September 19, 2014 |
HER LIFE WAS short, but little Nicoletta Rose had an impact on many. An outpouring of support continued Thursday for the baby girl who died Monday after being delivered by emergency C-section after her mother was struck by a stray bullet that later killed her. As of Thursday night, an online donation fund set up by a family friend had raised nearly $6,000 - surpassing its initial $2,000 goal - to help cover funeral expenses for Nicoletta and...
September 16, 2014 |
EXACTLY A MONTH from today, 26-year-old Megan Doto was due to give birth. A baby boy, the petite, dark-haired mother-to-be gushed to friends and her neighbors in Frankford. She'd name the baby Carmine, she wrote on Facebook, proudly posting photos of her round belly. Yesterday, as Doto sat outside on her block of Adams Avenue near Griscom Street, soaking in a late-summer day under crystal-blue skies just before noon, that dream of raising baby Carmine was violently torn from the young mother.
August 21, 2014 |
AN INCH or so to the right, and people would be talking about Officer Stephen Korpalski in the past tense today. A bullet grazed the left side of Korpalski's head when a man started shooting at the Philadelphia cop and his partner in Northeast Philly early yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross said. Korpalski, 34, and three other officers fired back, fatally wounding the man, later identified as David Ellis, 29, Ross said. The deadly encounter started about 12:45 a.m., when a report echoed across police radios about a man with a gun on Ditman Street near Levick.
August 4, 2014 |
A SPLIT-SECOND decision likely saved the life of a Philadelphia police officer and two Northeast Philly residents - and cost a gun-toting burglar his. The tense scene played out in the middle of the night on Wakeling Street near Castor Avenue in Frankford. A 15th District patrol cop thumped on the front door of a property on the block after receiving a report of a burglar alarm going off about 12:45 a.m. yesterday, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. A man appeared at the door and assured the officer that nothing was wrong, Stanford said.
April 18, 2014 |
FORMER DARBY Borough Council president Nick DiGregorio was shot in the face by a stray bullet Monday afternoon while driving on a Chester street. Nick DiGregorio, 66, a Vietnam War veteran who was once a cop and a prison warden, was released from a hospital yesterday, but said the bullet remained lodged in his left cheek. "I don't think it's really hit me altogether yet, but another couple inches, the bullet would have hit my throat or my brain or my heart," DiGregorio said in a phone interview yesterday.
March 9, 2014 |
A BARRAGE of bullets greeted officers late Thursday as they patrolled an increasingly dangerous section of North Philadelphia, police said. Just before midnight yesterday, two Highway Patrol officers in a marked cruiser heard multiple gunshots and saw muzzle flashes from two guns as they drove along 13th Street toward Cambria, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Ballistic evidence from the scene shows that at least 27 shots were fired in the cruiser's direction, Small said, but none hit the vehicle as it approached the shooters.
March 8, 2014 |
KENSINGTON At least two bullets hit a firehouse in the city's Kensington section Thursday afternoon, causing firefighters to duck for cover in the middle of their lunch break, said Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. About 1:25, several shots were fired in the area of the firehouse at Boudinot Street and Hart Lane, Ayers said. A lieutenant and three firefighters were inside the station's lunchroom at the time. "They were having lunch and all of a sudden, shots," Ayers said. "They got down, got out of the way," and called for police.
March 4, 2014 |
Clearwater, Fla. -- The game was still in progress, but Cody Asche was standing in the Phillies clubhouse in street clothes, his right hand wrapped in a bandage, his left hand clutching an ice pack. "Scared," the third baseman said of his reaction when a fastball from the erratic left arm of Yao-Hsun Yang slammed into his right hand with a loud thwack in the fifth inning of yesterday's Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates. His manager felt the same way. "He got hit pretty good," Ryne Sandberg said.
February 25, 2014 |
A COLLEGE student was shot in the abdomen by a stray bullet as a result of an altercation outside a nightclub near Temple University's North Philadelphia campus, according to Philadelphia police. The incident started in front of The Let Out, a nightclub on 16th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, about 2 a.m. yesterday. According to police, a patron was involved in a verbal dispute inside the club. He then left and said he was going to get his gun. After he retrieved it from his car, the patron approached the club, where two security guards barred him from re-entering.
February 25, 2014 |
A Temple University student was grazed by a stray bullet early Sunday morning during a gunfight outside a bar near campus, officials said. The shootout occurred about 2 a.m. in front of the Let Out, a private nightclub at 17th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The student, 21, was several blocks away when he was struck in the abdomen, according to police and university officials. He was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital and released, according to Temple spokesman Ray Betzner, who added: "We are grateful there was no serious injury.