June 17, 2016 |
OAKMONT, Pa. - The highlight of Thursday's weather-interrupted opening round of the U.S. Open? Well, for a select few, it might have been during the first suspension of play in the late morning, when the European threesome of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald (and their caddies) found themselves stuck in the media dining tent at Oakmont Country Club taking in the pivotal England-Wales football match from the Euro Championships in France. What else were they going to be doing?
June 16, 2016 |
The Edison Electric Institute on Tuesday recognized Peco Energy Co. and seven other North American utilities for rapid recoveries from storm emergencies last year. Peco received an EEI Emergency Recovery Award for restoring electric service to more than 260,000 customers knocked out by a severe summer storm in June 2015. The company deployed more than 2,500 employees, local contractors and crews from five states to restore service to 92 percent of the customers in 36 hours. It was the fourth Emergency Recovery Award Peco has received since 2010.
June 10, 2016 |
Doug Pederson was never in a position to skip offseason workouts or attempt to force a trade or hold out for a new contract, but it's likely he wanted to at one time or another, and, at the least, shared locker rooms with players that were able to take those stances without repercussions. Would he have preferred for Sam Bradford, Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles to attend all of his first offseason as Eagles coach? Is Riley Cooper looking for a job outside the fast food industry? But Pederson never said as much publicly, never questioned their desires, and never instigated a showdown even though the Eagles had leverage in each circumstance.
June 10, 2016 |
With unexpected ferocity, a potent squall line ripped through the region around lunchtime Wednesday, knocking out power to more than 80,000 utility customers, toppling trees, and causing significant transportation delays. A wind gust of 72 mph was reported in Cumberland County, N.J., said National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick O'Hara, and gusts of 50 to 65 mph were common elsewhere on both sides of the Delaware River. The winds downed trees all over the region, with 27 of them in Haverford Township, Delaware County, alone, township emergency officials said.
May 25, 2016 |
For nearly an hour, the only sounds emanating from the lacrosse field at Neumann University were the pitter-patter of raindrops and the clap of thunder. That is, however, until Archbishop Wood and Archbishop Carroll finally bounded noisily from the school's gymnasium adjacent the field, cheering their freedom after lightning caused a considerable delay. When play finally resumed, an hour and 41 minutes had lapsed, but Carroll's girls wasted no time claiming their 16th consecutive Catholic League championship with a 21-4 victory.
May 1, 2016 |
Seneca's Tyver Butler had spent a bit of time as a midfielder before high school, and he had a cup of coffee at the position as a sophomore. By nature, though, he's an attack. So his display over the last three games after switching to center midfield late in his senior season - 10 goals, including four in a 13-3 win over visiting Bishop Eustace on Friday night - is as much a testament to his guts as it is to his athleticism. "He actually came to me about this," said Seneca coach Rob Davidson.
April 15, 2016
The snows of January have long since given way to the rains (and occasional snows) of April, but Pennsylvania's slow thaw hasn't eased the peculiar form of brain freeze afflicting turnpike officials. Despite having taken a very long look at the latest snowbound stranding of hundreds of motorists on the toll road they ostensibly run, they remain incapable of acknowledging their failure. In fact, an untrained reader of the turnpike agency's "after-action report" could be forgiven for thinking officials were basking in the afterglow of a stunning success - a word that appears therein more than once.
April 11, 2016
The young adult novel "This Is the Story of You" introduces Mira Banul - daughter of a single mother named Mickey, sister to young Jasper Lee, who is battling a rare disease, and friend to those who, like Mira, have grown up as "Year Rounders" on a barrier island along the Jersey Shore. In this excerpt, a storm that forecasters said would simply pass is gaining force, and speed. With Mira's mother and brother in a hospital on the main land, Mira is alone as the storm - and a stranger - encroaches.
April 5, 2016 |
A man was injured Sunday morning when part of a warehouse building in Southwest Philadelphia collapsed after a night of thunderstorms and heavy wind, scattering bricks onto the 5000 block of Warrington Avenue. Auto body worker Turhon Eulett was briefly hospitalized after his parked car was crushed by falling bricks around 5 a.m. "I was sitting inside my car and whoosh, the building came crashing down. … If anyone was in the passenger seat, they'd be finished," Eulett said.
March 22, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Villanova roared out of the locker room and onto the court Sunday at the Barclays Center playing as if it didn't just want to snap its streak of second-round failures in the NCAA tournament, it wanted to smash it into little pieces. Still, the second-seeded Wildcats insisted that despite all the questions over the last several months and the near-suffocating pressure to get to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, they didn't come out against Iowa any more fired up than at any other time during their season.