March 30, 2013 |
Forget about the $1,000 her sister had wired from Ireland, police told Angela Mohan. It's gone. Maybe the Broomall fitness instructor would get back the wallet she lost at the King of Prussia mall, they said. But even if she did, her chances of getting the $1,000 inside it were akin to winning the Powerball or Mega Millions lotteries. "I said, OK, I'm down a thousand," said Mohan in a brogue that highlighted her Irish roots. "But my credit cards, my license. My life is in that wallet.
March 29, 2013 |
REGGIE WADE and Monique McMillian-Wade got engaged in a Walmart parking lot, wore gold-and-black T-shirts to their wedding and got married at a funeral. "I didn't think you could do that at a funeral," McMillian-Wade said. "I never even heard of that on TV. " Their March 9 nuptials took place during the funeral of Wade's uncle, Gregory "Chops" Scott, who allegedly had been gunned down by his own cousin and another man Feb. 27 outside Scott's West Philly home. Before his death, Scott had promised to walk McMillian-Wade, 29, down the aisle, since her own father died years ago. Wade, 39, said that in a family big on promises, he and his bride wanted to honor the promise Scott had made, so they decided to combine their wedding with his funeral.
March 28, 2013 |
A mixed-use affordable-housing development is moving forward in Norristown despite opposition from some residents. The plan calls for 96 one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 5,000 square feet of retail space, at DeKalb and Airy Streets. Sixty units would be reserved for low- and moderate-income residents. The site is now a parking lot owned by Montgomery County. The county deemed it underused, and in February agreed to transfer ownership through a profit-sharing redevelopment deal.
March 28, 2013 |
At East Ridge Pizzeria & Restaurant, an employee was mopping the floor late Friday with the door ajar when screams from the Willingboro shopping center's parking lot caught his attention. Even as he called 911, he heard that someone was run over. "There was a white car parked sideways and there was a person underneath," he said he saw after police arrived. The person who was struck was 17-year-old Willingboro High School senior De'Jour Benson, police said Tuesday. Benson, a member of the school football team, was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he died.
March 22, 2013
It was a cold-blooded killing two nights before Christmas: a 45-year-old man shot dead in front of his 5-year-old son in the parking lot of a South Philadelphia drugstore. On Wednesday, Philadelphia police announced the capture of Jahmir Harris, 23, of the Point Breeze section, in the Dec. 23 murder of Louis Porter. Harris ambushed Porter outside the Walgreens store in the 2300 block of Oregon Avenue. A security camera captured the killing. Porter had just gotten out of his vehicle when the gunman pulled up in a dark gray car, hopped out, and fired 17 shots from a handgun.
February 21, 2013 |
LAVALLETTE, N.J. - Although it's a major north-south route along the Jersey Shore through Ocean County, Route 35 can feel like a parking lot in the summer. Motorists should expect even more aggravation this summer from a $215 million project to rebuild the roadway, damaged in Hurricane Sandy, from Point Pleasant Beach to the entrance of Island Beach State Park, 121/2 miles to the south. While Gov. Christie and state transportation officials promise to try to limit the inconvenience, they acknowledge there will be some.
February 6, 2013 |
He never got that horse. Richard III, that is. In Act 5, Scene 4, of Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard the Third , it's all going south for the hunchback murderer-king, but he defies fate to the last. "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse," he cries. Turns out he probably did die on his feet, no helmet, cut down by various medieval weapons. Archaeologists, historians, and other experts at the University of Leicester told the world Monday: The bones of Richard III, last Plantagenet king, last English king to die in battle, and delectably admirable Shakespearean villain-hero , have been found.
January 29, 2013
R&B BAD BOY Chris Brown got into a tussle with R&B wunderkind Frank Ocean over a West Hollywood, Calif., parking spot Sunday night, and now Ocean wants to press charges, officials said Monday. The Los Angeles Police Department was called to the scene at Westlake Recording Studios, where Brown and Ocean were separately holding court, but Brown bailed before he could be questioned by the cops. Accounts of who struck the first blow differ. TMZ.com sides against Ocean, reporting that he and his crew blocked Brown from departing the studio.
December 10, 2012
A man's body was found Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Cherry Hill motel. Detectives found no signs of foul play and said the man may have suffered a drug overdose, said Cherry Hill Lt. Sean Redmond. An autopsy is pending. The body was found in a parking lot on the east side of Steak 38, a restaurant attached to the Hillside Inn on Route 38. Police said he was staying with a resident of the motel. Redmond said the man's name is being withheld until his family can be notified.