November 27, 2013 |
A 21-YEAR-OLD man is being questioned in connection with the deaths of a pregnant 22-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter Monday at a Levittown apartment building. Authorities said Marcel Johnson was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Avalon Court apartments on Oxford Valley Road shortly after Ebony Talley and her little girl, R'mani Rankins, were discovered in a fire. Talley was pronounced dead at the scene, while Rankins died at a local hospital. Police said both victims were stabbed, but the cause of death has not been revealed.
October 15, 2013
TOMORROW, one day after the fourth anniversary of the day he mistakenly became a good Samaritan, Douglas Baylor will move one step closer to justice. I doubt that Baylor, 51, thinks helping someone was a mistake, but his good deed started a chain of events resulting in physical pain, mental anguish and financial loss. After kicking around in the courts for a couple of years, Baylor gets a status conference tomorrow in New Jersey Superior Court. The conference is needed, because the judge needs to know if Baylor wants to move ahead with his civil suit without an attorney.
September 28, 2013 |
MALVERN With a DJ in the gym, and an inflatable slide in the parking lot, St. Patrick School looked like a carnival Thursday. And instead of their everyday green uniforms, the pupils were dressed in blue. St. Patrick School was named one of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an honor bestowed on 50 private and 236 public schools in the country. And that called for a blue palooza. Principal Patricia O'Donnell said the school in Malvern had been notified by the Department of Education over the summer that it might win the award, and she made sure it was ready to celebrate.
September 9, 2013 |
You can smell burgers on the grill from the parking lot and see a team that has won 118 of its last 129 games while fashioning three 12-0 records and capturing six sectional titles in the last 11 seasons. That's why West Deptford is one of the best places in South Jersey to watch a football game. You can walk right into the top row of the stands from the parking lot and then down into the bowl with its rich history and check out that display honoring coach Vince McAneney next to the scoreboard.
August 14, 2013 |
A Bucks County man has been charged with homicide after a 74-year-old man he allegedly beat up in a bar parking lot over a fender-bender in May died of his injuries. Kevin Fitzgerald Kenny, 49, of Fairless Hills, was arraigned Monday in Falls Township on a general count of criminal homicide, the grade of which will be determined in court, and related charges. District Judge Jan Vislosky sent him to the Bucks County prison with bail set at $5 million. John Fleisch, 74, of Fairless Hills, died July 26 at a hospice.
August 13, 2013 |
YOU SHOULD NEVER go back on your word, unless you're Darren Walp, then you should probably go back on all of them. Walp, 33, was arrested for the second time this summer for allegedly screaming racial slurs Saturday while on his way to a country-music concert in Camden. "We never want to see this individual in the city of Camden again," Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a news release. According to Camden County Police, Walp, of Ridley Park, was on his way to the Blake Shelton concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center about 3:30 p.m. when he got out of his red pickup truck at a stoplight at Broadway and Morgan streets to grab a beer from the bed of his truck.
August 12, 2013 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University's storied grease trucks are pulling up stakes from Parking Lot 8 after about 20 years. By the end of Aug. 15, they have to vacate the premises. Contrary to rumor, they won't be gone. Rutgers spokesman E.J. Miranda said the university was in discussions with the owners of the five trucks to offer them space in other locations on Rutgers' various campuses. The university wants the land for a new, 500-bed student residence with retail space.
August 9, 2013 |
Despite an outcry by preservationists and site neighbors, a parking lot proposed for Haddonfield's historic district has moved one more step closer to reality. The borough Planning Board gave its approval Tuesday night to the lot that the First Church of Christ, Scientist wants to create. The vote was 4-2. "We were grateful for the opportunity to speak before the Planning Board," said Rich Meyers, cochair of the church's real estate and insurance committee, "and we look forward to continuing the process with the zoning board.
August 6, 2013 |
A controversial parking lot proposed for Haddonfield's historic district will go before the borough Planning Board on Tuesday. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, on Kings Highway East has long wanted to turn property it bought several years ago adjacent to the church into a parking lot for its congregation. The Haddonfield Historic Preservation Commission recently cleared the proposal to advance to the Planning Board. The church has made some compromises in its original proposal.
August 5, 2013 |
HONOLULU - I am in the middle of a fearful seethe of fuming autos, their brake lights winking like embers in the onrushing twilight. It's a jam session, and I have made a dreadful tactical error. I have arrived here on a Friday afternoon, and now I am attempting to drive from the airport to my hotel just as the evening rush hour wave is cresting. The driver of a red Toyota, her eyes surrounded by crow's feet of cheerfulness, motions me to merge in front of her onto the freeway. I roll down my window to wave my thanks, and I'm struck by the absence of a sound.