April 12, 2016
Salem woman dies when car plunges into creek A Salem woman died when her car ran off U.S. Route 40 in Carneys Point and into a creek, police said. Her body was recovered from the floating vehicle on Sunday. Police said Cathy Shorter, 60, made a wrong turn from the driveway of the Salem County Sportsmens Club on Saturday evening after a family event there, drove down a boat ramp instead of Route 40, and ended up in the water, where she apparently drowned. The car was spotted floating in the water by an employee Sunday morning, police said.
April 11, 2016
The national average price of a gallon of regular gas in the first quarter was $1.86, according to the American Automobile Association. That's only 16 cents more than a gallon of Perrier water if you buy it at Walmart as a six-pack of 16.9-ounce bottles. Even if gasoline goes up 15 to 25 cents a gallon by Memorial Day, as AAA suspects it will, the price is still a powerful incentive to drive to where the fun is. Which raises a question: Is the family transit up to the rigors of the road?
April 11, 2016 |
Carli Lloyd is a an international soccer icon, the reigning FIFA world women's player of the year, and somebody who has been to all parts of the globe plying her trade. Yet there is something about returning home, and for Lloyd that means the Philadelphia area. A two-time Inquirer South Jersey player of the year while attending Delran, Lloyd returned this weekend with the U.S. women's national team for a sold-out international friendly at 2 p.m. Sunday against Colombia at Chester's Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union.
April 7, 2016 |
Three-year-old twins were found unharmed late Monday after the car they had been sleeping in was stolen. The white 2006 Buick Lucerne was stolen at about 11:30 p.m. near Broad Street and Chew Avenue, according to police radio reports. The car had been left running, and the thief apparently didn't know the 3-year-old twins were sleeping in the back seat, police said. The vehicle was recovered a few minutes later, with the children unharmed, near 15th Street and Widener Place, police radio reports said.
April 4, 2016
Police on Saturday said a 13-year-old boy who was struck Friday by a police vehicle on North Broad Street, at the border of Spring Garden and North Philadelphia, was hit after the boy and two other kids darted out into the street. The boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was in stable condition Friday. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman, said Saturday that he could not release updates about the teen's condition because of privacy regulations.
April 3, 2016 |
Delran police thought they were responding to a car accident Thursday night; someone had called 911 about a crash on Route 130 North just before midnight. When they arrived, they found a Chevrolet Cruze, stopped after it had hit the center median, near where 130 intersects Chester Avenue. On the ground outside the driver's side, Cynthia Fortune, 54, lay bleeding from a stab wound in her neck. At a nearby diner, according to the Burlington County prosecutor, her husband, Quentin S. Fortune, 37, bloody and in his underwear, was asking for a glass of water.
April 3, 2016
A 13-year-old boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury when he was struck by a police vehicle Friday afternoon in the city's Spring Garden section, police said. The accident occurred about 5:15 p.m. on Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue. The police officer was responding to a call to assist another officer when his vehicle hit the teen. The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The officer was not hurt. - Robert Moran
April 2, 2016 |
One thing seems clear about what happened in November outside the Overbrook home of District Attorney Seth Williams: Four tires were slashed on two security cars from his office. That showed up 12 days later in a police report required by the city's Office of Fleet Management to replace the tires, at a cost to taxpayers estimated by the office at $845.64. What remains unclear about the vandalism is who did it and why no investigation appears to have ensued to find out. Was the daylight crime on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a random act of violence?
March 26, 2016
Two pedestrians were struck by cars - one fatally - around the same time on two of Philadelphia's broadest roadways Friday night, police said. In Southwest Philadelphia, a man died just after 8 p.m. after he was struck by a Mitsubishi at the 7300 block of Lindbergh Boulevard. His age was not known. A half-hour later in Northeast Philadelphia, a 50-year-old man crossing the inner lanes of the 7600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard was hit by a motorcycle. He was in critical condition at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus.
March 20, 2016
Onlookers pull Sicklerville man from burning car A 20-year-old Camden County man remained in critical condition Saturday after crashing his car in Winslow Township and being saved by onlookers who pulled him out of his burning car, police said. About 6:45 p.m. Friday, Tyrone Gollopp Jr., of Sicklerville, was driving on Erial Road approaching Eden Hollow Lane when he lost control of his car. The car slammed into a large pine tree in the Camden County Park Recreational Area, the Winslow Township Police Department said.