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April 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LIVORNO PLAYERS and fans gathered Sunday at the Italian soccer team's stadium to pay their respects, a day after midfielder Piermario Morosini , 25, collapsed and died after suffering cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. A defibrillator was used on the player, who also had his heart massaged, before an ambulance arrived on the field to take him to a hospital where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for about 90 minutes. An autopsy will be carried out Monday, and may reveal whether a delay in the ambulance getting to Morosini could have contributed to his death.
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November 4, 1996 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
He's been arrested for lying, forced to quit his job as a state trooper and investigated as a possible murder suspect. But through it all, ex-state trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson sticks to the story that caused all his trouble - that he saw a marked police car parked behind Aimee Willard's the morning she was abducted and murdered. "He maintains that he's innocent of the charges against him and that he didn't give any false information," said his lawyer, Ari Moldovsky. "Unfortunately, Ryan's been put in the position of a scapegoat for the investigation not moving as quickly as people would like it. " Hutchinson agreed to go into a pretrial probationary program because of the intense publicity and the expense of defending himself, his lawyer said.
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March 7, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
SHAYNA SYKES posted a photograph to Instagram recently of a new tattoo on her foot that reads "Live fast DIE PRETTY. " On Tuesday morning, Sykes, 23, and her fiance, Blake Bills, 24, fulfilled the first part of her foot-tattoo prophecy - and came dangerously close to the second - when they stole not one, but two police cars and led cops on a chase from Camden to Philadelphia at speeds of up to 100 mph before they were eventually arrested, police...
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August 12, 1994 | by Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
There are car thefts and there are car thefts. This one involved the taking of a police patrol car, police say, and the alleged thief was arrested a short time later - sitting next to the car and calmly reading a newspaper. He then told police he was an FBI agent, detectives said, but his name - Lawrence Cave, 53, of Tioga Street near 21st, - didn't show up on the FBI's personnel charts. It all began at 4:05 a.m. yesterday. Patrol Car No. 512, a 5th District car being loaned to the 39th District, was parked by 39th District officer Vince Oaks on Venango Street near 21st, while Oaks helped a rescue squad give aid to someone inside a home there.
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April 12, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
A female police officer shot and killed a suspect today in North Philadelphia after police said the man struck a Temple student and another officer's car on Broad Street with his pickup truck. A narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle parked on Broad Street near Oxford first spotted the suspect as his blue pickup truck jumped a curb in a parking lot around 10:30 a.m., hit several parked cars, and then struck the male Temple student, according to police. The officer ran to the scene and attempted to get the suspect out of his truck, but he refused, and then struck the officer's vehicle.
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August 24, 2009 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
Machete-wielding robbers, a man who was quicker on the draw than two home-invasion suspects and a stolen police car were among the most notable instances of five criminal reports in the city this past weekend. 1About 5:10 a.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man walking along Porter Street near South 5th, in South Philadelphia, was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a machete, South Detectives said. They took $250 from the victim, fled the area and remain on the lam, according to police.
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December 31, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
A South Philadelphia man was shot in the hand by Upper Darby police last night after he rammed his pickup truck into an unmarked cruiser. The man, whose name was not released, was apparently trying to free his friend, who had been arrested by a pair of detectives, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The bizarre episode started to unfold about 6 p.m., when Upper Darby detectives and Philadelphia police ventured to Winton Street near 3rd, in South Philly. There, Chitwood said, two of his detectives arrested a man who was wanted on domestic-violence charges.
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August 21, 1997 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
Was there another car on the ramp with Aimee Willard's around the time she disappeared? Or is this just another dead-end twist in the already bizarre murder probe? The mention of a car - complete with two strangers standing behind it - came yesterday during the trial of ex-Pennsylvania State Trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson, who is accused of lying to his superiors about seeing an Upper Providence police car parked behind Willard's the night she disappeared. It was unclear how the possibility of another car on that ramp off the Blue Route factors into the Willard case, or if there is any truth to it at all. It was included in a third statement Hutchinson gave to interrogating state cops, which his attorney, Ari Moldovsky, is trying to discredit by arguing it was coerced.
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May 22, 1987 | By LINN WASHINGTON, Daily News Staff Writer
A police officer's testimony about a fatal stabbing at a Southwest Philadelphia bar in 1984 - which helped convict Anthony Woodward of murder - was inaccurate on several important counts, two more eyewitnesses have told the Daily News. The two witnesses, friends of the victim, were interviewed by police after the stabbing but were not called to testify at the trial. The Daily News reported in March that two other witnesses, who also never testified, support Woodward's version of the incident.
