September 1, 2016
A 31-year-old man died after crashing a dirt bike Tuesday night in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. He was riding westbound in the 3800 block of Parrish Street just before 8 p.m. when he lost control, police said. He crashed into a fence and was thrown from the dirt bike. The man, whose name was not released, was transported by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:29 p.m. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
May 27, 2016 |
TRENTON - Convicted criminals and individuals with ties to organized crime have dumped tons of contaminated soil and construction debris near residential areas and waterways in New Jersey in recent years, enabled by gaping loopholes in state regulations, investigators say. The scheme stretches across the state, from Palmyra to Newark, according to the State Commission of Investigation, which held a three-hour hearing on the matter Wednesday at the...
April 24, 2016 |
I SHOULD STOP being surprised where this job takes me. But I still can't believe it took me to a skinny little cemetery tucked behind an Aldi market where, shovel in hand, I was determined to bring some dignity to the grave of Susan Hyatt. Mrs. Hyatt was 86 when she died on April 1. She was laid to rest on April 3 at Har Zion Cemetery on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale. Mrs. Hyatt's parents are buried at Har Zion, a Jewish burial ground in a part of Delaware County so crammed with cemeteries, more people reside under the ground than above it. Mrs. Hyatt's husband's remains are also at Har Zion, as are those of his parents and sister.
December 14, 2015 |
I just replaced the furnace filter - every six months, as directed by the professional who visits to fine-tune it periodically. Looking at the accumulated dirt made me glad it was the filter, not my lungs, that looked so sooty, but it made me wonder about indoor air quality. We have central air-conditioning, so our windows stay closed in the summer. When I do open the windows in the spring and mid-fall, there is a lot of sneezing because of pollen and leaf mold. Winter is when much of the world locks down, however, and the experts tell me that indoor air quality can suffer as a result.
November 1, 2015 |
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Liam's Map had just run the best losing race of the year when Terry Finley's old friend, Vincent Viola, a fellow West Point graduate, explained that Finley became a part owner of Liam's Map before the race. A nice gift between friends after Liam's Map ran a brilliant second in the Aug. 8 Whitney at Saratoga. Finley, a Truman High graduate who grew up going to the races at Liberty Bell and runs one of the most successful horse partnerships in America (West Point Thoroughbreds)
June 18, 2015 |
JEFFREY BOWEN came to her apartment door with blood on his forehead, blood on his body, Jamie Utter testified yesterday. Moments earlier on that Friday night, March 20, Utter, who lived next to Bowen on the second floor of a Frankford apartment building, said she heard "some yelling" in Bowen's apartment and "a female voice say, 'Help me!' " She then "heard a couple of bangs, like things being thrown. Then, I heard a thud. " A short time later, Bowen knocked on her door. "Jeffrey came to my door asking for a condom," Utter testified at Bowen's preliminary hearing on murder and related charges.
April 14, 2015 |
It has been the same for Amanda Kulp since she was 5 years old and first learning to play the game. When she exits a softball field, she's going to be the dirtiest of any of the players. "It's just who I am," the Methacton senior shortstop said. Her teammates wouldn't want it any other way: They used to jokingly call her Pig Pen. The joke has evolved, though. Now instead of telling someone she has dirt on her shirt, they've replaced it with "Kulp on your dirt. " As in: "You've got some Kulp on your dirt.
April 12, 2015 |
A snippet of Zoe Scofield's choreography was seen last fall at the FringeArts Festival in a piece commissioned for Pennsylvania Ballet dancers. With her BeginAgain opening at FringeArts on Thursday night, Scofield and her company Zoe | Juniper present an evening length dance that ranged from tender and mysterious to fearless and mean, but always retained an eerie dreaminess of self and otherness. Visual artist and Scofield's partner in art and life, Juniper Shuey, makes up the other half of the Seattle-based Zoe | Juniper.
October 29, 2014 |
YOU KNOW THOSE pesky dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles that zip around, weaving through traffic in the warmer months, making any drive through some Philadelphia neighborhoods a nightmare? Now there are about three dozen fewer of them on the streets, thanks to a daylong undercover bust around the city yesterday by Major Crimes Unit cops and other officers who are part of a detail aimed at getting the illegal vehicles off city streets. As yesterday's sting neared its end about 7 p.m., Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson, of Regional Operations Command North, said officers had seized 34 dirt bikes and ATVs.
October 23, 2014 |
TINDLEY TEMPLE United Methodist Church's stained-glass windows vibrated around Kyrell Tyler's casket as hundreds of dirt bikes, ATVs and motorcycles revved outside on Broad Street yesterday, ready to roll for one of their own. Tyler, 23, a well-known stunt rider known as "DirtbikeRell" on various social-media sites, was shot and killed on Oct. 14. His body was found in a Chevy Monte Carlo near 60th Street and Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia....