December 20, 2014 |
The crime has the makings of a movie script: Car chase. Gunshots. Famous Philadelphia rapper. But the ending of the script - and the final clue that connects all the dots - remains missing. Who shot Beanie Sigel? The rapper is recovering at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City from wounds caused by a bullet that struck the abdomen and exited his back two weeks ago in Pleasantville. Investigators say they have received little cooperation from Sigel's family and friends since the Dec. 5 shooting.
October 5, 2013 |
Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) was outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when the day's dramatic events unfolded before him. First there was a car chase, which he initially thought was a motorcade. Then there were gunshots - "three or four pops," Casey said. Outside the Dirksen Senate Office building, about a block and a half from where he was standing, he saw two people "just hit the deck. " Casey had just left a lunch for Senate Democrats when the incident spilled onto Constitution Avenue, on the north side of the Capitol.
August 30, 2013 |
There's something remarkably pure - unadulterated, undiluted - about Ethan Hawke's new action movie, Getaway , which opens Friday. It has no subplots, no subtext, no pretext. It's a film stripped down to a single cinematic ingredient - the car chase. "It is literally the biggest car chase ever in the movies," said director-producer Courtney Solomon of the flick, which costars Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. "It's kind of insane, when you think about it, to go out and make a 90-minute car chase.
June 12, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Cleveland police fired a sergeant and meted out demotions and suspensions Tuesday for a car chase last year that involved five dozen cruisers, 137 rounds of ammunition fired by 13 officers, and the death of two people who, it turned out, were probably unarmed. A captain and lieutenant were demoted, and nine sergeants got suspensions ranging from one day to 30 days. They and the fired sergeant will appeal their punishment, according to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8, which represents police supervisors.
April 26, 2013
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Authorities say a Jersey Shore police officer is recovering from injuries suffered when he was dragged about 250 feet by a pickup truck driven by a man who later led officers on a high-speed chase. Brick Patrolman Mark Nixon suffered a fractured rib, sprained knee, bruised elbow and multiple abrasions in the April 18 incident, which was made public yesterday. Authorities say Nixon stopped the truck driven by Ronald DeFreitas and soon learned there was a warrant for his arrest.
March 19, 2013
Israeli: Ready for compromise JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel was ready for a "historic compromise" in talks with the Palestinians as he presented a new government that is a mix of centrists and hawkish supporters of Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Speaking in parliament before the 22 ministers were sworn in, Netanyahu said that, while the cabinet would work to carry out domestic reforms that were the focus of Israel's election, the government's top priority would be "protecting the security of the state and its citizens.
March 15, 2013
Cleveland police face U.S. probe TOLEDO, Ohio - The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the use of force by Cleveland's police department, whose officers fired 137 shots at the end of a massive police chase last fall, killing two likely unarmed people. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said the investigation will look beyond the November car chase that involved more than 60 patrol cars and ended in the shootings of Timothy Russell, 43, and his passenger, Malissa Williams, 30. Perez said the probe will not be a criminal investigation; its focus is the entire department, not individual officers.
March 8, 2013 |
BLAKE BILLS' mother was at her New Jersey home on Tuesday, watching a wild police chase on television involving two stolen cop cars, when she realized in an instant that her son was in deep, deep trouble. Soon after cops arrested one of the two suspects in the car chase, the cameras zoomed in on the other, and Veronica Bills immediately recognized the woman on TV as her son's fiancee, Shayna Sykes, said Macungie Police Chief Edward Harry Jr. Bills' mother then called Sykes' grandmother, who had reported the pair missing from her home in Macungie, Lehigh County, on Monday - after they had taken the grandmother's car Friday under the guise of traveling to an appointment with Bills' attorney, Harry said.
March 3, 2013 |
BLARING SIRENS, gunfire and the sound of helicopters rocked Center City late Thursday night after a chance encounter between police and a shooting suspect led to a wild chase that culminated with a cop opening fire on a man. "I wanted to peek my head out, but I thought something pretty bad was going on outside," said Andrew Westerhaus, 35, who lives a few blocks from where police say the chase ended near 24th and Locust streets. The drama started when two officers were on patrol near 27th and Tasker streets about 10:15 p.m. and spotted a man in a crowd firing a gun, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
March 1, 2013
APOLICE CHASE in Center City on Thursday night led to the arrest of two people, who at one point allegedly exchanged gunfire with cops. The car chase began in the 17th Police District in South Philadelphia and ended shortly after 10 p.m. at 24th and Locust streets, where one of the suspects was shot in the arm, police said. No officers were injured. Police said late Thursday that they were still unsure what led to the chase. But CBS3 reported that an officer witnessed a shooting in Grays Ferry and followed the gunman into Center City.