July 21, 2016 |
A North Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial on murder charges in last September's shooting of a neighborhood man in a purported drug dispute and the attempted murder a month later of another neighbor who was questioned by police. Tony Tillman was held for court Tuesday after a protracted preliminary hearing in which two witnesses - including the man who was shot six times - tried to recant their statements to police. A third witness, however, testifying under an agreement with the District Attorney's Office, said he and Tillman had several conversations after the Sept.
May 23, 2016 |
The competition for smartphone superiority seems especially fierce this spring. Hearing the call, Gizmo Guy has been walking around with four strong pocket pal contenders: an LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S, and HTC 10. I've also been toting an oddball from an upstart called Siam that dares challenge the status quo. If shopping, you ought to study the pack, too. The once-omni- potent iPhone no longer holds all the "best innovator" cards....
May 3, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My partner is seemingly addicted to her phone (browsing, playing games, etc.) and it's driving me batty. I've convinced her that it's rude to use her phone at meals, but it invades any time that the two of us spend together. I'm not sure I can keep complaining about this and get nowhere. Any ideas? Do I just need to accept the third wheel in our relationship? Answer: Why would anyone do that? That's what breaking up is for. If that's not possible or humane for some reason, or if you'd like one last shot at addressing it as a treatable addiction, take it to counseling, as it's apparently not enough to impress her that you're lonely while she's sitting two feet away.
May 1, 2016 |
What began as a neighborhood feud concluded Friday with two broken lives - one woman maimed, and the other going to prison for seven to 15 years. Even Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Diana L. Anhalt said the word tragedy did not do justice to what has happened since Precious Coleman drove her SUV into Beatrice "Dee Dee" Spence on the afternoon of April 17, 2015. "I want people to know that if you fight like this, this is what could happen," Anhalt told the families of Spence and Coleman.
April 29, 2016 |
Pennsylvania stretches about 400 miles, but the tale of Democrats' U.S. Senate primary was told in two cities. Backed by the party's biggest names and money, Katie McGinty on Tuesday scored a huge win in Philadelphia. Unofficial results show she topped her chief rival, Joe Sestak, by 46,500 votes in the city - nearly a third of her overall victory margin. On the other side of the state, the hulking mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, who created buzz with his antiestablishment style, racked up a surprise win in his home county of Allegheny, and drew more than twice as many votes statewide as polls suggested he would.
April 6, 2016 |
HOUSTON - Now there is another Villanova team to put on the wall and leave there forever. The long wait since 1985 ended on Monday night on a spotlit court in a football stadium. It ended when a confident forward named Kris Jenkins launched a three-point shot at the buzzer with the score tied and nothing less than the national championship riding on the outcome. The shot slid effortlessly through the basket as time expired. The red lights came on, the fireworks sparked, the confetti dropped, and the Wildcats rushed together in a champion's embrace.
March 23, 2016 |
Lagging in polls and campaign funds in the race for state attorney general, John Morganelli came to Norristown on Monday to criticize Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro for taking campaign contributions from companies that received lucrative county contracts. Morganelli, top prosecutor in Northampton County for more than two decades, has struggled to gain traction in the statewide Democratic primary against Shapiro and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. Standing on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Morganelli said Shapiro's acceptance of donations from companies that receive county contracts was hypocritical because Shapiro is campaigning on a promise to restore integrity to the Attorney General's Office.
February 26, 2016 |
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
February 23, 2016 |
BARRY TROTZ was readying his NHL-leading Washington Capitals for their game against the Flyers late last month when he was asked if he "had seen their little rookie. " "The Ghost?" he asked. "I can't say his name. It's too long. " Try spelling it all the time, I said. "Yeah, no kidding," Trotz said. "Why can't it just be 'Ghost' until we all get used to it?" Well, we're getting used to it. Fast. We're getting used to writing Shayne Gostisbehere's name when he scores another overtime goal as he did Saturday night in Toronto.
February 3, 2016 |
It's one day before Groundhog Day and the groundhog is dead. No, not that one. Pennsylvania's own Punxsutawney Phil is just fine, resting up for his big day Tuesday. But Canada's weather-watching woodchuck, Winnipeg Willow, died Friday night, likely of old age, at the wildlife rehabilitation center where she's lived since a dog killed her mother five years ago. And Groundhog Day celebrations in Manitoba capital city have been canceled. Punxsutawney Phil's people were surprised by news of his colleague's death - but also surprised by news of her existence.