June 2, 2016 |
What happened at the Cincinnati Zoo this weekend - when a child fell into a primate enclosure prompting zoo staff to shoot a beloved gorilla - is something local zoo officials plan and train for but at the same time hope will never happen. "It was a tough situation, but they made the right call," said Shaun Rogers, marketing director of Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Philadelphia Zoo officials plan to hold a meeting this week to evaluate their own operation in light of the Cincinnati incident, said Andy Baker, the zoo's chief operating officer and a primatologist.
April 20, 2016 |
The South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative on Monday announced pilot programs to develop better-coordinated care for people with mental-health and substance-abuse disorders. Among the recommended pilots underway or soon to be launched are: conferencing on complex cases, sharing protocols and quality measures across the region, the integration of psychiatric specialists into emergency departments, and recovery-oriented housing. The collaborative, started in 2014, includes Cooper University Health Care, Inspira Health Network, Kennedy Health, Lourdes Health System, and Virtua.
March 17, 2016 |
LINDEN, N.J. - Even if he hadn't been campaigning with Donald Trump, Gov. Christie says, he wouldn't have attended Monday's funeral for State Trooper Sean Cullen. Christie, who drew criticism for campaigning out of state on the day of the Burlington County funeral, said at a news conference Tuesday that he and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno had decided that Guadagno would attend, even before he had plans to travel with Trump. "This is our normal protocol," Christie said in Linden, where he promoted the meal-delivery company HelloFresh's expansion with the help of state tax credits.
December 30, 2014 |
Tom Casey continuously fields calls and e-mails from anxious people asking about pipeline projects and safety, and the meaning of a right of way. So Casey, of West Goshen, who helped start the Chester County Community Coalition to spread information about pipelines, turns to the county's online Pipeline Information Center. Fortunately for Casey and others interested, Chester County officials recently got a $50,000 federal grant to add information to the website and to name a point of contact to increase information-sharing among residents, municipalities, and pipeline companies.
September 6, 2014 |
Montgomery County prison officials are investigating Tuesday's inmate escape to determine whether any safety protocols were broken or inadequate. Sometime after noon Monday, Raehib Hankerson was outside in a secured yard, where he "was able to manipulate the wire fencing . . . crawl through the fence, and escape," the District Attorney's Office said in a news release. County detectives and four local police departments went searching for Hankerson. He was found about two hours later in a wooded area near Eagleville Road and Ridge Pike, the District Attorney's Office said.
October 20, 2013 |
Anna Cassieri waited Wednesday for her phone to ring with word that her 3-year-old daughter, Aryana, had arrived home from her first trip to see her father in West Philadelphia. For two weeks, the little girl had stayed with her father, Armone Stanley, going on day trips to the pool and Chuck E. Cheese's. The visit was over, though, and father and daughter were scheduled to be on an early flight Wednesday to Florida, where Aryana lives with her mother in Broward County. Hours passed without word, and Stanley wasn't picking up Cassieri's calls.
December 28, 2012 |
I RIDE SEPTA's regional-rail system. The trains are clean enough and mostly on time.Conductors are polite and helpful, give or take a grump. So, I wasn't sure what to make of the clown of a conductor I came across the other night. Was he some jokester? A jerk? A disgruntled employee? I'm thinking all three. You tell me. I stepped onto the 6:43 p.m. Chestnut Hill West train from Market East and nearly plowed into the woman in front of me. Before I could give her the "tourist much?"
October 9, 2012
RE: "Your rights vs. your privileges" (editorial, Oct. 2). There are many rights guaranteed by the Constitution, including the right to bear arms and the right to a jury of my peers. Is the author suggesting that those rights should not require identification? Or does the author wish to handpick which rights require identification? I agree that voting is an essential right, a right that those ineligible to vote are not entitled to. T.L. Gordon Drexel Hill Re: Christine Flowers "Right to Vote" column (Oct.
September 27, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - Two Pennsylvania newspapers asked a federal court Wednesday to literally pull back the curtain on the state's execution chamber and allow witnesses to see the whole procedure. The suit, filed by The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, says the state's Department of Corrections is violating the constitution by preventing witnesses to the state's first execution in 13 years - scheduled for next week - from observing the entire process. The execution protocols issued in 2010 allow witnesses, which include six members of the media, to see only the brief period during which the lethal injection is administered and that a curtain would be drawn to bar them from seeing what goes on up until that point or immediately after, the suit says.
December 16, 2011 |
IN THE NEW "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," Tom Cruise and friends traverse the globe trying to recover stolen launch codes for Russian ICBMs. It made me wonder: Are the Russians still running Windows 98? I ask because here at the Daily News , where we do not launch ICBMs, we have to change our passwords every other day, and re-enter it every time we leave the desk for two freaking minutes. I mean, if someone stole your ICBM launch codes, wouldn't you . . . change them?