June 8, 2014 |
Is it a critter making a South Jersey comeback or just Internet innuendo making the rounds? It's hard to say, but Pennsauken has posted on its website that the township has had "a handful of reports" that a creature known to some as a "fisher cat" had been sighted in the last few days. "While this animal's natural habitat is much farther north than Pennsauken, the Township is currently looking into this matter to confirm or deny this claim's validity," the website says, adding, "Any issues regarding animal control in Pennsauken Township should be directed to 856-663-3058.
December 18, 2013 |
It started out as video evidence. "I was telling people, 'Oh, my rats know how to fetch,' " said Abby Roeser, 16. "But then people would come over and [the rats] would just hide the whole time. " So the Elkins Park teen set up a camera and taped Nami and Pepper doing things adorable ( Fetch the ball! ), cringe-worthy ( Jump onto my leg! ), and impressive ( Dive underwater! ). Ten months later, Abby's YouTube video "15 Incredible Rat Tricks" has logged 521,693 page views.
August 27, 2013 |
With the sun beaming down on Cape May's Rusty Nail outdoor bar, dogs of all breeds and sizes strutted their stuff, along with their owners, in the bar's first doggie pageant. From a blue tutu on an English bulldog to a cheeseburger costume on a boxer, pet owners dressed their dogs in outfits that delighted the crowd Sunday afternoon. But who enjoyed the show more was a toss-up - the kids who eagerly sat up front, reaching out to pet the dogs as they walked the show loop, or the dogs themselves?
December 28, 2012
WILMINGTON - A shih tzu has been reunited with its owner after it went missing when her car was stolen, police said. The 77-year-old woman's car was stolen Friday after she left the keys in the ignition during a brief stop at St. Anthony's Church. The vehicle was found Saturday but the dog was not there. The dog had been picked up by a family living in the area of the theft, police said. The family turned the dog over to police Monday after noticing news coverage of the incident.
September 9, 2012 |
The following appeared on Steven Rea's blog, "On Movies Online," at www.philly.com/onmovies . He will be blogging this weekend from the Toronto International Film Festival. TORONTO - Joseph Gordon-Levitt sports a blunderbuss and a fake nose in Looper , the Rian Johnson-written-and-directed time-travel thriller that opened the 37th Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night with a gala screening at Roy Thomson Hall. The blunderbuss is for blowing away unlucky folks from 30 years in the future targeted by the mob and sent back in time to be eliminated.
October 3, 2011 |
MAHANOY CITY - In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, residents gathered their pets Saturday morning to be blessed. While pets blessed may include cats, fish and birds, only man's best friend was seen at the service in the parking lot across from the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Education Center, South Catawissa. Although the breeds present varied from beagle to Shih Tzu, all dogs and their owners were welcome.
February 22, 2002 |
By age 10, Shanina Gilmore had been sexually abused by her 32-year-old stepfather. By 14, she was running away and dating older men. Last fall, pregnant by a 26-year-old from her Parkside neighborhood, the Camden High School freshman vanished without a trace. When she didn't come home for her birthday Dec. 10 or for Christmas, her mother's suspicions grew. What the mother did not know was that Gilmore's partially clad body, hands bound behind her with duct tape, had washed up on a Margate beach in early November.
October 26, 2000 |
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war. " - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar" They brought out nine guys in search of a tuning fork who call themselves Baha Men before Game 4 last night. They raised ear pollution, outdoor stadium division, to new lows with a bowser-deafening rendition of their runaway, dog-slobber hit, "Who Let The Dogs Out?" Woof, woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof. . . I don't know who let them out, but this World Series certainly is not lacking for dogs.
May 27, 1998 |
Caught red-handed with two ripped-off Rottweilers, the admitted getaway driver in the theft of 11 puppies from a Bristol Township pet store was sentenced yesterday to three months of probation. Joshua Dennis, 18, of Morrisville, the lone adult charged in the January burglary and theft at Adorable Pups on New Falls Road, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to charges including conspiracy and receiving stolen property. Dennis told police he drove to and from the pet shop but did not go inside.
January 14, 1998 |
You might say Police Officer Tom Tulstoy never forgets a dog's face. When Tulstoy read in the newspaper yesterday about the theft of 11 puppies, valued at a total of $6,700, from a Levittown pet shop overnight Saturday, he quickly remembered the two rottweiler pups he had spotted inside a car he stopped. "It smelled like a kennel. And that odor isn't easy to forget," Tulstoy told Police Chief Pat Priore yesterday, relating the stop he made on Old Route 13 at 1 a.m. Sunday.