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John Baer Thinks Voters Will Punish Kathleen Kane for Exposing Corbett’s Kid-Gloves Handling of Child Rapist

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:18
PoliticsPA got back to ghettoizing Blogs as a Morning Buzz category after one blessed day of pundit equality, but here’s a good example of why a general Commentary category would be more...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Daily Numbers for Monday, Jan. 13

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:26
The Daily Numbers: 1 teen killed and 1 seriously injured last night in Clifton Heights when a collision between 2 vehicles sent 1 of them up on the sidewalk into a group of teens.

2 people dead in Radnor in what police believe was a suicide. The husband and wife are believed to be in their 30s.

3 young children left behind in this awful story.

2 people shot in Collingdale in the parking lot of the Dunkin Donuts.

2 homicides so far this year in Delaware County. Both of them occurred over the weekend in the city of Chester.

1 man killed when the person he was trying to rob turned the tables on him and opened fire.

2 other shooting incidents that occurred over the weekend.

2 hurt in Marcus Hook when their car collided with a Conrail train.

1 man being sought in a burglary at the Putt-Putt Fun Center after he gained entry by smashing a brick through a glass entrance.

1 person killed when a fire escape collapsed on a Rittenhouse Square apartment building.

2 others hurt when it gave way, sending them 40 feet to the ground below.

1.3 million Americans dealing with cutoff of their federal unemployment benefits.

3 Golden Globes last night for ‘American Hustle.’

250,000 dollars in cash and jewelry ripped off from Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson in his South Philadelphia home.

50,000 dollars now being offered by Jackson for info in the case.

4-1 loss for the Flyers as they got smoked by the Rangers last night.

2 losses on the weekend for the Flyers.

10 wins in 13 games up to that point for the Flyers.

24-17 win for Peyton Manning and Broncos over Chargers. They will face New England in AFC title game.

23-10 for the Niners over the Panthers.

75-56 win for La Salle over Duquesne.

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

After watching the NFC playoffs this weekend, I’m more convinced than ever that the Eagles blew a great opportunity. This team could have snuck into the Super Bowl in a year when there is no clear dominant team in the NFC.

I Don’t Get It: So much for keeping homicides off the board in 2014. That streak snapped this weekend with 2 homicides in Chester.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the kids who are competing in this year’s Hi-Q competition.

Quote Box: “It appears the deceased attempted to rob the other male and lost the gunfight.”

- Chester Police Detective James Nolan.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A very tough weekend

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-01-13 08:37
Somedays you wonder why you ever wanted to get into this racket.

This morning is one of those mornings.

Which is one way of saying it was a very tough weekend in Delaware County.

We saw our first homicide, which was quickly joined by the second, when a thief picked the wrong victim in Chester. You can get those details here. The victim had a license to carry and turned the tables on his attacker, fatally shooting him.

Meanwhile, in Collingdale, police are investigating a double shooting that took place in the parking lot of the Dunkin Donuts.

Down in Marcus Hook, two people were hurt when a car collided with a Contrail train.

If that was not enough carnage for you, there was heartbreak on the Main Line, where a domestic incident is believed to have ended in a murder suicide.

Police believe a man shot and killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself.

If that's not sad enough, they leave behind three young children. The sad news continued overnight.

In Clifton Heights, a crash on Baltimore Pike sent a car careening onto the sidewalk, slamming into a group of teens.

A popular athlete and Upper Darby High grad was killed. A second teen is hospitalized in serious condition. Amazingly, a third teen in the group was not injured.

Teens could be seen wiping away tears as they gathered in a vigil outside Delaware County Memorial Hospital last night.

As I said, some mornings you wonder why anyone would want to go into this business.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Underlining a missed opportunity for Eagles

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-01-13 08:20
This is what is routinely referred to as the best weekend of the NFL. It's the four divisional playoff games, which determine the four teams that will play in the NFC and AFC title games for the right to play in the Super Bowl.

