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.
October 17, 2014 |
SHAYNE SMITH was 13 when two shots ripped through his forearms, locking his elbows in position as he tried to flee the scene. Roger Reid was 14 when nine shots licked, ripped and splayed his flesh as he walked to a cousin's house - a block away - this past Fourth of July. Neither violence nor its aftermath is new for those two Delaware Valley Charter football players, or several of their teammates. Days before a preliminary hearing was scheduled this week for two suspects in the Sept.
September 29, 2014 |
LAST SATURDAY, Quadir Gibson hit the gridiron with the Father Judge Crusaders in a tough, one-point loss to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. A week later, he's behind bars, charged in a fatal shooting that has sidelined his budding football career. Gibson, 15, turned himself in to police yesterday in connection to a shooting on Monday outside Albert Einstein Medical Center that left Aisha Abdur Rahman, also 15, dead and a 19-year-old man in critical condition. The Judge freshman, a standout running back for the Crusaders, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault and related offenses, police said.
September 26, 2014 |
THE SCREAMS drew Santee Weddington to his bedroom window, but nothing could have prepared him for the scene that was playing out on the streets below. A driverless Chevrolet Impala rolled across the intersection of 20th Street and Nedro Avenue shortly after midnight yesterday, then came to a stop on the sidewalk in front of the mustard-yellow walls of Jhonny's Food Market. Weddington said he stared in disbelief at the passenger seat, which held the limp, bullet-riddled body of Jasmine Williams, who was eight months' pregnant.
September 24, 2014 |
CHAOS BROKE OUT feet from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Logan yesterday, as gunshots cut through the late-summer air. In its aftermath a teenage girl was dead and a man was fighting for his life. Just after 4:15 p.m., as many as 100 teens were gathered at Old York Road near Tabor, about a block from Einstein, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Words were exchanged, an argument about something petty. Then, the group scattered amid gunfire. Police found a 15-year-old girl collapsed on the hospital's front lawn, a few yards from the emergency room.