August 16, 2016
Two women were charged Sunday with child endangerment after they left an infant in the backseat of a sweltering car while they shopped at a Bensalem Target. Authorities said the 1-year-old spent about 15 minutes inside the vehicle, where temperatures had reached more than 115 degrees, before an off-duty Philadelphia police officer spotted the child and using a tool managed to pry the door open. He was tending to the child when police arrived at the store on Rockhill Drive about 3:30 p.m. Katia Hernandez, the child's aunt, and Patricia Diaz, the child's grandmother, said they forgot the infant, police said.
August 16, 2016 |
Two killed in 3-car crash on Lincoln Drive A man and a woman died in a three-car crash on Lincoln Drive on Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia police said. The accident took place before 2 p.m. when a speeding Volvo, driven by a 23-year-old man, jumped a median strip near Gypsy Lane, according to police. The Volvo was struck by an Infiniti, which pushed the Volvo back over the median. A 55-year-old woman driving a Kia then struck the Volvo. Police did not release the names of the drivers Sunday.
August 16, 2016
A 16-year-old male was shot to death inside a car in Kensington Sunday afternoon and police said his killer remains on the run. The teen, whose identity has not yet been released, was inside a black 2001 Chrysler on the 2000 block of East Orleans Street when he was shot once in the back around 1:58 p.m., police said. The teen was taken to Temple University Hospital by police, where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 p.m. Authorities said no arrests have been made in the case and a weapon has not been recovered.
August 15, 2016 |
At the moment, the only sound in Patrice Banks' auto repair shop in Upper Darby is the click of her trademark strappy red heels across the floor. Soon, though, if her plan pans out, the place will resound with revving engines, lug-nut guns, and blow dryers, while in the air the scents of 10W-30 motor oil and fresh nail polish commingle. Garages, almost always, are shrines to the Y chromosome. But Banks' vision for the Girls Auto Clinic and So Clutch Beauty Bar is XX: car care for women, by women.
August 14, 2016 |
Conflict between two prominent Philadelphia taxi medallion owners has caused more than 100 drivers to go without work for weeks - some for months - according to drivers' accounts. Evgeny Freidman and Everett Abitbol own Freedom Taxi Association L.L.C., but a pending lawsuit seeks to change that. In a complaint filed in Common Pleas Court in April, Abitbol asked to dissolve the company, and accused him of removing business funds to pay personal debts and setting up ghost accounts to send money to family members, among other claims.
August 13, 2016 |
Self-driving vehicles are coming, a top Pennsylvania transportation official said Thursday, and they will change life beyond anyone's wildest imagination. A new state task force that includes industry heavy hitters General Motors and Uber has been meeting with state officials and transit trade groups to prepare Pennsylvania for arrival of the still-experimental twist on transport. The group is working to devise guidelines for how to safely test such vehicles on Pennsylvania roads, said PennDot policy director Roger J. Cohen.
August 12, 2016 |
POCONO RACEWAY removed any doubts that the Verizon IndyCar series would return to the track by announcing Wednesday that IndyCar will be back next year and in 2018. No dates were announced for the 2017 and '18 races. The ABC Supply 500, the fourth IndyCar race since the series returned to Pocono, is scheduled for Aug. 21. "We are thrilled to share this great news that we will host the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2018," said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO. "Our track was originally designed for open-wheel cars, and our fans really enjoy the action on the track.
August 12, 2016
A 37-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing Route 130 in Burlington City. The victim, a Burlington City resident whose name has not been released, was struck on southbound Route 130 at Logan Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man was taken to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden but he died a few hours later. police said. The driver of the car, a 37-year-old woman from Burlington City, remained at the scene, police said.
August 11, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney isn't known to back down from a political fight. He has called Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput "not Christian" and Gov. Christie a "fat-assed . . . creep. " One of Kenney's first acts as mayor in January was clearing the north apron of City Hall, where for years dozens of politicians and other VIPs parked their vehicles. But those 200 cars parked illegally between the northbound and southbound lanes of Broad Street in South Philly? Reversing that generations-old tradition is apparently too fraught with peril.
August 10, 2016 |
You've seen them on the roadway: motorists driving while grooming, eating, reading the newspaper, checking email on a laptop, or turning the music dials. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to crack down on distracted driving under a proposed bill that seeks to stop motorists from multitasking when they get behind the wheel. "We have slowly but surely made our cars into extensions of our living room," Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D., Middlesex) said in an interview Monday. "As a consequence, we have people engaging in conduct that was never intended for a motor vehicle moving at 40 or 50 mph. "I've driven down the turnpike a number of times and seen people reading a newspaper folded on the steering wheel or working on their laptop in the passenger seat," he said.