April 15, 2013 |
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. - Two subway lines, the E and the M, get you to this gritty outpost in Queens from the glamour and energy of midtown Manhattan. And it was here Wednesday that one could find the most dangerous man in the TV business, Chet Kanojia, slurping takeout Thai in a rehabbed electric-motor factory with an urban farm on its roof. It didn't look like ground zero in a potential economic revolution in the TV business, with a used-car dealership across the street and the Tequila Sunrise Mexican restaurant down the block.
November 21, 2012 |
Kevin Clash , the puppeteer who played beloved Sesame Street character Elmo for nearly three decades, has resigned amid accusations he had sex with a teenage boy. Clash last week denied claims by a 24-year-old man that he had sex with Clash when he was 16. Clash admitted having a relationship with the man but said it was only after the latter had turned 18. The accuser, recanted his story for a $125,000 settlement, TMZ reports, and agreed to...
October 11, 2012
BELLEFONTE - Three of the 10 known victims stood up and spoke at the sentencing hearing, and a fourth had his statement read into the record. More tears were shed, more light shone onto their unspeakable burdens. They spoke, the attorneys spoke, and then it was just the two of them, directly facing each other: Jerry Sandusky, in a red prison uniform, standing at a lectern. And John Cleland, wearing a black robe, seated behind the judge's bench. It had come to this. The trial had been a horror, and included a behind-the-scenes abomination never told to the jury: one of Sandusky's six adopted children approached prosecutors in the middle of the proceedings to claim that he, too, was one of his father's victims.
January 29, 2012 |
On Mutter Street, monuments to the murdered stand like altars. Four memorials have sprouted from the pavement of this North Philadelphia street in the last three years, including one last week for Reyna Aguirre Alonso, 29, a deli clerk shot execution-style, possibly because she was a witness to an earlier killing on this drug-plagued street. Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a man in a ski mask entered the market and, without a word, shot Alonso four times. He took nothing. Police have not named a suspect in her killing, but on Friday, the Philadelphia Police Fugitive Task Force and FBI arrested Jorge Aldea, 23, of North Philadelphia, in the November slaying of Louis Chevere.
January 16, 2012
* ALCATRAZ. 8 tonight, Fox 29. PEOPLE WHO GO into the two-hour premiere of Fox's "Alcatraz" expecting "Lost"-meets-"Prison Break" are bound to be disappointed. A drama with supernatural overtones, it is, yes, set on an island - though one that San Franciscans can see on any day when the fog isn't obscuring it and which is visited by more than a million tourists a year - and, OK, "Lost's" Jorge Garcia is one of its stars and J.J. Abrams one of its executive producers. "In theory, you know, any land mass is an island," Abrams said last week during the Television Critics Association's winter meetings when someone pointed out the obvious to Garcia.
April 14, 2009 |
John M. Cronan's path into the crucible of a pirate-besieged cargo ship off Somalia began decades ago, when he followed his father into a Philadelphia union hall and the oceans beyond. The son became a merchant marine like the father, at sea for months at a time in a career that sometimes put the two aboard the same ships. And John Cronan, now 46, a Lower Merion High School product, always ended up back at the family's longtime home in Merion. John's sister, Paula Cronan, 44, said yesterday that they both looked up to their father and "thought it was the coolest thing in the world that our dad was a sailor.
August 17, 2004 |
Police yesterday released the photograph of a man wanted in connection with the Friday night slaying of his girlfriend inside her North Philadelphia home, and threats to her family. Investigators said Lyndell Swinson, 26, called 911 Friday night and told them that he murdered his girlfriend. When police arrived on the 800 block of West Bristol Street in North Philadelphia about 9 p.m., they found Laquickta Robinson, 26, shot once in the head in the rear of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
August 31, 2001 |
William Wilson is 80 years old, is partially paralyzed and needing a wheelchair since a stroke in 1994, has heart problems, high blood pressure and arthritis, and can't use his left arm. He is also, according to his stepchildren, a dangerous man - so dangerous that they obtained a protection-from-abuse order that forbade him from going near Mattie Wilson, their mother and his wife of 25 years. Two weeks ago, William Wilson, a longtime resident of Darby Borough, was motoring his wheelchair to the bank, a route that takes him past his old home, where his wife still lives.
July 29, 2000 |
A 21-year-old legal secretary misjudged a 37-year-old man she felt she could trust. The man turned out to be a rapist - and a career criminal. The woman discovered how violent Jamal Hernandez was after inviting him to her South Philadelphia home on Jan. 22, 1999, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Mallios said yesterday. Hernandez threatened to kill her, then raped her, Mallios said. After calling Hernandez, of Upper Darby, "a dangerous man," Common Pleas Judge Amanda Cooperman sentenced him to nine to 20 years in prison.