December 29, 2014 |
This is the time when many of us pledge to do better in the new year. Among the top resolutions routinely are to lose weight and get more exercise. Before joining the health club or buying fitness equipment, you may want to read a provocative new book, Exercise Will Hurt You: Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and How the Dangers of Sports and Exercise Can Affect Your Health. The author is Steven Barrer, director of the Neurosciences Institute and former chief of the division of neurosurgery at Abington Memorial Hospital.
April 14, 2013
A 17-year-old Lower Merion High School student is in custody at the Montgomery County Youth Center after he punched an assistant principal in the head Thursday. The student, whose name was not given because he is a juvenile, was charged with aggravated assault on a teacher, simple assault, and harassment, said Lower Merion Township public information officer Tom Walsh. At 3:30 Thursday, nearly an hour after the final bell, the student struck the administrator as they were having a conversation, authorities said.
April 13, 2013 |
A 17-year-old Lower Merion High School student is in custody at the Montgomery County Youth Center after he punched an assistant principal in the head Thursday. The student, whose name was not given because he is a juvenile, was charged with aggravated assault on a school teacher, simple assault, and harassment, said Lower Merion Township public information officer Tom Walsh. At 3:30 Thursday, nearly an hour after the final bell, the student struck the administrator as they were having a conversation, authorities said.
March 17, 2013 |
Two Philadelphia Police officers were injured early Saturday when they struck a civilian car on their way to joining a pursuit. The officers, on patrol, heard a radio alert about a pursuit at North Front Street and Fairmount Avenue. They joined in after spotting the car by Christian Street and South Columbus Boulevard. The officers rushed southbound on 3rd Street when they ran into a car headed westbound on Jackson Street, over a mile south from where they began the chase. The police cruiser then hit a parked car, which in turn hit another car and then a building.
November 14, 2012
Five cars crashed on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway, slowing Tuesday morning traffic for about an hour. One woman was taken to the hospital for neck pain, a PennDot patrolman said. Gretchen Wolf said it started as a typical slowdown on the expressway, with traffic coming to a stop. "I was able to stop but I guess the car behind me wasn't," she said. Wolf, who was driving a black Volkswagon GTI, said the rain was probably to blame. "The roads are really slippery, she probably slid more than hit," Wolf said of the Chevy driver who hit her. Three cars behind them were also unable to stop.
April 21, 2012
Two children were injured Friday afternoon after the brakes on a school bus failed and it crashed into a tree on Beechwood Street near Spencer Street in East Germantown, police said. The bus was carrying five children at the time, and the two who were injured were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center for treatment. Police said they complained of neck pain. Information on the children's ages was not available. - Phillip Lucas
April 20, 2012 |
Two children were hospitalized after the brakes on a school bus failed and it crashed into a tree on Beechwood Street near Spencer in East Germantown Friday afternoon, police said. The bus was carrying five children at the time, and the two who were injured were taken to the Albert Einstein Medical Center. Police said they complained of neck pain, but were expected to be treated and released. Information on the ages of the children who were injured was not immediately available.
March 13, 2012
P ASSENGERS on a SEPTA trackless trolley suffered a brief scare when overhead electrical lines fell onto the vehicle yesterday afternoon in Northeast Philadelphia, officials said. About 3:10 p.m. the Route 66 trackless trolley was on Frankford Avenue at Harbison when a truck crossing the intersection knocked down the wires powering the SEPTA vehicle, said passenger Walter Hansley, 54. The driver yelled, "Don't move! Don't move! Don't touch nothing metal!" Hansley recalled. About a half-dozen passengers stayed on the trolley for about five minutes, he said.
February 18, 2012
A police cruiser crashed into a hair salon Friday night in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia, leaving one officer hospitalized, police said. The cruiser was traveling west on Buist Avenue at Massey Street about 7:30 p.m. when a vehicle in front of it attempted a sudden U-turn, police said. The cruiser swerved to avoid the turning vehicle and crashed into the front of the salon. One officer suffered a possible broken arm and neck pain, and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.
February 14, 2012
Four people were injured when a school bus struck a sedan Monday afternoon in North Philadelphia, police said. The bus was traveling west on Fontain Street at 3:41 p.m. when it hit a Chrysler Sebring going north on 19th Street, police said. Two 17-year-old boys and the bus driver were transported to Hahnemann University Hospital and were reported in stable condition. A female passenger, 22, in the Chrysler was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for minor head and neck pain.