January 11, 2016 |
2016 Chevy Tahoe LTZ: Bigger and better? Price: $70,435 as tested; $64,610 before options. (Power sunroof, rear-seat entertainment added $2,760; 22-inch wheels added $1,495; 8-inch diagonal reconfigurable screen added $875.) Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "stout towing capacity; available nine-person seating capacity; quiet highway ride; impressive interior quality," but not the "high cargo floor and load height; unimpressive cargo capacity; cramped kids-only third-row seat; bumpy, trucklike ride without optional adaptive suspension; no telescoping steering wheel for base LS; lazy gas-pedal responsiveness.
October 2, 2015 |
Morgan Freeman's debut At 78, Morgan Freeman is ever ready to try new things: He makes his debut as a TV director with the season premiere of CBS's Madam Secretary . The show, which stars Téa Leoni and Keith Carradine, airs at 8 p.m. Sunday. Freeman, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby , has directed one feature film in his career, the 1993 Apartheid drama Bopha! "I had fun doing it," says Freeman, one of Madame Secretary 's exec producers.
September 14, 2015 |
2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium: Impress the neighbors. Price: $90,355 as tested (starting at a mere $84,070 before the $2,000 brown interior with accents, the $1,695 automatic retractable steps, the $995 paint, and the $600 wheels). Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "available seating for up to eight passengers; strong V-8 power; stout towing capacity; quiet interior. " But: "infotainment interface is frustrating to use; high cargo floor and load height; cramped kids-only third-row seat; rough and jiggly ride.
September 7, 2014 |
A 10-year-old boy who was struck and dragged by an SUV while riding his bicycle Thursday in Northeast Philadelphia died early Friday morning, police said. About 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Mekhi Freeman was riding near the intersection of Loretto and Longshore Avenues in Castor Gardens, police said, when a Cadillac Escalade stopped at a stop sign at Longshore. Riding west through the intersection, Mekhi was struck by the accelerating SUV, which was heading south. The boy was dragged about 50 feet, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.
April 20, 2014 |
CURIOUS AS to how the bandits in Thursday's armored-car heist pulled it off so easily? Experience, at least according to a law-enforcement source close to the investigation. The suspects in that robbery, which occurred about 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the TD Bank on Frankford Avenue near Magee in Mayfair, are the "same guys" who allegedly ripped off another armored car in October, according to that source. In that earlier heist, three men wearing "Scream" masks made off with $310,000 from a Wells Fargo branch on Frankford Avenue near Rhawn Street, about 2 miles away from Thursday's incident.
August 23, 2012 |
Occasionally, auto reviewers get to live the dream, driving cars that only the "1 percent" can even afford to take for a test drive. Though we usually focus on more egalitarian brands, I have spent a short time in a McLaren MP4-12C, a Cadillac Escalade, and Mercedes M-Class. People think they want my job - until I tell them about some of the e-mails and phone calls I get. Then they might remark how nice it would be to try out something exotic, even if just for an hour or so. And that's just the kind of adventure that Bill O'Donnell had. This year, the Churchville resident, 70, received what he called "the best Father's Day gift anyone could ever give me" - a chance to drive exotic cars July 28 at Citizens Bank Park.
August 10, 2012
A 40-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he ran into the rear of a Cadillac Escalade in Cape May County, police said Thursday. Middle Township police said both operators were eastbound on North Wildwood Boulevard about 5 p.m. Wednesday when Pamela Milano, 26, swerved her Escalade onto the shoulder to avoid debris in the roadway. Luke Gallo, riding a motorcycle behind her, also swerved onto the shoulder and slammed into SUV, police said. Gallo, of North Wildwood, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
April 11, 2012
A 42-year-old Malvern, Chester County, man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle accident in Newtown Township, Delaware County. Witnesses reported that the vehicle, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, had been traveling at high speed right before the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Goshen Road and Echo Lane, according to Newtown Township Police Officer Joseph Vandergrift. Vandergrift said the Escalade rolled over several times and the victim, whose name was not released, was ejected from a window.