February 14, 2015 |
Philippe Holland, a pizza delivery man who was shot by Philadelphia police last April, has filed a long-expected suit against the city. Holland, 20, from Upper Darby, was hit in the neck, leg, and head when two officers fired 14 shots at his car after he made a delivery in West Philadelphia. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has said the shooting was "unfortunate all around" and "turned out not to be a good result. " He could not be reached for comment Thursday. The lawsuit, filed Monday by attorney Thomas R. Kline in Philadelphia court, names as defendants plainclothes officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Hanvey, of the 18th District.
July 3, 2013 |
WHILE THE BIRTHDAY of our country's independence is celebrated a million times over with hot dogs - in back yards, on boardwalks and on beaches - this Fourth of July, I will be feasting on a sandwich called the Gracie Special. For this is not only an obituary for a lady named Grace Wikiera (nee Deno), but it could also be a memorial for that corner store you hung out at as a kid, playing pinball or the jukebox, getting hand-dipped ice-cream cones or, if you hailed from Port Richmond, eating a Gracie's Special.
December 7, 2012
YORK, Pa. - Police in central Pennsylvania say a man will face charges after assaulting a McDonald's restaurant worker in a rage because there was cheese on his hamburger, which he had apparently wanted plain. The man knocked over a trash can, threw a high chair, and left the Springettsbury Township restaurant after receiving the sandwich Friday morning, authorities said. An employee went outside to get his license-plate number, and the man allegedly attacked her as she tried to call 911, police said.
January 18, 2012 |
When lawyer Carol Fritz decided to add "actress" to her resume last year, one thing stood in her way: She wanted to list her weight as 148, 10 pounds lighter than she actually was. "I like to think of myself as an honest person," the Powelton Village resident says. "I was ready to post that resume on the Internet with that number, so I needed to get there. I just needed an extra push. " That extra push for Fritz was using a financial incentive to help her reach her weight-loss goal.
November 9, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Wendy's third-quarter loss widened as the fast-food company paid off costs related to selling the Arby's chain. Shares of Wendy's tumbled more than 5 percent in early trading to $5.20. Wendy's lost nearly $4 million, or a penny per share, missing analysts' estimates. In the same period a year ago, when it was still attached to Arby's, the chain lost $909,000, which was break-even per share. This quarter's loss was largely from costs related to selling Arby's in July, including expenses for cutting jobs and retaining other employees.
October 20, 2011
Description: Quarter-pound fresh, not frozen, hamburger, plus American cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayo on a toasted, buttered bun. Chain: Wendy's. Price: $3.99 plus tax. Location: 15th and Chestnut streets. Order time: 11 minutes. Review: Everyone in the Chain Gang agreed this was a tasty cheeseburger, but it was not hot and it was certainly not juicy. We can, however, understand why Wendy's is not trying to market a "Lukewarm Gray 'N Dry" cheeseburger.
February 13, 2011 |
Being a "fat kid growing up in Philadelphia," says Matt Levin , "I've always loved Tastykake. " Levin, chef-owner of Adsum, a bar-restaurant in Queen Village, was distressed to hear of the bakery's financial woe. "They were once a small business. I'm a small business. I should try to do something to help them out," he said. And then things got messy. He is serving Kandy Kake Sliders - burgers made of ground brisket topped with American cheese and a mixture of Sriracha hot sauce and sour-cherry jam and sandwiched between Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes.
June 30, 2010 |
The dead man had ordered a bacon cheeseburger. A receipt from that meal was the unlikely clue that police said helped them unlock the mystery behind a fatal June 9 shoot-out in a suburban Montgomery County home and led to the arrest of two men in the attack. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Gwynedd Township Police Chief David Duffy announced charges Tuesday against two men who they say traded gunfire with Jermaine Edwards inside his North Wales home three weeks ago. The defendants, Niochie B. Lawson, 23, of Laurel, Md., and Jakel Stone, 20, of Hyattsville, Md., face charges of conspiracy, robbery, and related offenses.
June 8, 2010 |
There are easier ways to celebrate high school graduation than to run for your baseball team's life. For verification, check with Matt McAllister . . . who perhaps by now has even stopped panting. What a day to remember for McAllister, a 6-foot, 175-pound pitcher-third baseman, and the other baseball playing members of Archbishop Wood High's senior class. From graduation at 11 a.m., in Villanova's Pavilion, to a 10-6, come-from-way-behind win over West York in a PIAA Class AAA first-round playoff at La Salle High's Ward Field (4 p.m. start)