cause of death in this country.