April 13, 2016
Doug Banks Phila.-born radio host, 57 Doug Banks, 57, a Philadelphia native and nationally syndicated radio host, died Monday of complications from diabetes. Mr. Banks cohosted the news feature show 190 North for 10 years on WLS-TV, an ABC affiliate in Chicago. He was raised in Michigan and began his career at his Detroit high school radio station, when he was noticed and given a late-night weekend show by WDRQ-FM. Mr. Banks later worked at radio stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
April 10, 2016 |
Triton's power bats took center stage in Friday's Tri-County Conference baseball game. Darren Aupperle, Ryan Wells and Kyle Convery each hit a home run to help the host Mustangs edge GCIT, 6-5. The three home runs, plus a double from Dan Hurff generated the majority of Triton's offense. Jack Dunn earned the win on the mound for the home team. The Mustangs took a five-run lead into the seventh inning but let up four runs in the final frame to narrowly escape with the win. In other Tri-County Conference action: Anthony Coombs struck out seven batters and pitched a shutout in Cumberland's 1-0 home win over Woodstown.
April 3, 2016 |
Haddon Heights pitcher Adam Laskey set a tone on Friday that the Garnets will be looking to replicate as many times as possible in 2016. Laskey racked up 11 strikeouts over 61/3 scoreless innings to pace the visitors to a 3-0 victory over Gateway in Colonial Conference play. He also helped his own cause by knocking in one run in the first inning on his only hit of the game. In other Colonial Conference action: Tyler Blair had a home run and three RBIs as visiting Sterling triumphed over Haddonfield, 14-9.
March 19, 2016 |
Bill Cosby's chief criminal defense lawyer hosted a campaign fund-raiser and donated $2,500 to a former Montgomery County district attorney months before calling him as a primary witness in a bid to derail the entertainer's sexual-assault trial. Details emerged Thursday as attorney Brian J. McMonagle sought to quash a subpoena from Cosby accuser Andrea Constand seeking details of any other political contributions that he, Cosby, or their employees may have made to Bruce L. Castor Jr. as he ran to try to reclaim his previous office months before testifying on the entertainer's behalf.
March 16, 2016 |
LEGENDARY Daily News personal-finance columnist and radio talk-show host Harry S. Gross, 92, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Gross was a trailblazer in local media, providing financial advice to consumers. In 1978, he started a call-in radio program that ran for more than 20 years on Philadelphia radio stations WCAU and WWDB. He wrote his personal-finance column for the Daily News from 1981 until his retirement late last year. Among his mantras were "Live beneath your means," and "If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
March 12, 2016 |
New York runway designer Amanda Phelan will present her fall 2016 collection at an exclusive trunk show at Drexel University Saturday. Phelan, who is from Chaddsford, debuted her part-space age, somewhat-cozy and all the way artsy Spring 2016 womenswear collection to the fashion industry last September to rave reviews. The 28-year-old designer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. After completing her studies, she worked as a knitwear designer for top-tier designers Alexander Wang and Nicole Miller.
March 10, 2016 |
FOR THE first time, a team from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is hosting the NCAA Division II men's East Region. Starting Saturday, Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia - which won the conference title last weekend with an 87-68 win over Philadelphia University in Orangeburg, N.Y. - will be the site of the eight-team tournament. The winner advances to the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas, March 23-26. Top-seeded Holy Family (26-5) will play eighth-seeded Southern New Hampshire (22-10)
March 4, 2016 |
Joel Thomas Zimmerman isn't just some skinny cat who likes to wear giant mouse ears. He's deadmau5, the warp-speed, progressive house/techno producer and performer who made his bones with bass-dropping, hit-making electro and a mouse head lit from within. The Canadian is among those most responsible for making electronic dance music the acronym - EDM - that all the kids could love, moving the genre up from the underground and beyond its druggy "rave" tag. Having been quiet for a recent minute, deadmau5 has returned to the stage as the "special gue5t" on his own brief, mau5trap-label bus tour of the East Coast.
February 28, 2016 |
Morgan Papp's outside shooting was the difference for the Bordentown girls' basketball team in its 46-33 win over Burlington Township. Papp led the hosts with 27 points, making five baskets from beyond the arc in the process. Genesis Walker scored 11 points in the Burlington County League matchup. In other Burlington County League action, Brenna Cloud scored 16 points in Delran's 49-26 win at Riverside. Cloud added nine rebounds, two assists and seven steals. Cape-Atlantic Consolation.