January 26, 1996 |
A man with an automatic handgun opened fire on two North Philadelphia businesses last night, wounding two men and an 11-year-old boy. All three escaped serious injury despite being shot. The gunman fled and was being sought by authorities. Police said an argument erupted at 8:31 p.m. between the gunman and one of the victims outside a restaurant on Lehigh Avenue near Second Street. One man, described as in his 30s, ran inside the Saldivar restaurant. The gunman went after him and shot him in the shoulders and the leg. The boy and the other man, meanwhile, had taken refuge inside Teleparrando, a store that is next to the restaurant and that sells phones and beepers.
July 26, 1995 |
Three residents of the Manor Hall development, one who is three months pregnant, were stabbed yesterday following an argument with a neighbor. Celeste Alexander, 37, of 21 Memphis Court, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon - a 14- inch kitchen knife. Police said Alexander stabbed Nicole Lawson, 23, who is pregnant, in the upper and lower left arm. Lawson's boyfriend, Michael Haynes, 21, was stabbed three times.
September 8, 1991 |
An argument between a group of sailors and a patron inside a North Philadelphia bar early yesterday erupted into gunfire outside the lounge, leaving three of the seamen wounded, police said. One of those injured, Allen Kendrick, 19, was apparently shot by an off- duty police officer who happened on the scene and fired at the fleeing sailors when he spotted one who was armed with a shotgun, police said. Detectives provided the following account: The sailors left the Impulse Lounge on Germantown Avenue near Broad Street about 2:20 a.m. after the argument inside the bar. As they left, they divided into two groups heading for two cars to return to the Navy Yard.
June 9, 2011
1COPS: PREGNANT EX STABS MAN DURING ARGUMENT A West Oak Lane man was critically injured yesterday morning after his estranged, pregnant girlfriend allegedly stabbed him during an argument, police said. The victim, 20, remained at Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition after surgery, police said. His ex attacked him about 11:30 a.m. at his rowhouse on Georgian Road near Ogontz Avenue, then fled with their child, police said. Neighbors said the child is about 9 months old. It was unclear what sparked the argument.
September 26, 2010
A tow truck driver was killed early Sunday in Philadelphia's Kensington section after he was struck by another tow truck operated by a driver with whom he had argued, police said. Ray Santiago, 30, a driver for Siani's Towing, was hit by a truck driven by Glen McDaniel, 25, in the parking lot of O'Reilly's Pub at Frankford and Lehigh Avenues at about 2:45 a.m., police said. The men had been arguing about a woman and towing territory, police said. Santiago, of the 6700 block of Gillespie Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 3:15 a.m. McDaniel, of the 2800 block of Aramingo Avenue, who worked for Straight Up Towing, was arrested near the scene and charged with murder, homicide by vehicle and related offenses, police said.
October 3, 1996 |
He wanted revenge. So he stormed away from the argument he was having with another man, got into his car and used it as a four-wheeled weapon, police said. The murderous motorist drove his Pontiac onto a sidewalk and into a weed-filled lot in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia yesterday, where he mowed down his victim, police said. The car struck the man with whom the driver had argued, sending him flying into a parked van and killing him on impact. The car also struck an apparently innocent bystander, who happened to be walking alongside the victim, breaking the man's leg. The alleged killer then sped off. He remained at large this morning.
October 3, 1994 |
Jermaine "Jerome" Brown was a good kid, a nice kid, a kid who had never been in trouble, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's office. He aspired to run track. But the life and dreams of the 16-year-old were cut short Thursday when he was struck in the head by a bullet from a gun that apparently discharged accidentally while a man was beating his son on a Bristol corner. Jermaine, of Willingboro, N.J., who was visiting his grandmother in the Bucks County community, died Saturday at 3 p.m. at Frankford Hospital, Torresdale Campus.
May 4, 1992 |
With a spirit stronger than the reasoning behind it, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president of WETA, public broadcasting in Washington, reprimands me for advocating an end to federal subsidies for public television. My offense, which her riposte moves me to re-commit, is this argument: Whatever one thinks of the case made a generation ago for public funding, the case collapses in today's utterly transformed technological and fiscal contexts. To advance the argument, I will stipulate that public television is a net enhancement of American life.
December 14, 1995 |
Listen to defense attorney John Duffy's interpretation, and accused murderer John Ray is a "beautiful kid" railroaded by a bumbling police force into a homicide rap. Hear Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Wilson's version of events, and Ray is a cold man who sought to kill in the early morning of June 8, 1994. Those sides of the story were presented yesterday in Chester County Court as attorneys gave their closing arguments in Ray's capital murder trial. Over three weeks, jurors heard testimony from detectives, ballistics experts and witnesses - many of whom have lengthy criminal records - in the slaying of 18-year-old Ronald Smith at the Oak Street Housing Project in Coatesville.
September 21, 2009
THANK YOU, Tony Lance Chiu, for your ignorant letter on your escort service. Just a few things wrong with it: "Your girls": Do you have a uterus? Did you give birth to these unfortunate women who see no other option in life but to sell their bodies for you? They come to you? How do they know about you? While you are exploiting their bodies, health and chance for a decent future, what do you give them in return? They do all the work while you do what? Hold their coats while they do their business with the men who pay?