November 3, 2013 |
A Delaware County judge held murder charges Friday against four suspects accused of taking part in the slaying of a Chester drugstore manager. Rita Pultro, 23, and David Wiggins, 24, both of Philadelphia, are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jason Scott McClay, 40, of Broomall. Tariq Mahmud, 23, and Christopher Parks, 23, also of Philadelphia, face second-degree murder charges. Pultro and Wiggins are accused of entering a Rite Aid on Chester's West End intending to rob it, then shooting McClay and fleeing the scene.
November 1, 2013 |
The manager of a Camden store pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of fraudulently redeeming nearly $3 million in food stamp benefits. Alexander Vargas, 34, who managed Eddie's Grocery, accepted a plea agreement Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release. Vargas faces up to 10 years in prison, but is likely to serve less, according to a spokesman for the office. Vargas was a cosigner on the store's account beginning February 2012.
November 1, 2013 |
Jeff Millman touched many people's lives during a half-century of service to the 76ers. Many of the greatest names in franchise history returned to honor him Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center against the Miami Heat. Among the former Sixers on hand were Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Darryl Dawkins, and Doug Collins. In a pregame ceremony, the Sixers dedicated their locker room to Millman, a longtime equipment manager who had several jobs with the team over the years.
October 30, 2013 |
Ruth Dumbleton Canton, 90, of Moorestown, a high school teacher in the 1940s and later an office manager for car dealerships, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Born in Camden, Mrs. Canton graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1941 and earned a bachelor's in English and history at what is now the College of New Jersey in 1944. "During the war," her husband, Paul A., said, college courses "were accelerated," so she took classes in all seasons, "right around the clock.
October 30, 2013 |
Cornelius B. Burgess Sr., 83, of Elkins Park, a former circulation manager for The Inquirer, died Thursday, Oct. 24, at Rydal Park in Jenkintown of complications from diabetes. Mr. Burgess was a zone manager from April 30, 1977, to Nov. 19, 1993, when he retired. After his newspaper career, Mr. Burgess became vice president of Neany Inc., a family-owned firm in southern Maryland that does research and development for the Department of Defense. The company used his nickname, "Neany," as its own name.
October 24, 2013 |
Walter Horn Jr., 89, who graduated from the same high school as the late St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial and served in World War II, died of complications from pneumonia Sunday, Oct. 20, at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown. From 1960 to 1970, Mr. Horn was the manager of J.S. Collins, a lumber supplier in Riverton. Born in Grandview, Pa., Mr. Horn attended Donora (Pa.) High School and was drafted into the Navy while a high school senior in 1943, two years after Musial made his major-league debut in 1941.
October 18, 2013 |
In his crowded townhouse office on Locust Street, Howard Trauger was calming an investor over the phone Wednesday. Shouldn't stock prices be collapsing, with all the "silliness" in Congress, and the threat that the United States would default on its debt? asked the caller, head of a foundation that invests more than $2 million of its endowment with Trauger's firm, Schuylkill Capital Management. "As a matter of fact, they aren't" collapsing, Trauger, a ruddy Schuylkill County native who has been buying and selling securities for a living since he cut his teeth at the Girard Bank in the 1970s, told his client.
October 8, 2013 |
EDWARD BROADNAX JR. was proud of being a Marine, and he brought some of that military discipline home with him when he was faced with caring for five young sisters. "Without him, we'd have been wild women," said one of the girls, Deborah Broadnax Woodbury. "He brought that discipline from the service to our home, making us better in our own pursuits. "Sometimes, it felt like he was the drill sergeant and we were the soldiers. " But Eddie's real motivation was that he cared deeply about his family, and he wanted to take care of the girls the way their mother would have if she hadn't died prematurely.
October 6, 2013 |
The Cincinnati Reds added a surprise entry in the manager merry-go-round on Friday, firing skipper Dusty Baker. What might make it a shocker for fans of most of the other major-league teams is that Baker had just led the Redlegs to 90 wins and the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. (Heck, the Mets just extended Terry Collins for finishing third in the NL East.) But it appears a six-game losing streak, including dropping the wild-card playoff game, 6-2, to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, was just too much for Reds owner Bob Castellini and GM Walt Jocketty.
October 3, 2013 |
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called Tuesday for a management audit of PATCO, the commuter rail line between Philadelphia and South Jersey, because of recent escalator and train failures. And Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said some of PATCO's problems could be traced to hundreds of millions of dollars spent on economic-development projects. DePasquale and McCord are the only two unappointed members of the 16-person board that oversees PATCO and its parent, the Delaware River Port Authority.