September 21, 2016
Two women and a man were wounded in a triple shooting Monday afternoon in the city's Point Breeze section, police said. Just after 4:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of South 19th Street, a 62-year-old woman was shot several times in the upper right leg, police said. Medics took her to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was listed in critical but stable condition. A 32-year-old woman was shot in the right arm. Medics also took her to Penn Presbyterian. She was reported in stable condition.
September 19, 2016 |
A 23-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after being shot six times in North Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred at about 11:25 a.m. outside on the 1400 block of West York Street, police said. The victim, shot four times in the chest, once in his right forearm and once in his right buttock, was taken by private vehicle to Temple University Hospital. Police said no weapon was recovered at the shooting scene and no arrest has been made. - Julie Shaw
September 12, 2016 |
A teenager was critically injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on City Avenue near the Schuylkill Expressway on-ramp, Philadelphia police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of City Avenue in the River Park section of West Philadelphia. A 29-year-old Philadelphia man, driving a 2015 Ford Fusion at high speed northbound, slammed into the back of a 2000 Honda Accord heading in the same direction, police said. A 17-year-old boy who was sitting in the backseat of the Accord suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
September 9, 2016
ISSUE | ENVIRONMENT Electing renewable-energy backers is critical Pope Francis provided heroic leadership in his call to all people of faith to adopt personal practices of environmental stewardship, such as turning off lights not in use and taking public transportation or carpooling ("Pope elevates care for planet to an eighth work of mercy," Friday). Framing them as "works of mercy" makes a clear connection between environmental stewardship and spiritual practice. While these small acts of personal environmental piety are a necessary foundation, they will not be enough to bend the arc of climate change toward a sustainable environment.
September 7, 2016 |
A double shooting in North Philadelphia just after midnight left a woman dead and a man in critical condition, Philadelphia police said. Officers were called to the 2200 block of North Chadwick Street around 12:30 a.m. A woman, 28, was found in the street, shot in the chest. She died shortly after at Temple University Hospital. Her name was being withheld until her family is notified. A man, 25, was also taken to Temple with a gunshot wound in the head. He was listed Monday morning in critical condition.
September 5, 2016 |
Two Cumberland County men were arrested late Saturday in connection with a shooting earlier in the day near a popular Atlantic City casino parking gargage that left one man dead and a police officer seriously injured. The deceased man who shot at the officers was identified as Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton made the announcement in a statement released Saturday night. Investigators said that on Saturday, at 2:34 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress involving six men near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue.
September 3, 2016
A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Thursday night in the city's Juniata Park section, police said. The accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. on the 4200 block of L Street. The girl was rushed by police to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The driver was not suspected of being under the influence, police said. - Robert Moran
August 29, 2016 |
A man was in critical condition Friday after being beaten by three men in the city's Crescentville section, police said Saturday. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was assaulted outside on the 700 block of Adams Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. and was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center. No arrest has been made and no further information was available. - Julie Shaw
August 23, 2016 |
THE BEAUTY of a TV show like A&E's Escaping Polygamy is that it allows people who think there's not enough religion on TV and people who think there's too much religion on TV to both be right. In last night's episode, which thankfully was watched by Us Weekly so we didn't have to throw up our lunch, we learned that when Lorie wed Verl , he was already married to Lorie's older sister and the couple had 15 children. Lorie added another 10 children with Verl. If that's not too close for comfort, Verl is also married to his half-sister and together they have six children.
August 20, 2016
ISSUE | SEPTA Mass-transit system is too critical to fail It was sad to read the Inquirer's analysis of the SEPTA Regional Rail network ("Why your train is late," Sunday). The SEPTA system and PATCO Speedline are two of our area's crowning achievements. In the late 1970s and early '80s, millions of federal, state, and local dollars were poured into transit projects: the Center City commuter tunnel, Broad Street subway cars, the Airport Line, West Philadelphia trolleys, and the subway closed-circuit TV surveillance.