February 21, 2015 |
A Cape May fisherman who allegedly shot a pilot whale from the deck of his commercial fishing boat - causing a drawn-out and likely excruciating death for the marine mammal - surrendered to U.S. marshals Thursday and could face a year in prison and a $100,000 fine if found guilty. Daniel Archibald, 27, is charged with one count of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and was released on $10,000 unsecured bond after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in federal court in Newark, N.J. An 11-foot, 740-pound pilot whale died shortly after washing ashore in Allenhurst, Monmouth County, on Sept.
October 7, 2014 |
FRANK CRAWLEY was popular in his Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood for a couple of reasons. Mostly, he was a friendly, helpful guy who would sit outside his home on Angora Terrace near 58th Street and greet passing neighbors who would often stop and chat. They knew that Frank was not only a pleasure to be with, but that he would be there for them if they ever needed any kind of help. He was a very neighborly neighbor. And then there were the fish. Frank and some of his buddies seemed to have a natural talent for bringing in the fish, whether from the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic Ocean.
February 20, 2014 |
IT DIDN'T matter where Fran McQuade was - Florida, Jamaica, down the Shore - he invariably ran into somebody he knew. "Hey, I know that guy," he would say to his wife, Ruth, who knew that she was going to have to wait patiently while he had a sometimes lengthy conversation with the other party. Fran couldn't help it. People were just drawn to him, and wherever he went - on the job, at the ballpark, around his Levittown neighborhood - he made friends. "He had beautiful blue eyes and a beautiful smile," Ruth said.
October 30, 2013 |
A LONE fisherman stood on the beach Sunday morning in Mantoloking, casting his double-hooked rig out into a clear, flat Atlantic Ocean over and over with little luck. Behind him, the Ocean County borough's multimillion-dollar beachfront still resembled a pretty face with some teeth punched out. For every mansion that stood straight and seemingly unaffected by Superstorm Sandy one year later, there were sandy stretches of nothing, empty lots where houses once stood, marked with debris, police tape and the occasional inground swimming pool.
September 19, 2013 |
EVERY commercial fisherman has good days and bad days, stretches when the sea seems as barren as the moon and others when the nets are fat with fins, claws and shells. Matthew Camp, of Lower Township, Cape May County, had a recent run of good days aboard a scallop boat, the F.V. Nancy Elizabeth, and things were set to get even better Sept. 9 when he planned to buy an engagement ring and propose to his longtime girlfriend, Tabitha Bohn. Camp, 32, cashed a check for $12,000 at a bank that morning, stuffed the bills into his backpack and headed south on the Garden State Parkway on his motorcycle about 8 a.m. Then fate or a faulty zipper deep-sixed the day: All those bills fluttered out of his backpack, all those hours on the ocean tossed away like a shucked scallop shell.
April 14, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87. The Ohio native died Thursday night at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime friend. He was surrounded by family and friends. Winters was a pioneer of improvisational standup comedy, with an exceptional gift for mimicry, a grab bag of eccentric personalities and a bottomless reservoir of creative energy.
September 15, 2012
Authorities on Friday identified a man found dead this week in Sylvan Lake in Burlington Township. Safford Swain IV, 32, a township resident, drowned accidentally on Tuesday while at the lake in Sylvan Lake Park, between Sunset and Rancocas Roads. A fisherman spotted Swain's body about 2:15 p.m. that day. An autopsy by the Burlington County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death, which will not become official until toxicology tests are received. - Barbara Boyer
September 13, 2012 |
A man fishing in Sylvan Lake, Burlington Township, Burlington County, discovered the body of an adult male yesterday afternoon. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and Burlington Township police say the body was spotted about 2:15 p.m. Sylvan Lake is situated in Sylvan Lake Park, between Sunset and Rancocas Roads. An autopsy is being scheduled by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood to determine the cause and manner of death. Authorities have not yet identified the man.
April 16, 2012 |
A bundle of energy, Keith, 10, is always on the go. He enjoys ice skating, bowling, and roller skating. But most of all, he loves fishing. When he is taken to a local park with a lake or pond, he will cast his line for hours if you let him. However, he does not like to touch the fish and depends on someone else to take the fish off the line for him. He also likes being on the computer, which he uses for games and for school projects. Keith looks forward to going to school, where he benefits from special education services.