March 20, 2013 |
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]
March 7, 2013 |
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...
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.
September 27, 2012 |
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.
April 16, 2012 |
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.
April 13, 2012 |
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.
February 20, 2012 |
THE BRAVE souls who make their way around Philly on two wheels get some peace of mind from the city's growing number of bike lanes, strips of road that cars can't touch. But cyclists have complained recently about cars parking in these safe havens. That usually costs the driver a ticket, but what happens when police cruisers and other city vehicles are the ones occupying the lane, as is the case on 13th Street near the Criminal Justice Center? Not much, according to the Police Department.
December 5, 2011
Police car hits woman * Broad Street and Girard Avenue, North Philly A 26-year-old woman running to board a SEPTA bus was hit by a police car responding to a shooting at about 1:40 a.m. yesterday. As the cop car, traveling north on Broad, approached the intersection, the woman ran across Broad into the car's path, police said. The cruiser hit the woman and mounted the center median. Its engine compartment then burst into flames. Both officers safely got out of the vehicle, and were treated at Hahnemann University Hospital and released.
October 18, 2011 |
WILLIAM Foster, who has amassed 31 convictions since 1986, pleaded guilty yesterday to causing the November 2008 high-speed car crash that killed Philadelphia police Sgt. Timothy Simpson, 46, a married father of four. Before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart sentenced him to 19 to 40 years in state prison and labeled him a driving "maniac" and "a one-man crime wave," Foster, 44, lifted his eyeglasses several times to wipe his eyes. With Simpson's family, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, District Attorney Seth Williams and dozens of uniformed cops looking on, Foster spoke of coming to terms with having taken a man's life.