February 25, 2015 |
Emergency crews were expected to continue working into Tuesday to clean up thousands of gallons of fuel that spilled in Pennsauken from a tanker truck that overturned and exploded into flames Monday morning, authorities said. They said the roadway would be closed as it is cleaned up and inspected for structural damage, and alerted motorists to expect detours. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. on the ramp to Route 130 from Route 90. The tanker spilled 7,800 gallons of fuel, said John Hanson, chief executive officer for the Delaware River Port Authority, which oversees the ramp.
February 20, 2015 |
DAYTON, Ohio - With 4.5 seconds left in last night's game against Dayton and the Hawks down by two, DeAndre' Bembry had the ball and the chance to tie the game. Saint Joseph's had outshot and outrebounded the Flyers all game. The Hawks had a chance to end Dayton's 18-game home win streak and end their own seven-game road losing streak. Instead, Bembry lost the ball, awkwardly dribbling it out of bounds under the basket. The critical turnover abruptly sealed a 68-64 loss. "We messed up the last play.
February 20, 2015 |
SOURCES familiar with the situation have indicated that former Penn football coach Al Bagnoli could soon take the same position at Columbia, only 3 months after he retired following a 23-year run that produced a record nine outright Ivy League championships. Those people said Bagnoli is scheduled to meet with new Columbia athletic director Peter Pilling and university president Lee Bollinger this week. If an agreement can be worked out, Bagnoli would become the Lions' new coach next week.
February 9, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Once, it was considered off the beaten path, not worth the attention of home builders more interested in Buckingham Township or New Hope or building lots in the Central Bucks School District. Then, as Keller Williams Realty's Laura Blaney tells it, "sleepy" Hilltown Township began to appear on developers' radar. "It happened when the housing market started going crazy, between 2000 and 2006," says Blaney, who works in Keller Williams' Doylestown office.
February 3, 2015 |
What does it take to win 1,000 college basketball games? Philadelphia University's Herb Magee, already a basketball Hall of Famer - the guy who went to college on Henry Avenue 51/2 decades ago and never left - needs one more to join Duke's Mike Krzyzewski as the only NCAA men's coaches at all levels to win 1,000 times. Krzyzewski got to the number on Jan. 25. "It's staggering," said University of the Sciences coach Dave Pauley of the win total. "Twenty wins a year for 50 years.
January 31, 2015 |
St. Joseph's women's team dropped a 52-51 heartbreaker to host St. Louis on Thursday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena as the Billikens' Sadie Stipanovich hit the game-winning jumper with five seconds to play. Leading by 50-49, the Hawks (6-13, 2-5 Atlantic Ten) got a free throw from senior Natasha Cloud to go ahead 51-49 with 1 minute, 58 seconds to play. Stipanovich, who finished with a game-high 18 points, was fouled and made one of two free throws to bring St. Louis (11-10, 4-4) within 51-50 at 1:34.
January 30, 2015 |
As RadioShack and other troubled chains weigh plans for closing stores across the United States, others see an opportunity to grab new locations. "We have a lease" to take over one of the 29 Philadelphia-area RadioShack stores, and are negotiating for others from Boston to Austin, Texas, says Todd Leff , chief executive of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas , a 200-store franchise based in Hamilton, N.J. The chain has 35 locations in the Philadelphia area...
January 28, 2015 |
An onlooker can get a fine introduction to the last three decades of Radnor High boys' swimming from the banner hanging above its swimming pool. For everything else, Tom Robinson is the man to see. For how many District 1 and Central League titles Radnor has won since Robinson became coach in 1984 (10 and six, respectively), consult the banner. Same for when the Raiders won the state championship (2002) and when they placed second (2003 and 2006). But a banner can only say so much.
January 28, 2015 |
IN ROMAN mythology, the goddess Juno is hailed as a protector, a guardian of her people. A different "Juno" is bearing down on the Philly region and doesn't seem interested in protecting anyone. Winter Storm Juno forced the city's public schools to close today. Meteorologists had tracked the formidable storm all week, and it was expected to hit the city late last night, bringing heavy snowfall and powerful winds. Last night, the forecast from the National Weather Service called for 10 to 14 inches of snow, the brunt of it expected early this morning.
January 25, 2015 |
SIX MONTHS AGO, Jonathan Papelbon sat in his locker stall in the visiting clubhouse at Milwaukee's Miller Park and held court with reporters. The subject: the upcoming July 31 trade deadline. The summary of Papelbon's stance: Get me the heck out of here. Perhaps Papelbon finally will get his wish, and, coincidentally, find a new home in the city where he voiced his opinion last summer. Yahoo Sports reported early yesterday morning that the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers have had "serious discussions" about a Papelbon trade.