April 18, 2014 |
THE BOYFRIEND of a woman found dead near 30th Street Station in February will remain behind bars in Delaware County, authorities said. Bhupinder Singh, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to four to 23 months in jail for violating his probation in a DUI case from 2010, said Emily Harris, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. He's incarcerated at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, where he'd been detained since his extradition back to Delco on Feb. 27. Singh violated his probation earlier that month when he fled to his parents' house in Solon, Ohio, court documents show.
April 11, 2014
JOHN MORRISON'S lengthy obituary on Chuck Stone in Monday's Daily News said a lot, but there was one thing it did not say. It did not say Chuck Stone was the first black columnist at the Daily News . It didn't have to because he was so much more. Many readers' tributes to Chucker (that's what I usually called him) mentioned his hilarious and infuriating "And the Angels Sing" columns, "written" by letter writers and answered by Chucker. In those, the voices of bigotry, racial hatred and assorted animosities flowered, with Chucker in the role of Chance the Gardener - except Chucker would do more than watch.
April 8, 2014 |
CHUCK STONE, 89, a legendary former Daily News columnist and former Tuskegee Airman, died today. Stone died in his sleep early this morning at an assisted-living home in Farmington, N.C., relatives said. From 1972 to 1991, he was a columnist for the Daily News . He was such a trusted figure in Philadelphia that more than 75 murder suspects surrendered to Stone rather than to law-enforcement authorities. Stone was the first president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
April 8, 2014 |
Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., an outspoken former Philadelphia newspaper columnist so trusted that more than 70 criminal suspects surrendered to him first rather than to police, died Sunday in an assisted-living facility in North Carolina. He was 89. The first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News, Mr. Stone was a writer and editor there for nearly two decades before leaving in 1991 to teach at the University of North Carolina. He retired from teaching in 2004. Mr. Stone had a lifetime of service and accomplishment, serving as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and working overseas for an international relief organization in 1956.
April 1, 2014 |
THE Daily News has won the top honor among the state's largest newspapers in the 2014 Keystone Press Awards. The People Paper captured seven first-place awards, eight second-place prizes and four honorable mentions, giving the newspaper the top "sweepstakes" total for all Pennsylvania papers with a circulation of at least 75,000. The Daily News staff won two first-place awards: * Breaking news, for "Razing Hell," coverage of the building collapse in June at 22nd and Market streets that killed six people.
March 28, 2014 |
NO MATTER what the future holds for Ja'Quan Newton, his high school basketball career will be the stuff of legend in Philadelphia. And please, no need for flourish or exaggeration. As resumes go, the 6-3, 185-pound Newton, a senior combo-guard for Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, has few rivals. Newton, our Player of the Year in conjunction with the Daily News All-City team, finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Catholic League history (1,972), led the Saints to four consecutive league championships, four straight City titles and three PIAA Class AAA crowns.
March 27, 2014 |
IT WAS THE laugh that defined Jason Pennypacker. It embodied the essence and spirit of a man whose zest for life defied all constraints. It was a laugh that told the world that everything was right and fine, and that it was always sunny in Philadelphia. Frank Dougherty, former Daily News writer who was Jason's landlord for a time, employed his well-honed flair for description when he said Jason's laugh was like "naval guns booming across the water. " Actually, it was Frank's garden that took the brunt of that exuberance.
March 7, 2014 |
THE BIG nonnews yesterday was about old DNA. Did it prove that Michael Jackson was the father of 31-year-old Brandon Howard or was it merely a website publicity stunt? Don't know. Don't care. But according to TMZ.com and Alki David and his company, FilmOn.com, there's a 99.9 percent chance (for those of you bad at math that's a very good chance) that Brandon is Michael's illegitimate son with singer Miki Howard . Brandon (a/k/a B. Howard), however, was not at the news conference and says he had nothing to do with it. Ho, Canada!
February 21, 2014 |
WHEN RICHARD Leek went to teach at Girard College, he found what many people spend their lives searching for: a fulfilling way to make a difference in others' lives. In this case, the others were students from single-parent and low-income homes, many desperate for the touch of a caring mentor to guide them into challenging lives. Rick, as he was known to family and friends, filled that role as both teacher and coach, not only stimulating young minds but giving his charges pride in their accomplishments.