CROSSWORDS MAVEN CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY SHORTLY AFTER PUZZLE CELEBRATES ITS, TOO
Philadelphia crossword constructor Bernice Gordon celebrated her birthday on Saturday and will have one of her puzzles published in The New York Times this week. The first puzzle appeared on Dec. 21, 1913.
POLICE SORTING OUT DETAILS OF VIOLENT SUSPECT'S DEATH
State police have been trying to determine whether Donald Tolbert shot himself or was killed by police to end a four-hour crime string on Saturday. Police say Tolbert was accused of sexual assault, killed another woman, robbed a store and stole guns and a car before he was fatally shot as officers closed in.
ONE DEAD, TWO HURT WHEN BALCONY COLLAPSES IN PHILADELPHIA
Authorities say the 22-year-old man, who died of severe head and neck injuries in the fall late Saturday, was attending a party in the city's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood when the balcony gave way. Two women, also in their 20s, suffered broken bones in their backs.
ATTORNEY WANTS PSYCHIATRIC EXAM FOR HUSBAND ACCUSED IN CRAIGLIST KILLING
The lawyer for 22-year-old Elytte Barbour wants the evaluation to determine whether Barbour is competent to stand trial. Barbour and his 19-year-old wife, Miranda, are being held without bail on charges they killed Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton on Nov. 11, after luring the man to Selinsgrove with an online want ad.
EAGLES RECEIVER OFFERING $50,000 FOR INFORMATION ON BURGLARY OF HIS PHILADELPHIA HOME
Police say the burglary happened while DeSean Jackson was out of town on vacation. Police say at least $250,000 in cash and jewelry was taken from the home, along with a handgun.