July 30, 2016
The body of a 70-year-old man was found lying face down on a soccer field in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, according to police. Police did not identify the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. They said his body was found on a field near Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road around 2:06 p.m. Authorities did not specify a cause of death or say whether foul play was suspected. - Chris Palmer
July 29, 2016
A 55-year-old man was shot in the city's Feltonville section late Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The man, who was not identified, was found at 5:58 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his lower back on the 200 block of East Ruscomb Street, authorities said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and was in stable condition. Police reported no arrests. - Chris Palmer
May 24, 2016
A 41-year-old man was shot and killed in Camden early Sunday morning, authorities said, the city's second homicide in three days. Curtis Chambers, of Camden, was found suffering from gunshot wounds inside a house on the 1200 block of Whitman Avenue around 12:30 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office's said. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m., the office said. No arrests were made, and no further details were released. It was the 19th homicide in Camden this year, according to figures from the prosecutor's office.
May 10, 2016
Shooting death in Camden 3rd in 6 days A 38-year-old man was fatally shot in Camden Sunday morning, police said. Lance E. Jenkins, of Camden, was found on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of Bradley Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound just after 3 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Sunday. Jenkins was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m. This was the third killing in Camden in less than a week. The city had recorded 16 homicides through Sunday, up from nine at this point last yea. On Tuesday, Edwin Davis, 43, was shot dead on the 2500 block of Morgan Boulevard.
March 11, 2016
A police officer was injured in the city's Summerdale section Wednesday afternoon while responding to a chaotic shooting scene in Frankford, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 1:39 p.m. when a man allegedly fired a gun into a parked Toyota Sequoia on the 1300 block of Hunting Park Avenue, police said. The gunman then got into a white SUV and fled through an alley, eventually ditching the SUV at Coral and Valetta Streets, police said. A plainclothes narcotics officer saw the shooting and called for backup, police said.
February 24, 2016
Police are searching for a 19-year-old from West Kensington who they say killed two people and critically injured another during a shooting rampage on the 100 block of Wishart Street on Jan 3. Police said they had issued an arrest warrant for Ativa Jackson, who lived on the block where the shooting occurred. Jackson is accused of killing Richard DaVilla, 47, of the 3300 block of North American Street, and Raul Rodriguez, 21, of the 3600 block of North Third Street. DaVilla was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds to the leg and back, police said, while Rodriguez died three days later from a gunshot wound to the head.
February 13, 2016
Two men were killed after a shooting Thursday morning in West Philadelphia, police said. The violence broke out at 10:12 a.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets, a police spokesman said. A 22-year-old man, shot once in the upper right chest, died 35 minutes later at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. A 26-year-old man was shot once in the chest and once in the torso and pronounced at Presbyterian Hospital at 12:35 p.m., police said. Police recovered a gun from that man and had been holding him as a suspect, police said.
January 15, 2016 |
IF THE Eagles truly are trying to recapture the tenure of former head coach Andy Reid with the reported imminent hiring of Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, why would that be a bad thing? Count me among those who felt that Reid had run his course with the Eagles when he was fired after the 2012 season, but that doesn't negate the success he had with the Birds. In 14 seasons in Philadelphia, Reid, who is now the coach in Kansas City, went 130-93-1 in the regular season, reached five NFC Championship Games and the February 2005 Super Bowl.
June 27, 2015 |
The only reason some kids showed up to Bartram High School some days, they say, was because of art. So when news started trickling out that the class had been cut for budgetary reasons, students were shocked, sad, angry. "It broke my heart," said Shanta Moulton, a rising junior. "Art is therapeutic. Everybody has their problems at home, but when you go to art class, it's a real calm place to be. " Bartram has attracted headlines for violence - staffers knocked unconscious by students this school year and the one prior, emblems of a school struggling to recover from chaos and financial woes.
May 14, 2013
Four males, including three teenagers, were injured in East Germantown Saturday night in an apparent drive-by shooting. According to police, a car stopped at a stop sign at 21st Street and Medary Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Someone in the vehicle began firing from the passenger side, striking victims in the shoulder, legs and buttocks. Police did not identify the wounded, said to be aged 15, 16, 17 and 20. They were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were in stable condition late Sunday afternoon, police said.