April 18, 2016 |
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in the nation's most closely watched immigration lawsuit, Libia Rodriguez will be among the expected thousands of demonstrators at the court's white marble steps. The case, United States v. Texas , could be a life-changer for Rodriguez, 31, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who lives in Coatesville with her husband, also here illegally, and their three U.S.-born children. Depending on the justices' ruling, the couple could put aside their worries of being sent back to Mexico.
February 19, 2016 |
They share a nickname, a zero on the right side of their won-lost records, and an understanding that their rise into the ranks of South Jersey's top wrestlers has been the result of sweat and sacrifice. But what Cameron Shields and Jason Carter really want to share is a ride to Atlantic City for the weekend of March 4-6. "That's the goal," said Carter, West Deptford's senior 182-pound wrestler. Said Shields, the Eagles' 160-pound senior: "We've been planning that for a long time.
February 14, 2016 |
Marques DeShields broke more than tackles this past football season. He also shattered the perception of the Overbrook High School football program. "When I was in eighth grade, people were telling me I had to go to another school," DeShields said. "When I was a freshman, they were telling me I had to transfer. "I want to prove that a player could go to this school and play in this program and still get recruited at a high level. It feels good to prove those people wrong. " DeShields, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior running back who led South Jersey in touchdowns in 2015, picked up an offer from Temple a couple of weeks ago. The offer raised DeShields' profile and worked wonders for the Rams' program as well.
February 7, 2016 |
Philadelphia Media Network is fighting prosecutors' efforts to obtain documents that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is accused of illegally leaking to the Daily News in a bid to embarrass a political rival. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said he was seeking the documents given to reporter Chris Brennan, then with the Daily News, because he would like to conduct fingerprint and DNA testing on them. Michael A. Schwartz, a lawyer who appeared on behalf of Brennan at a court hearing Friday in Norristown, said he was "asserting the Shield Law protection in order not to reveal a confidential source of Mr. Brennan's.
January 10, 2016 |
A Montgomery County judge has rejected an admitted killer's attempt to protect nearly $2.8 million in retirement assets from the estate of his slain wife. Rafael Robb, a former University of Pennsylvania professor who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the beating death of his wife, Ellen Gregory, cannot benefit from his wife's death under the Pennsylvania Slayer's Act, County Court Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci wrote in the order, issued Tuesday. Gregory was planning to divorce Robb when he bludgeoned her with a metal bar in their Upper Merion home three days before Christmas in 2006.
December 4, 2015 |
A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider a decision to allow federal investigators to sift through the private emails of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah as his corruption trial looms next year. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday denied the Philadelphia Democrat's petition to rehear his arguments, which involve claiming congressional protection from interference from the executive branch. At issue are seven years of correspondence on Fattah's Gmail account.
November 5, 2015 |
"VIRGINIA ROSS started as a hugger," the Daily News' Ron Goldwyn wrote about her in 2001. Virginia visited hospitals "to hug and rock babies left behind by AIDS- and HIV-infected mothers," Goldwyn wrote. That kind of love and compassion for the sick and those "left behind" by sufferers marked Virginia's life of service to AIDS and HIV patients, as well as in education programs to call attention to the disease and ways to prevent its spread. Her particular emphasis was on the impact the dreaded disease has on the African-American community, where for many years it was a forbidden topic because of its association with homosexuality.
October 7, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: How do I talk to my neighbor about the inappropriate movies her son is watching and their effect on my son? He tells my son about watching "cool movies" like Stripes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Groundhog Day. I think these movies are extremely inappropriate for a 10-year-old and have asked her son not to discuss them with my son. He's usually pretty good about this, but I've still heard him mention the movies.
February 11, 2015 |
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said three weeks ago that if he were to handicap it, he envisioned Cole Hamels starting for the Phillies on opening day. The chances of that materializing increased Monday, when the Phillies lost one possible trade partner for their prized lefthander. Before they began the final week without baseball until November by agreeing to a deal with righthander James Shields, the San Diego Padres were one of the most speculated potential suitors for Hamels.
December 30, 2014 |
IT TAKES ONLY about 10 minutes for a citizen to let police know about a surveillance camera at home or at work that can be tapped for solving crime. The Philadelphia Police Department's SafeCam program, launched in 2011 as a tool to connect police with citizens who have private surveillance cameras on homes and businesses, has about 900 participants throughout the city. One West Philadelphia woman whose husband installed cameras at their Cedar Park home last year said that signing up for SafeCam has helped her form a relationship with detectives who work where she lives, and fostered her trust in the officers around her neighborhood.