May 10, 2015 |
The last time a Chevrolet Impala was any fun, I still had a number of brown hairs on my head. Happily, the Impala's days of Dire Dullness have passed. This latest generation of Chevy's large sedan takes a quantum leap past its predecessor. The car has been very well-received by the motor media and was the recipient of Consumer Reports' highest-ever score for a sedan. Why? It boasts stylish design, solid driving dynamics, and room, comfort, and quietude for a starting price of $27,885.
January 9, 2015 |
A MOTORIST TRYING to flee the cop who pulled him over yesterday in Strawberry Mansion ran over the officer, prompting him to fire his gun at the fleeing car. After an intense manhunt, police said they caught the man responsible, and he now faces attempted murder and related charges. Officer Joe Kochmer, 32, a five-year police veteran assigned to North Philly's 22nd District, was released last night from Temple University Hospital, where he was taken with a leg injury after the 11:38 a.m. run-in on Susquehanna Avenue near 32nd Street, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.
September 26, 2014 |
A 25-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant was killed and a 26-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting early Wednesday in East Germantown. Shortly before 1 a.m., police were called to 20th Street and Nedro Avenue, where they found the victims on the sidewalk outside a corner store, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police rushed the woman - who had been shot in the head, an arm, and both legs - to Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m., Small said.
August 15, 2014 |
A MAN WAS fighting for his life last night after he was shot a few yards outside a concert dedicated to peace, police said. Just after 8:30 p.m., police received reports of someone shot at the Dell Music Center in Strawberry Mansion, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Officers found a 20-year-old man lying in the center's parking lot, on 33rd Street near Huntingdon. He had been shot twice in his abdomen and right thigh, and was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he remained in critical condition, Small said.
July 7, 2014 |
Three people were injured, one critically, in two shootings in Philadelphia early Saturday, police said, after two shootings Friday that wounded two men. None of the wounded were identified, and no arrests were reported. At 2:08 a.m. Saturday, on the 4700 block of Vista Street in Holmesburg, a 29-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, according to police. He told authorities he was smoking a cigarette when he heard gunshots behind him and was hit. He was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus in critical condition, police said.
January 22, 2014 |
It was a deadly weekend in Philadelphia, as the city suffered six more homicides between Friday and Sunday nights, making for a total of 22 killings in a year that was only 20 days old. Among the victims were a woman shot in front of her mother during a robbery, a mother and son executed in their home, and the son of a city police officer gunned down on a Southwest Philadelphia street. Amber Long, 26, was shot once in the chest Sunday night in the 900 block of North Front Street.
July 4, 2013 |
State troopers have arrested an Atlantic City man and charged him with robbing a Burlington County bank on Friday, authorities said Tuesday. According to state police, Mandel Aikens, 26, entered the Fulton Bank of New Jersey on the 1300 block of Route 38 in Hainesport and passed a note to an employee demanding money. The robber was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a beige Chevrolet Impala, police said. Bank employees provided investigators with a vehicle and license plate description.
May 23, 2013 |
A fatal shooting outside a Rita's Water Ice shop in West Oak Lane left neighbors bewildered Wednesday as word spread of a crime that took place at a spot popular with families and children. Dyrell Brown, who stopped by the shop for a cool treat amid Wednesday's afternoon heat, said he was surprised to learn that it was the site of a shooting the night before. "I didn't know about anything like that," Brown said of the slaying. Police were called to the Rita's at Stenton Avenue and Haines Street at 9:27 p.m. Tuesday, where they found Marquine Pickett, 19, in the parking lot in front of the store with a gunshot wound to the chest.
August 24, 2012
A 29-year-old man was in extremely critical condition Thursday night after being shot eight times while driving a car, which crashed into a South Philadelphia house, police said. Shortly before 9, four or five men opened fire on a Chevrolet Impala in the 2200 block of Snyder Avenue, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The car crashed into a house in the 2000 block of South Croskey Street. The victim was being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Small said that 27 shell casings were recovered on Snyder.
June 30, 2012
NASCAR fans will be able to check out the No. 14 Chevrolet Impala driven by three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the opening of the All Seasons Car Wash and Lube at 6722 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Customers will be able to take photos with the car, check under the Impala's hood, hear the engine roar, and test their skills with an arcade-style NASCAR driving simulator. Mayor Nutter and Roxborough politicians, including Fourth District City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and State Rep. Pamela DeLissio, are expected to attend.