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November 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER BEING injured in a car crash last week, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has one message for her constituents: Wear your seatbelts. Kane is recovering at home from a concussion she received in that crash, Renee Martin, her spokeswoman, said yesterday. The crash happened in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, early Oct. 21 after Kane's security team picked her up for a morning appointment. As Kane's driver turned onto a residential street in the sleepy town, not far from Kane's home, he reached for his iPad, which contained the directions to the appointment, Martin said.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
A Villanova University sophomore died Thursday after he was in a car accident while on spring break in Mexico, university officials said Friday. William Zimmerman of Far Hills, N.J., was majoring in economics and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, officials said. The Rev. John P. Stack, a university vice president, said in an e-mail to parts of the university community that four other Villanova students sustained injuries in the accident, but they were not life-threatening.
NEWS
January 8, 2015
One person was killed in an accident involving multiple cars in Cherry Hill on Tuesday. The accident occurred sometime before 10 a.m. on Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Police did not identify the person killed on Tuesday afternoon, and said they were trying to notify the family. Up to five vehicles may have been involved in the accident. The cause of the accident was being investigated. The crash came during the season's first considerable snowfall. Michael Boren
NEWS
September 14, 2011
A Chester police officer was admitted to a hospital for observation after being involved in a car accident Wednesday afternoon, police said. The accident occurred at 5:10 p.m. at Second and Broomall Streets. The officer, described only as a two-year veteran of the force, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The driver of the other vehicle, a 90-year-old man, was treated and released from Crozer-Chester. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Anyone with information can call Chester Police Accident Investigator Luis Laboy at 610-447-8448.
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March 24, 2012 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Nutter and his security detail were on the scene to assist an injured motorist after an early morning car crash Saturday on I-76 in Philadelphia, according to police radio reports and the Mayor's spokesman Mark McDonald. The Mayor was travelling in his police driven SUV around 2:45 a.m., heading home to Wynnefield from City Hall, McDonald said, when a two-car accident occurred behind them in the westbound lane near Girard Avenue. The Mayor's vehicle was not involved in the accident.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early-morning car accident last week, her office said Friday. The accident occurred in a Scranton suburb while Kane was being driven by her security detail to "morning appointments," said spokeswoman Renee Martin. "She's on the mend," Martin said. Martin said the agent who was driving dropped his iPad on the floor of Kane's state-issued Chevrolet Tahoe, reached down to grab it, and accidentally hit a parked car on a residential street in Dunmore.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Dan Gross
6 ABC anchor/reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury says she was lucky to escape injury in a car accident Friday in Ardmore. Thomas-Laury's cream-colored Porsche Cayenne SUV was struck by another car near County Line and Roberts roads. She was thankful that her airbag deployed and that she was wearing a seat belt, the veteran broadcaster told us when we contacted her after hearing of the accident. "It looks worse than it is," she said about a bruise on her head. She said a first-responder told her she would have been much worse off if she hadn't been driving an SUV. She was taken to Paoli Memorial Hospital in a neck brace.
SPORTS
November 29, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The excitement that has been building for the renewal of the rivalry between Army and Navy on Dec. 8 was on display Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field, where coaches and players discussed the importance of the game to U.S. military personnel around the world. But the excitement on Navy's side was toned down considerably by a serious injury suffered by one of its players. Freshman Ralph "Rafi" Montalvo, the third-string quarterback for the Midshipmen, remained in a medically induced coma at a hospital in his hometown of Miami after suffering a severe head injury in a one-car accident on Thanksgiving night.
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November 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Tim Paciello's best friends stood with classmates Tuesday on a side street across from Pottsgrove High School. The last bell had rung about 15 minutes before. He cried. They tried to comfort him. He cried. "He was there for everyone," his friend, a junior at the school, said about Paciello between labored breaths. "He didn't care who you were. He didn't care what you liked. " Paciello, a 16-year-old student who died Monday, cared only about being a good friend. On Monday, just before 9 p.m., Paciello was struck by a car as he crossed East High Street by Sunnyside Avenue in Lower Pottsgrove Township, said the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and Lower Pottsgrove Township Police.
NEWS
March 24, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man who fell to the ground after gunfire rang out during the filming of a rap video in North Philadelphia on Thursday night was not shot at all, it turns out. Police on Friday said the man tripped or stumbled as the crowd of more than 100 people panicked and tried to flee the scene. The man, whose name has not been released, had the misfortune to land near a car that ran over him. He died from injuries suffered during the accident, said Philadelphia Capt. James Clark, head of the homicide unit.
