Gladwyne home, under renovation, leveled by apparent gas explosion

U.S. 11/04/18, 23:53

By StaffAn empty Gladwyne mansion exploded from a gas leak Sunday night, authorities said, reducing the grand house to debris and kindling.The explosion, heard and felt by thousands in Lower Merion and beyond around 8 p.m., leveled a home that was under renovation on the 600 block of Dodds Lane.Continue ...

24-hour toilet outage sparks tension at Delaware County prison

U.S. 10/31/18, 16:43

By StaffA cracked sewer pipe cut off the water supply to cells at Delaware County’s prison this weekend, preventing its 1,883 inmates from flushing their toilets for about 24 hours, prison officials said.The resulting smell and inconvenience at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility was debated Wednesday at a county council ...

Drew Mellen IV, 64, Philadelphia doctor delivered 7,000 babies

U.S. 10/30/18, 22:03

By StaffArthur “Drew” W. Mellen IV, 64, a soft-spoken obstetrician at Pennsylvania Hospital who delivered more than 7,000 babies, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after a 12-year battle with leukemia and myelofibrosis.Dr. Mellen, a longtime resident of Cherry Hill, had a calming bedside ...

Report: Rutgers football player Izaia Bullock charged in attempted double-murder plot

Football 10/30/18, 18:43

By StaffRutgers linebacker Izaia Bullock was charged in connection to a plot to murder two members of a friend’s family Tuesday, according to a Middlesex County prosecutor’s office release.The 22-year-old junior faces two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder. NJ.com reported that Rutgers’ football ...

How fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid, took over Pennsylvania

U.S. 10/24/18, 23:23

By Staff The first time Nicki Saccomanno used fentanyl, she overdosed. It was 2016, and the 38-year-old from Kensington hadn’t known that the drugs she’d bought had been cut with the deadly synthetic opioid. She just remembers injecting herself with a bag, and then waking up surrounded by paramedics frantically trying to ...

Children with autism, developmental delays at higher risk for obesity

Pennsylvania 10/24/18, 11:11

By StaffYoung children with developmental disorders, including autism, are at substantially greater risk of being overweight or obese than the general population of children the same ages, according to a new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, and five other research centers.The study ...

Eagles in London: How to cheer the Birds on abroad and what to see while you’re there

Football 10/24/18, 10:11

By StaffThis week, the Philadelphia Eagles have flown the coop and traveled east.As the NFL continues to cultivate a fan base overseas, the Birds are set to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, one of three London games organized by the league.Continue reading on Philly.comhttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/eagles-jaguars-london-uk-fans-passyunk-avenue-20181024.htmlSource: The Associated ...

How much has Airbnb paid in taxes in Philly and PA?

Pennsylvania 10/23/18, 06:41

By StaffSince Airbnb became a popular platform for travelers to rent homes or rooms, cities and states have expanded taxes to cash in on the business of home-sharing.How much of an impact have those taxes had in Pennsylvania? Airbnb says it has collected and remitted more than $21.1 million since the company began collecting taxes ...

Eagles-Panthers: Michael Irvin is on the ‘Wentz wagon’

Football 10/21/18, 10:56

By StaffMichael Irvin is firmly onboard the “Wentz wagon.”Irvin, the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys receiver who works these days as an analyst on the NFL Network, praised Wentz last week following his performance against the New York Giants. Now Irvin is doubling-down on the young quarterback as the team hopes ...

Montco officials rescue 240 animals in second raid tied to couple

U.S. 10/18/18, 17:52

A veritable menagerie of exotic animals, including alligators, tortoises and snakes, was rescued from a squalid home in upper Montgomery County on Thursday, officials said. And the couple who allegedly hoarded the animals had been sought Monday in connection with another cache of pets in nearby Macungie, Lehigh County, where authorities rescued 100 ...

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