April 14, 2016 |
Tears flowed inside a Philadelphia Common Pleas courtroom Tuesday as a 28-year-old Sharon Hill woman pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run accident last year that left a 4-year-old Kingsessing boy dead. Under a negotiated deal, Shanika Mason was sentenced to two to five years in state prison after admitting leaving the scene of a fatal accident and involuntary manslaughter. Mason, who had been out on bail, was immediately taken into custody. Mason sobbed uncontrollably in court and was unable to finish reading a letter she wrote asking the boy's family for forgiveness.
October 29, 2015 |
IT IS A TIME to reflect for Illinois interim football coach Bill Cubit, a Delaware County native, and a time to deflect for Penn State coach James Franklin. Franklin, a Langhorne native, strongly denied Tuesday that he has any interest in the job at the University of Miami, left vacant when Al Golden was fired Sunday. Dennis Dodd, of CBSSports.com, speculated in an online report that Franklin was one of 12 potential candidates for the position, writing that there were "rumblings" that the PSU boss might want to make a move, if for no other reason than he would have an easier time winning in the ACC Coastal than the Big Ten East.
October 28, 2015 |
Bill Cubit may be the first-year head coach at Illinois but he hasn't forgotten his Delaware County roots, and his old friends from that area haven't forgotten him, either. Cubit, 62, a native of Sharon Hill who became Illinois' offensive coordinator in 2013, took over the main job on Aug. 28 after Tim Beckman was fired amid allegations of mistreatment by former players. The move touched off a major reaction from the folks back home. "The reaching out of the kids from Sharon Hill and Academy Park and Widener is unbelievable," Cubit said Monday from his office in Champaign, Ill. "I'm touching base with a lot of the guys, a lot of the players from Widener and Sharon Hill.
September 17, 2015 |
IN 1982, three high schools in Southeast Delaware County - Collingdale, Darby Township and Sharon Hill - were merged to form Academy Park. Bill Cubit, who'd been the football coach the previous five years at his alma mater, Sharon Hill, was given the task of starting up the new program. The decision was not without its controversy. Those who didn't agree with his appointment were convinced Cubit would fail. Maybe even miserably. Yet he never flinched. And in their inaugural season the Knights only won every game.
August 19, 2015 |
THE BASKETBALL courts at Connell Park in Southwest Philly were packed last night, the thwack of rubber on macadam filling the air. On another night, in another life, Corey Tunnell would have been there, popping off jump shots with his friends. But Tunnell, 16, is gone, claimed by an Aug. 9 shooting that his family describes as an "unfortunate accident" at his aunt's house, up the block from those courts. "I'm still in a cloud. I still can't believe it," Tunnell's paternal grandmother, Caroline Armstrong, told the Daily News last night in her home in Sharon Hill, Delaware County.
August 11, 2015 |
SEPTA on Sunday extended the deadline for people to pay for Regional Rail passes reserved last week for Pope Francis' visit in September. The former deadline had been midnight Sunday. The new deadline is 3 p.m. Monday. In an online lottery last Monday, SEPTA received requests for 328,045 passes, leaving more than 20,000 unsold. SEPTA officials said then that they expected even more passes to be available because not all transactions would be completed, but they did not say Sunday how many of the passes for Sept.
August 4, 2015 |
The quiet Red Lantern Tavern in Glenolden is no stranger to patrons from outside the one-square- mile borough: On a typical night, manager Bob Simone sees clientele trickle in from nearly every nearby Delaware County town. Some meet friends. Others stop by to chat with Simone. But a vast, distinctive group of customers - nearly 1 in 4, Simone estimates - flocks to his local watering hole because they have no other choice. They live in Sharon Hill, and they want a drink. For decades, Sharon Hill locals wanting to buy alcohol have been confronted with only two options: Buy a drink elsewhere or don't drink at all. Their borough is completely dry. No bars.
July 31, 2015 |
A DELAWARE COUNTY woman was arrested yesterday in the April hit-and-run death of a 4-year-old boy in Kingsessing. Shanika Mason, 27, of Sharon Hill, turned herself in to police yesterday. Mason is charged with vehicular homicide, accident involving death and involuntary manslaughter after her black SUV, a 2014 Ford Edge, fatally struck Abdul Latif Wilson on 57th Street near Litchfield in Kingsessing. In an interview with the Daily News in May, the boy's mother, Dominique Lockwood, said Latif - his family calls him by his middle name - held the family together.
July 31, 2015 |
A 27-year-old Sharon Hill woman surrendered to Philadelphia police Wednesday for her alleged involvement in an April hit-and-run in Kingsessing that left a 4-year-old boy dead. Shanika Mason, 27, was charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, said Capt. John Wilczynski of the Accident Investigation District. Mason is accused of striking 4-year-old Abdul Wilson twice on the 1600 block of South 57th Street on April 13 with a black SUV and fleeing the scene.
May 12, 2015 |
Sister Mary Theodosia Linus, 98, an elementary school teacher and librarian who served at Catholic schools here and elsewhere, died Sunday, May 3, of cancer at Holy Child Center in Rosemont. She was a sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus for 78 years. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Theodosia was one of five children of James and Margaret Ahern Linus. Her family was large and fun-loving. Sister Theo, as she was called, inherited a bright, happy spirit that she carried with her wherever she went, her family said.