April 21, 2016 |
A CENTRAL New Jersey school superintendent was out for a run with his dog when he was struck and killed by a student's car early Tuesday, prompting all schools in the Mercer County district to close. The dog also died. Robbinsville Superintendent Steven Mayer, 52, was running around 6:15 a.m. when he was hit on Robbinsville-Edinburg Road near his home, authorities said. Acting Police Chief Chris Nitti said a 17-year-old Robbinsville High School student was driving the vehicle that struck Mayer.
April 19, 2016 |
A PHILADELPHIA police officer, identified as Officer James McCullough of the 18th District, was shot in the left thigh while chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday night in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit. After he was struck once in the leg, he managed to apply a tourniquet over his wound and kept pursuit of the suspects. McCullough remained in the hospital at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition with a flesh wound.
April 19, 2016 |
Police are still looking for the gunman who wounded a Philadelphia police officer Sunday night in West Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday morning. Police took two people into custody after the shooting but Ross said neither of them was the suspect who shot Officer James McCullough in the left thigh while he was chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit.
April 13, 2016 |
Gov. Christie plans to nominate former federal prosecutor Walter Timpone to the New Jersey Supreme Court, a move that could end a years-long stalemate by filling the court's last vacant seat with a Democrat. Joined by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) at a Statehouse news conference Monday, the Republican governor said he and Sweeney, who have long battled over the court's composition, had reached a "bipartisan agreement. " "There's no secret that I would have preferred to nominate a Republican, and I did, a number of times," Christie said.
April 12, 2016 |
MOST SPORTS team owners do not have the look-at-me personalities of the Cowboys' Jerry Jones or the Mavericks' Mark Cuban - perhaps it's a Dallas thing. The majority of these multibillionaires prefer to stay in the background, away from the spotlight and the prying eyes. Put them in a boardroom and they'll dazzle you with the skills that earned them their fortunes. Put them in front of a microphone and you wonder how they managed to make their first dime. Sixers principal owner Josh Harris was having some moments Sunday.
April 5, 2016 |
A news conference by the National Transportation Safety Board Sunday evening was light on details, leaving unanswered the most pressing questions from the crash. The investigative agency declined to answer questions about what the work crew was doing, how a maintenance vehicle ended up on an active track and why the train's operators were not made aware the maintenance crew was there. These would all be questions explored by their investigation, which they said would look at mechanical, operations, track, human performance, scheduling and survival factors.
March 28, 2016 |
A few weeks before he was to attend the NFL meetings, Chip Kelly checked the number of Philadelphia-area reporters who were given credentials to cover the annual gathering of billionaire owners and their millionaire coaches, presidents, and general managers. Only four requests had been approved at the time. Kelly called one of the few Eagles employees who still cared to speak to him - and vice versa - to ask if the number was accurate. The new 49ers coach had become accustomed to the large contingent of Philly media that previously followed him to the meetings and often made his table during the mandatory interview the most attended.
March 5, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie, battling a perception that he had deserted New Jersey to campaign for Donald Trump, said Thursday that he was "back to work" in the Statehouse and firmly engaged on issues such as the budget and a fight over the state Supreme Court. During a freewheeling, one-hour-and- 45-minute news conference, Christie threatened "ramifications" for Senate President Stephen Sweeney's refusal to consider the governor's nominee for the state's highest court, declared that Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto would be responsible for Atlantic City's fate if he blocked legislation that would allow the state to take over the resort's finances, and described a united New Jersey GOP despite signs of friction.
February 25, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - In order for Ryan Howard and the Phillies to make it through 2016 with anything close to a functional relationship, the first baseman will need to be more honest with himself than he was with the media on Tuesday afternoon. That's not an impossibility, even after a news conference in which the onetime superstar sounded incredulous that somebody might harbor doubts about his role with the club moving forward. Even back when he was hitting 50 home runs per season as one of the most productive cleanup men in the game, Howard's sensitivity to criticism sometimes led him to react to questions in a way that suggested he was living in a different reality from the rest of the world.