October 29, 2014 |
JOSEPHINE has been decorating her porch in South Philly for 40 years. But it's taken some convincing from her family to make it to year 41 - having your decorations stolen twice in 11 months can do that to a homeowner. "I like decorating, and everyone tells me it looks good," said Josephine, whose last name is being withheld at her request. "I can't understand why someone would do this. " Late Thursday, some punk swiped the "scary butler" doll that Josephine had put outside her home on Fitzgerald Street near 11th, police said.
February 10, 1989 |
With all the Hollywood remakes of French pop movies floating around live and on tape these days - "Three Fugitives," "Cousins," "Three Men and a Baby" - you might want to catch the real McQuoi, subtitles and all. There is one in town for the next week at the Roxy that has all the elements. "Bandits" is a little character study/romance/mystery concoction featuring people who shrug, smoke cigarettes dangling from the lip and eat snails and rabbit in fancy restaurants. It's a little talky by American standards, but amusing.
February 18, 2007 |
The Buffalo Bandits scored in the first minute and never looked back, ending the Wings' four-game winning streak with a 12-8 victory last night in the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame game at the Wachovia Center. John Tavares had a hat trick for Buffalo (4-4). Kyle Wailes led the Wings with three goals and an assist. The Wings (4-3) trailed, 10-4, after three quarters but scored three straight goals at the start of the fourth. Athan Iannucci netted two, Dan Marohl had a goal and four assists, and goalie Matt Roik made 23 saves.
September 13, 1996 |
The armed robber ordered three victims to the ground and bragged that he had already killed three men, so "one more won't hurt. " The man then pumped a bullet into the back of Sammy Cedano, 30, of Camden, killing him at 9th and Somerset Streets, shortly after midnight on July 7, said Assistant District Attorney Paul Laughlin. One of the surviving victims, William Cintron, said he was lying next to Cedano when the fatal shot was fired, and tried to get up and run. He said the killer's accomplice, James Lamb, 15, of Seltzer Street near 13th, then shot him in the back.
July 15, 1993 |
A ski-masked holdup team made a whopper of a mistake when they entered a packed Burger King in South Philadelphia last Dec. 20. They ended up in the wrong kind of sandwich - caught between two off-duty cops who were there as customers. One was arrested immediately, a second was caught later. The third man is still on the lam. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola convicted Matthew Maxwell, 19, a former employee of a McDonald's restaurant, of robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy charges.
February 26, 2007 |
Kevin Dostie scored with 7 seconds left to lift the host Bandits to a 13-12 win over the Wings in a National Lacrosse League game Saturday night. Sean Greenhalgh, Dan Marohl, Keith Cromwell, and Athan Iannucci scored two goals each for the Wings, who play the Rochester Knighthawks in their next game, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wachovia Center.
March 20, 1992 |
It was like a stagecoach stickup at sundown - in North Philadelphia. The coach - SEPTA's Route 33 bus - was swinging north along 21st Street with about 30 passengers aboard around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Driver James Dye, 38, pulled up to the Dauphin Street stop and the doors swung open to more riders - and two or three bandits, police said. One man pulled out a revolver and pressed it to the back of Dye's head, said Detective Thomas Gaylord of the North Central Detective Division.
August 6, 2010
State police have released a composite sketch they hope will identify one of two men responsible for an armed robbery at a Chester County market on July 25. Police said two men confronted the 48-year-old owner of Mason's Market on West Baltimore Pike in Penn Township at 10:34 p.m., right after the store had been closed and locked for the night. The men, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, forced the owner back into the store, took money and other items, and bound him before leaving.
July 22, 2014 |
Continuing this summer's exciting trend of experimental theater is Applied Mechanics' We Are Bandits , a fascinating and ambitious show at the Asian Arts Initiative. Rebecca Wright directs a collective of talented people who wrote and composed this piece. In the spirit of its "99 percent" politics, the show is free; there are no seats, and audience members can walk through the vast space, following any character and any thread of the narrative that catches their interest. With the real Philadelphia skyline visible through enormous windows and an any-city skyline painted on the white walls, the production (designed by Maria Shaplin, with the set designed by Caitlin Lainoff)
December 24, 1991 |
Three banks, including two in Center City, were robbed yesterday. The robberies brought the city's 1991 bank holdup tally to 156, compared with 97 for last year. The first robbery was at 11:30 a.m., when a man handed a demand note to a teller at Germantown Savings Bank at 11th and Market streets. He fled with $600. At 2:54 p.m., a bandit gave a note to a teller at Meridian Bank at 65th Street and Woodland Avenue. The teller handed over $1,833 in bait money, which included a red dye pack.