March 20, 2014 |
A GUN-TOTING punk who threatened a Wissinoming woman with Russian roulette last year is now behind bars. Steven Burns, 25, was sentenced to 21 to 42 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses in connection with a violent home invasion last March, Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale said. Burns and Rodney Smith, 28, burst into a home on Carver Street near Harbison Avenue after telling the victim - whose name wasn't released - that they knew her husband, McHale said.
July 29, 2012
Pop Gossamer (Columbia ***1/2) Passion Pit's 2008 debut EP, Chunk of Change , and 2009 full-length CD, Mind Your Manners , were both marked by such frantically hyper-indie-pop energy, and singer-keyboardist-auteur Michael Angelakos' chipmunk falsetto, that figuring out what the difficult-to-decipher songs were about seemed unnecessary and beside the point. But with Gossamer , the band's long-in-the-works major-label debut, content has become just as crucial as form to the Passion Pit experience.
April 20, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Forward Danny Briere. When he's scoring, the Flyers are winning, and he has a long history of scoring in the playoffs. In the 10-3 loss in Game 4, he had one assist and was a minus-4. The Flyers probably need some firepower to win Game 5. PENGUINS: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Is Fleury back on his game? He looked sharp in the last two periods of Game 4. He has been a winner - his name is engraved on the Stanley Cup from when the Pens beat the defending champion Red Wings in Game 7 in Detroit in 2009.
March 19, 2011 |
A soldier who provided a fellow service member from New Jersey with the gun that killed him during a game of Russian roulette has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in Superior Court in Anchorage, Alaska. Jacob D. Brouch and the victim, Army Sgt. Michael McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, were drinking heavily at Brouch's apartment in Eagle River, Alaska, on March 6 when the gun went off, authorities said. McCloskey was wounded in the abdomen and pronounced dead at a hospital. Brouch, 25, is held with bail set at $250,000.
March 10, 2011
N ANCY M. isn't much different from the rest of us. Now that she's no longer teaching and has more time for herself, Nancy exercises regularly, tries to avoid stress and has become a vegetarian. The Mount Airy resident enjoys spending time with her daughter, a dentist, has taken up African drumming and still holds out hope that she'll find love. Oh, and she's HIV-positive. I know what you're thinking, but no, she's not an IV-drug user - nor has she ever knowingly been with a man who did IV drugs or was on the down low. As far as she knows, her partners have been heterosexuals with none of the usual factors that would put them at risk for HIV/AIDS other than having had unprotected sex. In other words, she is pretty ordinary - except that late one night Nancy drew the short straw.
March 9, 2011 |
Army Sgt. Michael M. McCloskey had completed two deployments to Iraq by 2009. He received airborne, combat lifesaving, and warrior-leadership training, the Army said. But authorities said the Burlington County man, a graduate of Palmyra High School, didn't survive a weekend of partying at a fellow soldier's apartment in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Eagle River. McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, was killed early Sunday while playing a game of Russian roulette with a weapon belonging to his friend Jacob Brouch, police said.
March 8, 2011 |
Army Sgt. Michael M. McCloskey had completed two deployments to Iraq by 2009. He received airborne, combat lifesaving and warrior leadership training, the Army said. But authorities said the Burlington County man, a graduate of Palmyra High School, didn't survive a weekend of partying at a fellow soldier's apartment in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Eagle River. McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, was killed early Sunday while playing a game of Russian roulette with a weapon belonging to his friend, Jacob Brouch, police said.
January 14, 2011
IT WAS 71 degrees, sunny and nearly windless in Paradise Valley, Ariz., yesterday afternoon while major league baseball's owners droned through the second and final day of their quarterly meeting. Their general managers were included for the first time. With the current Basic Agreement expiring in 11 months, the only hot-button issues facing a sport enjoying unprecedented prosperity during a deep recession were quickly shelved. OK, Tampa Bay and Miami are still baseball's Balkans.
July 15, 2010 |
Is Mayor Nutter "playing Russian roulette" with the city's cops and firefighters by cutting their overtime? Depends on whom you ask. Pose the question to police and fire union officials, and you'll get an emphatic "yes!" Nutter yesterday announced his revised 2010-2011 budget, which slices $6.3 million from the Police Department overtime budget and $3.6 million from the Fire Department overtime budget. The Fire Department will deal with the cut, which amounts to 25 percent of its OT budget, by instituting daily rolling closures of several fire companies.