September 4, 2014 |
A HOT-BLOODED punk took major offense to a harmless accident, shooting another man several times outside a West Philly corner store Friday. Now, that victim - who police sources say is the husband of a department radio dispatcher - is fighting for his life at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Edward Lynn, 49, was shot six times outside the A&A Deli, on Haverford Avenue near Farson, according to sources. Medics took him to the hospital, where he remained last night in critical but stable condition.
July 29, 2014 |
A CHILD'S drawing of Dr. Lee Silverman is taped to his front door in Lower Merion, waving with a bandaged hand and with a Band-Aid on his head. "My dad is a hero," Silverman's little daughter wrote above it. Meanwhile, Richard Plotts, Silverman's psychiatric patient for 20 years, was arraigned on murder and attempted-murder charges Saturday night in his bed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for fatally shooting a caseworker and...
June 13, 2014 |
CHANCIER McFarland, one of two men charged in the August 2012 robbery and slaying of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer, pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to testify against his co-defendant. McFarland, 21, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy in the Aug. 18, 2012, early-morning shooting of Officer Moses Walker, 40, who had just left work in street clothes and was walking to a bus stop on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Under terms of the negotiated guilty plea, McFarland will serve 20 to 40 years in state prison and testify against co-defendant Rafael Jones, 24, the suspected gunman.
April 11, 2014 |
THOSE TV commercials for the new HTC One (M8) smartphone strike a novel chord. Mid-spot, there's a long, pregnant silence, during which viewers are supposed to go searching online for user comments. Clearly, HTC is confident that it's built something different and worthy here. And after a week of "hands-on" use, Gizmo Guy would agree. Especially for photo shooters, this is one special whipper-snapper. THREE LENSES ARE BETTER THAN TWO: Everybody's into selfies - self-portraits shot with the screen-side camera on a smartphone.
March 21, 2014 |
IF YOU'VE attended a 76ers game this season and gotten there early enough to see the players go through their individual warmups, you likely saw coach Brett Brown working on the shot of rookie Nerlens Noel. Brown said before the season that the 19-year-old's shot needed to be totally reconstructed. So the two are constantly engaging in one-on-one sessions before games and after practices. Noel, of course, is one of the few staples for this team moving forward. So investing the time with him, even though he most likely won't be on the floor for a game this season, is paramount.
March 14, 2014 |
ROBERT PENN didn't get a look at the guy who put a bullet in his shoulder. The whole thing played out in a matter of seconds, a jumble of fear, panic and pain in the dead of night. Penn had just pulled into the driveway behind his Overbrook Park rowhouse. It was shortly after midnight on March 2, and the veteran cop had just finished working a shift in West Philly's 16th District. A man appeared - had he been lurking in the shadows, waiting for Penn? - muttered something, and squeezed his trigger.
January 18, 2014 |
When ESPN's College GameDay crew shows up at the Palestra Saturday, Jay Bilas will speak of the old place from experience. "I think I was in foul trouble at the warm-ups," Bilas said of facing La Salle in January of 1983 as a freshman starter for the Duke Blue Devils. "I had to cover Albert 'Truck' Butts. I found out pretty quickly that he had that nickname for a reason. He basically ran over me. " Duke survived the day, beating the Explorers by a point, so Digger Phelps and the other GameDay hosts can't give Bilas too much of a hard time as they recount their own Palestra memories.
January 17, 2014 |
EVERY ONCE in a while, Sixers coach Brett Brown feels the need to whet his appetite. For the past 12 seasons as a member of the San Antonio Spurs' staff, Brown was fed a steady diet of 50-plus wins a season, deep runs into the playoffs and four NBA titles. Now that he is overseeing an organization entrenched in reconstruction, he needs to find something to keep his sanity. Looking back at highlights of his championship years won't do it, as that might just lend itself to a bout of depression over what he left behind.
December 18, 2013 |
DOYLESTOWN Nearly two years to the day after guitarist Danny DeGennaro was murdered in his Levittown home during a botched robbery attempt, the last of five defendants was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court for his role in the crime. Kazair Gist, 19, of Trenton, who was convicted of first- and second-degree murder in October, was sentenced to 52 to 104 years in prison. Because of a sentencing law enacted last year, Judge Rea B. Boylan determined the penalty for Gist, who was two days shy of his 18th birthday on the day of the murder, Dec. 28, 2011.
December 13, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Nerlens Noel is being rebuilt in more ways than one. The 76ers are rebuilding the shot of the rehabilitating rookie center, who was known just as a shot blocker at Kentucky. "I'm thrilled with what he's done with his shot," coach Brett Brown said before Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. "You know, we said from the very beginning, it's an opportunity. One I hope he never has again. " The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder has yet to play in a game this season while he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.