June 22, 2016 |
Police on Monday disputed a Feasterville man's claim that he told officers a year ago about disturbing activity at his neighbor's house, where authorities say 51-year-old Lee Kaplan was living with 12 girls, including two children he fathered with a Lancaster County teen "gifted" to him by her parents. Investigators interviewed the girls Monday, but declined to discuss the conversations. They did, however, push back after a slow drip of suggestions from neighbors that their suspicions or warnings went unheeded until Kaplan's arrest last week.
February 17, 1994 |
The Coffee Family Ranch, an hour's drive southwest of Austin in the hill country of Blanco County, Texas, is a piece of land steeped in history. And Lawrence Coffee, a 52-year-old rancher, is determined to preserve it. His family's spread is located on 1,000 acres of ground that used to be a part of a community of freed slaves known as Peyton Colony. Coffee is a descendant of one of the original settlers. The colony was named for a freedman, Peyton Roberts, who settled there in 1865.
March 2, 1986 |
A 17-year-old Bucks County high school senior was arrested early yesterday and charged with the fatal shooting of his grandparents in their home in Warrington Township. Several hours after the bodies were found in the immaculate stone house, Richard Mazeffa, who had lived with his grandparents for the last two years, admitted to the killings at the Warrington Township police station, according to records filed in Magistrate's Court in Newtown, Bucks County, an official source said.
June 29, 2013 |
Janice Kenney had always lived in small spaces - rooms, for example, carved out of haylofts and paid for in barter by mucking stables - but it still took her the better part of a year to compress her 62 years of accumulated possessions into a tidy 72 square feet. Now, two years after moving into her grown-up playhouse - a wooden structure on wheels with a peaked roof, tiny porch, sleeping loft, and a few square inches of storage to spare - Kenney said the lifestyle change was entirely worth it. "You feel completely freed up. I had bins and bins of stuff in storage, and I had to move that stuff every time I moved," she said, relaxing in her diminutive dwelling, parked under a tree at the edge of a horse pasture in Kennett Square.
July 13, 1999 |
Joseph Ehrenreich Sr., 86, of Croydon, a retired plant maintenance employee who also owned and operated a restaurant, died Wednesday at Crestview North Nursing Center in Langhorne. He had battled cancer for two years. Mr. Ehrenreich was a "master craftsman," able to fix or build anything, including stained-glass lamps and windows, lead carriage lamps, tables, and shelves, said a son, Joseph Jr. He retired at age 66 after 25 years as a lead burner and plant maintenance employee for Yates Industries in Burlington.
November 29, 2010 |
If you're considering a major home-renovation project, think long and hard about what you want to do and how much it will cost - especially if you plan to sell your house and think your improvements will boost the price enough that you'll cash in. These days, it doesn't work that way, especially in a housing market like the Philadelphia region, with 13.9 months' worth of available homes, given the current pace of sales. Each house for sale today is competing with 48,000 others. In October, only about 2,000 homes were sold.
May 24, 2016 |
If it had nothing else to recommend it, Act II Playhouse's production of Kiss Me, Kate would still have the winning combination of Cole Porter and Shakespeare on its side. That mix - Porter's music and lyrics, paired with Sam and Bella Spewack's reimagining of The Taming of the Shrew - was, in fact, so winning that it took the first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949. Packed full of classics, including "Another Op'nin', Another Show," and "So in Love," the story is loosely based on rumors of battles between Lynn Fontanne and her husband, Alfred Lunt, during a 1930s production of Shakespeare's comedy.
June 3, 2007 |
Everywhere investigators went, every time they talked to an informant or questioned a suspect, one name kept coming back to them: Raymond Morales. It seemed that all the drug dealers in Camden were getting their cocaine from him. While his name was ringing out, no one would cooperate against Morales because he had such a terrifying reputation for violence. "He put the fear of God into people on the street," said Lt. Michael Mangold of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
May 23, 2016 |
Two years ago, fast-food worker Shymara Jones was a single mother, living with her mother, siblings, and son in a three-bedroom rowhouse on a worn-down block in the non-gentrified part of Grays Ferry, hard by warehouses and refineries. None of that has changed, but everything is different. Same small house, same small street, same Popeyes at Broad and Catharine Streets where Jones, 22, has worked since 2009. But in that time, Jones visited the Eiffel Tower. She met fast-food workers in Brussels, picketed corporate meetings in Chicago - twice - shook hands with politicians, led marches down Broad Street, and plans to rally outside the McDonald's annual meeting this week.
June 9, 1991 |
After an hour above an empty sea, our 14-seater descended over scattered reefs, looped around a smoldering volcano and dropped down on a runway so short that each end overhung the sea. We had arrived on the Banda Islands, still known in many parts of the world as the Spice Islands in what was once called the Dutch East Indies. Separated by hundreds of miles from the main body of Eastern Indonesia's Moluccas, the islands of this group are so small that their size must be grossly exaggerated for them to show up on most maps.