July 18, 2013 |
A STRAY BULLET MAY have traveled as far as a mile before it shattered a double-pane window and struck a patient inside a Delaware County hospital Monday night, authorities said. The 62-year-old victim, who hours earlier had been admitted to her first-floor room at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, was seated in a chair about 11:40 p.m. when the bullet came through her window and went through her abdomen, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said. The bullet entered and exited the victim's abdominal area without striking any major organs, according to Whelan.
July 12, 2013 |
THE SCHUYLKILL Expressway's nerve-racking enough without bullets flying around, but state police say one angry motorist skipped the horn and went for a gun in a road-rage incident Wednesday night. The victim was driving his Chrysler 300 west on the Expressway about 10:30 p.m. between Montgomery Drive and Route 1 when he accidentally cut off another driver, said Cpl. Gerard McShea, of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Philadelphia. The victim said he saw the car behind him speed up and then heard a loud crack, McShea said.
July 11, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - The trajectory of the bullet and gunpowder on Trayvon Martin's body support George Zimmerman's account that the teen was on top of him when the defendant shot and killed Martin, an expert on gunshot wounds testified Tuesday. Forensic pathologist Vincent DiMaio also used photographs of Zimmerman to point out where he appeared to have been struck during testimony that took up a significant portion of the day's hearing. Defense attorneys, who said they may wrap up their case Wednesday, were hoping DiMaio's testimony would help convince jurors of the truth of Zimmerman's claims that he shot Martin in self-defense.
June 6, 2013 |
Philadelphia is in a sweet spot for high-speed rail travel if the United States ever decides to follow European and Asian nations in developing bullet trains. Rail experts from France, Japan, England, and the United States on Tuesday outlined the success formula for high-speed trains: large populations, big job markets, frequent trains, and affordable fares. Among 7,870 American rail routes evaluated as candidates for high-speed rail, the Philadelphia-New York route ranked third, according to the Manhattan-based urban research organization the Regional Plan Association (RPA)
May 17, 2013 |
Four people were wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia, police said. One of the victims was a woman who suffered a graze wound to her head while she was in a second-floor bedroom one block from where the shooting occurred, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. About 9:20 p.m., one or more gunmen fired at least 28 shots in the area of Daggett Street and Dicks Avenue, Small said. Police took all the victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
May 8, 2013
An emotional visit to Trenton by four families who lost children in the Newtown, Conn., shootings should have sharpened the debate over New Jersey legislation that would sensibly limit ammunition clips to 10 rounds. As the Connecticut families told the New Jersey lawmakers last week, limiting the number of rounds in a high-capacity magazine can save lives, as evidenced by the fact that 11 students were able to escape when the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza, paused to reload. The 13th bullet fired by confessed shooter Jared Lee Loughner took the life of the 9-year-old granddaughter of former Phillies manager Dallas Green in the Arizona shooting that left six dead and critically wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.
April 16, 2013 |
IN THE 19 YEARS since the Brady Background Checks were instituted - despite Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, the Sikh temple and now Newtown - not one law has been passed at the federal level to reduce gun violence. In fact, just the opposite has occurred. Unfortunately, there is now the growing and looming reality that this sorry trend will continue. Since Newtown, some states, such as New York, Colorado and Connecticut, have tightened gun laws, but many more have loosened them, such as Arkansas, Montana and Mississippi.
February 26, 2013 |
Two bullets struck a SEPTA bus en route in West Philadelphia early this morning, and medics treated a passenger who reported to be struck by shattering glass. SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said it was not clear if the bus was the intended target when the bullets hit the G route bus about 12:45 a.m. Redfern said police informed SEPTA other vehicles in the area were also hit by bullets. The bus was struck at about 56th and Market Streets and came to a stop at 56th and Vine.
February 24, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Kenneth Cherry Jr. was an aspiring rapper who moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue his career. His music videos online show him cruising the Strip in his Maserati. Michael Boldon was a family man and taxi driver who hailed from Michigan and loved fast cars. The two men's lives - along with that of an unidentified passenger in Boldon's cab - ended in gunfire, a fiery crash, and an explosion before dawn Thursday on the neon-lit Strip. As investigators Friday tried to find the gunman in a black Range Rover SUV who triggered the chain of events, families and friends tried to grasp the finality of it all. "Right now my heart is breaking," said Cherry's great aunt, Patricia Sims, of Oakland, Calif.