August 2, 2016 |
STEVE WHARTON stood in the belly of 15th Street station, waiting for the Broad Street Line, wearing a green Eagles jersey and a matching hat. He was among the first Eagles fans to arrive at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday morning, for the Eagles' first open training camp of the year. Fans began to stream into the stadium just after eight o'clock. Wharton was born and raised in northeast Philly. His jersey, number 32, has his last name stitched across his shoulder blades. It used to be a Ricky Watters jersey, he explained, but Watters' final season with the Eagles rubbed him the wrong way. "For who, for what?"
August 1, 2016 |
Convention delegate Joshua Clennon realized this place was different when he happened to cross the street at 12th and Market. "Some dude said, 'Welcome to Philadelphia,' " the 23-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter said, certain no such courtesy would be extended in his Manhattan neighborhood. "It'd be like, 'Get out of my way.' " Count one for the home team. After a week of being critiqued, analyzed, and reviewed by thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world, how did Philadelphia come across during the Democratic National Convention?
July 30, 2016 |
A 61-year-old Kingsessing woman has pleaded guilty to a summary charge of animal cruelty for confining her dog in unsanitary conditions, authorities said Thursday. Patricia Bryant, of the 1900 block of South 57th Street, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced by Municipal Court Judge Martin Coleman. She was ordered to pay $737 in restitution to the Pennsylvania SPCA for her dog's care and was prohibited from owning any animal for 90 days, the PSPCA said. On June 2, humane law enforcement officers from the PSPCA removed Bryant's pit bull-type dog from her "feces-filled property" after receiving a tip to its animal-cruelty hotline, the animal-welfare organization said.
July 30, 2016 |
Consider it a tale of two transportation modes. Go to JFK Boulevard in University City and you'll see travelers huddled on the sidewalk like refugees, in the scorching sun of summer and the chilling wind of winter, while they wait for buses to New York or Washington. Then walk across the street to the soaring waiting room of 30th Street Station , where Amtrak riders heading to the same destinations relax in climate-controlled comfort, sipping lattes until their trains are called.
July 29, 2016 |
The Eagles linebackers on the practice field Wednesday were a collection of unheralded rookies who even the most devoted fan would need to research for trivia. But a look at the depth chart shows those rookies could become more relevant than their name recognition suggests. Nigel Bradham's arrest this week unearthed a problem that was already fermenting throughout the offseason: to whom would the Eagles turn if something happened to one of their starting linebackers? Bradham, Jordan Hicks, and Mychal Kendricks appear entrenched as the starters, but all three missed time because of injuries last season.
July 28, 2016 |
A man who tried to rob two people with a real looking BB gun in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia was wounded early Tuesday when his second victim shot him with a licensed weapon. The man was shot three times in the stomach and chest area and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Police were still trying to determine the man's identity; he did not have ID on him and has not been cooperating with police.
July 26, 2016 |
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It was a made-for-Hollywood story that reached its peak in the Big Apple after the briefest of stops in Miami. The final emotional act played out Sunday in the place where some of baseball's greatest players have been coming for years to take the ultimate bow. Tears started flowing as soon as catcher Mike Piazza stepped to the podium to begin his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech in the searing heat Sunday afternoon....
July 24, 2016 |
Authorities have identified a 41-year-old Philadelphia man as the victim in fatal car crash in Delaware earlier this week. Delaware State Police said Friday that Corey Fahey died after driving his Ford Escape off Route 1 and into a concrete barrier in Townsend early Wednesday morning. Fahey was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said Friday that the crash remained under investigation. It wasn't known why Fahey veered off the road or whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
July 23, 2016 |
The skies over Philadelphia and surrounding communities will be a "no-drone zone" during next week's Democratic National Convention. The Federal Aviation Administration said that from 2 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. next Friday, the airspace within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the Wells Fargo Center will be off-limits to drones and many other things that fly, including radio-controlled model aircraft, gliders, seaplanes, parachutes, balloons, and banners....
July 22, 2016 |
DAMIEN WILKINS popped into the sequestered media room for just a few seconds Thursday and surveyed the scene in the depths of Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center. "Hey old man, get in here," said Marc Hughes, the head coach of Team Trained To Go. Wilkins declined. "You know why I'm here," Wilkins replied, already heading back out through the doorway. "Yeah," Hughes said. "That two million. " Wilkins and Hughes are two men still standing in The Basketball Tournament, the quick-blooming summer tradition in which 64 teams and hundreds of basketball players, often professionals from all across Europe and Asia, compete in NCAA Tournament-style action for a big pot of money - this year, $2 million.