August 3, 2016 |
A second Northeast Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter in the drag-racing crash last summer that killed three people and critically injured a fourth. Ryan Farrell, 20, had a preliminary hearing in July with Christopher Bloomfield, the driver of the car that jumped a curb at a reported 97 mph and hit a tree during a 2015 street race on Sandmeyer Lane off Red Lion Road, inside a Northeast business park known for drag racing.
July 14, 2016 |
The horrific accident that killed three friends on a late July night in Northeast Philadelphia was set in motion with a boast. On the evening of July 29, 2015, a group of teens and young adults had been hanging out in a restaurant parking lot, smoking marijuana, when the talk turned to cars. Ryan Farrell bragged that his gold 2003 Chevrolet Impala could beat Christopher Bloomfield's black 2007 Acura TL, and dared his friend to a race, Shannon Reynolds testified Tuesday in Municipal Court.
July 14, 2016
A 15-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman were injured in a double shooting Tuesday night in Overbrook section of West Philadelphia, police said. The gunfire erupted about 9:20 p.m. in a stairwell at an apartment complex in the 900 block of North 63rd Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. A male in his 20s got into a confrontation and fistfight with the woman when he started shooting, hitting the woman in the left leg and the teen in the right leg, Walker said.
June 9, 2016 |
Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a motorist who allegedly fired a bullet into another vehicle on Interstate 95 in Southwest Philadelphia during an alleged road-rage shooting Tuesday morning. The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. just south of the double-decker Girard Point Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Schuylkill. A 38-year-old man told state troopers he was driving his vehicle north when he saw another motorist in an older model black Chevrolet Impala or Malibu driving erratically behind him. He said the other motorist then pulled up alongside him and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun.
April 15, 2016 |
A Philadelphia nun on trial on drunken-driving charges testified Wednesday that she was under the influence of a sedative and had no recollection of crashing her car into a building on a South Jersey highway. Sister Kimberly Miller, a high school librarian and theology teacher, was arrested after driving her Chevrolet Impala into an auto repair shop in Washington Township, Gloucester County, last Nov. 15. Police alleged that she was intoxicated, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, and was staggering when she got out of her car. At the time of the accident, Miller was wearing her blue habit and black veil.
March 28, 2016 |
One man was killed and three others injured in four shootings across the city Saturday. In the deadly incident, police responded to a call of gunshots at about 12:40 a.m. on the 1500 block of North 19th Street in North Philadelphia, where they found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest in a vacant lot. He was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he died. Police did not release the victim's identity. No arrests had been made. On the other shootings, police provided the following details: At 12:11 a.m., officers responding to a report of a person with a gun on the 2500 block of South Millick Street in Southwest Philadelphia saw a dark blue Chevrolet Impala fleeing the area.
January 4, 2016 |
As you probably noticed, affordable family sedans don't feature wake-me-when-it's-over styling anymore. That's true of midsize cars like the Ford Fusion and Kia Optima, and large four-doors like the Chevrolet Impala. Redesigned for 2014 to the delight of the automotive intelligentsia, the Impala is as handsome as it is comfortable. In the case of the tester, an upmarket, V-6-powered LTZ equipped with the new Midnight Edition Appearance Package ($1,195), a good-looking car gets to give the impression that it's up to no good.
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.