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A good ending for John Nagl

Heron's Nest - 2 hours 30 min ago
Every once in awhile, a sad story we report has a good ending.

That appears to be the case with John Nagl. He's the headmaster at the prestigious Haverford School on the Main Line.

Nagl was charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault after an altercation with his son.

The school placed him on leave after what all involved labeled a "deeply personal" situation. One, of course, that made its way into the news.

But the Delaware County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and decided to withdraw the charges.

Now Nagl is getting his job back.

He's return to his role as headmaster Friday.

Good for him.

Get all the details here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A 'wintry mix' Halloween fright

Heron's Nest - 2 hours 46 min ago
Our fearless local weather forecasters are offering their own version of a Halloween fright this morning.

And they are sprinkling it with a certain four-letter word. No, not the one that starts with the same letter as "flurries."

I'm talking about snow.

Apparently there is a chance of a 'wintry mix' this morning.

In the Poconos.

Which of course is about 2 hours and change from here.

But if it means a chance to jump the gun on winter weather, that means they have now become part of the Philly suburbs.v I guess I can now add it to the list of why I hate winter. Now that I think of it, I'm not all that keen on Halloween either.

It's dark when I drive into the office. Now it's practically dark when I leave. It's cold. I am struggling to honor my annual pledge not to don a winter coat before Thanksgiving.

It is expected to rain here this afternoon. That won't exactly brighten the mood.

But, hey, it could be worse. It could be a 'wintry mix.'

I think we'll survive without stocking up on bread and milk.

How many days until Memorial Day?
Categories: Pennsylvania

Singer Not Allowed To Peform Anthem At 76ers Opener Due To 'We Matter' Shirt

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Singer Sevyn Streeter was not allowed to perform the national anthem before the 76ers season opener due to her "We Matter" shirt.
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 21:48
Looking for a something to do? Find it on the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Calendar
Categories: Lower Merion

New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 21:28
Patch brings you newly listed homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA Strike Looms, Contingency Plans Put In Place

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 17:07
If an agreement is not reached, the SEPTA workers union will go on strike at midnight on October 31. What would happen then?
Categories: Lower Merion

Skimming Device Found At King Of Prussia Mall Store: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 16:14
Anyone who may have shopped at Primark recently should double-check their credit card statements for any suspicious activity.
Categories: Lower Merion

17-Year-Old Carjacking Suspect Busted By Lower Merion Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 16:03
A teenage boy is responsible for three recent carjacking incidents in Lower Merion, officials say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Norristown Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Armed Robbers

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 15:26
Police are trying to identify two suspects in a recent armed robbery in Norristown, and they need the public's help.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Haverford School reinstates Nagl as headmaster

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-10-26 14:11
The Board of Trustees at the Haverford School has reinstated John Nagl as headmaster of the prestigious Main Line school just one week after prosecutors withdrew an assault charge against him.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Most Wanted' Montco Man Turns Himself In To Mississippi Authorities

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 13:25
A most wanted criminal fugitive in Montgomery County since 2004 turned himself in to Mississippi authorities on Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Exton Square Mall College Fair Draws Hundreds Of Schools

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 12:41
The Chester County College Fair will have more than 230 colleges and universities in attendance.
Categories: Lower Merion

DA withdraws assault charge on The Haverford School headmaster

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-10-26 10:05
The assault charges that were filed ten days ago against the headmaster of The Haverford School have been withdrawn, according to a statement from the Delaware County District Attorney’s office.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth Ambulance's lifesaving role in rescue of Bryn Mawr utility worker recognized by Penn Medicine

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-10-26 09:21
Bryn Mawr>> The situation was dire: A 25-year-old man was cutting a water pipe beneath a Bryn Mawr street when the circular saw kicked back and cut his neck.
Categories: Lower Merion

Juvenile charged in 3 Lower Merion carjackings

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-10-26 09:21
Lower Merion police say a 17-year-old male from Philadelphia has been identified and charged in connection with three armed carjackings that occurred in September and October in Bala Cynwyd. The robberies all occurred near or along City Avenue between Old Lancaster Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Pleads To Killing Man At Gas Station In Norristown In 2015

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 09:00
21-year-old Kevin Slocum and his accomplices shot a 30-year-old man and left him dead in a car at a gas station in March of 2015.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Brew Pub Opens On Main Line, Serving Latin Food

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-26 09:00
A unique new brewery serving acclaimed microbrews and Latin-inspired dishes has opened on the Main Line.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Oct. 26

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-10-26 07:20
The Daily Numbers: 34 degrees when I got in the car this morning. Frosty!

28 years in prison for former volunteer firefighter for inducing kids to pose for porn.

