May 10, 2013 |
HONOLULU - The president of a helicopter company whose small copter crash-landed on a downtown Honolulu street praised the pilot Thursday, while the National Transportation Safety Board leads an investigation. No one was badly hurt when the two-seater helicopter lost power, forcing the crash landing Wednesday afternoon. The NTSB is not sending anyone to the crash site but will investigate remotely, with help from local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration, board spokesman Keith Holloway said.
April 19, 2013 |
Down the red-brick, ruby-throated passage of Delancey Place's 2000 block, nestled between other stately townhouses, the Rosenbach Museum and Library quietly sits, waiting to welcome all those drawn to its bibliophilic nectars. This is where A.S.W. Rosenbach, legendary bookseller and collector, and his brother Philip once lived, an 1865 townhouse at number 2010, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, on any day but Monday, a curious visitor or a driven literary tourist can explore a quintessential Philadelphia gem. The Rosenbach houses a significant part of the brothers' collection and much that has been added since 1954, when the museum was established after the brothers' deaths, in accordance with their wishes.
January 16, 2013 |
A CAMDEN MAN accused of firing a gun during a street brawl early Sunday in Old City is an alleged gun trafficker facing indictment in New Jersey. Christopher McRae, 28, was charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and gun offenses for his alleged role in a melee at 2nd and Chestnut streets Sunday morning. On May 23, he was arrested after allegedly selling a military-style rifle and other firearms on a Camden street. In that case, New Jersey State Police accused him of illegally selling an AK-47 assault rifle, a Glock 9mm pistol, a Hi Point .40-caliber pistol and a Ruger .357-caliber revolver.
January 3, 2013 |
A cable beneath 16th and Market Streets in Center City began smoking early this morning, causing officials worried about a separate gas leak to evacuate an apartment building. The 10-story Oakwood Apartments building at 16th and Sansom was cleared of its residents, and 16th street was closed between Chestnut and Walnut Streets for much of the morning. Karen Muldoon-Geus, a Peco spokeswoman, said the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. when smoke was spotted coming from a manhole.
December 7, 2012 |
THINKING ABOUT parking your car in that bike lane? Don't do it. It'll cost you. City Council approved the "Complete Streets" bill Thursday that makes a series of changes to the traffic code for bicyclists and motorists, stressing consideration for all who share the road. For drivers, violations include parking a vehicle in a bike lane and opening a car door against oncoming traffic, a potential hazard to cyclists. For bikers, violations include running a redlight, riding on the sidewalk, or parking a bike in the street (unless it's against the curb or in a designated parking space.)
December 1, 2012 |
The roadway gridlock around Philadelphia Friday evening was on the mind of Twitter user Savannah Witkus. "Philly traffic tonight makes me want to stab my eyes with a spork," she wrote at 6 p.m. from her @savannahwitkus account. Police said the highways were crowded with high seasonal volume - people leaving work and going holiday shopping. There were residual delays from the departure of President Obama from Philadelphia during the afternoon; police temporarily shut roads his motorcade traveled.
September 25, 2012 |
The crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike usage continues in Philly, with more than two dozen vehicles taken off the streets this weekend. Philadelphia police said a weekend operation involving three police districts in areas of Kensington, Hunting Park, Juniata Park, and Port Richmond resulted in 15 ATVs and 10 dirt bikes being confiscated. According to public affairs, 11 of those were a result of live stops. The 25th Police District, which includes Juniata Park, Feltonville, and Hunting Park, saw 15 vehicles taken off the street as a result of the department's recent initiative.
August 7, 2012 |
ONE DAY AFTER police confiscated 37 ATVs and dirt bikes in Kensington, North Philly, Fairhill, Hunting Park and Cobbs Creek, police bigwigs said illegal riders should expect a continued crackdown as authorities target the hundreds of riders who turn city streets and parks into a racetrack every summer. "The Police Department is going to take a more proactive approach in confiscating these vehicles," Deputy Commissioner Thomas Wright said. "We won't get into the details of our strategy, but we will be doing more frequent operations in the future, where the element of surprise is key. " Wright said a task force of about 10 officers launched the crackdown about 11 a.m. Sunday, seizing 26 four-wheelers and 11 dirt bikes from garages and streets, more than police originally reported.
August 2, 2012 |
A water main break, the third in the city in 11 days, is causing havoc in North Philadelphia this morning, flooding streets around Front and Tioga Streets. Officials have closed the streets in the area to traffic. Reports of the main erupting started coming in about 7:45 a.m. as water gushed south along Front Street, flooding nearby basements and leaving a gaping hole in the street. John DiGiulio, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Water Department, said it appears a 48-inch main broke under the street.
August 1, 2012 |
Two separate water main breaks in the last week have sent millions of gallons of water gushing into city streets - and the Philadelphia Water Department into overdrive to clean it all up. At Willits and Ashton Streets in Northeast Philadelphia, where an eight-inch main burst Sunday night, the debris was mostly gone by Monday morning. Department spokesman John Digiulio said the leak was shut off in about two hours. Streets were reopened and all utility services were restored by Monday morning, officials said.