December 31, 2014 |
"YOU COULD get hurt being out here, because there are a lot of weirdos out there. " Robert Palen allegedly gave that warning to a woman he approached on a late-summer night in 2010. Not long after Palen offered that advice, the woman later told police, he allegedly raped her on a park bench in a secluded area. Judging by his criminal record, Palen knows a lot about hurting women. Palen, 38, was hauled back to Philly on Dec. 26 after rotting in a Wisconsin prison for more than a year, police sources told the Daily News last night.
November 20, 2014 |
A Northeast Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial Tuesday in the strangulation death of his wife, whose body was found this summer along the edge of Pennypack Park. Christopher Murray sat through most of the 35-minute hearing with his head pointed downward, his hands covering his face. Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni ordered him held on a charge of murder in the death of Constance Murray, 46. Her body was found Aug. 5 by a pedestrian at the edge of the park, near Holme Crispin Cemetery.
August 24, 2014 |
A $1,200 LIFE-SIZE statue of President Obama has been returned to a Wilkes-Barre woman after it was found on a park bench posed with a six pack of Twisted Teas. Tiffany Bruce, 30, told the Daily News yesterday that the statue was stolen off her porch early Sunday. It was recovered five days later after a police detective saw a picture posted on Facebook of the statue, lounging at a picnic table at Francis Walter Dam with his right arm outstretched, holding a bottle. The statue became beloved by the family after Bruce bought it last year at a furniture store.
June 18, 2014 |
When it comes to the small screen - the really small screens, of computers, tablets, and mobile devices - Philadelphia has a flourishing scene. At a time when Netflix is going strong with Web-only programs such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards , Philadelphia is home to a range of Web-only series, starring or written or produced by Philly folks. Among the local film crews in town, you'll find Lee Porter's My Ruined Life ( MRL ) shooting near a Rittenhouse park bench.
May 16, 2014 |
THE NCAA OFTEN gets it wrong. This time, it got it right. The oft-maligned organization yesterday granted permission for Boise State to provide assistance to Antoine Turner, a homeless football recruit who graduates from Fullerton Junior College next week. Turner will be allowed to live in a dorm on the Idaho campus at the end of the month instead of waiting until the beginning of the first summer session. In addition to a full scholarship, he will receive a meal plan and his books and fees will be covered.
January 3, 2013 |
Delaware County officials are trying to determine the identity of a man found dead this morning near a park bench in Lansdowne Borough. "There is nothing to indicate any foul play," said Police Chief Daniel Kotan. The African-American man, between the ages of 45 to 55, was found at 7:30 a.m. collapsed beside a park bench directly across from the Lansdowne theater, Kortan said. While he was appropriately dressed for the weather -- knit hat, winter coat and gloves -- he carried no identification, just a set of keys, Kortan said.
May 31, 2012 |
WEST CHESTER'S Sean O'Hair, the only PGA Tour player who calls the Philadelphia area home, didn't try to qualify for the British Open. So now the only way he can play in it is by winning a tournament in the next 7 weeks. And he's not playing in this week's Memorial, because of a "tweaked" neck that kept him out of last week's Colonial. O'Hair, who turns 30 in July, also is not going to try to qualify for the U.S. Open, which starts June 14 at San Francisco's Olympic Club. A year ago, he failed to qualify.
September 24, 2011 |
IT TAKES A special skill to make a film feel as soft and light as a summer breeze, and yet that is what French director Jean Becker accomplishes with "My Afternoons With Margueritte," a glimpse into the everyday of two ordinary lives. This little gem is all about the nature of chance encounters and how they can change us in unexpected ways. The one on which this story hangs begins on a park bench in a small village in the French countryside. It is a place patina-ed by the years, as are the two main characters, a fragile bird-thin woman named Margueritte (Gisele Casadesus)
September 23, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - It takes a special skill to make a film feel as soft and light as a summer breeze, and yet that is what French director Jean Becker accomplishes with My Afternoons With Margueritte , a glimpse into two ordinary lives. This little gem is all about the nature of chance encounters and how they can change us in unexpected ways. The one on which this story hangs begins on a park bench in a small village in the French countryside. It is a place patina-ed by the years, as are the two main characters, a fragile bird-thin woman named Margueritte (Gisele Casadesus)
October 2, 2007 |
John Anthony Smith, a homeless man who walked with a cane and was quick with a hello, waved away a friend one night in August. He wouldn't come inside, he told her, and he stretched out to sleep on the Camden park bench he ruled. Smith, 54, was well known in the neighborhood near the Pennsauken border. From a little park in the 3900 block of Federal Street - just down from the recently completed house that will be featured on the television show Extreme Home Makeover next month - Smith would ask his friends for a dollar or two, share a beer, and talk endlessly about sports, politics, neighborhood gossip, whatever.