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.
June 28, 2013 |
WHAT ROLE did Flyers chairman Ed Snider play in bringing Ilya Bryzgalov to Philadelphia in 2011? For now, it seems like we won't know the precise answer to that question. Snider declined requests for interviews yesterday, opting instead to issue a statement on Bryzgalov's $23 million buyout. Snider, 80, was said to have been traveling. "I fully support Paul Holmgren in his decision to use our final compliance buyout for Ilya Bryzgalov," Snider said in the statement. "It was a very difficult decision from a financial standpoint, but if Bryz remained a Flyer, the dollars would be far greater in a shorter timeframe.
June 26, 2013 |
LONDON - Back in her comfort zone on Centre Court, Serena Williams delivered an overpowering statement: When her serve is steaming, she's the woman to beat at Wimbledon. Putting aside her recent comments that led to a couple of apologies and a brief spat with Maria Sharapova, Williams looked every bit the five-time champion. She began her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. "For me, it's the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court," Williams said after her first match at Wimbledon since winning the Olympic gold medal there last year.
June 26, 2013 |
In what one advocate called the most important victims- rights ruling in New Jersey history, the state Supreme Court ordered Monday that a criminal defendant does not have an absolute right to skip his sentencing hearing. While crime victims have legal and constitutional protection in the state, including the right to tell the court how the crime affected them, there is no statutory requirement that the person who committed the crime has to appear in court to listen to the victim's impact statement.
June 25, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to, while the neighborhood watch volunteer's attorney said the shooting of the teen was carried out in self-defense. The opposing attorneys squared off on the first day of testimony in a trial that has attracted international attention and prompted nationwide debates about racial profiling, vigilantism, and the laws governing the use of deadly force.
June 21, 2013 |
WILL SOMEBODY just please put up a rim and a backboard at Heritage Park already? I understand that with all the things going on in Philly, worrying about one long-missing hoop on one court in one neighborhood might seem a bit . . . short-sighted. But if we can't address something as small as that, it explains the larger problems that never get addressed in the city. For a lot of kids around North Philadelphia's West Clearfield neighborhood, playing ball is their release, their escape.
June 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Men's Wearhouse doesn't like the way its founder looks anymore. The men's clothier said yesterday that it fired executive chairman and face of the company George Zimmer, 64, who has appeared in many of its TV commercials with the slogan "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it. " The company announced the move in a terse statement that gave no reason for the abrupt firing of Zimmer, who built Men's Wearhouse Inc. from one small Texas store using a cigar box as a cash register to one of North America's largest men's clothing sellers with 1,143 locations.
June 6, 2013 |
I WANTED TO WRITE something snarky about Moira Johnston because what she's doing kind of begs for snarkiness. But after hanging with her in Rittenhouse Square - where her bare breasts caught the morning sun, elicited picture-taking and drew a blasting honk from a Roadway Express truck - Johnston won me over to her cause. Which is this: Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to. Maybe it was the flowered pasties that covered Johnston's nipples.