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July 30, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
SPORTS
February 18, 2015 | Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
FOX 4 TV in Fort Myers, Fla., reported that police there arrested Eagles safety Nate Allen yesterday. The station offered no details, and the team said it was attempting to obtain information on the situation. Allen, 27, a second-round draft choice from South Florida in 2010, will become a free agent next month and seems unlikely to return to the Eagles. Daily News attempts last night to contact Allen, the Fort Myers police and Allen's agent, Todd France, were unsuccessful.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrappy Southwest Airlines, which came to Philadelphia with a splash but which has retreated as rival US Airways proved a tough competitor, is ending its year-round nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Philadelphia. Southwest will curtail nonstop service in the off-season to West Palm Beach and Fort Myers, Fla., the airline confirmed. James Tyrrell, Philadelphia International Airport deputy director of property and business, said Thursday he got the news from Southwest the day before the latest schedule came out. "They called me to say they were discontinuing the Fort Lauderdale flight, and they weren't sure whether they would be bringing it back, as they do other Florida routes that are seasonal," Tyrrell said.
NEWS
August 2, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, for Russell E. Miller 3d, 90, formerly of Clifton Heights, a Realtor, radio show host, and writer, who died July 13 of a heart ailment in a hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. He had moved to Fort Myers 12 years ago. Born to Florence and Russell Miller Jr. in Philadelphia, Mr. Miller grew up on a farm in Ambler. He was self-educated, and, as a result, he became something of a Renaissance man, his family said. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Afterward, he built a career as a Realtor, and with his wife, Winifred V. Miller, he taught lawyers about real estate and estate planning.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice R. Stahler Jr., 88, formerly of King of Prussia, a retired scientist and engineering manager, died Tuesday, May 6, of causes related to aging at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Stahler was an Army veteran of World War II who was honorably discharged in July 1946, according to newspaper reports at the time. Born and schooled in the Harrisburg area, he came to the Philadelphia area, where he joined the General Electric Astro Space Division in Valley Forge, now Lockheed Martin.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2012
Frontier Airlines will add four nonstop destinations in late January and early February from Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton to Florida and Louisiana. The Denver-based carrier will begin flights, ranging from $69 to $89 each way, to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, and New Orleans. The introductory fares are available through Nov. 29 at FlyFrontier.com. Frontier, the only commercial carrier at the Trenton airport, will operate 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on the routes.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
A man who called 911 to report he had killed his girlfriend in their Kensington home has been charged with murder and sexually abusing the woman after she was dead, police said Tuesday. Police said Juan A. Camacho, 25, strangled Veronica Rodriguez, 27, in the house on the 3200 block of Rorer Street and called 911 about 2:15 a.m. Monday to report what he had done. Camacho, who indicated he was suicidal in his call to 911, fled in a car but he remained in contact with police dispatchers, allowing investigators to track him. Officers, also armed with a description of the vehicle, spotted it in Port Richmond and arrested Camacho.
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAGLES SAFETY Nate Allen was officially cleared of wrongdoing yesterday in last week's incident in Fort Myers, Fla., in which Allen was detained by police who questioned him about a complaint regarding lewd behavior. The Florida 20th Judicial Circuit Court State Attorney's office announced yesterday that it had determined "Mr. Allen could not have been the perpetrator alleged in the reports. " Allen, a Florida resident, told the Daily News last week that he was kept in a holding cell 4 1/2 hours on the afternoon of Feb. 16, after being stopped as he was driving his pickup truck home from a restaurant.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Tamara Lush, Associated Press
FORT MYERS, Fla. - President Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told him and Vice President Biden that the country faced a trillion dollar deficit, Biden told a roomful of Florida supporters Saturday. Obama replied, "But I haven't done anything yet," Biden recalled. The mammoth deficit landed in Obama's lap, Biden said, because former President George W. Bush "put two wars on a credit card," and gave tax cuts to the wealthy. Not long after getting the grim news about the deficit in 2009, the Obama White House said the country faced a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions.
