March 20, 2013 |
Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty - people with incomes below half of the poverty line - of any of the nation's 10 most populous cities. The annual salary for a single person at half the poverty line is around $5,700; for a family of four, it's around $11,700. Philadelphia's deep-poverty rate is 12.9 percent, or around 200,000 people. Phoenix, Chicago, and Dallas are the nearest to Philadelphia, with deep-poverty rates of more than 10 percent. The numbers come from an examination of the 2009 through 2011 three-year estimate of the U.S. Census American Community Survey by The Inquirer and Temple University sociologist David Elesh.
August 12, 1993 |
A Maryland man who was captured by police in Chester County is expected to be extradited to his home state today to face charges in connection with a shooting that left his stepdaughter dead and his wife seriously injured. James Allen Poe of Cecil County, Md., was captured by two Pennsylvania state troopers Tuesday afternoon near a church in southern Chester County. Earlier in the day, Maryland State Police say that Poe, 28, fired a single shotgun blast that killed Kimberly Michelle Rice, 6, and seriously injured her mother, Karen Frances Poe, 27, in Rising Sun, Md. Karen Poe was reported in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, a spokesperson said yesterday.
January 11, 2016 |
Brian O'Neill's plate was already full in 2011 when an assistant interrupted a meeting to ask whether he'd take a phone call from the wife of a high school friend. The King of Prussia-based developer was enmeshed in the financial crisis, trying to work himself out of a hole that included being ordered to repay $64 million in loans for a pair of local projects. But he didn't hesitate to take the call. That's when he learned that "Francis" had just bottomed out. His 52-year-old friend had been on an alcohol- and drug-induced downward spiral for several years.
November 22, 1987 |
A preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday to determine whether Thornbury Township Supervisor Carol A. Galantino should stand trial on charges she punched and pushed three township police officers when they searched her home Nov. 13. Galantino, 46, was arrested on three counts of simple assault, resisting arrest and related charges after she allegedly attacked the officers, who were executing a search warrant at her Green Shadows Farm home...
March 6, 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.