Philadelphia News for April 25th 2013

Concierge Auctions Sells Exquisite 10+/- Acre English Manor Just Outside
Situated just 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, five bidders competed to own this expansive and luxurious property at 265 Abrahams Lane. The sale was conducted in cooperation with listing agent Eva McKendrick and buyer's agent Dana Hospodar, both of

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
Biddle, a 21-year-old Philadelphia native, took a perfect game into the seventh inning for Double-A Reading and finished the night with 16 strikeouts in seven innings. On Tuesday, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked who Biddle reminded him the

Philadelphia Flyers Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims With
The Bruins matched up against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night in Philly, and the host team honored the city of Boston in a touching pregame ceremony. The Flyers' pregame tribute included inspiring photos from last week's tragedy >> Boston Bruins

Bucks act like 76ers in running out of gas against Heat
The Philadelphia 76ers could have faced the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs with five more wins. However, the Sixers would have likely done what they always do against the Heat — hang around for three quarters before falling apart when it counts.

2nd child of Philadelphia 'prayer-healing' couple dies – Digital Journal
CBS Philadelphia reports that Catherine Schaible, 43, and her 44-year-old husband Herbert Schaible were convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son Kent. They were sentenced to 10 years’ probation and were ordered …

If, And, But: The Philadelphia Eagles Will Be in the Playoffs in 2013
And: Another new-look Philadelphia defense adjusts to coordinator Billy Davis and his 3-4 schemes. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox moves to right end and free agent nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga (49ers) takes over in the middle. Defensive end Trent Cole

Gosnell set to defend against grisly charges – WorldNetDaily
PHILADELPHIA ??? The defense is going to get its turn when the Kermit Gosnell murder trial resumes this week. A gag order put in place by trial Judge Jeffrey Minehart prevents the defense from saying who will be called as witnesses in Gosnell’s defense.

Brian Shaw Considered 'Early Front-Runner" for Philadelphia 76ers
Jan 21, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Jeff Pendergraph and assistant coach Jim Boylen and assistant head coach Brian Shaw during the game.

What's next for the Flyers?
It was the kind of game that validates Paul Holmgren's opinion of the Philadelphia Flyers, even despite their disappointment this season. "I still really like our team," Holmgren said when we chatted last week. On Tuesday night, they shared another

Luke Joeckel: I'd fit into Philadelphia Eagles' offense
NEW YORK — It's hard to imagine the Philadelphia Eagles getting the opportunity to draft Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel at fourth overall. After all, many experts believe Joeckel will go to the Kansas City Chiefs with Thursday night's first pick

Defense's turn in Philly abortion clinic murder trial; judge tosses 3 of 8
PHILADELPHIA ??? A Philadelphia abortion provider won’t testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial, leaving jurors to weigh five weeks of prosecution evidence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with killing four babies allegedly born alive …

Artist chosen for Philadelphia statue of boxer Joe Frazier
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An artist has been chosen to create a Philadelphia statue in honor of late hometown boxing great Joe Frazier. Mayor Michael Nutter said in a statement Wednesday that Lawrence Nowlan will create the statue to be erected by spring

Philadelphia abortion doctor cleared on three counts still faces death penalty
Gosnell has been in prison since a 2011 grand jury report that described his outdated West Philadelphia clinic as “a house of horrors.” Common pleas judge Jeffrey Minehart had ruled Tuesday that prosecutors over the past month failed to make a case on …

Locke allows 2 hits in 6 innings, Sanchez homers off Hamels to lead Pirates
Locke pitched six strong innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over Philadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday night. “That's his best big league performance,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Locke, who

Ryan Lochte Responds to Philadelphia Anchors' Laughter (Video
The Olympic medalist's response to news anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones:

Car Torn in Half in Deadly High-Speed Crash | NBC 10 Philadelphia
A 21-year-old man died after his friend crashed his car into a utility pole early this morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
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Strangelove's Makes Its Debut Tonight — Grub Street Philadelphia
The latest from gastropub empire builders Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida replaces the shuttered Butcher & the Brewer.
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Philadelphia Record Seen as Deal Talk Bars Public: Muni Credit
Philadelphia, which has the lowest credit grade among the five most-populous U.S. cities, is planning its largest general-obligation issue on record after holding an unprecedented closed-door conference to draw buyers. Municipal officials last week

Pa. judge defends church aide's trial, conviction
PHILADELPHIA — A judge is defending her decisions in the trial of the first Catholic Church official in the United States to be charged and convicted in the cover-up of the priest abuse scandal. Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks gun regulations at Yale University
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The man who created the “Sandy Hook Principles” says safe streets should get just as much attention in America as safe airplanes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, in a speech Monday at Yale University, called on lawmakers and