Friday, April 5, 2013
Risa Ferman says it could reduce violence in Montco.
Friday, April 5
Delaware Valley politicians ban together to fight to get tougher gun laws. The district attorneys in the Greater Philadelphia area have put their heads together to find ways to restrict illegal weapons in the region. Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney, told Nesworks that "the legislation could also help reduce violence in [Montgomery County] areas." According to a report by WHYY, Ferman has "joined a bipartisan contingent of lawmakers to discuss new state legislation setting a mandatory minimum two-year sentence for illegally carrying a firearm in Philadelphia." To read the full report and all the bill entails, visit the Newsworks story here.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Philadelphia-born, Jenkintown-raised Cooper is up for Best Actor.
As viewers make the popcorn and snuggle up on the couch, Bradley Cooper is likely checking his tux, checking the limo times and stretching for a long walk down the red carpet. The Oscars are this Sunday. The awards will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Up for best actor is the Montgomery County-born and -raised Bradley Cooper. His work in "Silver Linings Playbook" has helped to net the flick eight nominees including best actor, best actress (his co-star Jennifer Lawrence), best picture and best director (David O. Russell). The Philadelphia-based flick was a nice return home for the local man, who grew up in Jenkintown and graduated from Germantown Academy. He said he is looking forward to Oscar night, but win or lose is proud of the movie. "I …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Planning a wedding in the Philadelphia region? The TLC show 'Four Weddings' is casting couples.
TLC is casting for their show "Four Weddings" in the Philadelphia area. Whether you're planning a large extravagant wedding, or a small intimate affair, brides that are planning a wedding within an hour of Philadelphia and through May 2013 "are asked to meet the show’s casting directors at the Philadelphia Bridal Expo on the Delaware," according to an article in the Pottstown Mercury. The Expo will be held on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Brides who are chosen to appear on the show have the chance to win a fantasy honeymoon if their wedding is voted the best of all four presented in an hourlong episode." Learn more about the casting and the bridal show here.
Connecticut's James "The Bear" McDonald pulls out a narrow victory over the three-time champ.
Philadelphia's championship drought has spread to yet another sport: New Englander James "The Bear" McDonald pulled off an upset victory in Wing Bowl 21, edging three-time champ Jonathan “Super” Squibb to take the title. One of five out-of-town ringers brought in to challenge Squibb, McDonald lived up to his bidding as the 2012 All Pro Eating Rookie of the Year and fulfilled his prediction he would out-eat Squibb for the title. “This wasn’t necessarily as intimidating as I thought, but the final result was a lot closer than I thought it would be,” McDonald said amid a rain of boos from a drunkenly partisan crowd. “I had to really push it.” McDonald built a slim lead heading into the finals and held off Squibb and Dave “U.S. Male” Goldstein…
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 traditional and famous Levis hot dogs can be found in Abington, as well as in delis around Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Levis Hot Dogs, which has been around in South Philadelphia for over 100 years, had been resurrected in Abington by Elliot Hirsch, owner of the new Levi Hot Dogs on Old York Rd. Hirsh bought Levis in 1990, but closed the business for a few years when a number of different business plans failed. A year ago, Hirsch opened the Levis Hot Dog shop in Abington, following the original Levis hot dog recipe for all beef, lean hot dogs, right out of South Philly. Hirsch, who has a background in product development, spent nearly two years testing the hot dog recipe with a number of manufacturers before finding the manufacturer that could produce hot dogs that look and taste like the ones everyone remembers. However, Hirsch also produces and sells …
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 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Several high-ranking politicos, including Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton are spending the last few days before the election in Montgomery County in a last big push to mobilize voters.
With only a few days left until the election, candidates and their proxies are making the rounds in some of the battleground states this weekend, including Pennsylvania. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, made a few campaign stops in Montgomery County this weekend – in Media on Friday and then in Norristown, West Chester, Germantown and the Northeast on Saturday. On her Saturday stops, she was accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. In Norristown on Saturday, the pair spoke to a full house at the Obama For America campaign headquarters at 1729 Markley Street. Dr. Biden thanked the crowd for their continued support and noted that Montgomery County, where she said grew up, would be key to an Obama-Biden …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' seeks contestants in the Greater Philadelphia region with local tryouts.
Do you want a chance to win a cool million? Who doesn’t? Area residents will have their shot very soon. ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with Meredith Viera is a trivia show lasting 30 minutes, airing each weekday. Guests are quizzed with randomly selected questions. If they answer correctly, they win a randomly selected amount of money. As watchers know, guests are also given some “help” through resources like “Ask the Audience” or “Jump the Question.” Contestants work their way up the ladder in order to get to the big money, and try to win exactly what the name implies: a million dollars. Are you the local quizzo champion? Do you always beat family and friends at Trivial Pursuit? If this sounds like something you can totally do, you …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The production crew behind "Terror" was kind enough to invite Patch for a first look at the new attractions, as well as a peek behind the scenes, where we met the crew responsible for the hideous monstrosities that make men scream for their mommies.
Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary has played host to "Terror Behind the Walls" for more than two decades, but this year the cast and crew is aiming to build on their world-renowned success with the addition of a new attraction called "Detritus" and a special VIP experience titled "ALONE." Detritus expands the now six-part tour into never-before-seen areas of the 200-year-old prison, including the historic prison greenhouse, a newly opened cellblock and an outdoor labyrinth. In the event that the 45-minute journey through the haunted penitentiary isn't terrifying enough, guests can also elect for the VIP experience of navigating their way through the prison - ALONE! The production crew behind "Terror" was kind enough to invite Patch…