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March 14, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
They were just kids, Haddon Township High School friends in the springtime of their lives. Boys and girls hanging out in houses, driving Jersey roads, pulling pranks. Laughing. But in July 2006, the laughter was cut short. One of the friends, 16-year-old junior and field hockey player Ann Marie Lynch, died in a jet ski accident off Ocean City. "That was my first experience with mortality," said Tom Turcich, one of the pack, now 25. For months, he walked around in a fog of grief. Until one day in class, he saw the movie Dead Poets Society and had his own carpe diem moment.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like the borough itself, the emergency calls that summon the members of Newfield's sole fire company tend to be rather temperate. A small house fire, a trash container blaze, a car accident. Still, the brothers and sisters of Newfield Fire Company No. 1 have long taken pride in voluntarily serving the 1.7-square-mile borough just north of Vineland. It's a job the company has performed since 1908, 16 years before Newfield incorporated. "This town is well-protected by us knowing this town," said Ken Barbagli, the company's president and a lifelong Newfield resident.
SPORTS
February 14, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
L.J. Barlow walked onto the mat pretty confident for the last match of the meet. He hadn't heard of the younger Penn Charter wrestler he was facing. As a senior at the Haverford School, wrestling at 195 pounds, Barlow knows enough to take every opponent at face value, that there are no givens. "He was stronger than I expected," Barlow said later. So the match wasn't going to be over immediately. Barlow's style isn't to dazzle anyway. His matches tend to be low-scoring affairs.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As each of the five guilty verdicts was read aloud Wednesday, Don Tollefson simply nodded. He seemed neither upset nor surprised. Over 11 days, the onetime celebrity sportscaster had given what he had hoped was the performance of a lifetime: Acting as his own lawyer, trying to convince the Bucks County jury that he was tortured by addiction and bad business skills but never meant to rip off anyone. The verdicts on charges of money laundering and theft mean that Tollefson, 62 - who turned down a plea deal that would have meant just months in prison - could instead spend years there for fleecing people who thought they were buying his sports and travel packages.
SPORTS
January 19, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - So, who is Joel Embiid, really? The 76ers rookie appears to be a likable person. The 7-footer always speaks to reporters in passing, even though he's off-limits for interviews. He displayed a fun-loving personality on Twitter and Instagram by unsuccessfully recruiting LeBron James to the Sixers and asking out Rihanna and Kim Kardashian on dates. Yet there appear to be some concerns. Embiid has a weight issue. Although the Sixers wouldn't disclose his weight, a source said he's close to 300 pounds after being 250 pounds at Kansas last season.
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
After he was fired from his $240,000-a-year job at Fox29, Don Tollefson was living off his wife's income and disability payments related to a car crash. But two infusions of cash soon came his way. The first was a $333,000 out-of-court settlement in the car accident. When that dried up, he cracked open his $400,000 pension from Fox, Tollefson testified Friday. All the money was gone in less than four years. "I'm proud to say I spent it on the kids," Tollefson told jurors on the ninth day of his fraud trial.
NEWS
January 16, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
IN 1999, DOUGLAS KRATZ was a $200-a-day heroin addict. Nothing mattered but his next fix. That's all he was thinking about when he and an acquaintance were arrested by two SEPTA cops one October night. Officers Eric Cohn and Steven Zambon were on patrol around the North Broad railroad station shortly after 9 p.m. Oct. 18 when they spotted Kratz and a woman on the outbound platform with drug paraphernalia, according to a transit police report. They later discovered a needle and seven small bags of heroin known on the streets as "Al Pacino.
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January 14, 2015 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
TAKING THE STAND in his own defense yesterday, Don Tollefson gave a lengthy narrative of how his now-defunct charities came to be, how he collapsed under the weight of his own expectations for himself, and how being in recovery has given him "a new approach to living. " Acting as his own attorney, Tollefson spent more than two hours chronicling how his Winning Ways charity unraveled and sunk him into six-figure debt. On the fifth day of his theft trial in Bucks County Court in Doylestown, Tollefson called several character witnesses to the stand who backed his claim that he had good intentions throughout the existence of Winning Ways.
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January 11, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The prosecution in Don Tollefson's fraud trial rested its case Friday afternoon after scores of people testified that he had ripped them off through a sports ticket-selling scheme. The former Philadelphia sportscaster is already facing hurdles as he mounts his defense, which is expected to start Monday. Tollefson, who is representing himself, told a Bucks County Court judge on Friday that he could not afford the nearly $90 he will need to subpoena 25 of his witnesses. Those witnesses, who apparently have not agreed to willingly testify, include Howie Roseman, executive vice president of the Eagles.
NEWS
January 8, 2015
One person was killed in an accident involving multiple cars in Cherry Hill on Tuesday. The accident occurred sometime before 10 a.m. on Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Police did not identify the person killed on Tuesday afternoon, and said they were trying to notify the family. Up to five vehicles may have been involved in the accident. The cause of the accident was being investigated. The crash came during the season's first considerable snowfall. Michael Boren
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