Senate hopeful John Fetterman suffers a stroke; Schuylkill River Trail secures much-needed funding; Phillies lose late lead in loss to Dodgers
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Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Lt. Gov. John Fetterman recovers from stroke
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s top Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on the verge of a “full recovery,” announced his campaign on Sunday. Fetterman, 52, who confirmed he had been hospitalized all weekend, insisted the health emergency was not slowing down his campaign. But the stunning revelation, two days before the Pennsylvania primary, has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the Democratic front-runner’s candidacy in what could be one of the party’s best Senate pickup opportunities.
HAPPIER TRAILS: Funding announced to close Montgomery County’s last gap in the Schuylkill River Trail
Since its inception some 40 years ago, the 120-mile Schuylkill River Trail has been envisioned as a piecemeal project – built in sections. Different sections were built with different partners when the stars aligned (funding became available) with the idea that eventually the trail would stretch along the river from Philadelphia, where it meets the mighty Delaware River, to the Upper reaches of the Schuylkill River at Frackville, County of Schuylkill.
Drunk fatality lands West Norriton man in state prison
A West Norriton man is on his way to jail after admitting he was driving drunk at the time of a two-vehicle accident in Lower Gwynedd that claimed the life of a passenger in his vehicle. Gabino Lucas-Lagunes, 31, of the 1000 block of Northridge Drive, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 3 to 6 years in a state correctional facility after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide charges while driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI and reckless endangerment of another person in connection with a two-vehicle accident on May 6, 2021 which claimed the life of Jose Martinez-Diaz, 37, from Philadelphia, who was a passenger in Lucas-Lagunes’ vehicle.
Midterms 2022: What to watch for as 5 states hold primaries
Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in the US Senate primaries hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Trump made bold recommendations by supporting famed heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S. Representative Ted Budd in North Carolina. Budd, once little known, is now in a strong position to win the Republican nomination, but Oz is locked in a close primary against a former hedge fund CEO and community activist. The primaries follow a resounding victory in the May 3 contest in Ohio by Trump Senate candidate JD Vance.
Malvern woman abseiling from 10-storey building for charity
When Malvern resident Natanya Sortland jumped from the top of a 10-storey building in Lancaster a year ago, she hoped more of her fellow Chester County residents would join her. So, once again, she asks the people of Chester County to, metaphorically, come to the edge with her as she takes a second jump. Sortland’s jump involved rappelling down from the Holiday Inn in downtown Lancaster to raise money for an organization called VisionCorp that helped her after she began to lose her sight.
One on a LA sweep, Knebels, Phils let one get away
Gavin Lux atoned for an early fielding error with a two-run brace in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a four-game series sweep with a 5-4 win over the Phillies on Sunday. Cody Bellinger had a two-out triple over Corey Knebel (0-3) and Chris Taylor walked before Lux brought them both home with a brace in the right-hand corner, sparking a frenzied celebration in Chavez Gully.
McCaffery: As mismanagement and playoff losses mount, Sixers are back to where they started
Jimmy Butler demolished the 76ers in the second round of the playoffs, scoring at will, in big runs, against a variety of defenses. Then, just in case he wasn’t noticed enough, he tears them down again. “Tobias Harris? he snarled, in a filmed outburst, “at me?” Good question, as a man who’s ever tried to coach her might have said, but only with a Maine accent. While nothing in professional sports is ever that simple, Butler’s unflinching hindsight provided an interesting talking point. The short version of his gripe was that he was a 76er, preferred to stay a 76er, but in 2019 was denied the type of contract that would soon go to Harris. Thus, Butler made a cannonball in the group of free agents. And though he missed some vital issues — particularly that he was a notorious internal parasite who demanded to attend coaching meetings among other rude actions — his remark says a lot about how the Sixers got back to where they were. they started.
Television: The days of competent election coverage are over
What a difference 20 years make. At the turn of this century and for decades earlier, a column appearing on the eve of an intensely fought and all-important political primary would lead with a story about where reporters from each local news station would be deployed on the evening of the elections and the extent of global live coverage. would.