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September 4, 1998 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
The Buick LeSabre is not one of autodom's leading sex objects. Its styling goes beyond conservatism and achieves yesteryear. The protruding chrome door handles are '50s fugitives. Ozzie and Harriet would have loved the seats. The dashboard design speaks to us from a fresher grave. And you know what? None of that anachronistic frumpiness has hurt the LeSabre's popularity one bit. It continues to be America's best-selling full-size sedan, a title it has held for the last five years.
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May 16, 1986 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When last we looked, the Buick LeSabre was waddling off to the General Motors fat farm, its halogen headlamps moistened by the prospect of life without Twinkies. Well, it's time to look again. Because the post-diet 1986 LeSabre is one dramatically different automobile. It is still full-sized, but no longer full- figured. It has lost weight and inches, and a bit of its thirst, while gaining a new, more aerodynamic body and some fresh technology. The all-new LeSabre emerged from its downsizing nearly two feet shorter, and more than 400 pounds lighter, than the 1985 model.
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October 4, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
State Police are investigating a report by a female driver that two men tried to drag her out of her vehicle today after pulling her over with a car with flashing police lights on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. Neither man was dressed in a uniform, police said. The woman told police the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. on I-95 near the Cottman Avenue Exit. Details are sketchy, but the woman told police she resisted and the men fled in a white Buick LeSabre or Ford Crown Victoria, according to the initial police report.
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August 9, 1995 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Darryl Orr saw his stolen car at Eighth Street and Woodland Avenue on Monday night and walked up to the man behind the wheel. "This is my car," Orr told the man. And this is my gun, the man seemed to respond as he leveled a black handgun. One of two other men sitting in the car told Orr to leave. Which he did, and watched as his car drove off, police said. Orr, 35, told police that he had been walking along at 8:15 p.m. when he spotted his 1983 gray Buick LeSabre, stolen Sunday from outside his Camden home, and engaged in the brief exchange with its occupants.
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February 16, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Bill Elliott and his Ford are the team to beat in today's $1.4 million Daytona 500 (Channel 10, noon), but many of the 40 other drivers are convinced that Elliott is not invulnerable. "If we get together, we can chase him down," said Geoff Bodine, who will start in the second position in a Chevrolet. "I don't think he can break the draft. " Benny Parsons, who won this race in 1975, said, "The General Motors cars can run closer to Elliott. . . . These cars are definitely more stable, and it figures that somebody will be able to run close to him. " Gone are the boxy General Motors cars that Elliott embarrassed a year ago when his Ford Thunderbird ran away with the Daytona.
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September 30, 2000 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two men in a stolen car being pursued by the owner in another vehicle were killed yesterday morning when they ran off the road and struck a utility pole in Lumberton. Authorities said both men, who had yet to be identified more than 15 hours after the crash, were pinned in the stolen car for several minutes before rescue workers could free them. Investigators believe the stolen car was traveling about 100 m.p.h. when it struck the metal utility pole on Main Street near County Route 541. Capt.
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April 16, 2007 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State police are searching for a 41-year-old Chester County woman and her 4-year-old daughter who disappeared after leaving home Wednesday night to visit a relative. Foul play has not been ruled out, Trooper Thomas Barton said. Veronica Faith Henry Roadside, a school bus driver in Caln Township, had been living with her former husband, Robert, and their child, Alexis, police said. The mother and child left home in a white 1993 Buick LeSabre at 9:30 p.m. to visit a relative in Newtown Square but never got there, Barton said.
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December 31, 1997 | By Peter Smolowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A car crash that happened here last week claimed a second life yesterday when a West Chester man died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. William Smith, 74, was injured Friday after his car struck one driven by Eric Drakely, 54, also of West Chester, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith had been taken to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center by helicopter. Neither hospital officials nor West Goshen police would say what injuries he suffered. Smith's wife, Grace, was the only passenger.
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July 22, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 25-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, struck an oncoming car, police said. Angelo Mills was killed just after 2:30 a.m. when he drove northbound in the southbound lane of the 4000 block of Aramingo Avenue, just north of where the road crosses the Frankford Creek from Port Richmond into Frankford, police said. Mills, of the 1600 block of Strahle Street in Rhawnhurst, was driving a 1996 Honda Civic when he hit a 2005 Buick LeSabre, which was then forced into a third vehicle.
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August 22, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A police officer fatally shot an armed 19-year-old man during a confrontation Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Shortly after 7:30, a 22d District officer attempted to stop a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the area of 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue, said Lt. John Stanford. The Buick struck another vehicle at the intersection, then crashed into a building at 2201 W. Glenwood, Stanford said. A passenger got out and pointed a gun at the officer, who then opened fire, Stanford said.
