June 10, 2015 |
WHEN CLEVELAND Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova went to the foul line with 10.1 seconds of overtime remaining in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, 76ers coach Brett Brown saw a look he has become very familiar with through the years. "He bit down on that mouthpiece, grabbed the ball from the ref and bam, bam. He nailed both of them without any hesitation," said Brown, sounding a bit like a fan, more like a proud father. Dellavedova's two makes gave the Cavaliers a 94-93 lead in what eventually turned into a 95-93 win, evening the series with the Golden State Warriors at one game each.
June 10, 2015 |
Gov. Christie has nominated a former North Jersey medical examiner to head the State Medical Examiner's Office, an agency that has for years been without a leader. Andrew L. Falzon, a previous medical examiner for Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, would oversee a system that has come under criticism over the years, including by its former leaders. Falzon - who state records indicate graduated in 1986 from the University of Malta, a small country of islands south of Italy - was a forensic pathology fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, according to the school.
June 8, 2015 |
When the Somerset County prosecutor concluded in March that Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. killed his wife, set their house on fire, and then committed suicide, it reignited concerns about the competency of New Jersey's medical examiner system. By ruling the deaths a murder-suicide, the prosecutor's office closed the high-profile case. But the couple's four sons, who believe both their parents were murdered in September in their Montgomery Township home, have asked the state Attorney General's Office for a new investigation.
May 11, 2015 |
DURING GRAPHIC testimony yesterday, a former Philadelphia deputy medical examiner snaked a belt around prosecutor Peter Lim's neck, demonstrating for a jury how he believes Dr. Melissa Ketunuti's killer tightened a leather belt around her neck before setting her body on fire. Dr. Gary Collins, now Delaware's chief medical examiner, testified for the prosecution on the third day of trial for 39-year-old Jason Smith. Smith is the exterminator accused of killing Ketunuti, 35, before binding her neck, wrists and ankles and setting her body ablaze Jan. 21, 2013 when he visited her Southwest Center City rowhouse to address a rodent problem.
April 25, 2015 |
State regulators are seeking a special inquiry into a new Peco Energy Co. rate proposal that would affect commercial customers who produce some of their own power. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday voted to investigate Peco's $190 million electric rate filing, a routine action that guarantees the proposal will be assigned to an administrative law judge for hearings and undergo scrutiny for up to seven months. In a joint statement, Chairman Robert F. Powelson and Commissioner Gladys M. Brown raised specific questions about Peco's proposal to replace the Auxiliary Service Rider in its existing rates with a new Capacity Reservation Rider.
March 20, 2015 |
WHEN THE Liberian Women's Chorus for Change performed for soldiers involved in that country's civil war, Philadelphia Folklore Project Director of Programs Toni Shapiro-Phim said that some in the audience were so moved that they handed their guns to the performers as a sign of peace. The artists from the same group performed in different communities with people of varied ethnic backgrounds as a model for reconciliation in the country, Shapiro-Phim said. Shapiro-Phim said these are perfect examples of what the PFP's event tomorrow, "Peacebuilding and Traditional Arts: A Forum," will discuss - how traditional arts and social-justice work can combine to create positive change in communities.
February 8, 2015 |
Denise McGovern remembered at least five times in which she asked that Margarita Garabito send her stepdaughter to a doctor for a physical exam. Teachers told McGovern, the nurse at Feltonville Intermediate School, that Charlenni Ferreira had trouble walking. She could not keep pace with other students. The school nurse stapled an additional paper to the school-mandated physical form, asking that a doctor examine Ferreira's hip and hobbled gait. She wanted Ferreira, a 10-year-old fifth grader, to undergo physical therapy.
February 4, 2015 |
Union carpenters and Teamsters angling to regain their jobs at the Convention Center had their hopes thwarted Monday when a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board said the board did not have jurisdiction to handle a complaint filed by the two unions. The unions, which have been staging protests outside the Convention Center for months, lost the right to work there in May, when they did not sign a new customer-satisfaction agreement by a deadline set by the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority board.
January 24, 2015 |
The supernatural TV series, so long stuck in the familiar territory of ghosts, goblins, and vampires, took a strange and interesting turn last year with several fascinating dramas, including The Leftovers on HBO, ABC's Resurrection , The Returned on Sundance, and, last but not least, the chilling procedural Intruders on BBC America. Each told the story of people who traversed the line between life and death - transgressing both categories. They challenged long-held theological views and our usual way of depicting ghosts as ethereal higher beings.
January 6, 2015 |
For five weeks, Shane Montgomery's family searched for him - posting "Missing" signs that still hang in store windows in Manayunk and miles beyond, tying green ribbons to telephone poles, standing vigil on the banks of the Schuylkill on frigid weekend afternoons as volunteer divers combed its depths. That, Montgomery's uncle said Sunday, was the easy part. On Saturday afternoon, Shane Montgomery's brother, Thomas LaCorte, was the first of the family to see a diver's hand emerge from the water during the final search of the river - a sign, at last, that something had been found.