Paula Bohovesky, 16, is pictured here in an undated photo. (Bohovesky family photo) New York state lawmakers are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to block the release of a man convicted in the 1980 murder of a 16-year-old girl in a crime so depraved it stunned law enforcement and shook a close-knit community to its core. Paula Bohovesky, an aspiring actress and high school honor student, was beaten, sexually assaulted and stabbed to death as she walked home from a local library in the quiet hamlet of Pearl River, N.Y., a village 40 miles north of New York City. A jury convicted Richard LaBarbera and Robert McCain of second-degree murder in 1981, and the two men were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison – the toughest sentence possible at that time. On Wednesday, a parole board of Cuomo appointees informed Bohovesky’s family that LaBarbera will be released in July – a move that shocked victim advocates, state lawmakers and the girl’s mother, who said in a … [Read more...] about Calls mount for Cuomo to block imminent release of convicted child killer
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MARPLE NEWTOWN, PA – Two Marple Newtown area kids will take the stage next week as part of the Upper Darby Summer stage's production of "Annie, Jr." Katie Till of Newtown Square and Kristina Goldhorn of Marple will star as Annie and Miss Hannigan, respectively, in the production. Shows will be held July 5, July 6, and July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. A special evening show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 6. Dylan Rooney of Springfield will play Oliver Warbucks, his secretary, Grace Farrell will be played by Upper Darby's Rylee Curry, and Sandy the dog will be played by Molly Murphy of Havertown. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "Annie, Jr." is a story about friendship and the power of a positive attitude. Set in New York City in the 1930s, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a difficult childhood. With the support of her friends Annie is … [Read more...] about Marple, Newtown Square Kids Starring In ‘Annie, Jr.’
So, the last time I wished Andy Rooney was still alive and available for a virtual interview, the year was 2012. Curiously, Clint Eastwood was interviewing an empty chair up on stage in front of a bunch enthusiastic elderly white folks (and research shows at least half of 'em were probably missing at least 50% of their teeth.) Today, that seems so "good ole days." Andy would have been 100-years old last month. And with the legendary curmudgeon unavailable, I went with a stated opinion from former President, George W. Bush. And even though Bush did invade the wrong sovereign nation, thought Malaria was a country, and almost helped the U.S. economy go el Busto; these days I'm guilty I didn't show the ole artist a little more love. President Bush has reflected "(He) hoped the ship (current state of the republic) would right itself" but indicated "he might not live to see the day." And it's too bad; President Bush never seemed to be part of a crime syndicate, we weren't prone to tracking … [Read more...] about Andy Rooney Returns (Just in Time)
In celebration of Mother's Day, last week we asked for your mother-daughter lookalike photos. The response was overwhelming. Earlier this week we shared some of our favorites. But because additional photos came in that were too good not to share, we're decided to show you some more. So here it is: 13 more amazing mother-daughter lookalikes from Bucks County: Katelyn Hornung of Feasterville sent us this picture of her and her mom, Nancy. Katelyn says: "We are a little over 21 years a part. We have always been close, but over the past few years we have grown much closer... as I welcomed two beautiful daughters of my own into the world. She is my biggest supporter. My mom is the most selfless person I know. She would do anything for anyone or anything. She is always there for me when I need her and I hope to have the same relationships with my daughters too. We are constantly told that we look like sisters. At 15 it drove me nuts, but now I appreciate it being in my 30's!" This is mom … [Read more...] about 13 More Uncanny Mom-Daughter Lookalikes From Bucks Co.