March 25, 2013 |
Running outside can be a risky endeavor, but one some of us take on every day, and will continue to take on unless we want to run on a treadmill. I'm seeing more people running outside now that race season is returning. Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe: Run against traffic. Bikes must go in the same direction as cars because bikes are subject to many traffic rules. Run opposite the flow of traffic so you can see cars coming. But also use common sense.
March 22, 2013 |
SEPTA received its last Silverliner V railcar on Wednesday, completing the long-delayed delivery of 120 new cars purchased in 2006 for $274 million. The total cost, including spare parts and associated training and management, is $330 million. Officials of SEPTA and the South Korean train-builder Hyundai Rotem celebrated the completion of the last car in a ceremony Wednesday morning at the South Philadelphia factory where the cars were assembled. The last railcar was nearly three years late, as production snags - including material delays, design flaws, labor-management disputes, and workmanship problems - put delivery far behind schedule.
March 17, 2013 |
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT that will debut in showrooms in mid-April is a full-size SUV that weighs 21/2 tons and is capable of towing 31/2 tons. The idea that such a big beast of burden could acquire Corvette-like qualities might strike you as fodder for an automotive tale from the Brothers Grimm. You know, off-road frog turns into the prince of speed. But, in fact, the fun-loving mad scientists at Jeep have wrought something as Viperish as it is SUVish. "It feels and drives like a sports car, but it happens to be an SUV," says a smiling Dave Cottrell, the SRT's chief engineer.
March 15, 2013 |
Authorities today released a video of a heroin-addicted couple's brazen theft of a police cruiser last week in Camden, which left a city officer injured and ended after a high-speed chase through the streets of Philadelphia captured live on television. Blake Bills, 24, a 2006 Kingsway Regional graduate, stole the Camden cruiser around 9:50 a.m. March 6 as Officer Sekou Reid-Bey had stepped out to conduct a traffic stop at Federal Street, near the police headquarters. Bills then struck Bey with the cruiser, drove around the block once and picked up his fiance, Shayna Sykes, 23, of Macungie, Pa., at Mickle Boulevard and Haddon Avenue, authorities said.
March 15, 2013 |
Samantha Lucas could draw horses so real that it appeared they would run off the paper, said her grandmother Gloria Lucas. The young woman's life came to a sudden end Tuesday when Lucas, 19, of Southampton, lost control of her black Chevrolet Cavalier and it hit a school bus on a slick road in Lumberton. On Wednesday, Rodney and Cynthia Lucas made funeral arrangements for their only child. The father described his daughter as someone who was quick to defend others, and had a bubbly personality, a passion for art, and a love of tattoos.
March 14, 2013 |
United States women's team midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined six to eight weeks after the former Delran star suffered a broken bone in her left shoulder during the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The U.S. Soccer Federation initially called the injury minor, but announced Tuesday that an MRI exam showed the fracture. Lloyd was injured last Wednesday against Iceland and missed matches against China and Sweden. She also will miss Wednesday's cup final against Germany in Faro, Portugal.
March 13, 2013 |
A Philadelphia police officer drove drunk Monday night, crashed into two cars in Southwest Philadelphia, and then threatened the occupants of the other cars, authorities said Tuesday. Joseph Kelly, 53, a 23-year veteran assigned to the Traffic Unit, has been charged with several offenses, including driving under the influence, criminal mischief, terroristic threats, simple assault, intimidation and reckless endangerment, according to the District Attorney's Office. The D.A.'s office and police said Kelly hit two cars on Woodland Avenue near 49th Street around 9:20 p.m. Monday and subsequently failed a Breathalyzer test.
March 13, 2013 |
CHICAGO - American midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined 6 to 8 weeks after breaking a bone in her left shoulder during the Algarve Cup. After initially saying the injury was minor, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday that an MRI showed the fracture. Lloyd, who is from Delran, N.J., was injured March 6 against Iceland and missed matches against China and Sweden. She also will miss Wednesday's Algarve final against Germany at Faro, Portugal Lloyd has 43 goals in 154 international appearances, including the gold-medal game-winners for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
March 12, 2013 |
A 66-year-old Delaware County women was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash Sunday that shut down traffic on a busy Haverford thoroughfare much of the afternoon. The incident happened around 12:26 p.m. in the 500 block of Township Line Road in Haverford Township. A car headed north toward Philadelphia made a sudden lane change, according to police. A Ford Focus traveling in the same direction swerved across the double yellow divider to avoid the first car and hit head-on into a Chevy Malibu, going southbound.
March 10, 2013
A Villanova University sophomore died Thursday after he was in a car accident while on spring break in Mexico, university officials said Friday. William Zimmerman of Far Hills, N.J., was majoring in economics and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, officials said. The Rev. John P. Stack, a university vice president, said in an e-mail to parts of the university community that four other Villanova students sustained injuries in the accident, but they were not life-threatening.