September 19, 2015 |
Police in Bucks County are seeking a 28-year-old man, who may be hiding in Philadelphia, in connection with a stabbing of a woman at the Oxford Valley Mall last week. Craig Boston is wanted by Middletown Township police on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend about 2:25 p.m. Sept. 6 outside the Macy's department store at the mall, Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said Thursday. The woman had an active protection-from-abuse order against Boston.
September 2, 2015 |
A day before he died, Officer Lamar Poole proudly showed off his new motorcycle to his fellow officers of the 12th Police District. He told them about the modifications he planned to make to the Honda VTX. He talked about how it compared with his last motorcycle. His excitement, as always, was contagious, his colleagues said. "He was a very outgoing person - he had a big personality," said Sgt. Denise Brown, who headed Poole's squad. On Sunday, Poole was off duty and riding the motorcycle down Devereaux Street in Oxford Circle when he was hit by a drunk driver who then stopped the car, looked at the critically injured officer lying in the street, and sped off, police say. Poole was rushed to a hospital, but died from his injuries an hour later.
July 9, 2015 |
After graduating from George Washington High School in the Northeast in 2010, Larry Liam Ching Liu breezed through Community College of Philadelphia and earned an associate's degree with honors. With a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Liu transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he made the dean's list and earned a degree in sociology and economic policy in May. Now, the 23-year-old, who juggled jobs as a research assistant at Penn and sold shoes in the Northeast, has been named the Cooke Foundation's first Oxford Scholar.
June 19, 2015 |
WHEN THE men fighting World War I sought to express the stupidity and horror of what they were witnessing, their most effective words came in the form of poetry. World War I produced "the war poets," Gibson and Owen and Sassoon, the men who "trembled, cold with dread, lest they wake up dead. " And often did. This we keep in mind as we watch the moving, mournful "Testament of Youth," whose lush visuals seek to find some of that poetry in the memoir of Vera Brittain, brought to life with improbable power in this well-judged adaptation by James Kent, featuring Alicia Vikander as Brittain.
May 1, 2015 |
In fall of her junior year, Travonya Kenly learned from her roommate of a marine biology program at Duke University that offered a full scholarship and gave special consideration to minority students. "Sure, I'll apply for that," responded Kenly, a student at Cheyney University, the historically black school in Chester County. She got in - one of two students in the country to be so honored - and traveled as far as Singapore to study. That wasn't the first time abroad for the student from Allentown.
December 5, 2014 |
Long before Ashton Carter became a nuclear physicist, an Oxford professor, a Pentagon strategist, or the presumed nominee for secretary of defense, those who grew up with him in Abington recognized a spark. "He was brilliant. I remember thinking, 'Yeah, that guy's going to be president someday,' " said Lois Odabas, who graduated with Carter in Abington High School's Class of 1972. Robert Miller, who met Carter when both were at Highland Elementary School, recalled one time when his father took them swimming at a local park.
September 23, 2014 |
Ryan Hubley spent much of the weekend receiving congratulatory texts, phone calls, and Twitter and Facebook messages. All the attention was deserved, as the senior wide receiver from Oxford set a new single-game state record while making seven touchdown catches in a thrilling, 53-47 triumph over host Kennett in a Ches-Mont League American Conference opener Friday night. Five of his seven scores came in the opening 24 minutes. "They started out by putting a linebacker on me and never really changed until they added a safety over the top toward the end of the game," Hubley said.
August 19, 2014 |
DEREK "Dee the Magician" Lee, who plans to delight hundreds of kids at the Northeast Celebration in Oxford Circle on Saturday, said his rabbit, Pinky, is the key to capturing young hearts. "I just show up with Pinky," Lee said, "and kids line up to take pictures with the bunny rabbit. I could set up the bunny on a stand on Frankford Avenue and Pinky would stop kids on the street, who would say, 'Oh, my God! It's a bunny rabbit!' " To prove it, he gently gathered up Pinky, walked out of D&J Entertainment - his clowns-and-costumed-characters shop on Frankford Avenue near Oakmont Street in Holmesburg - set up his magic stand on the sidewalk and waited.
March 10, 2014 |
Gemil Holbrook led Roman Catholic with 13 points in a 48-38 win over Oxford at Archbishop Carroll in a first-round game Saturday in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Manny Taylor added eight points and seven rebounds. Rashann London had four assists and eight points, and Shep Garner had four steals and nine points. Jordan Logan had 11 points and seven rebounds for Oxford. Abington 65, Emmaus 52: Amir Hinton made 7 of 9 shots from the field and finished with 21 points for the Ghosts, who triumphed at Parkland.
January 30, 2014 |
A man delivering Chinese food was in critical condition Tuesday night after being lured to a vacant property and shot during a robbery in the city's Oxford Circle section, police said. Shortly after 7:30 p.m., police were called to Kindred and Robbins Streets for a reported shooting and found the victim in the 6200 block of Kindred, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The man, described as white and in his late 40s or 50s, had been shot in the left side of his chest, possibly with a shotgun, Small said.