April 4, 2015
All fans entering Citizens Bank Park for Phillies games this season will need to pass through metal detectors before getting their tickets scanned. This new security feature starts with the two games against the Pirates on Friday and Saturday and will continue through the 2015 season. Those who can't get through the detectors for various reasons will be checked with a hand-held device.
April 4, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche first heard of Mike Schmidt in the summer of 2000, when Mark McGwire passed the former Phillies third baseman on the all-time home run list. Asche was a 10-year-old Cardinals fan, who grew up 30 miles northwest of St. Louis. Schmidt was just another Hall of Fame name on a list full of them. This spring, Asche built a relationship with that name. The team's third baseman worked in Schmidt's hitting group throughout spring training. In a new initiative rolled out by manager Ryne Sandberg, each player was assigned a personal hitting coach.
January 22, 2014 |
QUESTIONS are still swirling about Friday's shooting at Delaware Valley Charter High School in Olney, but at least one thing is certain, according to police: how the accused gunman secured his firearm. Surveillance footage reveals Donte Walker, 18, as the source of the gun allegedly used by Raisheem Rochwell, the teen arrested Saturday in the shooting, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. That footage, from one of the school's security cameras, shows an apparent gun sale between Walker and an unidentified male, whom police are investigating, not long before the shooting.
January 22, 2014 |
A former Delaware Valley Charter High School student has been charged with furnishing the gun used in a shooting at the school Friday, wounding two people, police said Monday. Donte Walker, 18, of the 5600 block of North Sydenham Street, is the second student charged in the shooting, which occurred in the high school gym about 3:30 p.m. Raisheem Rochwell, 17, turned himself in Saturday and was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, weapons offenses, and reckless endangerment.
March 27, 2013 |
METAL DETECTORS in elementary schools? Hell, yeah. Think that's a knee-jerk reaction? Well, not any more than the hand-wringing over the - gasp - sorry state of our society if we'd - shudder - stoop to such a thing. The reaction to Philadelphia school officials merely discussing the idea was typical: What message would it send? What proof is there that they work? There has to be another way. Safety doesn't come from metal detectors. It comes from community, good parenting . . . the Easter Bunny.
March 26, 2013 |
AS A NOONTIME aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first. "I felt bad about it," said Porter, a short, gray-haired woman who has three grandchildren who attend the school. "I was happy that the child came to let me know. " Police came to the school and recovered the loaded .357 Magnum. "Anything could've happened.
March 13, 2013 |
A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY is expected to face charges after he was caught trying to bring a loaded gun into a Catholic school for troubled youth in Center City, police said. Authorities said the weapon was discovered Monday morning during a routine screening at De La Salle in Towne, a high school for adjudicated youth on Van Pelt Street near Chestnut. The student set off the metal detectors, and when authorities searched him, they found a .22-caliber handgun in his pocket, officials said.
December 6, 2011 |
NEW YORK - With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old - having to drop your pants and show those things to a complete stranger. Two women in their 80s put the Transportation Security Administration on the defensive this week by going public about their embarrassment during screenings in a private room at Kennedy Airport. One said she had to lower her pants and underwear in front of an agent so her back brace could be inspected.
November 30, 2011 |
The two handguns, bullets, Taser, and knife were on display at Tuesday's news conference after the nonviolent confiscation of the weapons at Upper Darby High School the day before. They were a chilling reminder that the outcome could have been worse. The system worked the way it should have, said both Michael J. Chitwood, superintendent of police, and Louis F. DeVlieger, superintendent of schools. On Monday, two 15-year-old sophomores were arrested after one allegedly sold a gun to the other for $100 and the Taser.