May 11, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Malcolm Shabazz, 28, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died in Mexico City after a bar fight, Mexican authorities said Friday. City prosecutors are investigating the attack that sent Shabazz to a hospital, where he died Thursday of blunt-force trauma injuries. U.S. officials confirmed that Shabazz was killed in Mexico City. Much like his grandfather, Shabazz spent his youth in and out of trouble. At 12, he set a fire at his grandmother's apartment, a blaze that resulted in the death of Malcolm X's widow, Betty Shabazz.
March 21, 2013 |
HERE'S A LOOK at some dumb criminals who have implicated themselves online: -An Indiana man, arrested on assault charges after a 2009 bar fight in New York, fled before his sentencing. But Chris Crego left plenty of cyber clues for cops to catch him: He posted his wanted poster on his Facebook page, along with his current hometown, employer and work hours. U.S. Marshals easily tracked him down, and police posted this thank-you note to Crego's Facebook page: "It was due to your diligence in keeping us informed that now you are under arrest.
March 15, 2013 |
JOHN "BIG RED" Huttick lost his left eye in a bar fight in Burholme, then endured a mistrial when his fake eye popped out on the witness stand during his attacker's trial last month. On Wednesday, Huttick dealt with more bad news when a Philadelphia jury found Matthew Brunelli not guilty of aggravated assault in the August 2011 fight in the parking lot of the New Princeton Tavern on Rising Sun Avenue. The verdict came after a five-day trial during which the prosecution alleged that Brunelli, 23, stabbed Huttick, 48, in the eye, and the defense alleged that Brunelli punched Huttick in self-defense after being attacked by him and two other men. The fight erupted after Brunelli and his girlfriend were followed out of the bar by two of Huttick's friends, including off-duty Philadelphia police officer Brian Clerkin, said defense attorney Eileen Hurley.
February 8, 2013 |
IN THE blink of an eye Wednesday, an aggravated-assault trial was derailed on its first day after the victim's glass eye popped out on the witness stand. Right into his hand. Jurors gasped as a weeping John "Big Red" Huttick caught his fake peeper. Defense attorney Eileen Hurley demanded a mistrial, which Common Pleas Judge Robert P. Coleman granted. "It was shocking and unexpected. He caught it in his hand and sort of held it there," Hurley said. The mistrial was needed because, she said, "something as disruptive as that is a bell that could not be unrung.
December 10, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Some travel to the annual Pennsylvania Society event to test the waters for political campaigns, and some to seal deals or buttonhole lawmakers. Gov. Corbett came this year - midway through his first term - to assert himself as the state's de facto leader and position himself for a second term in 2014. Speaking to several hundred people, mostly business leaders, in the ornate ballroom of the historic Metropolitan Club on the Upper East Side, Corbett said he would soon present long-awaited plans to deal with pension costs, liquor-store privatization, and the state's transportation system.
September 28, 2012 |
HE IS, PERHAPS, the most beloved Philadelphia Eagle; maybe the most beloved Philadelphia athlete. Not the best Eagle; that would be Steve Van Buren. Nor the most significant; that would be Reggie White. And not the best Philadelphia athlete, or most significant; not with a pantheon like Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Bobby Clarke. But Brian Dawkins is beloved. Universally, beloved. His number will be retired Sunday night against the Giants, and the Eagles had better have catastrophe insurance on the Linc, because the crowd might just shake apart the stadium.
June 28, 2012 |
MOST DAYS, Lt. Ray Evers is doling out information to the media about crime victims. But the spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department said he recently had the unusual experience of being a victim himself. Evers said he was assaulted by several people inside the Princeton, a popular bar on Dune Drive in Avalon, N.J., early on June 17. "I don't want to make a bigger deal of it than what it is," Evers said Tuesday. "Everything's good. " According to Avalon Police Chief William McCormick, Evers, sporting a puffy eye, flagged down an officer in the early morning hours.
March 3, 2012
Former Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett, who had been trying to revive his career with the Pirates, is expected to miss two to three months while recovering from surgery for a facial fracture. The Pirates, who were trying to perk up their fortunes by acquiring Burnett, 35, in a three-player trade last month, are also in a pickle. They had intended to make him their No. 1 starter, but now have to scramble to find someone for their home opener April 5 against the Phillies. The righthander had surgery Friday in Pittsburgh for a broken orbital bone near his right eye, an injury he sustained when he fouled a ball off his face Wednesday during a bunting drill.
February 11, 2012
Police are investigating a killing outside a West Oak Lane nightclub earlier this morning. Around 1:15 a.m., police found a 30-year-old man shot in the shoulder outside Whispers Inn on the 7600 block of Ogontz Avenue, said police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien. It appears the shooting developed from a fight started inside the lounge that spilled onto the sidewalk. The victim was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:29 a.m., O'Brien said.
December 23, 2011 |
"CELEBRITY CIRCUIT," a non-news division of CBS, reports that Adam Lambert and his Finnish "Big Brother" boyfriend Sauli Koskinen have made up after causing a gay bar brawl (that's a phrase you don't hear too often) in Helsinki. Both were detained by Finnish police early yesterday. There is no truth to the rumor that the fight started when Sauli mocked Adam's runner-up finish on "American Idol" when he won "Big Brother. " Adam tweeted the real reason for the incident: "Jetlag+Vodka=blackout," he wrote.