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April 8, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kareem El stole cellphones, a lot of them, and from repeat victims, including the guys he played basketball with in North Philadelphia. On Monday, one of those men admitted being the gunman who lost one phone too many to El and fired five shots into him, killing the 29-year-old as he drove on the Schuylkill Expressway early on Easter morning, April 8, 2012. James R. Alston, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, conspiracy, and two gun charges on what was to have been the start of jury selection in his Common Pleas Court trial.
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February 20, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
A GRUESOME double-stabbing in the shadows of a small East Germantown tavern yesterday sent shockwaves through the upper reaches of the music industry. De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, a veteran road manager who worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Britney Spears, died after being stabbed numerous times in the torso about 2:30 a.m. while brawling with another man in front of the Che Bar & Grill, on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street, police said. Pickett and a co-worker, Eric Parker, in Philly to help Minaj prepare for an upcoming tour, had visited the bar at the end of a long night on the town, choosing it because they were friends with one of the employees, a police source said last night.
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October 18, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The anonymous caller who dialed the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office last year had a disturbing tale to tell: A woman was dead, and someone was trying to steal her home and Buick LeSabre. That tip led to a yearlong grand jury investigation that culminated Thursday with charges against six men - including a lawyer, a real estate agent, and two funeral directors - who prosecutors say schemed to steal the dead South Philadelphia woman's rowhouse and car. "The facts in this case are disturbing and extremely sad," District Attorney Seth Williams said.
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October 3, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE MEN on 15th Street near Erie Avenue in Tioga yesterday did everything they could to lift the 1979 Buick LeSabre off the little boy's bent, broken body after the car ran over him, pinning him to the street. One of them, who police said was the Buick's driver, brought out a jack to try to lift the car as the others tried to shift the weight of the massive vehicle off the child. But it was too late. The boy, 6, was dead under the mud-brown car. Medics pronounced it officially at 4:13 p.m., police said.
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October 18, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
CHAOS ERUPTED outside a popular waterfront restaurant near Penn's Landing last night after police staking out a convicted felon who was wanted for allegedly stabbing his own father shot the suspect in the head in the parking lot. Police say Eugene Dykes Jr., 27, who has a rap sheet as deep as the Delaware River, wasn't going down without a fight when U.S. Marshals and state parole officers confronted him at the Chart House, on Columbus Boulevard near...
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August 23, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police offered additional details Wednesday of the violent confrontation Tuesday night that led to an officer's fatally shooting a suspect. Police gave the following account: Officers on patrol in North Philadelphia attempted to stop a Buick LeSabre after it apparently ran through a stop sign near Carlisle and Huntingdon Streets. The driver of the Buick pulled over at first, but then sped off as the 22d District officers exited their cruiser. The officers chased the fleeing car to 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue, where it hit an occupied Plymouth Voyager minivan.
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August 22, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A police officer fatally shot an armed 19-year-old man during a confrontation Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Shortly after 7:30, a 22d District officer attempted to stop a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the area of 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue, said Lt. John Stanford. The Buick struck another vehicle at the intersection, then crashed into a building at 2201 W. Glenwood, Stanford said. A passenger got out and pointed a gun at the officer, who then opened fire, Stanford said.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 25-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, struck an oncoming car, police said. Angelo Mills was killed just after 2:30 a.m. when he drove northbound in the southbound lane of the 4000 block of Aramingo Avenue, just north of where the road crosses the Frankford Creek from Port Richmond into Frankford, police said. Mills, of the 1600 block of Strahle Street in Rhawnhurst, was driving a 1996 Honda Civic when he hit a 2005 Buick LeSabre, which was then forced into a third vehicle.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
State Police are investigating a report by a female driver that two men tried to drag her out of her vehicle today after pulling her over with a car with flashing police lights on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. Neither man was dressed in a uniform, police said. The woman told police the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. on I-95 near the Cottman Avenue Exit. Details are sketchy, but the woman told police she resisted and the men fled in a white Buick LeSabre or Ford Crown Victoria, according to the initial police report.
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April 9, 2012 | By Laura Cofsky and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
It was nearly 3 a.m. Easter morning when a car pulled up alongside the eastbound silver 1997 Buick LeSabre on the Schuylkill Expressway. A barrage of shots followed. The driver of the Buick was killed, and the gunman or gunmen fled in a vehicle of unknown make and model. State police on Sunday were searching for answers in the dramatic and deadly shooting, which closed one of Philadelphia's busiest highways for three hours. But they seemed fairly certain the shooting did not appear random.
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