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March 13, 2016
A Philadelphia police officer on bike patrol was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle in North Philadelphia, according to investigators. The accident was reported at 5:41 p.m. on the 3900 block of Whitaker Avenue, near Luzerne Street, in North Philadelphia. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said the officer was hit from behind by a vehicle. He was taken to Temple University Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, and he was expected to be released Friday night.
NEWS
March 13, 2016
A 38-year-old man who was found in a car with a single gunshot wound to the head in Brewerytown remained in serious condition Friday night at Hahnemann University Hospital. The victim remained unidentified as investigators searched for his assailant or assailants. The discovery of the man's body was reported at 6:02 p.m. Friday at 29th and Flora Streets. No suspects have been identified and the motive remains unknown, according to Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp. He said it was also unclear whether there was more than one shooter.
NEWS
March 10, 2016
Random stabbings by a 55-year-old unidentified man in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday left one man dead and two hospitalized, police said. The first victim, a 31-year-old man was paying his bill at a Cricket Wireless store in the 5500 Block of Baltimore Avenue when the assailant walked in and, unprovoked, stabbed him in the chest, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The second victim, a 51-year-old man, was sitting in his car outside the store when the assailant climbed into the passenger side of the car. The man suffered stab wounds in both hands as he struggled with the assailant, Walker said.
NEWS
March 10, 2016
A two-alarm fire Tuesday night at an industrial park at 522 Ellis Ave. in Colwyn, Delaware County, damaged 15 to 20 vehicles, an official said. The fire spread to a building at the location, the official said. No other details were immediately available. Among the businesses at the site are Autopart International, a distributor of aftermarket automobile parts, and Dennis' Frameworks Corp., according to public records. - Harold Brubaker
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Fairhill last April has sued the driver and the vehicle's owners. Josephine Rivera, 20, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court over the weekend. It was about 7 p.m. April 13 when she and her son, David Alicea Jr., were struck by a 2006 white Infiniti on the 2700 block of Mascher Street, where they lived. The alleged driver, Miguel Colon, 22, of Philadelphia, is in jail awaiting trial on charges of homicide by vehicle and related offenses.
NEWS
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A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car in South Philadelphia on Friday, authorities said Saturday. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. when a Dodge Charger traveling east on Wharton Street hit the woman as she was crossing Ninth Street, police said. The Dodge then hit a parked vehicle, which in turn hit another parked vehicle, police said. The 33-year-old male driver had suffered a medical condition, "possibly a seizure," before the accident, police said.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Police said Saturday that they have charged a 21-year-old man with aggravated assault and related offenses in connection with an incident in Frankford on Friday night in which a police officer's unmarked car was shot. Malik Smith, of the 1600 block of Worrell Street in Juniata Park, is believed to have been one of three men who pointed guns at an officer during a chase. It was not immediately clear if he was the one who shot the unmarked car. In addition to aggravated assault, Smith faces charges of simple assault, conspiracy, and gun offenses, police said.
NEWS
March 6, 2016
Two suspects were in custody after someone shot at an unmarked police vehicle in the city's Frankford section Friday night. One bullet struck the front bumper of the vehicle shortly after 7 p.m. in the 5300 block of Hedge Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The bullet pierced the front grill and hit the radiator. The officer in the car was not hurt, Small said. Police were initially drawn to the location when nearby narcotics investigators heard numerous gunshots in the area.
NEWS
March 5, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
As his father mowed the grounds, Rodger Paisley, barely a teenager, would sit on a porch of the Chester County estate owned by an Army colonel, mesmerized by his war stories and an impressive mustache that curled upward at both ends. When Paisley made a career move two decades later, he had Col. Horace Shelmire in mind. "When I found out I could call myself a colonel if I became an auctioneer, that sealed the deal," said Paisley, 66, who started PaisleyAuctions in 1987. On Saturday, Paisley, the man they call "the Colonel" - a traditional title for auctioneers dating to the Civil War - plans to auction off 14 classic vehicles, including a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, a 1930 Packard Phaeton, and a 1945 Diamond T that Paisley calls "the Cadillac of trucks.
SPORTS
March 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple freshman Trey Lowe is likely to miss the rest of the basketball season because of injuries he suffered in a one-car accident early Sunday morning, the university said Tuesday. A guard out of Ewing (N.J.) High, Lowe was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., for upper-body injuries he suffered in the accident, according to Temple officials. "I visited Trey and his family on both Sunday and Monday at the hospital," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement.
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