August 19, 2016
Two men were shot – one of them fatally – Wednesday afternoon in Nicetown, police said. One victim was shot in the back of the head and in the torso just before 3 p.m. at 18th and Wingohocking Streets, police said. Medics took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Police on Thursday identified the slain man as 21-year-old Basil Bellinger, of the city's West Oak Lane section. The second victim, a 26-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his head, was listed in critical condition at Einstein.
July 6, 2016 |
A 37-year-old man was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle in the city's Olney section early Monday by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence, police said. The crash occurred about 1:50 a.m. at Fifth and Ruscomb Streets. The driver, a 62-year-old man, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. His name has not yet been released. Police said he was driving his 1999 Toyota Corolla north on Fifth Street when it struck the other man, who was walking across Fifth Street.
May 27, 2016 |
A man was shot to death in Germantown overnight, and two people of interest were being questioned in the killing. The slaying happened just after 2:15 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a former supermarket near West Chelten and Wayne Avenues. The 25-year-old victim, who was shot in his chest and suffered graze wounds to his head, was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 2:50 a.m., police said. Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that officers who heard the gunshots and responded to the scene found two other people at the site.
May 9, 2016 |
Goldie and Gladys. Gladys and Goldie. Their lives and their hospital volunteer work have been as intertwined as their names. (The short version: For a while in childhood, Goldie Block was called Gladys, a popular name of the day. And the name on Gladys Cutler's birth certificate is Goldie.) For upward of six decades, they have worked to raise funds for the Women's League for Medical Research, formed in 1951 to benefit the Albert Einstein Medical Center. While other groups may garner larger grants, this group of mostly women, led for much of the time by Goldie and Gladys, worked dollar by dollar, through bingo fund-raisers and annual ad books, to raise $2.8 million for cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal care.
September 24, 2015 |
Two Philadelphia brothers, both with lengthy criminal records, allegedly engaged in a deadly argument Monday evening. Police responded to reports of a person with a gun at 6:35 p.m. Monday, on the 5100 block of Kershaw St. in Parkside. On arrival, police found Jacquell Roundtree, 31, on his front porch with gunshot wounds to his back and side. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he died shortly after 9 p.m. Police said Wednesday they were seeking a suspect, Dominic Roundtree, 29. Both brothers were in the news within months of each other in 2005.
April 27, 2015 |
Milton Alexander Wohl had a message for those attending his funeral. Don't smoke. He had specifically requested that the rabbi say "Don't smoke" during the service. And the rabbi agreed. "People were kind of shocked," Joan Wohl, Dr. Wohl's wife of 63 years, said. "But that was how strongly he felt. " Dr. Wohl, 90, of Center City, died Monday, April 20, after a battle with bladder cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He had been a smoker and wanted people to know that smoking is directly related to bladder cancer.
April 26, 2015 |
A deliveryman was shot and killed in Crescentville late Thursday night, police said. Rendong Zheng, 49, of North Philadelphia, was making a delivery from the New China Restaurant when he was killed by a gunshot to the shoulder. Second District officers responded to a report of gunshots around 10:37 p.m. Friday on the 500 block of Hillcreek Park, a street in a housing development off Rising Sun Avenue. But when they arrived, they saw nothing in the area. Shortly afterward, the Fire Department was called to a one-car accident on the 500 block of Adams Avenue - just outside the development where gunshots had been reported.
April 24, 2015 |
IT WOULD NOT have been surprising to find Dr. Milton A. Wohl, a distinguished physician, repairing a tractor on his farm in Schwenksville, putting in a crop of corn, cutting down a tree or working a piece of wood in his shop. Dr. Wohl was a prominent orthopedic surgeon, former president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and a highly regarded teacher. But he was also a farmer, a handyman who could take anything mechanical apart and fix it, a historian, music lover, fisherman and world traveler.
February 23, 2015 |
HOMICIDE UNIT detectives questioned a man yesterday in the stabbing death of one of Nicki Minaj's road managers at an East Germantown tavern, police said. Investigators later released that man and were looking to bring two others in for questioning in the Wednesday slaying of De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, Homicide Unit Captain James Clark said. No arrest warrants had been issued for the three persons of interest, whose names were not released by police. Clark said he's confident that an arrest in the case will be coming in the next few days, pending the questioning of the two other individuals.
January 14, 2015 |
A CITY PRISON inmate awaiting trial for three unrelated murders attacked a correctional officer and a nurse at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he'd been taken for a medical procedure, in a botched escape attempt yesterday. The inmate, Justin Mackie, 20, was tackled by hospital security officers and remains under guard at Einstein for unspecified reasons. The correctional officer remains hospitalized with head injuries, prisons spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said. The nurse was treated and released, Einstein spokesman Damien Woods said.