May 10, 2008
GINA Boubion's recent commentary on the Holy Father was depressing. It's sad that this commentary was chosen to represent the attitude of Catholics toward the visit that Pope Benedict XVI made to the United States. At first, people demand an apology for the horrific scandals. Now, she says, "it's too late. " Come on, you can't have both! Let's give the church a chance to rebuild itself and overcome the sins and trials of past years. In fact, that's precisely what is happening.
August 11, 2011 |
She didn't want to tell her boss that she was late for her job. She didn't want to tell her parents that she'd skipped work and spent the night with a friend. So instead, police said, Bridgette Neiss claimed that she had been abducted at gunpoint outside a Giant supermarket in West Pottsgrove before being dropped off by her kidnappers, unhurt, a day later in Phoenixville. Neiss, 18, of Spring City, now stands accused of two misdemeanor criminal counts related to filing a false police report, West Pottsgrove Detective Sgt. Steven Ziegler said Wednesday.
January 4, 2016 |
Pennsylvania State Police are searching for clues to identify a young woman whose decomposed remains were found on New Year's Day in Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County. The body, which was discovered by a hiker off a trail in a wooded part of the 2,600-acre park, appeared to have been there for several months and was "fully skeletonized," said Trooper John O'Donnell of the State Police Media barracks. He described the remains as those of a tall, slender white female in her late teens or early twenties.
June 22, 2012 |
A 20-year-old woman died Wednesday night as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted at her home in Southwest Philadelphia. At 7:34 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of South Frazier Street where they found Saleemah Friend in a front bedroom on the second floor. She had been shot in the head, and was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m., police said. No motive or suspect was known this morning. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, or the Police Department's anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS)
March 20, 2012 |
A 19-year-old West Philadelphia woman has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend over the weekend. Shanekia Miller plunged a knife into 19-year-old Terrell McNeal on Saturday during an argument in their residence on the 100 block of South 46th Street, police said. McNeal died Sunday and police arrested Miller on Monday. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 4.
April 26, 2016 |
Two years ago, I reviewed Roundabout Theatre Company's stylish production of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal on Broadway. I wondered then, given the play's dated gender politics and dated expressionist theatricality, why bother to revive it after 86 years. EgoPo Theatre Company has provided the answer: Its stunning production, just opened under Brenna Geffers' superb direction, makes the play both relevant and riveting. Machinal premiered in 1928, the same year that Ruth Snyder was electrocuted at Sing Sing prison for murdering her husband.
October 18, 2013 |
CAMDEN Last Thursday, Carmen Feliciano went to visit her 23-year-old daughter in the Camden County Jail, as she had done nearly every week since the young woman was arrested July 3 on a charge of violating probation. When Feliciano arrived, she said she was told that her daughter had declined the visit. "I said, 'That's impossible. She sees me and her daughter every week. Is everything OK?' " Without an answer, Feliciano said, she went home. Two days later, her daughter, Evelina Heredia, was found dead in her jail cell, Camden County prosecutors have said.
May 18, 2014 |
A 20-year-old woman, who was overweight but otherwise healthy, started feeling an odd, dull pain in her chest. She hoped that if she put up with it for a few days, it might go away. But it didn't. So she went to see her family doctor, who immediately sent her to a cardiologist. She was given a stress test to see if exercise caused any changes in blood flow to her heart. The doctor also ordered an echocardiogram, which sends sound waves to the heart to measure the movement of the valves and heart muscle.
September 9, 1995 |
The body of a young woman who authorities said was bludgeoned to death was found by two Camden County workers yesterday in Haddon Lake, a popular recreation area on Audubon's western edge. Authorities said late yesterday that they had been unable to identify the woman, whose nude body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. in shallow water near the lake bank opposite the intersection of Oak Street and East Lake Drive. Howard Kasselman, assistant Camden County prosecutor, said the victim was white, had distinct bikini tan lines, appeared to be in her mid-20s, and had shoulder-length, light brown hair.
May 26, 2000 |
The bruised, partially nude body of an unidentified young woman was discovered in a wooded section of Fairmount Park near Germantown yesterday afternoon, police said. The body, clad only in a black sports bra, was found by a passerby on a slope below an entrance road from Wissahickon Avenue to Historic RittenhouseTown, site of the nation's first paper mill, shortly after noon. Homicide Sgt. Alex Strong said a preliminary investigation by the Medical Examiner's Office indicated that the body, which had some bruising, had been dumped there the night before.