Dead cats removed from Delaware home
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities say an unknown number of dead cats were removed from a Delaware home where neighbors say a woman who was hospitalized had lived. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the cats were taken out in trash bags from a Wilmington home on Thursday. The state Department of Health and Social Services says the cats' condition makes it impossible to say how many of the animals had died. The odor from the deceased felines had plagued neighbors for months. One neighbor's daughter, Sherel Broomer, said she had poured ammonia out on the street to stifle the odor. The Wilmington Fire Department had to air out the building before animal control could enter. Broomer said the cats were left alone in the house when the homeowner got sick in January. ___ Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com
Authorities use dating site to capture sex assault suspect
CINNAMINSON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey man sexually assaulted a Philadelphia woman he met through an online dating site, but they then used the site to capture him. Cinnaminson police say Jerell Manson used the site to entice the woman to travel to southern Jersey on Monday. They say the 22-year-old Florence man drove her to a remote area of Cinnaminson, attacked her and tossed her out of his car while keeping some of her personal items. The victim soon flagged down a passing motorist and was taken to a hospital. Authorities were able to determine the location where the attack occurred and found some of her belongings there, including her driver's license. Police used the site to get Manson travel to Cinnaminson on Wednesday, thinking he was meeting a woman. They searched his vehicle and found the victim's license.
McMahon jonronea 2 veces, Rockies vencen 6-2 a los Filis
DENVER (AP) - Ryan McMahon jonroneó dos veces y empujó cinco carreras en su regreso a la alineación y Kyle Freeland trabajó seis entradas sin permitir hits, y los Rockies de Colorado vencieron el jueves a los Filis de Filadelfia 6-2. El triunfo frenó una racha de derrotas de los Rockies en casa que había llegado a cinco. Colorado ha ganado cuatro en fila tras perder ocho seguidos. J.T. Realmuto jonroneó y César Hernández bateó tres hits por Filadelfia. McMahon había estado fuera de la alineación desde que sufrió una lesión en el codo izquierdo contra los Dodgers de Los Angeles el 15 de abril, pero regresó a toda máquina para ayudar a Freeland a llevarse su octavo triunfo en sus últimas nueve decisiones en el Coors Field. Freeland (2-3) permitió solamente dos hits y no dio bases. La derrota fue a la cuenta del abridor de los Filis Zach Eflin (2-2). Por los Rockies, el dominicano Raimel Tapia de 2-1. Por los Filies, el venezolano Hernández de 4-3. El dominicano Maikel Franco de 4-0.
Philadelphia Housing Authority arrest two men for illegal dumping
The Philadelphia Housing Authority is fed up with illegal dumping of large loads of trash on lots in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia. PHA announced it is working with Philadelphia Police to arrest and prosecute illegal dumpers.
Daisy Days 2019: Join the Fun and Help Kids at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Join the fun of Daisy Days this May and support breakthroughs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For more than 60 years, people throughout the community have supported the kids at CHOP through this monthlong, grassroots fundraising effort.
Man charged with killing wife last seen 4 decades ago
WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has been charged in the death of his wife who went missing nearly 40 years ago. Warrington police announced Thursday that William Korzon has been charged with murder, forgery and other counts in the death of Gloria Korzon. He was denied bail during an arraignment hearing, and it's not known if he's retained an attorney. Korzon has maintained his innocence since his wife went missing in March 1981. As he was led out of the courthouse Thursday, he told reporters "she went to Florida" and he has no idea where her body is. Gloria Korzon was declared deceased in 1997. The affidavit filed in Korzon's arrest lays out a decades-long pattern of abuse and rage in a tumultuous marriage. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled dates for tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fleetwood Mac has announced rescheduled dates for its North America tour that were postponed earlier this month because singer Stevie Nicks had the flu. The Grammy-winning band is set to play Boston on Oct. 28 and Philadelphia on Nov. 3. Canadian dates include Quebec City on Oct. 30, Toronto on Nov. 1, Winnipeg on Nov. 7, Calgary on Nov. 10 and Edmonton on Nov. 30. All previously held tickets will be honored and new tickets will also go on sale. The Fleetwood Mac tour features original band members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham isn't on the tour after they parted ways in 2018.
Philadelphia airport cab drivers say they could strike over workplace issue
The president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania said cab drivers who regularly pick up and drop off customers at the Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to strike next week if work-related issues are not resolved.