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April 25, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
YOU WORK in the restaurant business long enough and you're bound to get a feel for when something just ain't right with a group of customers. Maybe they get a little antsy after ordering a big meal. Maybe their eyes keep darting between the wait staff and the exit as they contemplate making a run for it. The party of four who sat down for a late meal at the Tiffany Diner in Northeast Philly on Sunday night didn't show any of those obvious tells. But when it came time to pay, the group - two men and two women - allegedly dropped a phony $50 bill and bolted, Sinan Gecer, the diner's manager, said yesterday.
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October 4, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
BLAKE BILLS, 25, the male half of the crime duo who stole two police cars in one day capping a four-day March crime spree, pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia courtroom yesterday. Bills' admission of guilt followed the guilty plea Monday of his girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, 24, his child's mother, who was sentenced to three to eight years in state prison. Common Pleas Judge Charles Ehrlich, presiding over both defendants' cases, scheduled Bills to be sentenced Nov. 18. Wearing dark-framed eyeglasses and composed - unlike tearful Sykes - Bills pleaded guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy, theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing police, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, retail theft and criminal mischief.
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October 2, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
SHAYNA SYKES, the female half of a crime duo that stole two police cars in one day in March and led cops in Camden and Philly on a high-speed chase, was sentenced yesterday to three to eight years in a Pennsylvania prison. Sykes, 24, fighting back tears and pleading for a nonprison sentence to be with her baby daughter, tried to explain her March 4 actions before Common Pleas Judge Charles Ehrlich issued the sentence. "The guilt and the shame that I feel for my crimes will forever haunt me," Sykes said as her 14-month old daughter, Zoey, cooed in the background.
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March 20, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
IT'S GOOD to be the mayor. I've been told that Mayor Nutter 's car got a parking ticket. And that he doesn't have to pay it. Hold up. Before you get up in arms over any special treatment the mayor gets, keep this in mind: The vehicle, which Nutter uses only for official business, is technically a cop car, driven by a member of his security detail. "It's like one of the city's blueand-white cruisers, so it shouldn't be ticketed," said Nutter spokesman Mark McDonald . "[Nutter's security detail]
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March 7, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
SHAYNA SYKES posted a photograph to Instagram recently of a new tattoo on her foot that reads "Live fast DIE PRETTY. " On Tuesday morning, Sykes, 23, and her fiance, Blake Bills, 24, fulfilled the first part of her foot-tattoo prophecy - and came dangerously close to the second - when they stole not one, but two police cars and led cops on a chase from Camden to Philadelphia at speeds of up to 100 mph before they were eventually arrested, police...
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January 18, 2013
NORTH PHILLY-born and raised rapper Meek Mill is suing Philadelphia and two police officers in federal court over his arrest last Halloween night that caused him to lose $50,000 from a promotional appearance, one of his attorneys said Thursday. The suit stems from an incident at 11th and Girard, where Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas pulled over the Maybach Music Group rapper. According to the suit, the officers took Mill into custody, held him for nine hours and took pictures of him that they then posted on Instagram.
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September 27, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
MOST EVENT organizers, seeing too many empty seats, would just cancel the event or carry on and ignore the low turnout. The Philadelphia Police Department, though, has the power to round up an audience. Which it did - ordering spectators to sit through an anti-violence program upon threat of arrest, according to a federal civil-rights lawsuit that will be filed on Wednesday by five men who contend that they were unwilling spectators at the June 24, 2011, event. Earlier that day, two of the litigants - Faheem Beyah, 35, and Jawaan Montgomery, 26 - were recording music for Beyah's company, ICF Entertainment, when they took a break, walked to a corner store for cigarettes and soda and then stood on the South Philly block where Beyah lives, waiting for Beyah's nephew Khalil to join them.
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April 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LIVORNO PLAYERS and fans gathered Sunday at the Italian soccer team's stadium to pay their respects, a day after midfielder Piermario Morosini , 25, collapsed and died after suffering cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. A defibrillator was used on the player, who also had his heart massaged, before an ambulance arrived on the field to take him to a hospital where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for about 90 minutes. An autopsy will be carried out Monday, and may reveal whether a delay in the ambulance getting to Morosini could have contributed to his death.
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April 13, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
A TEMPLE STUDENT escaped serious injury in a hit-and-run incident in North Philadelphia on Thursday, after which the driver was shot and killed by a cop after threatening to blow the officer's brains out, police said. About 10:30 a.m., a narcotics cop in a marked car on Broad Street near Oxford saw the driver of a blue pickup truck jump a curb, travel into a parking lot and strike several parked cars, said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman. "It was deliberate what he was doing," Evers said.
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