Monday, March 4, 2013
Archeologist Doug Mooney speaks at Upper Moreland Historical Association on Feb. 26.
“This is just a teaser,” Douglas B. Mooney, senior architect from the URS Corp. told his audience in the Upper Moreland Township Building on Feb. 26. “We plan to be here a few more years,” he said, speaking of the ambitious archeological digs now in progress along I-95 in Philadelphia. His talk, “Before and Below I-95: Archeological Discoveries from the Philadelphia Waterfront” was hosted by the Upper Moreland Historical Association, one of eight free programs this year. Through color slides, an ancient, never-before-seen Philadelphia flashed across the screen, accompanied by Mooney’s lively narration. Who would ever think that the billion-dollar upgrade of I-95 funded by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportion would yield priceless …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Multiple sources say Philadelphia narcotics officer Gerald Gibson has been put on administrative leave.
Last updated 6:20 p.m. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the son-in-law of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police. Sources tell NBC10 that Gerald Gibson, a narcotics officer, has been placed on administrative leave. Police reportedly issued a brief statement about an officer being removed from his duties after a joint investigation by the FBI and Internal Affairs. The officer was not reportedly identified and has not been arrested or charged with a crime. WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reported that Gibson was allegedly found in possession of marked money that was used during a police sting operation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that according to its sources in…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Upper Moreland Police Department.
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Tuesday, January 22
Upper Moreland Township has posted its most recent charges made by UMPD. Some incidents are previous arrests that have now been charged. Shakia Nida McCray of Philadelphia was charged with Retail Theft on January 2, 2013. Jonathan Ian Sokolow of Willow Grove was charged with Harassment on January 11, 2013. Mark James Cooney of Warrington was charged with Retail Theft on January 13, 2013. Michael William Pershing of Warrington was charged with Retail Theft on January 13, 2013. Steven Sands of Willow Grove was charged with DUI Controlled Substances on January 17, 2013.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Nailla Robinson was taken out of her school Monday morning by an unidentified woman.
Last updated Tuesday 8:45 a.m. Nailla Robinson has been found safe. NBC Philadelphia reports that the child was located early this morning at a playground in Upper Darby. A passerby heard her cries for help as he was on his way to work. She is being evaluated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Earlier story below. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Amber Alert has been issued for Nailla Robinson, 5, of Philadelphia. "The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia County," said the release of information. Nailla was allegedly taken from a Philadelphia school around 8:50 a.m. Monday. "Nailla Robinson was abducted from …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
An open casting call is being held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
On Thursday, Nov. 8, Food Network will be in Philadelphia holding an open casting call for season 9 of The Next Food Network Star. According to Casting Associate for The Next Food Network Star, Kristen Damiani, "Essentially, we are looking for those with a captivating personality who believe they’re at the top of the culinary game and want to inspire a Food Network audience through their passion for food and cooking!" There are two ways to apply to the program, you can attend the open casting call or you can submit a three minute home video online. When attending the open casting call in Philadelphia, which will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., bring two recent clearly labeled photographs of yourself and …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Summer's grip of nastier heat is slowly easing and temperatures this week will be more tolerable.
After 35 90-degree days in the Philadelphia area, the prospect of a week free of mentions of heat index, extreme heat, or heat warnings should make a number of the heat-intolerant locally quite happy. While humidity will still be around on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday the odds of a heat wave or a stretch of 90-degree days is rather remote. We could briefly flirt with 90 on either Monday, Tuesday, or Friday but computer modeling from this point suggests highs generally don't get there at all this week. Despite the lack of heat in the coming days, there will be humidity (as we mentioned) and a couple of rounds of thunderstorms moving through the region. The first will be Tuesday afternoon and evening with a cool front approaching the region…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman says ringleaders lived lavish lifestyles.
[This article was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7] Five people have been arrested and warrants issued for 17 others in an elaborate scheme to defraud Comcast of more than $2.4 million between April 2011 and April 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. The district attorney's office said Alston Buchanan, 28; Leighton Harrell, 26; Kendall Singleton, 26; and Richard Justin Spraggins, 29, all of Philadelphia; and Nicholas Caputo, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va., were "top members of an elaborate criminal organization" that led Comcast customers to make one-time payments to them in exchange for a one-time reduction in their Comcast service bills. "This is a corrupt organization involving a number of individuals …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The popular Seinfeld character will be in the city today from noon to 1 p.m. serving up food.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
"No Soup for You!" This has become an iconic quote is pop culture thanks to popular Seinfeld episode. The acts who made that line famous - Larry Thomas - is in Philadelphia today with the "No Soup For You" truck where he will be serving food from noon to 1 p.m. Memorable foods from the TV show like Muffin Tops, Junior Mints, Black & White cookies, Twix and the Soup of the Day will be served. The truck will be parked at The CW Philly studios at 16th St. and Hamilton St.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The rapper, known for his Philadelphia roots, formerly owned a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township. Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, pleaded guilty to not filing income tax returns between 2003 and 2005
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, who used to own a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township until it went into foreclosure, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to pay income taxes between 2003 and 2005. Grant was ordered to report to prison on Sept. 12, 2012. The U.S. District Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has Grant listed with a Lansdale mailing address. Grant, 38, bought 1383 Steven Lane in Towamencin in February 2001 for $316,500, according to Montgomery County property records. It was bought by U.S. Bank N.A. in September 2010. According to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney, Grant pleaded guilty on August 9, 2011 to failing to file …
Monday, June 18, 2012
AAA says prices are the lowest they've been since January.
Gas prices have fallen below $3.50 a gallon for the first time since January, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported this week. “Not since late-January of this year have we seen gas prices in the Philadelphia area below the $3.50 per gallon mark,” said Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Now that crude oil has settled in the $80 range, down from a triple digit highs this spring, gas prices are shifting downward as well. Analysts believe the recent drop in prices will likely last through the summer months and could potentially drop to the $3.00 to $3.25 per gallon range in some areas.” According to the release, the average price for gas in the Philadelphia region fell six cents last week, following a drop…