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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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August 14, 2015 | By Gary Thompson, DAILY NEWS MOVIE CRITIC
Cop Car is a prairie noir that takes the flat landscape of the Western plains and turns it, as so many movies have, into a place of meanness and menace. The movie starts innocently enough: two middle-school boys (James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford) on a walkabout on empty ranchland, daring each other to curse, looking for arrowheads and snake holes. What they find instead is an abandoned patrol car in the middle of nowhere. They approach tentatively, but the wariness soon ebbs.
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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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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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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 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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August 7, 2015
A review in Friday's Weekend section, printed in advance, gives the wrong release date for the film Cop Car . It opens Aug. 14.
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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 24, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
"EITHER YOU buy these or I take your car, 'cause it's unregistered. " Officer Matthew Zagursky didn't mince words Thursday when he flashed tickets to the Hero Thrill Show, a fundraiser that supports the families of fallen officers and firefighters, to two men after pulling them over. And yesterday, hours after a recording of that exchange went viral, Commissioner Charles Ramsey didn't either. "No part of that video is good," Ramsey said of the footage, which also shows Zagursky spouting homophobic slurs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2015 | By Gary Thompson, DAILY NEWS MOVIE CRITIC
Cop Car is a prairie noir that takes the flat landscape of the Western plains and turns it, as so many movies have, into a place of meanness and menace. The movie starts innocently enough: two middle-school boys (James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford) on a walkabout on empty ranchland, daring each other to curse, looking for arrowheads and snake holes. What they find instead is an abandoned patrol car in the middle of nowhere. They approach tentatively, but the wariness soon ebbs.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
A review in Friday's Weekend section, printed in advance, gives the wrong release date for the film Cop Car . It opens Aug. 14.
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June 25, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
TESTIFYING yesterday in a soft voice, in a courtroom partly filled with police officers, Najee Rivera said after he was pulled over by two cops, he fled on his motor scooter, but was later knocked to the ground and beaten and attacked by the two cops. "I seen them come with their nightsticks and I got scared," Rivera, 23, testified about why he fled on his scooter after first being stopped by Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight about 9:50 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Marshall and Cambria streets, in the Fairhill section of North Philly.
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June 15, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
RUDOLPH KEITT Jr., the man who was shot by police last month after allegedly hitting several cops with his car, has been found incompetent to face his preliminary hearing, a prosecutor told a judge yesterday. A forensic psychiatrist has recommended that Keitt be committed for mental-health treatment for 60 days, Assistant District Attorney Jacob Sand said. An Aug. 11 status date was scheduled for the next briefing on Keitt's mental competency. Keitt, 47, who is being held in a city jail in the Philadelphia Prison System complex in Holmesburg, is expected to be transferred to its mental-health wing.
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March 18, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FORMER Philly cop told a federal jury in a civil case yesterday that in September 2013, when he was walking to a bus stop, two police officers jumped out of a patrol car, grabbed him, stopped him for no reason, and verbally and physically abused him. "The tugging and pulling was bad enough. I was in pain," said Herbert Spellman, 51, who had been injured while on duty in a 2006 auto accident. "Then [for them] to start talking to you like you are a little kid! I'm a grown man . . . I'm a human being.
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February 27, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ON AUG. 13, 2013, Eric Torres made a number of bad decisions - from fleeing a cop during a traffic stop to crashing his BMW into a wall to bringing a gun into a Feltonville store - that led to him shooting a police officer during a violent confrontation, a prosecutor told a jury yesterday. In the Almonte Mini Market, at 4th and Annsbury streets, kitty-corner from his Raymond Street home, Torres paced the aisles watching to see if cops would go to his house, Assistant District Attorney Lou Tumolo said in his opening statement.
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November 20, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR TWO WEEKS, the state of Philly's police cruisers has been a hot topic. Literally. Just days after Officer Mark Kimsey was pulled from his burning vehicle by a heroic passer-by Nov. 8, the city recalled the department's entire fleet of Chevrolet Impalas for preventive maintenance, officials said yesterday. The nearly 300 Impalas were taken off the street Nov. 10 after an investigation into that damaged cruiser found that its subframe was missing a bolt, mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald said.
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