1 person killed when fire hit a home in Birmingham, Chester County, last night.

4,000-square-foot addition set for Paxon Hollow Country Club in Marple.

10 million dollars, how much Chester stands to lose under court ruling that knocked down host tax agreements with Pa. casinos.

4.3 million, how much Delaware County stands to lose.

4 percent tax across the board, what one of the smaller casinos would like to see put in place.

47-1 vote by Senate to extend the current deal until the spring.

4 years, how long a Darby lawyer has had his license suspended for by the state.

25,000 dollars in renovations at the Darby Library unveiled yesterday.

1, as in the nation’s first library, dating back to the 1700s, right there in Darby.

50,000 Lego pieces rolled out as part of new Legoland park in Plymouth Meeeting Mall.

24-hour, 7-day a week beauty channel being rolled out by QVC out in West Chester.

17, age of teen charged in shooting on Rittenhouse Square.

401k style retirement plan being pushed for future state hires.

45,000 dollars in merchandise ripped off from Boyd’s in Philly by smash-and-grab burglars.

754,000 dollars paid for the childhood home of Grace Kelly in the East Falls section of Philly by her son, Prince Albert on Monaco.

1,537,778 dollars for 19,134 violations for unpaid tolls on the Pa. Turnpike.

24 companies that owe more than $20,000 in unpaid tolls, according to Pa. Turnpike Commission.

678,483 dollars owed by Green Coast Logistics of South Plainfield, N.J.

15 billion dollar settlement in VW emissions scandal.

4-3 win for the Flyers over the Sabres after they trailed, 3-0.

20 minutes, how much Joel Embiid is expected to play in tonight’s Sixers opener.

6-0 win for Indians over the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series

9-0 record for Indians manager Terry Francona in World Series games.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

How ‘bout that Terry Francona. The former Phils’ skipper is unbeaten in 9 World Series, including 2 sweeps with the Red Sox.

I Don’t Get It: Frost. I don’t get it. Anyone know where I put my scraper?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the residents who came to the aid of an Upper Darby police officer. We saluted them on our editorial page.

Quote Box: “We would be in a very delicate and detrimental situation to lose any dollars from Harrah’s.”

- Chester Chief Financial Officer Nafis Nichols.
Categories: Pennsylvania

No joke: Daylin Leach is funniest guy in Harrisburg

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-10-26 06:48
Who says no one in Harrisburg has a sense of humor?

Obviously they have not met our own Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, who represents parts of Haverford and the Main Line.

Leach took top honors when it comes to the funnybone in a poll done by the Pennsylvania Legislative Services. His Republican couunterpart Rep. Jeff Pyle of Armstrong County also was honored.

Each year the legislative online research and media service firm polls the folks in Harrisburg and comes up with a list of "the best of Capitol."

Here are the winners of this year's polling, which took place over several weeks at the end of September and early October, highlighted by a day of in-person voting in the Capitol’s Main Rotunda:

Most effective legislator: Representative David Reed

Best legislator to work with (Democrat): Senator John Yudichak

Best legislator to work with (Republican): Representative Bryan Cutler

Best debater (House): Representative John Maher

Best debater (Senate): Senator Jake Corman

Best sense of humor (Republican): Representative Jeff Pyle

Best sense of humor (Democrat): Senator Daylin Leach

Best House staffer to work with (Republican): Karen Coates

Best House staffer to work with (Democrat): Miriam Fox

Best Senate staffer to work with (Republican): Joe Pittman

Best Senate staffer to work with (Democrat): Stephen DeFrank

Most effective executive branch staffer: Nate Spade

Most effective lobbying/PR firm: Greenlee Partners

Most effective private lobbyist: TIE! Andrew Ritter & Stan Rapp

Most effective association lobbyist: Gene Barr

Rising star: Noah Karn

Best dressed: Representative Jim Christiana

Best hair (Man): Representative Flo Fabrizio

Best hair (Woman): Katrina Anderson

Best session day hangout in Harrisburg: McGrath’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A salute to Drexel Hill residents

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-10-26 06:29
There's been no shortage of confrontations between communities and their police forces in recent months. The nation has been scarred by a series of fatal shootings between police officers and citizens, leading to questions of deadly force and a lack of mistrust between law enforcement and the people they are expected to protect.

This week that story got stood on its head in Upper Darby.

It's not every day you get to report on a group of citizens coming to a struggling officer's aid - let alone doing it with a golf club.

But that's what happened during a violent struggle between an Upper Darby officer and a suspect on a Drexel Hill street. We think that kind of action deserves a salute.

And we did so on today's editorial page.
Categories: Pennsylvania