July 4, 2016 |
A regular monthly siren test of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex at 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia will occur at noon Saturday. Sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon for 30 seconds, the city said. In the event of a real emergency, the siren sounds continuously for three minutes. Residents are advised to follow shelter-in-place advisories whenever the sirens sound, the city advises. That means, residents should not panic, but should go inside, close all doors and windows and turn off ventilation systems.
March 6, 2014 |
* SIRENS. 10 p.m. tomorrow, USA. * CHICAGOLAND. 10 p.m. tomorrow, CNN. * SAINT GEORGE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, FX. CHICAGO, increasingly television's kind of town, adds another series to its roster of locally filmed shows tomorrow with the premiere of USA's "Sirens," a wacky Denis Leary-produced comedy about EMTs. But the Windy City's true close-up will occur on CNN, with the launch of "Chicagoland," a documentary series from the Peabody Award-winning team behind Sundance TV's Newark, N.J.-focused "Brick City.
April 27, 2013 |
In any other year, their red uniforms would have blurred into the kaleidescope of color at the world's oldest and largest track and field carnival. This year was different for the women who wore those bright tops emblazoned with six large letters: "B-O-S-T-O-N. " "Everybody was saying something to us," said Boston University's Nikko Brady, a senior from New Castle, Del., who ran the opening leg on the Terriers' 4x100 relay team at the Penn Relays on Thursday. "Everybody was like, 'We got you, Boston.
December 3, 2012 |
A year ago, Zack Rosen and Ramone Moore were Big Five rivals. Penn's Rosen was Big Five player of the year, Temple's Moore the runner-up. In the summertime, they often worked out together. This season, they both landed jobs a five-minute drive apart, for different teams in the top professional league in Israel. Moore in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, Rosen in Holon, just south. "If Tel Aviv is Manhattan, Holon is Queens," Rosen explained by e-mail. "It's a city with a lot of spirit.
March 20, 2012 |
Two police officers were hurt today when their police van was rammed by a car at an intersection in Northeast Philadelphia and flipped over. The officers were taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital complaining of neck and back pain, police said. Their injuries are not considered life threatening. The female driver of the Toyota that rammed the van was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center for observation. Police said the van was northbound on Harbison Avenue with its sirens on and lights flashing about 8:45 a.m. when Toyota, which was eastbound on East Cheltenham Avenue., slammed into the driver's side of the van. The van flipped and landed on the hood of the Toyota.
September 26, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - A company that makes the Long Range Acoustic Device that Pittsburgh police used to control protesters during the Group of 20 economic summit two years ago disputes the scientific claims contained in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed last week. San Diego, Calif.-based LRAD Corp. wasn't named in the suit which claims a visiting college professor suffered hearing loss when the loud device was used to issue police commands and to amplify loud sounds meant to disperse protesters.
July 15, 2011
HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. - People in this Central Pennsylvania borough got a scare when a Three Mile Island warning siren briefly sounded Thursday, but officials said it was a false alarm. The siren is one of 96 in a 10-mile radius of the nuclear power plant. It sounded for about 30 seconds shortly after 1 p.m. Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency officials were notified through an automated monitoring network that the alarm went off. They were working with Exelon, the operator of Three Mile Island, to determine the cause of the false alarm.
June 23, 2011 |
MINOT, N.D. - Plastic sheeting hung over the apartment building like a shroud, stretching from the eaves to the ground. Across it, someone had spray-painted "pray" and drawn a line labeled "1969" - the level where floodwaters had risen the last time the Souris River climbed out of its banks in Minot. That line stood just two feet above the ground. But the water is expected to climb far higher in parts of this Air Force town over the coming days as the waterway swells from rain and snowmelt.
December 20, 2009 |
Pen?lope Cruz will tell you she is not from another world. Don't believe her. Winner of an Oscar in the spring for her ball-of-fire performance as a bisexual, bipolar artist in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Cruz says that Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe - they were the creatures from beyond Earth's sphere. "They had the talent and the magic and that beauty," says Cruz, who has a double feature - Pedro Almod?var's Broken Embraces and the glitzy musical Nine - opening on Christmas Day. "They were like Martians, the two of them, they were like from another world.
November 19, 2009 |
It was an offer the Dad Vail Regatta could not refuse, and one that the cash-strapped City of Philadelphia could not hope to match: $250,000 in guaranteed donations, and sharply lowered operating costs to boot. In exchange, the 2010 regatta - the largest collegiate rowing event in the nation - will not take place on the Schuylkill, as it has for the last 55 years, but in the exclusive New Jersey suburb of Rumson, home to Wall Street titans and to stars like Bruce Springsteen and Queen Latifah.