February 3, 2016 |
A fire that damaged a Camden County deli appears to be accidental, officials said Monday, though investigators were still trying to determine a cause. The flames began in a storage area behind the deli counter at Amato Bros., 612 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, around 9 p.m. Sunday. The business had closed several hours earlier and no one was inside, Oaklyn Fire Chief Scott Cairns said. Several passing motorists reported smoke coming from the building. Firefighters contained the fire damage to the storage area and the roof, Cairns said.
February 3, 2016
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 Turnpike should have been closed Behind the chaos of 500 motorists stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 24 hours in last month's blizzard is a fundamental question: Why did otherwise intelligent people put their lives at risk ("On turnpike, a blizzard of questions," Sunday)? Why did universities and businesses send their students and employees into the dangerous storm? And why did the Turnpike Commission not close the highway? Washington closed its Metro system from Friday evening through Sunday night.
January 29, 2016
FOR THREE DECADES, Connie Baker's Sans Appelle dress boutique catered to a mostly elite group - the ladies-who-lunch crowd, socialites, and members of prestigious civic and social organizations such as the Carats or the Girlfriends. During a recent visit to the store, most recently located in Cheltenham Square Mall, Baker - a member of the Epicureans and the Moles social groups - showed off a jewel-trimmed satin suit in emerald green that she had ordered specifically for members of the Links Inc., a prestigious predominantly black social service organization.
January 28, 2016 |
Authorities on Tuesday identified the source of a diesel-fuel spill that leaked about 250 gallons of oil into the Schuylkill River. A portion of the Schuylkill River Trail remained closed Tuesday while crews continued the cleanup effort. The spill occurred when a sensor in an outdoor, covered generator on the 2400 block of Market Street malfunctioned, said Nick Ameen, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, the lead agency in the cleanup. The generator is owned by a company called CenturyLink, a communications and IT company, Ameen said.
January 27, 2016 |
About 200 gallons of home heating oil spilled into the Schuylkill Monday morning, resulting in the closure of the river trail in Philadelphia between Market and Locust Streets, officials said. A total of 4,200 gallons of oil spilled sometime before 9:30 a.m. from a tank at 2400 Market St., crossing CSX property and the Schuylkill River Trail before partially draining into the river, officials said. The popular trail was closed in the area as the spill was assessed and then the cleanup began, the state Department of Environmental Protection reported.
January 24, 2016 |
Canceled or Postponed Several college and professional sports teams postponed Saturday games until Sunday: - Celtics at 76ers : Sunday at 7 p.m. - SMU at Temple : Sunday at noon. - UNC Wilmington at Drexel : Sunday at noon. - Providence at Villanova : Sunday at 1 p.m. - St. Joseph's at La Salle : Sunday at 5 p.m. - Flyers vs. Islanders: Postponed, and no specific makeup date set. The Jennifer Nettles show Friday night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby has been postponed.
January 21, 2016 |
The Flyers have been one of the NHL's best teams over the last two months, but that has hidden the fact that they have struggled mightily against the league's lightweights. That trend continued Tuesday night as defenseman Matt Hunwick scored on a point blast with 7.5 seconds left, enabling lowly Toronto to stun the Flyers, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. Hunwick's shot deflected off defenseman Michael Del Zotto's shin pad and past goalie Steve Mason. "We kind of got what we deserved," Mason said after one of the team's worst performances in several weeks.
January 19, 2016
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January 19, 2016 |
A plaintiff's lawyer becomes a judge and looks to clear cases from his practice. He hands off one contract dispute to another lawyer, with the understanding that they will split the proceeds from any successful judgment. Years pass and the case lands in his own courthouse, before a fellow judge who orders a $1.7 million payout. Is that wrong? Even if the two judges never discussed the case, did it present enough appearance of impropriety that the case should have been transferred to another courthouse entirely?