The Latest: Police widow decries DA over Abu-Jamal appeal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the new appeal hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The widow of a slain Philadelphia police officer says she's upset the district attorney won't fight the convicted killer's latest appeal efforts. Maureen Faulkner says District Attorney Larry Krasner announced his decision in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case on Wednesday before reaching her by phone. The 64-year-old Abu-Jamal is serving life in prison after spending decades on death row in the 1981 killing of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Maureen Faulkner says she's "exhausted" by the legal twists and turns in the case over 37 years. But she vows to attend the expected appeals hearing before the state Supreme Court. A city judge granted the former Black Panther a new appeal based on a potential conflict of interest involving an earlier judge. Krasner's office says he spoke with Maureen Faulkner on Tuesday before dropping his challenge to the new appeal. ___ 2:45 p.m. A former Black Panther and death row activist convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer will get a new appeals hearing after the city prosecutor dropped his opposition to it. Sixty-four-year-old Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence after spending decades on death row in the 1981 slaying of Officer Daniel Faulkner during a traffic stop. A city judge granted him a new hearing in December after the U.S. Supreme Court said a former Pennsylvania justice who heard his appeal had a potential conflict of interest in a similar case. District Attorney Larry Krasner initially fought the hearing, fearing the judge's order could affect a large number of other convictions. Krasner says Wednesday he's dropped his challenge because Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker has narrowed the scope of his order.
Sallie Mae: 1Q Earnings Snapshot
NEWARK, Del. (AP) _ SLM Corp. (SLM) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $158.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Newark, Delaware-based company said it had net income of 35 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 34 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. The student loan company posted revenue of $582.6 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $402.3 million, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $392 million. Sallie Mae expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.23 to $1.26 per share. Sallie Mae shares have risen 21 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $10.07, a decline of 13 percent in the last 12 months. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on SLM at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SLM
Arrieta lanza hasta la novena, Filis ganan 3-2 a Mets
FILADELFIA (AP) - Jake Arrieta lanzó bien hasta la novena entrada, Scott Kingery y César Hernández conectaron cuadrangulares solitarios y los Filis de Filadelfia derrotaron el miércoles 3-2 a los Mets de Nueva York. Héctor Neris lanzó una recta de 95 mph que hizo abanicar la brisa a Keon Broxton con una cuenta de 3-2 y las bases llenas para el último out. Fue el segundo salvado del dominicano en la campaña. Arrieta (3-1) permitió dos carreras y seis hits, beneficiándose de tres rodados para doble matanza. El veterano derecho ha lanzado como el as que ganó el premio Cy Young de la Liga Nacional en 2015 con los Cachorros. Ha lanzado al menos siete entradas en tres salidas seguidas, con efectividad de 1.93. Zack Wheeler (1-2) concedió tres carreras y cinco hits en siete entradas. Por los Mets, los dominicanos Amed Rosario de 4-1, una remolcada; y Robinson Canó de 3-0. Por los Filis, los venezolanos César Hernández de 2-1, una anotada y una impulsada; y Odúbel Gerrera de 2-1. El dominicano Maikel Franco de 2-0, una impulsada.
Ex-Black Panther gets new hearing in 1981 police death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Black Panther and death row activist convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer decades ago will get a new appeals hearing after the city prosecutor on Wednesday dropped his opposition to it. Mumia Abu-Jamal, 64, is serving a life sentence after spending decades on death row in the 1981 slaying of Officer Daniel Faulkner, who had pulled his brother over in an overnight traffic stop. Abu-Jamal, who was shot during the encounter, was largely tried in absentia at his 1982 capital murder trial, after being removed over his repeated objections and efforts to serve as his own lawyer. A former radio journalist, Abu-Jamal's prison writings made him a popular cause among death penalty opponents worldwide - and a foe of police unions and the slain officer's widow. The attention to his case quieted after his death sentence was set aside over flawed jury instructions in 2011, and his appeals appeared exhausted. However, in December, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker granted Abu-Jamal a new chance to argue his initial appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court said a former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice had improperly heard a murder case he had overseen as Philadelphia district attorney. The justice, Ronald Castille, had done the same in Abu-Jamal's case. District Attorney Larry Krasner initially fought Tucker's order, fearing it could affect a large number of cases. On Wednesday, he dropped his challenge, citing a revised ruling from Tucker that narrows the scope of his order. Krasner agreed that Castille should not have worn "two hats" in the case, a fact made more egregious, he suggested, by the discovery of a 1990 note Castille sent Gov. Robert Casey about "police killers," urging him to issue death warrants to "send a clear and dramatic message to all police killers that the...
American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon Bridge to the Beach
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Delaware store reopens after being closed over shooting
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A corner store in Wilmington, Delaware, has reopened about a week after it was closed by the city over a nearby shooting that wounded six people. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the doors of Bill's Deli Market opened Tuesday to shouts of joy from waiting neighbors. After the April 7 shooting, city Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver called the store a "carnival" for criminal behavior. It was cited several times this past year for nuisance issues. But residents called it a haven, a place where employees babysit area kids and let customers settle tabs when their paychecks clear. Authorities said the shop closed as a "public safety precaution." It was given a week to provide abatement plans. An agreement between it and police includes shunning loiterers and discouraging criminal activity. ___ Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com