January 21, 2015 |
Jason Anderson cracked jokes during meetings and volunteered to help coworkers. He put in extra hours to further his career, and spent the last five years leading the office of ticket sales at Dover International Speedway. Most of all, his colleagues said, he loved being a father. Anderson, his wife, and their 1-year-old son were on their way home to Delaware from visiting family in the Philadelphia area early Sunday when their car slid into a jackknifed tractor-trailer on an icy stretch of the Blue Route.
January 21, 2015 |
Two Montgomery County brothers have been charged with stealing $500,000 worth of storm-sewer grates in the region and selling them for about $9,000 as scrap. Brian Vetrulli, 36, and John Vetrulli Jr., 38, of Gilbertsville, were charged Saturday with theft and related offenses. Police said an Upper Merion Township officer on routine patrol spotted the brothers in a vehicle matching the description of one used in sewer-grate thefts in Bensalem. During the traffic stop, the officers saw a large pry bar in the bed of the truck.
January 17, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) stepped to the center this week of a growing national fight over rolling back parts of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms, passed to curb risky practices in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. A Fitzpatrick-sponsored bill to soften several Dodd-Frank regulations cleared the House on Wednesday, part of an effort, he and fellow Republicans say, to ease rules that have hindered investments in the economy. "These are smart, technical reforms to an overly burdensome law," Fitzpatrick, a member of the Financial Services Committee, said on the House floor.
December 23, 2014 |
ORLANDO - As coach Brett Brown joked to a reporter after last night's game in Orlando, "You even love your wife a little more after a win, huh?" His 76ers picked up their third win of the season with a 96-88 decision over the Magic. And while the victory might heighten romantic feelings, it also is a mask to some things that may have not been so pleasant had this turned into another loss. After a failed possession in the second quarter, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams made their way to the bench while in a screaming match with each other.
November 28, 2014 |
An unseasonable winter storm bore down on the region Wednesday, scuttling scores of airline flights and snarling traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year. During the afternoon hours, when many Thanksgiving travelers might normally climb into their cars, snow had started to blanket the northern and western suburbs, with as much as eight inches forecast for the hardest-hit areas. Police reported scores of minor car accidents. Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, and by 6:30 p.m., 169 flights had been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Philadelphia International Airport.
November 27, 2014 |
If you were looking for a last-minute excuse to stay home on Thanksgiving, Wednesday's forecast could be a rock-solid justification. Anywhere from one to eight inches of snow is expected to drape the Philadelphia region on the busiest travel day of the year, when AAA predicts more than 500,000 area residents will hit the roads. A nor'easter will first bring overnight wind and rain, which will be heavy at times, before dumping wet snow as soon as late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.
November 26, 2014 |
PLANNING TO travel today? We hereby grant you permission to kick off your shoes, crack a beer, ignore your in-laws and postpone your Thanksgiving journey until tomorrow morning. It might be safer. AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting that about 580,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home between today and Sunday - the heaviest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007. But a coastal storm is expected to move in this morning and could create major traffic problems throughout the day. Fantastic.
November 20, 2014 |
FOX 29's Iain Page and Lucy Noland , and CBS3's Kathy Orr , cooked up a storm yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's central branch for Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Thanksgiving Throwdown benefit. The trio (along with local cancer survivors Andrew Slachta , Rhonda Ulmer and Laing Meyer ) whipped up meals that could be served with any good turkey dinner, including stuffing with Italian sausage, vegetarian collard greens and sweet potato casserole.
November 1, 2014 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The arena's name seems to change every time the Flyers are in Tampa, but the results are the same. Steven Stamkos scored a pair of goals as the Flyers lost their seventh straight decision in Tampa Bay's home rink since 2011, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Lightning on Thursday night at what is now called Amalie Arena. The defeat ended the Flyers' three-game winning streak, and they will try to rebound Saturday night against the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla. Tampa Bay won the game by going 2 for 5 on the power play, while the Flyers were 0 for 2. The last power-play goal, which gave the Lightning a 4-2 lead with 3 minutes, 12 seconds left, came after a controversial too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who thought he got off the ice in time.
October 28, 2014 |
MARGATE, N.J. - The old saying that calm seas never made a good sailor may apply to Salvatore Calabrese when it comes to operating his family's bay-front Blue Water Marina, which was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy. Two years and more than $1 million later, Calabrese has weathered the storm after the storm: a series of challenges and setbacks including spending $100,000 just to remove debris from the site and finding adequate funding to complete the rebuilding. The marina is set to fully reopen in the spring.