March 7, 2012 |
Maryland prosecutors on Tuesday dropped murder charges against South Jersey abortion provider Steven Brigham, acknowledging that they lacked jurisdiction to pursue the case. Cecil County State's Attorney Edward D.E. Rollins III also dropped murder cases against a codefendant, physician Nicola Irene Riley, 46, of Salt Lake City, who worked for Brigham. In a news release, Rollins said the investigation was continuing. Brigham, 55, of Voorhees, was charged with murdering five viable fetuses found in his secretive abortion clinic in Elkton, Md., which had no sign and was not disclosed to regulators.
March 22, 2012
Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based bread- and snack-maker that bought Philadelphia's Tasty Baking Co. last year, is weighing whether to build a new bread bakery in the Philadelphia area. The company "is a week or three away from an announcement of a new bread bakery with access to the eastern Pennsylvania market," writes Mitchell Pinheiro, food-industry analyst at Janney Capital Markets, in a report to clients Monday, after visiting with Flowers officials at the company's South Philadelphia snack factory.
January 5, 2012 |
As the new year dawned, abortion provider Steven C. Brigham sat in the Camden County Jail, awaiting extradition on murder charges. A thousand miles away, a suspicious fire gutted his company's Florida clinic, where he substituted for a doctor murdered 18 years ago. Brigham's extraordinary saga continued Wednesday, when the erstwhile physician appeared before Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel and agreed to be transported to Elkton, Md.,...
October 18, 2007 |
Groceries are taking a bigger bite out of Philadelphia-area consumers' household budgets, according to consumer price data released yesterday. Grocery prices rose 0.9 percent, or 11 percent at an annualized rate, between August and September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. This is much faster than the full-year inflation rate of 3.1 percent for groceries, and seems to reflect the boom in commodity prices for items such as corn and wheat. Inflation in other household items appeared tame for Philadelphia-area consumers.
March 17, 2007 |
Consumer prices in the Philadelphia area rose 0.7 percent in the combined January-February period, the government said yesterday. The increase was the sharpest since last summer, when prices here rose 1.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Philadelphia office. The increase in January and February was led by higher costs for food and beverages (up 2.5 percent) and apparel (up 3.3 percent). But there were increases in most major categories of the local consumer price index, such as medical care, recreation and housing.
May 29, 1998 |
High temperatures and air pollution are expected to combine today to produce unhealthful levels of ozone over much of the Philadelphia region, health officials said. High levels of ozone in the atmosphere can cause chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea and eye irritation. Those most susceptible to health problems are children, the elderly, and those with respiratory ailments such as asthma or bronchitis. People should "limit prolonged exertion outdoors," Clark Rupert, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said yesterday.
October 31, 1986 |
The bettors at area tracks for the $10 million Breeders' Cup day will have action tomorrow from noon to midnight. Philadelphia Park will start at noon with its first race, one of eight live contests at the Bucks County track in addition to the seven simulcast races from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the regular $2.50 admission will be charged. But paying patrons who arrive before 11:45 a.m. will get a free daily double bet, worth $2. Philadelphia Park also will have Breeders' Cup betting at its simulcast outlets, Pocono Downs and the Meadows Raceway.
February 21, 1996 |
Police say customers could get much more than car repairs at B&B Auto Works on Freemont Road. The shop, in West Nottingham Township outside Oxford, was a front for a cocaine-trafficking operation that accepted stolen goods as payment for the drug, according to state police. After an undercover investigation, authorities on Friday arrested the owners, Bobby Ray Senter and Rebecca Jane Senter, both 31, of the 200 block of Reisler Road, East Nottingham, and charged them with seven counts of delivering a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.
November 18, 2010 |
A big drop in the Philadelphia area's energy prices over the last two months offset an increase in the cost of food, leaving consumer prices locally unchanged, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Both categories typically are volatile. Even within the energy category, though, there was a wide divergence in the September-October period. For example, local gasoline prices increased 4.4 percent during the two months, a reflection of the recent spike in the cost of crude oil. The futures price for crude is up more than $10 a barrel since late August and closed Wednesday at $80.44.