October 10, 2013 |
A 64-year-old Mount Laurel man who, according to police, died after he set himself on fire over the weekend on the National Mall in Washington suffered from mental illness, his family said Monday night through its attorney. John Constantino's "death was not a political act or statement, but the result of his long battle with mental illness," his family said in the statement, released by Jeffrey Cox, a lawyer in Vienna, Va. The statement did not elaborate. Constantino poured gasoline over his body and set himself ablaze Friday at Seventh Street and Madison Drive N.W., the Metropolitan Police Department said.
October 7, 2013 |
Batters with two strikes usually stop swinging for the fences, but that's precisely what Rep. Paul Clymer, a Republican from Bucks County, is doing on a matter that means a lot to him: compulsive gambling. Clymer, a member of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, has cosponsored a bill to require casinos that have "rewards" programs to send monthly statements to customers who have won or lost more than $500. Clymer argues that if casino patrons - and their families - know how much they're ahead (or behind)
September 23, 2013 |
One measure of a good football team is the ability to win a big game. Another is the ability to win the next week. Camden has passed both tests this season, opening with a road upset of defending South Jersey Group 3 champion Delsea and getting back to business in Saturday's home-away-from-home triumph over Camden Catholic. "I'm most proud of the way we came out," Camden coach Dwayne Savage said after his team's 35-7 victory on a warm, sunny afternoon at Woodrow Wilson High School.
September 20, 2013 |
When it was over, after he had shot his childhood friend in the head for cheating him of his share of the proceeds from a stolen video-game system, Malik Anderson could not stand the sight of Daquan Crump's lifeless eyes. "His eyes were still open and staring off into space. I couldn't leave him there, and I didn't want to see him like that," Anderson, 18, allegedly told Philadelphia homicide detectives. "I stood over him and pulled the trigger and shot him in the face until the gun stopped.
September 16, 2013 |
MANTUA TWP. Lisa MacMullin found her son in the fetal position and wheezing on her bathroom floor, heroin in his veins, his eyes shut, lips purple, skin gray. It was the 21-year-old's third overdose at home in about a year. Each time, she rushed to his side, frantic. This time, his father dragged the wiry, 5-foot-11 young man out of the cramped bathroom to administer CPR. MacMullin was on the phone with 911, sobbing. Surely he was dying, she feared. But he survived, and then she kicked him out of the house.
September 9, 2013 |
Several bobbled catches, a solid rushing attack fueled by a mammoth offensive line, and a turnover-causing defense paved the way for a major early-season statement. Imhotep Charter gained respect for its up-and-coming Class AA program and the Public League by pinning a 40-28 defeat on Catholic League AAAA power La Salle on Saturday night at Johnston Memorial Stadium in Mount Airy. "This shows that we can play with anybody," said Imhotep's Deandre Scott, a senior multipurpose standout.
September 4, 2013 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - One of Penn State's outside linebackers came untouched on a third-down blitz and drove Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen into the MetLife Stadium turf. The scene does not sound like anything out of the ordinary, as the school is known for powerful linebacker play. On the contrary, the play was an exclamation point on a havoc-wreaking day for Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, a defensive back whom Penn State started using at the linebacking spot a few weeks ago. Obeng-Agyapong spent a majority of the Nittany Lions' season-opening, 23-17 victory Saturday against the Orange at linebacker after Mike Hull was sidelined with a knee injury in the first half.
July 25, 2013 |
A Kensington man was ordered to stand trial in the death of a 95-year-old woman he propositioned for sex after breaking into her home. Hector "Tito" DeJesus, 42, was held on a general charge of murder, attempted sexual assault, burglary and trespassing in the Feb. 25 assault on Alice Sanders, following a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan. Sanders, who lived in the house in the 3400 block of Water Street for almost 40 years, died March 21 of her injuries, which Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Liermann said included a skull fracture and brain-bruising and a broken jaw. The only evidence against DeJesus at the hearing was his statement to police after his arrest on May 30, read by Homicide Detective Howard Peterman.
July 4, 2013 |
A Lawnside police lieutenant was charged Tuesday with official misconduct after he allegedly failed to notify authorities of a suspect's confession about his role in a Salem County homicide, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Lloyd Lewis, 44, the highest- ranking member of department, also was charged with tampering with evidence and public records. The accusation stems from an alleged exchange five years ago between Lewis and Lee Williams Jr., who was then wanted in connection with the homicide.