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…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Mayors of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown weigh in on Romney's running mate.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Democratic National Committee Rapid Response Team issued a release on Sunday featuring statements from three Pennsylvania mayors – Philadelphia's Michael Nutter, Pittsburgh's Luke Ravenstahl and Allentown's Ed Pawlowski – on Mitt Romney's choice of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: "If there was any doubt that Mitt Romney was the wrong choice for people in Philadelphia and cities across this country, today’s pick of Paul Ryan as a running mate makes it crystal clear just how wrong his priorities are. The Romney Ryan budget is an attack on our most precious resource, the very people who make up the fabric of this country: our parents, our children, our soldiers and our seniors. "Paul Ryan is the…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman says ringleaders lived lavish lifestyles.
[This article was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7] Five people have been arrested and warrants issued for 17 others in an elaborate scheme to defraud Comcast of more than $2.4 million between April 2011 and April 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. The district attorney's office said Alston Buchanan, 28; Leighton Harrell, 26; Kendall Singleton, 26; and Richard Justin Spraggins, 29, all of Philadelphia; and Nicholas Caputo, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va., were "top members of an elaborate criminal organization" that led Comcast customers to make one-time payments to them in exchange for a one-time reduction in their Comcast service bills. "This is a corrupt organization involving a number of individuals …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Amtrak's plan for the Northeast Corridor could take you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes. Is it worth the project's $151 billion price tag?
Amtrak’s latest East Coast high-speed train plan could get you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes, according to Philly.com. The faster service is part of a major plan that would: What do you think? Is this worth the money?
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The rapper, known for his Philadelphia roots, formerly owned a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township. Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, pleaded guilty to not filing income tax returns between 2003 and 2005
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, who used to own a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township until it went into foreclosure, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to pay income taxes between 2003 and 2005. Grant was ordered to report to prison on Sept. 12, 2012. The U.S. District Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has Grant listed with a Lansdale mailing address. Grant, 38, bought 1383 Steven Lane in Towamencin in February 2001 for $316,500, according to Montgomery County property records. It was bought by U.S. Bank N.A. in September 2010. According to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney, Grant pleaded guilty on August 9, 2011 to failing to file …
Monday, June 18, 2012
AAA says prices are the lowest they've been since January.
Gas prices have fallen below $3.50 a gallon for the first time since January, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported this week. “Not since late-January of this year have we seen gas prices in the Philadelphia area below the $3.50 per gallon mark,” said Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Now that crude oil has settled in the $80 range, down from a triple digit highs this spring, gas prices are shifting downward as well. Analysts believe the recent drop in prices will likely last through the summer months and could potentially drop to the $3.00 to $3.25 per gallon range in some areas.” According to the release, the average price for gas in the Philadelphia region fell six cents last week, following a drop…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A cigarette butt with the man's DNA was found on the scene by Limerick Police, documenting the evidence necessary to bring the burglar to justice.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The following clip comes from Carl Hessler Jr. of The Pottstown Mercury: NORRISTOWN – A judge, referring to the significance of DNA evidence that linked a Philadelphia man to a cigarette butt left behind by a Limerick burglar, sent the man to state prison. “He doesn’t want you to hear that 190 billion to 1 that he was in the house. A jury didn’t convict him with circumstantial evidence… but with evidence his DNA was in the house,” Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill said Monday as he sentenced James Francis DePaul to 6½ to 18 years in a state correctional facility in connection with the Dec. 17, 2008, break-in at a home on Metka Road in Limerick. DePaul, 26, of Lawndale Avenue, was convicted by a jury in October of charges of …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Royersford Resident, 20-Year Pancreatic Cancer Survivor, to Speak at PurpleStride Philadelphia on Nov. 5
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The following press release and photos was sent in by Robin Warshaw of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Philadelphia Affiliate: ROYERSFORD, PA - At 36, Nan Moyer had two young children and was taking college courses. When she developed a backache, her doctor said it was from stress and the rigors of being in school. She started exercising, but the backache persisted. Further exams finally turned up the cause: Moyer had pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cancer killer in the U.S. That was in 1991. Initially, Moyer had two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. A year later, the cancer returned and she had a third surgery. After that, recalls the Royersford woman, “I had different consults that said, ‘There’s nothing more …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Some things you may or may not know about the day of our Independence can be found here.
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, will be celebrated today all over the country in honor of the men who fought for the United States' freedom. Here are a few things you may or may not know about the holiday... 1. July 2 was originally anticipated as what would be Independence Day. See this letter by John Adams to his wife, Abagail: "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and …