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August 2, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, for Russell E. Miller 3d, 90, formerly of Clifton Heights, a Realtor, radio show host, and writer, who died July 13 of a heart ailment in a hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. He had moved to Fort Myers 12 years ago. Born to Florence and Russell Miller Jr. in Philadelphia, Mr. Miller grew up on a farm in Ambler. He was self-educated, and, as a result, he became something of a Renaissance man, his family said. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Afterward, he built a career as a Realtor, and with his wife, Winifred V. Miller, he taught lawyers about real estate and estate planning.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 4, for Paul J. Englebert of Wayne, a painting contractor, who died Thursday, April 28, from congestive heart failure in a long-term care facility in Fort Myers, Fla. He died on his 75th birthday. He and wife Diane Batchelder Englebert had bought a condo in Fort Myers last year. Born in Wayne, Mr. Englebert graduated from Radnor High School in 1959. Known to friends as "Bertie," he was quarterback on the Radnor Raiders football team that broke Lower Merion's winning streak in both 1957 and 1958.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
A man who called 911 to report he had killed his girlfriend in their Kensington home has been charged with murder and sexually abusing the woman after she was dead, police said Tuesday. Police said Juan A. Camacho, 25, strangled Veronica Rodriguez, 27, in the house on the 3200 block of Rorer Street and called 911 about 2:15 a.m. Monday to report what he had done. Camacho, who indicated he was suicidal in his call to 911, fled in a car but he remained in contact with police dispatchers, allowing investigators to track him. Officers, also armed with a description of the vehicle, spotted it in Port Richmond and arrested Camacho.
SPORTS
March 29, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Phillies will choose their fifth starter on Monday, deciding between Adam Morgan and Vince Velasquez. Velasquez is scheduled to pitch against Toronto, but Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Sunday that the pitcher's performance will not impact the decision. Morgan has allowed only two earned runs this spring in 12 innings, which includes the lefthander's three scoreless innings Thursday in a game that was called off by rain. Velasquez, who was acquired from Houston as part of the Ken Giles trade, is considered the favorite.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For eight innings at Hammond Stadium, the Phillies watched the future. Zach Eflin, Jake Thompson, and Mark Appel threw strikes. They made some mistakes. They pitched out of trouble. "A game like today is exactly what I was hoping I'd see," manager Pete Mackanin said. The split-squad Phillies who drove more than two hours to beat Minnesota, 4-2, were rewarded with encouraging performances from the organization's top pitching prospects. Eflin allowed a run on four hits in three innings.
SPORTS
February 27, 2016
Baseball made its call on the Chase Utley slide: out. Major League Baseball and the players union have banned rolling blocks to break up potential double plays, hoping to prevent a repeat of the takeout by Utley that broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada during last year's playoffs. "From my understanding, we've been trying to work on this for a few years now," Utley said at the Los Angeles Dodgers' camp, "so I don't think one instance determined everything. " Maybe, but fans may see it another way - the Chase Utley Rule.
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
SPORTS
April 4, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 2.83 ERA Jerome Williams compiled in nine starts late last summer is a distant memory. The journeyman righthander's spring struggles continued Thursday in the Grapefruit League finale. Williams allowed six runs on nine hits over 52/3 innings in the 10-1 loss to the Rays. "A little bit frustrated because I know I'm better than that," he said. "It's just not acceptable. " Thursday's peformance came on the heels of two other poor outings in Fort Myers, against the Red Sox and Twins.
SPORTS
March 30, 2015
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two of the 30 games on the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule require a two-plus-hour drive from Clearwater to Fort Myers. Those trips came in the same week. Jerome Williams started both games. Neither went particularly well. Williams, who will open the season as the No. 3 or 4 starter, allowed a combined 19 hits and eight earned runs over seven innings of his two latest starts. The journeyman righthander threw a spring-high 95 pitches Saturday but logged just four innings in the Phillies' 7-1 loss to Minnesota.
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