July 25, 2016 |
Storms that slammed the region Saturday afternoon disrupted PATCO service, the Delaware River Port Authority said. At Westmont Station in Haddon Township, damage to equipment knocked the track signaling system offline, DRPA spokesman Mike Williams said. (The storm-related damage was initially believed to be caused by a lightning strike, which Williams later said was inaccurate.) Service was delayed up to 30 minutes in both directions while repair work continued. Shortly before 9 p.m., Williams said the system was returning to its normal schedule, with residual delays.
June 27, 2016 |
A man was killed Saturday afternoon after he apparently jumped in front of a PATCO train at the Woodcrest station in Cherry Hill, said a spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. The incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m., shut down service as emergency crews responded, said DRPA spokesman Mike Williams. The man's name and age were not released. Williams said he was elderly. Service on the entire transit line was suspended temporarily, and then restored for most stops through Haddonfield.
February 18, 2016 |
After a round of snow, sleet and freezing temperatures, the Philadelphia region is being drenched in a rain more worthy of April than February. A flood advisory has been issued for South Jersey and southeastern Bucks County until 5:15 p.m. because of the heavy downpours. A wind gust of 65 mph was recorded in Pittsgrove, Salem County. Strong winds apparently blew down the scoreboard and knocked out power at Gloucester High School. The National Weather Service briefly issued a rare severe thunderstorm warning, but it was not immediately known if any thunderstorms had struck before the warning for the immediate area expired at 1:30 p.m. A second warning was issued for New Jersey north of Burlington County until 2:45 p.m. Thunderstorms occur on average about once every three years in February, according to weather-service data, but three were observed in February 2014.
March 1, 2014 |
To overcome a 20-point deficit against the 20th-ranked team in South Jersey on Thursday night, Westampton Tech scored one more point in the fourth quarter than it had in the previous three periods. "It was like a barrage," Panthers coach Mike Williams said after his team rallied to claim a 77-70 nonleague boys' basketball victory at Doane Academy. "We put some bombs together. We got some fouls and made some free throws. Things kind of came together. " The Spartans, who are ranked 20th in South Jersey by The Inquirer, led, 58-38, after three quarters, but their center fouled out early in the fourth.
October 26, 2013 |
It was a brazen attack that left one dead and five wounded, and police are asking for the public's help to find the gunmen who fired into a crowd outside a Southwest Philadelphia corner store earlier this month. A $20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest, and the case has been assigned to the Homicide Task Force, police said. "We know people out there know who did this and we need someone to step forward," said Capt. James Clark, commander of the Homicide Unit.
September 14, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Lions. He's far removed from his days as an elite passer, but Palmer still has enough to get the job done on occasion. He had a solid debut with his new trio of receivers, and he'll give the visiting Lions a much tougher test than Christian Ponder did in the opener. Palmer doesn't have much choice, since his team can't run the ball. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers at Bills.
March 10, 2013
Boys' Basketball STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND Del-Val Charter 63, Conwell-Egan 59 Sayre 56, New Hope-Solebury 54 Constitution 66, Notre Dame Green Pond 28 Communications Tech 68, Camp Hill 43 STATE CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Chester 74, Cumberland Valley 43 Great Valley 39, Wilson 32 St. Joseph's Prep 48, Abington 33 Upper Darby 47, Bethlehem Freedom 45 Lower Merion 77, Carlisle 36 Martin Luther King...
February 12, 2013 |
In a nationally televised game Sunday night, Chester made an emphatic case to be considered Southeastern Pennsylvania's top boys' basketball squad. In their first meeting against fellow powerhouse Neumann-Goretti, the Clippers, with their usual defensive ferocity and fastbreak efficiency, cruised to a 58-41 victory over the frigid-shooting Saints at Neumann University in Aston. The game was televised by ESPN2. "Hopefully, that will give us our just due," said Chester coach Larry Yarbray, whose team pulled away with a 19-5 burst in the third quarter.
February 7, 2013 |
SOMETIMES, LESS really can be a good thing. Take Villanova's football recruiting class, for instance. The Wildcats usually bring in around 15 players. Not this year. But that's because they've got a whole lot back from a team that went 8-4 and returned to the FCS playoffs after a year's absence. So there simply wasn't too much available roster space. Which made coach Andy Talley's job, well, different. "This is really the first time we've gone through something like this," he said.