December 27, 2012 |
About 200 flights were canceled Wednesday afternoon at Philadelphia International Airport as wintry weather caused travel woes around the region. Arriving flights that were not canceled were experiencing delays of more than four hours Wednesday night because of high winds, said Victoria Lupica, an airport spokeswoman. There were delays throughout the day "as a result of our weather and weather elsewhere," Lupica said. The National Weather Service said the Philadelphia region was expected to get as much as two inches of rain, and a flood watch was in effect for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
November 23, 2012 |
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism forecasts that international trips to the United States will grow 23 percent by 2016. The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau wants a big chunk of that business, whether through conventions, tourists, or students. But with a stagnant budget of $11 million a year, the agency charged with selling space at the now-much-bigger Convention Center has had to improvise. So it conducted a six-month study with focus groups and partnered with City Hall, local businesses, restaurants, and universities, among others, to package Philadelphia as a modern renaissance city.
August 30, 2012 |
An Italian national, previously convicted in the assault of a New Jersey police officer, was indicted today on charges that he attacked a Customs and Border Protection officer in May at Philadelphia International Airport, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. Francesco Riccio, 51, currently lives in Philadelphia. On May 19, he was returning from Rome with his wife when he was detained at passport control. A lawful permanent resident of the U.S. since 1975, Riccio presented his passport but said his alien registration card had been stolen.
June 7, 2012 |
A Lancaster County man who was involved in an altercation with Customs and Border Patrol agents at Philadelphia International Airport in 2007 was sentenced Wednesday in federal district court to time served and two years supervised release, with the first six months under home confinement. John Randall Gillenwater, 29, of Gap, was also ordered to undergo drug treatment. Gillenwater, who had been free on bail after a guilty plea in December, was taken into federal custody in February after he failed to appear for a court hearing.
May 3, 2012 |
Philadelphia International Airport has been rated the third worst out of the nation's 22 top airports in a new survey. LaGuardia (LGA) and Los Angeles International (LAX) are ranked as the first and second worst airports, respectively, in a survey or readers by Travel + Leisure magazine. Here's what Travel + Leisure said about PHL: Philadelphia's airport is singled out for a lousy design and lack of cleanliness (20th), surly staff (20th), and long check-in and security lines (20th)
April 4, 2012
A NORTHEAST Pennsylvania man arrested last week at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly attempting to carry fireworks onto a plane will be staying with mom for a while. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Hey released Joseph A. Picklo, 29, of Dallas, Luzerne County, on $25,000 personal-recognizance bail and 24-hour house arrest with an ankle bracelet at his mother's residence in Bridesburg. Picklo was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration screener at the airport on Thursday as he attempted to carry what authorities said was an explosive device onto a plane bound for San Francisco.
March 1, 2012 |
Philadelphia International Airport was shut down for half-an-hour this morning when a man crashed through a gate in an SUV and drove onto the airfield. Kenneth Richard Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, was allegedly drunk when he rammed a black Jeep Cherokee about 11:13 a.m. through Gate 25 at the west end of the airport, police said. Mazik quickly was taken into custody and the Jeep did not reach any of the runways, where planes were landing and taking off. Officials immediately closed the airport.
February 29, 2012
A TRAINING instructor with the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport pleaded guilty yesterday to taking a bribe from a transportation security officer. Shannon Gilliam, 29, of Sharon Hill, potentially faces four to 27 months in prison under advisory sentencing guidelines. Gilliam has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation, a TSA official said. Prosecutors said Gilliam was responsible for training transportation security officers and administering mandatory certification exams to officers who handle passenger and baggage screening at the airport.
February 28, 2012
Here are the Phillies games to be shown on PHL17: March 11 vs. Detroit Tigers. . . 1:05 p.m. March 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles. . . 1:05 p.m. March 31 vs. Toronto Blue Jays . . . . . . 1:05 p.m. April 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates . . . 1:35 p.m. April 8 at Pittsburgh Pirates. . . 1:35 p.m. April 15 vs. New York Mets . . . 1:35 p.m. April 21 at San Diego Padres. . . 8:35 p.m. April 22 at San Diego Padres . . . 4:05 p.m. April 23 at Ariz.