May 21, 2014 |
Too many customers received mixed messages, contradictory messages - or no message at all - from their electric utilities during the massive February ice storm, according to state regulators. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Monday documented shortcomings in the way Peco Energy Co. and other electric utilities communicated with customers during the storm, which knocked out 960,000 customers, including 724,000 Peco customers. While generally commending the utilities' response, the PUC made 11 recommendations - mostly regarding outreach with customers and local governments.
May 19, 2014 |
Zac MacMath stood in the penalty area, waving and yelling at no one in particular. The Union goalkeeper had just allowed a first-half goal in a 5-3 loss to the New England Revolution at PPL Park in Chester on Saturday night, and it had came all too easy. The way the Revs are playing right now, most things do. The Union provided little in the way of resistance. The emphatic outcome snuffed out any hope that the Union's 2-1 upset at Sporting Kansas City Wednesday marked a lasting turn in fortunes.
May 19, 2014 |
The host Soul outscored the Tampa Bay Storm, 21-0, in the third quarter and cruised to a 62-34 Arena Football League victory in front of 8,058 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Soul (5-4) were led by Ryan McDaniel's four receiving touchdowns and a defense that forced four turnovers on four interceptions. "We realized we need to have all three pieces to win - offense, defense, and special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the victory. "In the second half, we really came together and dominated using all three pieces.
May 18, 2014
What: Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm (3-5) at Soul (4-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3, CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to move above .500 for the first time this season against a struggling Tampa team currently on a four-game losing streak. . . . The Soul began the season 0-3. . . . The Soul offense is clicking after scoring a season-high 79 points last week against New Orleans. . . .The Soul's Derrick Ross leads the league in rushing with 215 yards.
May 13, 2014 |
A rainy week? Yum. A super-cell thunderstorm? Better yet, a tornado? That's the trifecta. "Vacation of a lifetime!" gushed Matt Flournoy, 21, as classmate Brad Guay, 19, nodded in agreement. Meet the departing and incoming presidents of one of Pennsylvania State University's newest clubs: the Storm Chase Team, or PSUChase (pronounced "sue-chase") for short. Twenty-three members of the club, all meteorology majors, left Sunday for a 10-day trip to the Midwest, where they will hunt tornados under the guidance of Jason Berry, a professional storm-chaser based in Indiana.
May 10, 2014 |
A week after some of the worst flooding in the area in recent memory, the Schuylkill is ready to host the largest collegiate rowing competition in the country, the Dad Vail Regatta. Friday and Saturday's competition comes after crews spent nearly a week clearing tons of debris along the Kelly and Martin Luther King Jr. Drives and from the swollen river itself. "We've been working on the cleanup since the storm last week," Mark Focht, Philadelphia's first deputy commissioner for parks and recreation, said Thursday.
May 1, 2014 |
The Flyers will have at least another day to grow their playoff beards. Facing elimination, they got a hat trick from Wayne Simmonds and superb goaltending from Steve Mason as they defeated the New York Rangers, 5-2, before a sellout crowd at the reverberating Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, evening the series at three games apiece. Game 7 will be Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Flyers have one win in their last 11 games. It will be the teams' third game in four nights.
April 6, 2014
The host Tampa Bay Storm got out to a 14-0 lead over the Soul in the first quarter and never looked back in winning Friday's AFL game, 63-49. The Soul managed to put 21 points on the board and tried to make a game of it, but the Soul trailed, 35-21, at the half. They were never able to stop Tampa Bay's attack. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 32 of 47 passes for 335 yards and six touchdowns, and one interception. The Storm's Randy Hippeard threw seven TDs. Tampa Bay is now 2-1, while the Soul slips to 0-2. The Soul visit Orlando on Thursday, before playing their home opener on April 19, when they host Jacksonville at 6 p.m. - Inquirer staff
April 5, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (0-2) at Tampa Bay Storm (2-1) When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Where: Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla. Outlook: The Soul are off to a stunningly slow start, losing two weeks ago by 37 points to the San Jose SaberCats, a game in which San Jose scored every time it had the ball. . . . QB Dan Raudabaugh, who was one of the league's top players last year, has just five TD passes and is not among the top 10 in passing yards. Tampa Bay QB Randy Hippeard, on the other hand, leads the AFL with 20 TD passes and 841 passing yards.
March 29, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - State lawmakers gave utilities a passing grade for their handling of the Feb. 5 ice storm that knocked out power to nearly one million households. But each company, they said, has room for improvement. In testimony before the House Consumer Affairs Committee on Thursday, executives for Peco, PPL, and First Energy said that although the ice storm was more destructive for Pennsylvania than Hurricane Sandy, its outages were resolved faster and customer satisfaction was higher.