Archive: October, 2012
Look what Chris Christie started by postponing Halloween until Monday on account of Sandy ...
Nether Providence Township in Delaware County says it has decided to "move" Halloween trick-or-treating to Saturday. A statement on its website reads: "This event has been postponed for the safety of the children of the community. There are still a number of downed trees and power lines, power outages, and road closures, as well as storm debris cleanup taking place throughout the Township. Your family’s cooperation is greatly appreciated."
I don't know where the government got all this power to move holidays around, but I do know that there are now at least three Halloweens on my radar.
elaware County clocked 3,286 storm-related incidents during Hurricane Sandy, including downed trees and flooded roadways, but there were no reports of any serious injuries during the storm, according to County Emergency Services director Ed Truitt.
Delaware County clocked 3,286 storm-related incidents during Hurricane Sandy, including downed trees and flooded roadways, but there were no reports of any serious injuries during the storm, according to County Emergency Services director Ed Truitt.
Darby Borough Council President Janice Davis burst through the front doors of the emergency shelter at the Darby Community Center this morning with a bone to pick with Hurricane Sandy.
"The only thing I'm uspet about through this whole storm is my goddarn Obama sign blew away!" she said. "I'm upset! I'm mad about it!"
The fact that Davis' only gripe about Sandy was a missing sign illustrates just how little damage the flood-prone borough suffered during the storm.
Ram's Head Tavern in Clifton Heights describes itself as, "Where great minds come to meet" ... and, apparently, toast Sandy by raising a 40 oz. bottle of godawful Hurricane malt liquor.
Hey, why not?
Can't wait for the March drink specials.
A former Colwyn Borough cop who Tasered a juvenile while the boy was handcuffed and shackled in a holding cell earlier this year was found not guilty of simple assault and official oppression this morning in Delaware County Court.
Trevor Parham never denied he Tased the teen but said his act was not criminal. His lawyer, Thomas Fitzpatrick, said what they've maintained from the beginning is that Parham's actions were departmental and not criminal issues.
"This case had been used as a political football," Fitzpatrick said.
A man was killed in Upper Darby this morning by another man who used a 12-inch dagger emblazoned with a serpent, wings and a deformed face to stab his victim 12 times, police said.
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police were called to South Cedar Avenue where they found a man in his 30s with eight stab wounds to his chest, two to his his back and two to his arms, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene but a witness was able to describe the suspect to police, who later found the alleged assailant hiding barefoot about three blocks away from the scene, police said. He is expected to be charged with murder.
The Upper Darby house of a local strip club promoter was targeted over the weekend by two armed invaders who terrorized the man's girlfriend and child and ran off with $60,000 in cash, according to police.
The 40-year-old victim, whose name was not released, is a promoter for Club Onyx on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, a venue which bills itself as the "No. 1 urban adult strip club in your city," according to the establishment's website.
"The victim has nothing to do with the ownership of the club but he promotes these pole-dancing strip shows and brings in all these strippers from all over the country," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "We hear it's so busy on the nights he runs these shows that it would take you 20 minutes in line to get to the bathroom."
Apparently, Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan Josey, recently fired for sucker-punching a woman in the face, and Colwyn police Cpl. Trevor Parham, charged with Tasering a 17-year-old while he was handcuffed in a jail cell then texting a "lol" about the incident to another cop, are like BFFs or something, according to NBC10:
It turns out the two officers are friends, and have known each other for 30 years, according to Parham. Parham revealed this while speaking with NBC10 after his court appearance on Monday. The former Colwyn Borough Police Officer is accused of tasering a handcuffed teen prisoner.
Both men also have similar extracurricular activities. Josey runs a production company, "Brothers In Blue," and played a detective in the 2011 movie "Operation: Get Rid of Pinky," a gym instructor in the 2010 movie "Sure Looks Good" and a lawyer in the 2011 movie "Love and Litigation," according to his IMDB profile. Parham is a filmmaker who can be seen in the below video.