April 6, 2013
A 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the city's Parkside section Thursday night, police said. The man was riding south on Belmont Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound red Dodge Durango making a left turn onto Parkside Avenue, police said. The motorcyclist was taken the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he later died, police said. The accident is under investigation. - Robert Moran
April 2, 2013 |
BEIJING - An explosion killed six workers Monday at a coal mine in northeast China where 28 miners were killed in a similar accident just three days earlier, state media reported. The explosion at the mine outside the city of Baishan in Jilin province left 11 other miners missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The cause of the most recent accident was under investigation, and it wasn't clear why work had restarted at the mine so soon after last week's deadly blast. Further south, an explosion at the Xinyu Group Iron Works smashed its 100-ton No. 2 furnace, killing four people and leaving 32 injured Monday, Xinhua said.
March 22, 2013 |
A Philadelphia physician, Noreen Lewis, was awarded $11.4 million by a Philadelphia jury against Central City Toyota for alleged mechanical failure of a rented 2006 Toyota minivan in which the doctor was injured in an accident. The jury awarded an additional $4.3 million to five members of Lewis' family who were passengers when the vehicle's ball joint mechanically failed and rolled down a ravine in New York State on March 8, 2008, said Lewis' attorney Thomas J. Duffy. Lewis, of the 1200 block of Poplar Street, rented the minivan from PhillyCarShare, a car-sharing organization, which was not found liable or negligent.
March 21, 2013
An investigation into a 2011 hit-and-run that left a man dead ended Tuesday with the surrender of a Northeast Philadelphia man. Robert Sickman, 26, was charged with driving under the influence and accident involving death in the April 2011 accident that killed William McCue, 28, of Port Richmond, police said. McCue was struck while crossing Richmond Street and died at the scene. The vehicle continued without stopping, fleeing north on Richmond Street. Police found the vehicle the next morning.
March 20, 2013 |
An investigation into a 2011 hit-and-run came to a close today as a Northeast Philadelphia man surrendered himself to police. Robert Sickman, 26, was charged with D.U.I. and accident involving death in the April 2011 accident that killed a Port Richmond man, police said. William McCue, 28, died at the scene after he was struck while crossing Richmond Street. The vehicle continued without stopping, fleeing northbound on Richmond Street. Police found the vehicle the next morning.
March 20, 2013
A 54-year-old Winslow Township man has been charged in the hit-and-run death late Saturday in the township of an immigrant from Africa, authorities said Monday. An anonymous tip led investigators to Joseph D. Thornton's home, where they found his 1992 Pontiac Grand Am with visible damage Sunday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Thornton, of Mary Court, was charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He was being held in Camden County Jail on $185,000 bail.
March 19, 2013 |
FORMER EAGLES wide receiver Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida, his agent said. The 10-year NFL veteran, currently a free agent, won't suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead, said Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth's agent. "He's going to be OK. He has some burns, but he's going to be fine," Rosenhaus said. "He will be able to continue his NFL career.
March 12, 2013 |
OMA, Japan - At the remote northwestern tip of a snowy peninsula, beyond a small road of fishing shacks and empty one-story homes, 600 construction workers and engineers are building a brand-new nuclear plant for a country still recovering from the most severe atomic accident since Chernobyl. The main reactor building is already at its full height, though draped in heavy fabric to protect it from the wind and freezing temperatures. A 500-foot crane swivels overhead. A completed power line stretches along a nearby ridge, where it might one day carry electricity down the peninsula and back toward the Japanese mainland.
March 11, 2013 |
WARREN, Ohio - A sport-utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing five boys and a girl, the state highway patrol said. The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road and overturned just south of the city of Warren, about 16 miles west of the Pennsylvania border, Lt. Anne Ralston said. Investigators say it came to rest upside down in the swamp and sank with five of the victims trapped inside.