June 12, 2013
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament at Merion . THE ASSIGNMENT was concise when it was handed to me last week, stating: Cooney - Mickelson. The day at Merion Golf Club would apparently be a simple one, which would include following the world's No. 10 player, Phil Mickelson, through a practice round, asking a few questions at a news conference, probably watching some other players and then writing a story about Lefty's preparation and mindset and all the other subjects that appear more important to golfers than other professional athletes.
June 11, 2013 |
The USGA said Monday that it was forced to close the Rose Tree Park (Red lot) parking area at Merion Golf Club until further notice because of the rainy weather. The USGA said all U.S. Open spectators should use the PPL Park (Blue lot) area in Chester, where shuttle buses will transport spectators to Merion. The association urged spectators to use SEPTA, either the Norristown High Speed Line, which has a stop at Ardmore Avenue, near Merion, or the Rosemont station of the Paoli-Thorndale regional rail line.
May 25, 2013 |
Susanne Bier, the Danish director who emerged from Lars von Trier's militantly minimalist Dogma school, is hardly known for her rom-coms. Damaged war veterans, paralyzed accident victims, dark family secrets . . . not exactly a laff riot. And so, while Love Is All You Need has a certain feel-good Hollywood vibe (if the English-language remake isn't in development as we speak, then I'll eat my muesli right now), it also has breast cancer and betrayal and not-gladly-suffered fools going for it, too. The movie stars the quite wonderful Trine Dyrholm as Ida, a beautician recovering from chemotherapy and a mastectomy - and from finding her husband (Kim Bodnia)
May 13, 2013
NEW CASTLE, Del. - State police say a woman and a man were robbed while walking in the parking lot of a bank in New Castle. Police say the 34-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were on their way to the ATM at the Wells Fargo Bank on North Dupont Highway when a man confronted them from behind and demanded money. Police say the male victim was pushed to the ground, and the female victim handed over some cash. The robber fled on foot. - AP
May 13, 2013 |
Two police officers were injured late Friday night while breaking up a fight in the parking lot of the Sunset Tavern in Burlington Township, police said. Police arrived at 11:14 p.m. in the parking lot at 1108 Sunset Rd., where two men were fighting, authorities said. As the officers arrested Jamel Cross, 19, police said, several people interfered. The officers called for assistance from Burlington City, Willingboro, and Mount Holly police, said Burlington Township Sgt. Mike Gollnick.
May 8, 2013 |
A woman attacked a limousine driver at knifepoint and stole his vehicle Tuesday night in the city's Crescentville section, but was later tracked down by police using a GPS system located in the car. Around 7 p.m., the 2010 Chrysler 300 with limousine tags had arrived to pick up a taxi fare in the 700 block of Adams Avenue when a 30-year-old woman jumped into the backseat, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The woman put a knife to the 40-year-old driver's throat and ordered him to get out of the car, Small said.
May 7, 2013 |
Broad Street was a no-go. I-95 was a parking lot. And game-day traffic hadn't even started yet. On the highways in and around Philadelphia on Sunday, a traffic disaster brewed with a fiery early-morning crash on I-95 near Broad Street shutting down that section of highway for much of the morning - while the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run rendered that 10-mile city spine off-limits to vehicle traffic until close to noon. The accident happened about 6 a.m. on the northbound side of I-95 when a tractor-trailer hit an empty, disabled car, State Police Cpl. Gerard McShea said.
May 4, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Fire officials were dispatching a hazardous-materials team to deal with a store of highly toxic pesticides that have caught fire in a huge Southern California wildfire. Capt. Scott Dettorre said the pesticides were stored at the Laguna Farms property near the 5,000-student California State University Channel Islands campus. Dettorre said nearby residents were being warned to stay out of the smoke. The blaze erupted during morning rush hour along U.S. 101 in the Camarillo area, about 50 miles west of Los Angeles.
April 25, 2013 |
Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two suspected roving bandits who allegedly robbed a man of $6,000 at gunpoint in February at the Cherry Hill Mall after the victim responded to an online advertisement selling iPhones. Lance Kenney, 22, of Los Angeles, and Nathaniel Broadaway, 40, of Little Rock, met the victim at the mall on the afternoon of Feb. 3, said township Sgt. Joseph W. Vitarelli Jr. The victim was there to buy eight new iPhones offered at $540 apiece and met up with one of the men, Vitarelli said.
April 24, 2013 |
Radnor police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is a suspect in a carjacking that targeted a couple with an 8-month-old baby. Police say the couple were purchasing electronics at Micro Center at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. about 8 p.m. Monday. They were loading about $2,000 worth of purchases into their car when a man approached, asked if they needed help, and began loading packages into the car, police said. Initially, the couple thought he was an employee at Micro Center, police said.