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April 29, 2016
I ONCE STARTED touring the Pennsylvania wearing a crown, going from diner to gas station to 4-H festival to church breakfast, announcing myself as Miss Pennsylvania and perfecting my half-smile and perky wave. I did this because, even though I never participated in the pageant and, in fact, never had a date in high school, I wanted some badly needed momentum in my love life. I figured that if I acted as if I'd won a beauty contest, I'd eventually meet a nice doctor. Or something. Of course, I didn't do this.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
A 12-year-old boy was in critical condition after being struck by a car late Tuesday afternoon in North Philadelphia, police said. Just after 5:45 p.m., the boy was hit by a red 1999 Toyota Camry in the 700 block of Wallace Street. He suffered lacerations to his head and right arm and was taken by police to Hahnemann University Hospital. The driver stopped and remained at the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation. - Robert Moran
NEWS
April 27, 2016
One person was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto a car Monday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County, authorities said. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on the eastbound side near the Route 1 exit, the Pennsylvania State Police reported. The fatality occurred inside the car. @NBCPhiladelphia PA Turnpike just before exit 351. Car stuck under neath truck pic.twitter.com/3HJyM0kUIm — Lincoln Riddle (@riddle_lincoln) April 25, 2016 The eastbound lanes were still closed at 6:20 p.m., causing major traffic problems in both directions.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car Saturday evening in Washington Township died Monday at Cooper University Hospital. Gavyn Connolly of Sicklerville died about 3 p.m., police said. "On behalf of Chief Rafael Muniz, the Washington Township Police Department is extending its deepest sympathies to the family of Gavyn Connolly during this difficult time," the department said in a post on its Facebook page identifying Connolly on Monday evening. Connolly was crossing the median of Route 42 near Greentree Road around 8:10 p.m. when a 2011 Toyota Yaris driven by a 21-year-old Stratford resident struck her, police said.
NEWS
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A 36-year-old man was fatally shot inside a green Pontiac Grand Prix Saturday afternoon in Strawberry Mansion, police said. The shooter wore a water department vest or jacket and was last seen heading south on 24th Street from the site of the shooting on the 2300 block of West Huntingdon Street, police said. Medics pronounced the victim dead from multiple shots at 4:47 p.m. No gun was recovered. - Bob Fernandez
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Michael Boren, STAFF WRITERS
TRENTON - A 2014 law requiring all New Jersey municipalities to outfit new police patrol cars with dashboard cameras is unconstitutional because it does not provide an adequate funding source, a state board ruled Wednesday. The ruling by the Council on Local Mandates on a challenge brought by Deptford Township, Gloucester County, could relieve stress on municipal budgets across the state. The council did not weigh in on the merits of the politically charged debate over the utility of dashboard and body cameras in improving police accountability.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A CENTRAL New Jersey school superintendent was out for a run with his dog when he was struck and killed by a student's car early Tuesday, prompting all schools in the Mercer County district to close. The dog also died. Robbinsville Superintendent Steven Mayer, 52, was running around 6:15 a.m. when he was hit on Robbinsville-Edinburg Road near his home, authorities said. Acting Police Chief Chris Nitti said a 17-year-old Robbinsville High School student was driving the vehicle that struck Mayer.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
For Subaru, what couldn't be helped has turned into a rendezvous with history - and a gift that keeps on giving. Back in the '90's, when truck-based SUVs had become all the rage, Subaru wanted to get into this lucrative act. But alas, while the little Japanese automaker had the yen to field an SUV, its R&D piggy bank didn't contain enough yen to develop one. The solution was brilliant. The designers took an existing all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy station wagon, jacked it up a bit, and adorned it with macho SUV styling cues, notably hefty bumpers.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2016 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
MODENA, Italy - As we ascended the winding stairs into the garret of Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, a familiar musky grape aroma wafted over us, one that had we had previously associated with ancient wine cellars carved out of chalky loam. However, it was not wine we were going to taste, but another product of grapes, authentic Balsamico di Modena, the globally renowned vinegar that, in some cases, is so precious it is served via eyedropper. Modena is a city of contrasts. Two prominent buildings pierce the azure Italian sky; the 12th-century white-marble-clad cathedral and the racy, yellow curved roof of the Enzo Ferrari museum.
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