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NEWS
January 26, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Saturday's snowfall, there is Monday to contend with. Snowfall Saturday ranged from a dusting in much of Camden and Gloucester Counties to 7 inches in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Many areas saw sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Heavier snow fell in the Lehigh Valley. Another snowstorm is expected to start late Sunday night with a potential of dumping an additional 2 to 3 inches on the region into Monday night.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Anderson cracked jokes during meetings and volunteered to help coworkers. He put in extra hours to further his career, and spent the last five years leading the office of ticket sales at Dover International Speedway. Most of all, his colleagues said, he loved being a father. Anderson, his wife, and their 1-year-old son were on their way home to Delaware from visiting family in the Philadelphia area early Sunday when their car slid into a jackknifed tractor-trailer on an icy stretch of the Blue Route.
NEWS
January 20, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rain and ice caused a pileup of a dozen vehicles Sunday that damaged a fire engine on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass Sunday. The trouble began when firefighters and an EMS crew responded to a one-car accident on Route 42 in Bellmawr, Fire Chief Jim Burleigh said. The responders blocked the road with a fire engine to protect workers at the scene, Burleigh said. As the EMS crew worked to treat the driver involved in the accident, another car slid on the ice and hit the fire engine.
NEWS
January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Mari A. Schaefer, Chris Mondics, and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
Three people died and dozens were injured Sunday - in big multicar crashes and countless smaller accidents - as rain splashing onto frozen asphalt coated highways with a thin, dangerous layer of ice. One wreck on Interstate 76 involved 60 cars and trucks. Another, on I-476 in Marple Township, smashed up a dozen vehicles after a tractor-trailer jackknifed. Hospitals across the region were busy treating people injured in wrecks - and pedestrians who broke bones when they fell on icy sidewalks.
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ROOKIE SCOTT Laughton was held out of last night's matchup with Vancouver after he was railroaded by Washington's Matt Niskanen on Wednesday night. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall officially deemed Laughton "day-to-day" with an "upper-body" injury, with signs pointing to a concussion. He was replaced by Zac Rinaldo in the lineup. Hextall said after Wednesday's game in Washington that he had no real timeline for Laughton to return. Laughton, 20, undeniably had his bell rung when Niskanen's textbook shoulder-to-chest blow popped off his helmet and sent him crashing to the ice. He leaves a large hole in the Flyers' lineup after centering the team's second line for much of the last month, even though his numbers weren't gaudy: two goals and four assists in 27 games.
SPORTS
January 9, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Claude Giroux said he didn't think about the "little details" that might distract him during the shootout win Tuesday over the Ottawa Senators. "The first few shifts were harder than usual. After that, the adrenaline kind of takes over," Giroux said Wednesday. "You just think about what you have to do on the ice and play the game. " The little details that might have bothered other players or kept them off the ice were the eight stitches required to close a deep, nasty gash on his left leg just above the ankle.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2014 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wells Fargo Center was packed Friday night for that rock concert of ice shows, Disney on Ice Presents Frozen . The Ed Sullivan-era Beatles could have shown up in Philadelphia and not received the adoration that Olaf the snowman got when he skated to center ice at the 19,500-seat arena. The audience - mainly children under 10, including hundreds of tiny girls in Elsa dresses, plus parents - likely wouldn't have cared if the skating was mediocre. Elsa and Anna were there and waving to them.
SPORTS
December 27, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ten years after the sudden death of one of his hockey players, longtime Cherokee High coach Scott McKay still gets emotional when he talks about Jeff Burd. Burd, McKay said, was a "coach's dream" because of his work ethic and the way he treated people. When Burd's father, Pete, attends a Cherokee game now, the Chiefs players skate next to him by the boards and tap their sticks against the glass at intermission, a sign of respect for him and his son. "I have to look away," McKay said last week, "because I get too choked up. " Tragically, Burd, 16, died in 2004 of meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
SPORTS
December 15, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
So who are the 2014-15 Flyers, anyway? Come to think of it, that's one of their many problems: They don't have an identity. They aren't an offensively explosive team like Tampa Bay or Toronto. They don't play suffocating, in-your-face defense like Los Angeles or Chicago. They aren't speedy like the Rangers or Montreal, and they don't play a physical, hard-on-the-puck game like Boston or Columbus. What they are is nondescript. When last season started and Peter Laviolette was still the coach, the Flyers were known as a hell-bent, attacking team - which, besides a five-year, $22.5 million contract, was one of the reasons Vinny Lecavalier came here.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jackson Davis smiled and nodded in delight in response to his mother's question. "Do you like to go fast?" Kristine Davis had asked her 4-year-old son as he prepared to enter the Pennsauken ice rink Friday afternoon. The young boy's parents secured a black hockey helmet to his head before putting him on the Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park. Before long, his small skates were kicking atop the ice as his father, Bryan, trailed behind in supervision. "He does better than me," Kristine Davis, 40, of Oaklyn, said of her son, who takes weekly skating lessons.
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