January 9, 2016 |
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member waived his preliminary hearing Thursday, setting the stage for an eventual plea agreement. Charles Robinson, 60, left the court wearing his jacket hood pulled down over his face, and swatted at, and damaged, a news photographer's camera before driving off. The waiver spared the victim, who was at the court, from testifying. Robinson, of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, is charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child.
January 8, 2016 |
A 60-year-old Main Line man has been charged with sexually abusing a family member, Radnor Township police said Wednesday. The counts against Charles Robinson of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, included corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child. Robinson posted $10,000 bail, and a hearing is set for Thursday. He was arrested on New Year's Eve, his 60th birthday, as police feared he would flee the area.
January 22, 2015 |
A Villanova man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering in what U.S. Homeland Security agents said was one of the region's largest cash busts. Ronald Belciano, 42, pleaded guilty in February in federal court in Harrisburg to leading a distribution ring that brought hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Northern California to Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011, and laundering the profits to conceal the illegal operation. Federal agents seized more than $4 million in cash; Belciano's Villanova home; 190 acres of land in Mendocino County, Calif., from which he exported the drugs; and an estimated $620,000 worth of artwork, including some by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
January 8, 2013 |
If Muhammad Ali's approach to the boxing ring was to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, Philadelphia's Jon Barthmus sounds as though he's thinking likewise when it comes to making music. Yet rather than treat his audience to pummels and poetry of insults, Barthmus - as the main man and singing compositional center of Sun Airway - soothes and romances his listeners with an insistent and constant flutter. Two albums of Barthmus' chirruping tones and sparse lyrics - 2010's Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier and last year's Soft Fall - are as metrical as any Ali rant and doubly melodious to boot.
November 1, 2012 |
It's difficult - perhaps impossible - to find a moment in recent 76ers history filled with more frenetic energy and optimism than that August day when the Sixers introduced Andrew Bynum. With more than 1,500 cheering, sign-waving fans packing the atrium of the National Constitution Center, Bynum, a second team all-NBA center who averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and almost two blocks a game last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, was introduced. He said he was awed by the outpouring of love showered on him during a news conference that was more pep rally than anything.
September 8, 2012 |
Carl Gamble, 65, of East Mount Airy, brother of famed Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble, died Sunday, Aug. 26, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Gamble worked as head of security for his brother's label, Philadelphia International Records, and wrote several songs, including "We All Got a Mission" and "False Faces" for the singer Billy Paul. Known as "Beans," Mr. Gamble was described by his family as a great teller of jokes and stories. "He was my brother, my friend, and he will really be missed," said Kenny Gamble, founder of Universal Cos., a community activist organization.
January 30, 2012 |
HOLY FAMILY guard Ben Badeen did not play in the game against Chestnut Hill earlier this month, but he definitely contributed to the victory. The Tigers play a 2-3 zone, similar to the defense Syracuse uses. They are sometimes vulnerable to teams that use big men in the high post. Badeen found video of Chestnut Hill College online and relayed valuable information to his coaches. The scouting report helped HFU win the game, 70-67. Badeen, a deep sub, is probably the easiest guy to spot in the Holy Family layup line because of his height.
December 29, 2011 |
YOU KEEP coming back to the arena because you never know if this is the game where you will see something you have never seen before. You might just appear at Hagan Arena on the night Phil Martelli wins more games than any coach in the glorious history of Saint Joseph's basketball. And, on that same night, you might see a power forward nearly get a triple-double without scoring a point. Martelli, in his 17th season as St. Joe's coach, won game No. 310 as the Hawks overwhelmed Morgan State, 81-50.
August 21, 2011
Pop The Rip Tide (Pompeii ***) Steve Martin once had an album titled Let's Get Small , named after the refrain in a very funny Martin routine. For Zach Condon, main man of the indie band Beirut, "Let's get small" is a way of life. Four years after the indie success of Beirut's richly layered Flying Club Cup , band and main man are making music that's mature and stately while reestablishing the intimately miniature and zealous brand of foreign intrigue that started when he first recorded as a kid of 19. The Rip Tide is brief (less than 35 minutes)
June 2, 2011 |
A 65-year-old Devon man was killed Thursday afternoon by a 45-foot-long branch that snapped off a tree and fell on him as he sat on a bench beside the Radnor Trail in Radnor Township, Delaware County, authorities said. Safety superintendent William A. Colarulo said the accident happened about 3 p.m. A 17-year-old hiker heard the limb splinter and ran to try and revive the victim using CPR, Colarulo said. The effort wasn't successful; the man was pronounced dead a short time later at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Colarulo said.