June 11, 2013 |
A man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend in Prospect Park Sunday and then drove to Philadelphia and killed himself, leaving the couple's daughter orphaned, according to neighbors and law enforcement. Anthony Serody, 38, of Folcroft, shot his former girlfriend three times after confronting her in her third-floor apartment on Fletcher Street, a quiet stretch of frame homes on the north side of Prospect Park. Police declined to confirm the woman's name pending notification of relatives.
November 20, 2010 |
Garland D. "Bill" Cherry Sr., 80, a Delaware County trial lawyer, died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the West Chester home of his daughter Sharon Fieger. Mr. Cherry was involved in several high-profile criminal and civil cases. His clients included local politicians and a prizefighter. He was the attorney for Intercontinental Promotions, which represented Sonny Liston when he lost his world heavyweight championship in 1964 to Cassius Clay, who later became Muhammad Ali. Liston also lost the rematch in 1965.
July 17, 2010 |
The searchers were in a nearly pitch-dark, third-floor room in the abandoned Lazaretto quarantine station and hospital when the flashlight on the floor flickered on, then off. No one had touched it. The black-clad group sitting on the dusty floor clocked the time: 10:15 p.m. "We're here to learn about you. We're here to learn from you," said Mark Davis of the Pennsylvania Anomalous Society Team (PAST), a group that researches the history and paranormal activity of area buildings.
June 6, 2013
The ninth annual Carpenter Cup softball tournament will begin June 24. All games will be at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. Sixteen teams will participate: Philadelphia Public/Catholic Academies, Berks County/Lancaster Lebanon, Burlington County, Chester County, Delaware County, Delaware North, Delaware South, Inter-Ac, Jersey Shore, Lehigh Valley, Mercer County, Mid-Penn, Olympic/Colonial, Philadelphia Catholic, Suburban One League/Bicentennial, and...
May 14, 2009 |
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
January 29, 1987 |
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
September 28, 1993 |
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report