February 17, 2016 |
A wintry mix of precipitation moved through the Philadelphia area Monday evening, prompting a brief ground-stop of departing flights from Philadelphia International Airport and warnings of icy conditions on area roadways and sidewalks. With temperatures remaining below freezing late Monday night, the National Weather Service issued a freezing-rain advisory until midnight. Authorities reported numerous traffic accidents -- likely caused by icy and slippery roads -- across the Philadelphia suburbs and South Jersey, but none were reported to be fatal or life-threatening.
December 24, 2015 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple tied for the most wins in school history, but a season that held so much promise ended on a sour note. Make that two sour notes. For the second consecutive game the offense struggled and the defense gave up big plays as Temple lost to Toledo, 32-17, in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. The Owls finished 10-4, tying the 1979 team for the most wins in school history. But their final two games produced their lowest scoring totals. This effort followed a 24-13 loss at Houston in the championship game of the American Athletic Conference.
November 25, 2015 |
F ETTY WAP made it rain in New Jersey. The rapper (a/k/a Willie Maxwell) gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at the Garden State Plaza Mall, in Paramus, to the delight of screaming onlookers. Videos posted to social media show the Paterson native throwing money Saturday as he walked through the mall. The rapper posted on Twitter that he was so happy to be shopping with his daughter that he threw $2,000 to fans. He tweeted: "never no who needed it. " Never no who can spell, either.
October 4, 2015 |
Sometimes slippery, often ugly, definitely chilly, and absolutely wet throughout, Northeast's 38-12 victory against host Roxborough on Friday illustrated just how well winning can make nearly any condition enjoyable. "It was fun," Northeast junior Keith Moore III said of the Public League Independence division contest. "It's fun when you're winning. When you're not winning and you're in this weather it's not fun, but if you're winning - it's great. " With a Nor'easter closing in on the East Coast, consistent precipitation - sometimes whipping sideways - wreaked havoc on the grass field at Pechin and Hermitage streets in Roxborough.
October 4, 2015 |
WITH YESTERDAY'S game postponed because of rain, the Phillies will open their final series of the season against the Miami Marlins as part of a single-admission doubleheader today starting at 4:05 p.m. Gates open at 3:05 p.m. Aaron Harang (6-15) will go against Marlins righthander Tom Koehler (11-14) in the first game, followed by rookie righthander Alec Asher (0-5) and Marlins lefthander Justin Nicolino (4-4) in the nightcap. Asher, 23, had his shortest, and one of his worst, outings as a big-leaguer Wednesday in a 7-5 win over National League East-champion New York Mets, allowing five earned runs and two homers on three hits in only two-thirds of an inning.
October 4, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Even though Hurricane Joaquin appeared to be heading well out to sea, the Jersey Shore remains caught in what the National Weather Service called a "squeeze play" between weather systems conspiring to generate heavy rain, powerful winds, coastal flooding and potentially significant beach erosion. Steady winds of better than 30 m.p.h. with gusts up to 57 m.p.h. are expected to persist into Sunday afternoon, inciting beach-eating waves, indirectly tied to Joaquin whose approach is days away.
October 3, 2015 |
With intense rain and wind threatening to cause severe flooding in South Jersey on Friday and Saturday and the possibility of a hurricane early next week, Gov. Christie instructed New Jerseyans to get ready - but not panic. "I'm not here to tell people Sandy 2 is coming," Christie said Thursday at a Statehouse news conference, where he announced a state of emergency to broaden the state's response powers ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. Officials don't yet know what impact Joaquin might have on New Jersey, Christie said, but he was prepared to order evacuations if needed.
September 24, 2015 |
The million-plus visitors expected to converge on Philadelphia over the weekend for Pope Francis's visit can expect mostly sunny weather with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s. However, there is a slight chance of rain late Sunday as the pope closes out his visit, according to the National Weather Service, AccuWeather, and a renowned Shore forecaster. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service revised its forecast for the papal weekend, from partly to mostly sunny for both Saturday and Sunday to increased clouds on Sunday and a chance of showers.
September 12, 2015 |
The Phillies game Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park was delayed for two hours before it was finally postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Friday as part of a single-ticket doubleheader. Phillies lefthander Adam Morgan, who was set to pitch Thursday, will start the first game on Friday at 5:05 p.m. Gates will open at 4:05. In his last start, Morgan reached the seventh inning for the fourth time in 13 starts. The rookie has walked just three batters in his last 35 innings.
July 19, 2015 |
When John L. Parker, Jr. self-published Once a Runner in 1978, he had a good feeling about his novel - even if traditional publishing didn't. "I had faith in the book all those years that the world of publishing just didn't understand it," he said. "I figured sooner or later somebody would see the light. " They did - after the book become a cult classic, was dubbed "the best novel ever written about running" by Runner's World, and original copies sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay.