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September 28, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 29-year-old woman was killed Friday night when she was run over by a SEPTA bus in front of her 8-year-old son in South Philadelphia, police said. About 7:25, a Route 27 bus was making a left turn from southbound South 15th Street onto Washington Avenue when the mother, her child, and an adult male friend attempted to cross Washington in front of the bus, said Capt. Anthony Ginaldi, a police spokesman. "They knew the bus was in motion. They tried to outrun the bus," Ginaldi said.
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September 18, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested in connection with an off-duty incident in which authorities say he hit a car driven by a Drexel University student, then threw the student's phone off a bridge when he tried to call 911. Tayon Moore, 31, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief, and theft by unlawful taking, all misdemeanors, police said. Law enforcement officials said that at 1:12 a.m. June 24, Moore - who was off duty and driving his mother's Chrysler 300 - rear-ended the student on the 3400 block of Chestnut Street.
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September 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis and Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writers
The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores and student athletes over the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss just days before the school year is to begin. "Council Rock offers its sincere condolences to the families of these students and to all who are grieving this terrible loss," Mark Klein, superintendent of the Council Rock School District, said in a statement posted Sunday on its website. The three were identified as Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher.
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August 15, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
PHILADELPHIA Police Officer Seth Stellfox, 33, was always looking for an adventure. The cross-country trip he took on his new Harley-Davidson Sportster during the last few weeks was all he had talked about for months, his mother, Jane Stellfox, 67, said yesterday. He rode the motorcycle thousands of miles from his Philadelphia home to see sights in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and throughout the Midwest, chronicling his trip in photos he posted on his Instagram page. "He recently got the motorcycle, and that was the joy of his life," Jane Stellfox said.
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July 15, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ARTISTS in older times often painted skulls or sculpted skeletons to remind the masses that they're mortal. Something like that sort of happened on Friday by accident, about noon, on a busy road in Bucks County, when a corpse fell out of a coroner's office van, laid out for all to see. "Just when I thought I've seen everything. That's a dead body on a stretcher that launched out of the back of a coroner's vehicle in Feasterville," eyewitness Jerry Bradley wrote on his Facebook page after snapping a photo.
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July 14, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SOMEONE IN Southwest Philly needs to start snitching. Because someone knows how the Gesner Street fire started in the wee hours of July 5, destroying eight homes, taking the lives of four tots and injuring the mother who tried to save them. Neighbors have said they heard fireworks going off just before the inferno erupted. Its heat melted siding off homes across the street. But none of the residents I spoke with would even speculate about who might have caused the fire. "Whoever did it, it was an accident," said a neighbor.
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July 11, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County couple were arrested Wednesday in an April hit-and-run accident in which an 18-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured. Adrienne McCrea, 25, not only fled the scene, but later traveled to Virginia and sold her pickup truck to hide evidence of the accident on Chester Pike in Ridley Park, officials said. Her boyfriend, Ty Winsheimer, 31, helped her hide her truck, said District Attorney Jack Whelan. The victim, Christopher Brooks of Ridley Township, had several bones broken and was treated for life-threatening injuries.
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July 9, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Berwyn woman was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning while on a jog in State College, near Pennsylvania State University. At noon Monday, Eva O'Brian was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a hospital representative said. She has severe brain, pelvic, and leg injuries, according to a CaringBridge website set up by family and friends. The accident occurred at Atherton Street and Park Avenue around 9:45 a.m., according to a release from the State College Police Department.
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July 1, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT SOUNDED like a shotgun blast and was equally deadly - an entire ton of rolled-up metal plummeting from the front of a Rita's Water Ice onto the sidewalk of Girard Avenue. Wynter Larkin was 3 years old. If she had been standing anywhere else in the world at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, even a couple of feet away, she might still be smiling as brightly as in the photo that was circulating yesterday. Instead, Larkin was crushed by the 2,000-pound security gate after it somehow became dislodged from the building in Brewerytown.
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