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November 17, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A FREAK ACCIDENT left a man dead in Rhawnhurst yesterday, police said. The 64-year-old victim was working on his car in the driveway behind his house on Stanwood Street near Loretto Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m., when the car fell on him, police said. Fire rescue and police were called to the house at 2:42 p.m., and medics took the man to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:32 p.m. Police had not identified the man last night.   On Twitter: @morganzalot Blog: PhillyConfidential.com
NEWS
November 11, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Chambers was the right person with the right training at the right time. And a Philadelphia police officer could owe his life to that. About 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the 17-year-old high school senior from Ridley Park was watching an episode of Cops while visiting his sister on Tasker Street in Grays Ferry when he heard a loud bang. "I know the sound of an accident," said Chambers, who doubles as a volunteer firefighter. "I jumped right up. " When he peered out the window at the corner of 28th and Tasker Streets, he saw a police cruiser throwing sparks and leaking fluids - the result of a collision with a black pickup truck.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
The early-morning car accident that left Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane with a concussion last month occurred hours before she was scheduled to testify in a grand jury investigation into possible improper leaks by her office, according to people with knowledge of the case. It was the second time this fall Kane canceled plans to take the stand, the sources said. Kane was scheduled to appear that morning in a Montgomery County courtroom, where a special prosecutor is examining how confidential records about a 2009 investigation run by her Republican predecessors became public.
NEWS
November 10, 2014
C HRISTOPHER CAPORALE, 21, of Havertown, is a St. Joseph's University junior and founder of Waterless Works, a water-free mobile car-wash business. The new, five-person startup allows customers to schedule a car wash at a time/place that's convenient. It says each of its car washes saves 38 gallons of water, and for every car wash completed five gallons of clean water is donated to WaterisLife, a charity that provides clean drinking water to families in Ghana, Kenya and India. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2014
THE OWNER of Girls Auto Clinic drives home the importance of caring for cars by likening a vehicle engine to a vagina. "The main function of oil is to lubricate your engine," Patrice Banks tells the women who attend her monthly automotive-maintenance workshops. "If you notice, when your car needs an oil change, it runs a little rough. "But when you get it changed, it runs a lot smother. It's because you have fresh lubrication in there. The engine likes that. Your engine wants to be able to move with ease.
NEWS
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
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.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer fired a shot at a car that was dragging his partner in a case that led to a chase Wednesday night, police said. The man, Ronald Gaskins, 34, was a suspect in a Monday abduction in which a woman was bound with duct tape and left in a car, police said. Around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, patrol officers in the 15th District spotted a dark-green Toyota parked on the 7300 block of Ditman Street that matched the description of the car in the abduction. When the officers approached the car, Gaskins, who was sitting inside, reversed the car, and the sweater of one of the officers got snagged on the side of the car, police said.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than a year, Kevin Ricker enjoyed parking next to his $2,000-a-month apartment at the Piazza at Schmidts. He earned that right when he signed a lease to live at ground zero of the Northern Liberties redevelopment boom. On Thursday, however, he awoke to find that convenience had vanished - the financial analyst and 21 other Piazza residents could not find their cars. The culprit was not a thief, but an invisible foe who had issued an overnight towing order for reasons that remained shadowy as the day wore on. Was this a beef over a property dispute?
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
SEVEN CLASSIC sex-symbol cars will have their curvaceous bodies covered with bloody limbs and gaping jaws in today's Liberty Region Corvette Club Show at Katie O'Donnell's Irish Pub in Northeast Philadelphia. The eerie entries in the EmpireCovers Halloween Car Cover Contest - try saying that with a mouthful of candy corn - will be scattered among the street rods and muscle cars in the pub's parking lot on Woodhaven Road near Franklin Mills Boulevard. Among the dozens of local student-artists entering solo and group creations to win the $250 to $1,000 prizes, Holiday Campanella, 25, of South Philly, was shocked when she first saw the size of her blank canvas.
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