But after watching a lot of those games, in particular the NFC tilts that saw the 49ers go to Carolina and oust the Panthers, while the Seahawks prevailed at home vs. the Saints, I'm left with this overriding feeling. The Eagles blew a golden opportunity.

If the Eagles had beaten the Saints, they would have gone to Carolina, not Seattle. Did anyone see anything from the Panthers to make you think the Eagles would not have given them a better game than the Saints did?

None of this is going to change the fact that the Eagles likely over-achieved in Chip Kelly's first season as head coach.

It also does not change my mind that they missed a great chance to sneak into the NFC title game - and maybe more, can you say North Jersey?
Categories: Pennsylvania

Lane restrictions scheduled next week on I-76 and Route 422 in Montgomery County for maintenance work

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:20
From a press release King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that lane restrictions are scheduled next week on eastbound Interstate 76 in Lower Merion Township and eastbound U.S. Route 422 in West Norriton and Upper Merion townships, Montgomery County, for drainage improvement and pavement patching operations, respectively.
Categories: Lower Merion

Follow Friday: Meet the staff of Main Line Media News

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:16
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Categories: Lower Merion

3 arrested in scrap-metal theft from Lower Merion Township facility

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:16
Lower Merion police arrested three people in connection with the theft of items from a township-owned facility on Marywatersford Road in Belmont Hills Jan. 1 at 12:05 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Burglaries discovered in Merion, Bala Cynwyd

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:16
A homeowner in the 200 block of Meetinghouse Lane in Merion found a broken window on their front door Wednesday afternoon and notified Lower Merion police. Thieves were able to reach in through the broken window and unlock the door, which police believe occured between 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fire companies to be exempt from Obamacare employer shared responsibility

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:14
NORRISTOWN — Volunteer firefighters and other first responders will not be defined as full-time personnel under the Affordable Care Act, according to a statement issued by Mark J. Mazur, the assistant secretary for tax policy at the United States Department of the Treasury, on behalf of the Treasury and IRS.
Categories: Lower Merion

Apparent murder suicide in Radnor Sunday

Main Line Times - Sun, 2014-01-12 20:05
Radnor police were called to the 300 block of South Wayne Avenue in Radnor shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday for the report of shots fired. Two people were found in a pool house at the rear of the property dead from gunshot wounds, according to police.
Categories: Lower Merion

Jewelry, iPad Stolen from Home on Latmer Road

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:52
Fresh footprints and pry marks cause a homeowner to call police.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Humane Society Director Dies

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:36
A Lower Merion woman dies at 99.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rugby, Gardening, Concert This Week in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:32
Here's what's going on this week in Ardmore.
Categories: Lower Merion

Is the U.S. Really on the Verge of a Doctor Shortage?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-01-12 10:18
A breakdown of factors contributing to the looming doctor shortage in the United States.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gunshots, School in Nepal Top This Week's Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:42
Here's a rundown of this week's top stories in case you missed one.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fatal Crash Into Dealership, Help for Fire Victims Top Montco News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:33
Another arrest in a fatal Pottstown shooting, and a rescue from an icy creek round out the week's top stories in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ticket Package Probe, 'Bomber Robber,' Building Collapse: Top Eastern PA News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:30
Also making headlines this past week: West Chester alum is 'Bachelor' contestant, Congressman Jim Gerlach won't seek re-election, and youngster's American Girl doll mission gaining national attention.
Categories: Lower Merion

72-Year-Old Woman on Tire-Slashing Spree

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:26
Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

things that get me through the winter…..

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2014-01-11 14:06

Things that get me through the winter include when my new pruning shears arrive….Elite Natural Pruning Shears with a lifetime warranty from The Dirty Gardener!

Categories: Pennsylvania

Neshaminy Grad James Franklin is New Penn State Football Coach

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:28
Penn State officially announced its new football coach Saturday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion