May 10, 2013 |
Delaware County police have searched the two homes and work truck of the estranged husband of a Collingdale woman who has been missing for almost three weeks. Melissa Ortiz-Rodriguez, 30, had planned a weekend visit with friends in Newark, N.J., on April 19 but failed to show up. Her estranged husband, Jose Luis Rodriguez, reported her missing four days later after she did not show up for a new job and failed to pick up their two daughters, ages 7 and 11, from school. Rodriguez told investigators that she usually took public transportation when visiting friends.
May 8, 2013 |
A woman attacked a limousine driver at knifepoint and stole his vehicle Tuesday night in the city's Crescentville section, but was later tracked down by police using a GPS system located in the car. Around 7 p.m., the 2010 Chrysler 300 with limousine tags had arrived to pick up a taxi fare in the 700 block of Adams Avenue when a 30-year-old woman jumped into the backseat, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The woman put a knife to the 40-year-old driver's throat and ordered him to get out of the car, Small said.
May 3, 2013 |
THE IDEA of a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax is being discussed - and tested in states like Oregon and Iowa. It would be an alternative to the federal gas tax, which is under review by Congress and could lead to a new system for funding highway construction and repairs when the measure comes up for reauthorization in 2014. One feature of the VMT tax is that it would require some way to measure travel, creating the possibility that the government will use advanced technology to track movements of every car and truck.
April 29, 2013 |
This weekend is my mother's birthday. A big one: 80. We will do little to celebrate. She has been gone for an eternity, 16 years. My daughter was then in diapers, scampering over the hospital bed, giving my mother her last moments of unbridled bliss. My mother - Barbara to people who didn't know her, Bobbie to those who did - adored the new. Babies, trends, the latest anything. She was an enthusiastic, early adopter of gadgetry, some of it questionable, which she was often slow to master.
April 8, 2013 |
Louis Roselli was plugging in his GPS in the parking lot of the Absecon Home Depot when his wife started screaming. He turned to see a car veer off Route 30 and into a retention pond on the side of the road. The plume of water the car sent up when it hit the pond was "higher than a telephone pole," he said. Roselli, 58, started his car and raced toward the pond. Four wheels pointed toward the sky. A young man surfaced, gasping, and yelled that three others were trapped in the car. "My heart just sank, like, 'No, don't do this to me,' " Roselli said.
April 7, 2013 |
Louis Roselli was plugging in his GPS in the parking lot of the Absecon Home Depot when his wife started screaming. He turned to see a car veer off nearby Route 30 and into a retention pond on the side of the road. The splash as the car hit the water, he said, was "higher than a telephone pole. " Roselli, 58, started the car and raced toward the pond. Four wheels pointed toward the sky. A young man surfaced, gasping, and yelled that three more people were still trapped in the car. "My heart just sank -- like, 'No, don't do this to me," Roselli said.
January 16, 2013
Freeze appears to ease in West FRESNO, Calif. - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes. The National Weather Service predicted another frosty night but said temperatures would begin to warm as high pressure moved east. For a fifth night, temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley, California's agricultural heart, dipped below freezing, though they were a few degrees warmer than previous nights.
November 14, 2012 |
LUCK HAS RUN OUT for two men who may be responsible for a rash of drugstore heists in the Northeast and who unwittingly swiped a bottle of pills embedded with a GPS tracking device Monday night, police said. The pair allegedly robbed a Rite Aid on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue in Rhawnhurst at gunpoint about 9:30 p.m. and took off with pain pills, as robbers have in several similar incidents over the last few months, police said. But Rite Aid and police outsmarted the pair: The pharmacy, investigators said, had placed a GPS tracking device in at least one of the pill bottles the gunmen allegedly stole, giving cops a way to track them down.
October 26, 2012 |
THESE ARE strange movie times, when a big goofball sci-fi epic like "John Carter" can exist side-by-side with earnest spiritual questing like "Tree of Life. " You can get one-stop shopping this week with "Cloud Atlas," a daring, daffy attempt by three directors (the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer) to adapt David Mitchell's complex novel of souls searching through time and space for peace and fulfillment. A lot to chew on, obviously, probably too much even for three directors working in a three-hour time frame (you may need a few cans of Monster)