| Oct 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore.
On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves.
His mother's right eye was...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Singe marks still scar the wall of the Canton grocery store where Stanislaw Ptak spent his final night outside. The homeless man died six months ago after he accidentally set himself on fire while lighting a cigarette.
The rowhouse on Pitcher Street...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Just beyond the stands at the south end of Lincoln Financial Field, the wide lanes of I-95 had become a parking lot by early afternoon on Sunday, a parking lot interrupted by the more than occasional muffled collision.
Inside the stadium, there was...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of a movement to experiment with free open online courses, but the undertaking, as its own researchers are finding out, has yielded mixed results.
While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Four people died of hypothermia in the Bay Area in a cold snap that is expected to bring rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to Southern California.
Three of the Northern California victims died on the street in San Jose, including one under an...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:45 AM
The holiday weekend was pretty much a washout, especially if you tried to get in some outdoor home decorating or pick up that Christmas tree.
But shoppers should have sunshine to look forward to this week, because forecasters say good weather is...
| Nov 22, 2013
Pink was a suspect favorite color for 4-year-old boys in 1968, tie-dyed hippies and psychedelic Peter Max notwithstanding. Actually, anybody groovy had no standing at all in our household of a Baptist preacher, his choir-director wife, and four well-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:46 AM
SCRANTON, Pa. — The body of a 23-year-old Harleysville-area man was recovered from Lake Wallenpaupack in Pike County Sunday afternoon.
Benjamin Culton of Upper Salford Township had been in one of two canoes occupied by a total of seven people who...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said.
David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A 50-year-old man who died on Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood is the second person to succumb to cold temperatures in Cook County this season, officials said today.
Daniel Badillo, whose home address was not available, was found Saturday on...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 PM
An ex-con's efforts to hide from police are apparently what killed him.
Nicholas Vampran had recently been paroled after serving four years for several crimes, including burglary. On Wednesday, Derby Police were chasing the 35-year-old, who was a suspect...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows.
The data come...