Philadelphia News for April 26th 2013

Researchers track the 'northernization' of Philly's unusual accent; 'wooder
“Certain changes have continued in the same direction over 100 years and everybody's doing it,” said Bill Labov, who has studied the Philadelphia accent since 1971 and recorded hundreds of native speakers born between 1888 and 1992 and living in More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. NY Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers are in the midst of perhaps their best stretch of hockey this season. Unfortunately for them, it was far too late. The strong run continued in Thursday's home finale at the Wells Fargo Center, as rookie defenseman Oliver More…

NY Islanders fall to Philadelphia Flyers, drop to eighth in Eastern Conference
PHILADELPHIA ??? John Tavares fueled the Islanders’ surprising run to the playoffs. He’d like to help them get one more win before the regular season ends. Not even Tavares’ 28th goal of the season was enough in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2-1 win over the … More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
However, the new Philadelphia centerfielder tried to downplay how severe his left quad injury really was. "Just numb from the icing," Revere said after Philadelphia's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's getting better. More…

Fantasy Football – Offseason Primers: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are starting over with Chip Kelly, but what does that mean for Fantasy stars like Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin? More…

Pirates-Phillies Preview
Cliff Lee may need some help from the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies if they're going to keep that from happening. Starling Marte will try to continue his hot hitting at the top of the lineup and help the Pirates to a third straight win over the More…

Philadelphia Police seek assault suspects, one 10 -12 years old
PHILADELPHIA – April 25, 2013 (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are looking for three young suspects in an assault, with one described as being 10 to 12 years old. The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd in the 3300 block of North 16th … More…

Six Must-Do Philadelphia Festivals This Spring & Beyond
PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — From spring until fall, Philadelphia hosts a variety of festivals that music fans and culture vultures will consider must-dos, must-sees and must-hears. For music fans, there's the second-annual Budweiser More…

New York Islanders (24-16-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-22-3), 7 pm (ET)
The Philadelphia Flyers won't get a chance to spoil the New York Islanders' playoff chances on Thursday, but they will aim for a fifth win in six games in the final contest at Wells Fargo Center this season. The lockout-shortened season has seen a More…

Philadelphia Eagles Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update
By leaps and bounds, this is the most important and intriguing draft for the Philadelphia Eagles since Andy Reid made Donovan McNabb his first draft choice 14 years ago. Not only is this the first time the Eagles are selecting in the top five since … More…

Why Philadelphia Should Just Go Bankrupt Already
As a lifelong resident of the area, a native of Germantown, a product of the Philadelphia public schools, a supporter of Mayor Nutter, and a huge fan of the city, I hope Shedlock is right. Mayor Nutter should move the city into bankruptcy. He would be … More…

Philadelphia abortion doctor won't testify in murder trial
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia abortion provider won't testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial. Dr. Kermit Gosnell's decision follows five weeks of prosecution evidence. Defense lawyer Jack McMahon has done his work by challenging More…

Researchers track evolution of Philly's odd accent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Will Philly no longer be a place where residents drink wooder and root for the Iggles? Gid eowt! A University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor says the Southern-inflected sound of the Philadelphia dialect is moving toward a … More…

Philadelphia Eagles select Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick
lanejohnson310gettyThe Philadelphia Eagles have selected Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Pros: Very quick and athletic tackle who gets in his set off the snap in a hurry. Has the best pass-blocking kick-step … More…

Gaby Sanchez helps Pirates rally past slumping Phillies
On Thursday, it was Gaby Sanchez, who homered and drove in three runs, and Garrett Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 comeback victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies. "You don't try to explain it More…

US bars Castro's daugther from visiting Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday. Mariela Castro had been More…

Jury returns Monday for Philadelphia abortion…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury won't hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges that he killed a woman and four viable babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell decided Wednesday not to testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial. More…

Philadelphia's Enoch Smith guilty of rape, promoting prostitution, other charges
Enoch Smith. Philadelphia's Enoch Smith is accused of being a pimp and a rapist. He is on trial this week in Doylestown. Enoch Smith. Enoch Smith in his Bucks County prison mug shot. Related YouTube Video. Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:00 pm More…

Caught on Camera: Kids Pull Handgun on Girl, Adult
A 10-year old Philadelphia boy turned himself in to police after video shows him. NBC10.com – Nefertiti Jaquez. A 10-year old Philadelphia boy turned himself in to police after video shows him pointing waving a gun at people. He’s home now after it … More…

Philadelphia's Sharrif Floyd goes to Vikings – Philly.com
NEW YORK – Sharrif Floyd, who first made his name playing football for a high school on Bustleton Avenue – George Washington High, in the Philadelphia Public League – was picked 23d overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota More…

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