November 3, 2013 |
HADDONFIELD Cameron P. Lyon had reached his goal of having "a reputable, highly regarded tree care company and a loving family to share it with," his web page said. His work and safety precautions were widely praised across the leafy borough, especially on Woodland Avenue, where he had pruned and removed several trees. This week, residents on the street teared up upon learning of Lyon's accidental death on the job Thursday. Some gathered outside to share the news and remember him. Lyon, operator of Lyon & Son Tree Service in Barrington, was working in the 400 block of Chews Landing Road shortly after 8 a.m. when he fell from a tree, acting Police Chief Ted Stuessy said Friday.
November 1, 2013 |
A BICYCLIST injured in an accident yesterday morning on Martin Luther King Drive got some help from a good Samaritan - Mayor Nutter. The accident happened about 9 a.m. near Sweetbriar Drive. Police said the 63-year-old man was biking in a crosswalk when he was struck by a Ford Focus, causing him to get hit by a second vehicle. Nutter's special assistant, Lauren Walker, drove past the accident and called to alert the mayor, who takes the route to work. When Nutter arrived on the scene, he said, the cyclist was lying in the road, bleeding.
October 11, 2013
WE HERE at Tattle are a nostalgic, sentimental lot. We often find ourselves pining for the good old days - circa 2007 - when Paris Hilton was the center of the universe. So we are pleased to lead today's column with La Hilton, who hasn't yet quite gotten with the program when it comes to using the telephone. Paris was doing a phone interview Thursday morning with disc jockey Bob Dumas , who works for a station in the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina (which says all you need to know about her current buzz-worthiness)
September 29, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia police sergeant involved in an off-duty car crash that killed another driver was charged Friday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, the District Attorney's Office said. Sgt. Thomas Winkis, 45, a 21-year veteran of the department, also was charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
September 27, 2013 |
Relatives of a 55-year-old man who died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident with an off-duty Philadelphia police officer held a vigil Wednesday night to demand that the officer face criminal charges. The accident at State Road and Ashburner Street in Northeast Philadelphia occurred Sept. 14, and David Farries died three days later at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The officer, who has not been officially identified, was treated at the same hospital. The District Attorney's Office is investigating the accident and has said it was awaiting toxicology reports for both drivers and other investigative conclusions before deciding whether the officer would be charged.
September 26, 2013 |
A report by an anti-fracking group found an increased incidence of traffic accidents, arrests and sexually transmitted infections in rural Pennsylvania counties where Marcellus Shale drilling was most intense. The analysis of state data from 2005 to 2011 by Food & Water Watch showed heavy truck crashes increased 7.2 percent compared to a 12.4 percent decline in areas unaffected by drilling; disorderly conduct arrests increased 17.1 percent compared to a 12.7 percent increase in areas outside the shale-gas play; and the number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases increased 32.4 percent in drilling areas, compared to a 20.1 percent elsewhere.
August 17, 2013 |
After being convicted of what is believed to be the only third-degree murder charge based on speeding in Pennsylvania, a Bucks County man was sentenced Thursday to eight to 25 years in prison for a drag-racing crash that killed a 9-year-old girl and maimed her grandmother. "If I could trade places with them, I would do it, I would do it right now," Drew Bodden, 38, told the family before his sentencing, his voice cracking. "I am sorry to the deepest depths of my soul. " Bodden, of Plumstead, drove his souped-up Mustang more than 140 m.p.h.
August 8, 2013 |
THE NIGHT after last month's Brickyard 400, Tony Stewart's sprint car flipped five times during a race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. Stewart was not injured. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion wasn't as lucky Monday night. Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg in an accident during a sprint-car race on Southern Iowa Speedway's dirt track. He had surgery early yesterday at a Des Moines hospital and remained there for observation. His team, Stewart-Haas Racing, also said he would need a second operation but did not reveal other details.
August 4, 2013 |
A terrible accident. That's how police are describing the death of 30-year-old woman who plunged early Friday from a 12th-floor balcony at a posh waterfront apartment building in South Philadelphia. The woman - who worked at Club Risque but whose name police have not released - dropped her cellphone about 4 a.m. from a friend's balcony at the Dockside condominiums on the 700 block of South Christopher Columbus Blvd. The phone had fallen onto a neighbor's patio eight floors below, police said.
July 30, 2013 |
An off-duty South Jersey police officer died Saturday night after losing control of his motorcycle and getting struck by a pickup truck driven by a Burlington County detective, New Jersey State Police said. Moorestown Officer Craig Berner, 52, lost control of his 1995 Honda about 10 p.m. on Burlington County Route 614, also known as Westfield Road, in the township, police said. After Berner fell from his motorcycle, which was traveling east on Route 614, he landed in a westbound lane, where he was struck by a Ford F-150 driven by William McGovern, 60, of Mount Laurel.