July 10, 2015 |
KAREN ROWAN LIKES Mayor Nutter, but she'd like to push him into the sinkhole in front of her house. Not hard, not in a way that might cause serious damage, just enough of a nudge to get him to oopsie daisy into a hole like he did during a Memorial Day parade in Bridesburg a couple years back. After that near mayoral spill someone made a note of the offending, much smaller, hole and - boom - it was fixed, she said. It has been hard enough to get city departments to come out to her home on the 800 block of E Cornwall Street, so Rowan isn't holding out hope that someone important is going to come walking, or tripping, down her Kensington street anytime soon.
January 15, 2014 |
A garbage truck was briefly trapped in 12-foot wide sinkhole that opened up on a South Philadelphia street Monday morning after a water main broke, police said. Authorities said the truck had just collected trash from a Hess station on the corner of South Broad and Kater Streets around 10:30 a.m. and was heading east on Kater when it suddenly sank because the asphalt couldn't support the 13-ton vehicle's weight. The truck sank four to six feet, police said. Police said it was unclear when the water main had failed.
May 31, 2013 |
A Delaware County man accused of impeding storm-water flow in a flood-prone neighborhood with his elaborate grid of 20 raised garden beds says he has been vindicated. As he insisted all along, he said, his tomatoes, peppers, carrots, and beans were not at the root of the problem. An engineering study found that a man-made "inlet" had created a sinkhole that was blocking the flow across the properties of Anthony Bellosi and his Aston Township neighbors. Township officials have disputed Bellosi's contentions.
March 14, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN doesn't like to sit still. The U.S. ambassador to the world - who visited with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un last month - is off to Rome, where he hopes to get an audience with the new pope. Of course, the cardinals haven't actually elected a new pontiff, but why let details get in the way of a good story. Rodman told TMZ on Tuesday that his "people" are trying to arrange a get-together with whoever succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed," Rodman told TMZ. " . . . I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.
March 4, 2013 |
SEFFNER, Fla. - The effort to find the body of a Florida man who was swallowed by a sinkhole under his Florida home was called off Saturday and crews planned to begin demolishing the four-bedroom house. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole is almost completely covered by the house, and rescuers feared it would collapse on them if they tried to search for Jeff Bush, 37. Crews were testing the ground surrounding the home and evacuated two neighboring homes as a precaution. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said heavy equipment would be brought in to begin the demolition Sunday morning.
March 4, 2013
House is razed at Fla. sinkhole SEFFNER, Fla. - Crews on Sunday razed more than half of the Tampa-area home perched over a huge sinkhole that swallowed a man last week, managing to salvage some keepsakes for family members who lived there. Jeremy Bush, 35, tried to save his brother, Jeff, when the earth opened up and swallowed him Thursday night. On Sunday morning, Bush and relatives prayed with a pastor as the home - where he lived with his girlfriend, Rachel Wicker; their daughter, Hannah, 2; and others - was demolished and waited for firefighters to salvage anything possible from inside.
March 3, 2013
Ex-cop an alleged thief A former Bethel Township, Delaware County, police officer stole more than $12,000 from the youth baseball league of which he was treasurer, authorities allege. John Rapp, 43, of Garnet Valley, turned himself in Thursday on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Rapp stole cash from the Chichester Baseball League and used its club debit card for personal use from 2009 to 2011, according to an arrest affidavit. The unauthorized debit- card transactions - at places like Wawa and Harrah's Casino - amounted to more than $5,000, which Rapp has since paid back, the affidavit states.
March 2, 2013 |
SEFFNER, Fla. - In a matter of seconds, the earth opened under Jeff Bush's bedroom and swallowed him up like something out of a horror movie. About the only thing left was the TV cable running down into the hole. Bush, 37, was presumed dead Friday, the victim of a sinkhole - a hazard so common in Florida that state law requires home insurers to provide coverage against the danger. The sinkhole, estimated at 20 feet across and 20 feet deep, caused the home's concrete floor to cave in around 11 p.m. Thursday as everyone in the Tampa-area house was turning in for the night.
December 7, 2012 |
The 4-year-old boy rushed toward the television set, pointed forward, and said, "That's my dad, that's my dad. " On the screen, his dad, Bryant Jennings, who will fight Tonga's Bowie Tupou in a United States Boxing Association heavyweight title defense Saturday night in North Philadelphia, wore a brown dress shirt, a pair of slacks, and wire-framed glasses. It was Jennings' first live TV interview and he appeared relaxed. Upon arriving home, Jennings (15-0, 7 KOs) tuned in to the replay, and 4-year-old Mase was excited again.
July 30, 2012
ALLENTOWN - Several dozen families were forced to find new homes at least temporarily when a sinkhole opened under their street. Officials said the hole a resident spotted about 1 p.m. Saturday prompted the evacuation of a block of rowhouses. Fire Chief Robert Scheirer said officials hoped to be able to shore up and repair the houses, but residents would probably be displaced for a few days or longer. Engineers will send a robotic camera down to see how deep the hole is and test how fast it's spreading.