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October 17, 1997 | JIM MACMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Tow worker yesterday prepares to remove burned-out car from Annsbury Street, near Fairhill, in Feltonville, where firefighters found the charred body of a man. The victim was described as between 30 and 40 years old.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1996 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Dead Man isn't deadpan. The least ironic of Jim Jarmusch's movies is a spacey, psychedelic western (black and white, courtesy of the great cinematographer Robby Muller) in which a Cleveland accountant boards a train, ventures west and winds up in the company of a profane Blood-and-Blackfoot Indian - the two of them embarking on a symbol-laden spiritual journey, pursued by lawmen, bounty hunters and a gunslinging cannibal. The accountant, who wears a bow tie, a bowler, and a fancy plaid suit when he detrains in the wild, woolly town of Machine, is named William Blake, and the Native American - whose name is Nobody - believes this young man to be the visionary English poet and artist.
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August 30, 1990 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Hatfield police were trying to confirm the identity of a man who was hit and killed Friday night as he walked across Route 309. Officer Robert Turner, who is in charge of the investigation, said he hadn't been able to locate the man's next of kin. The man, believed to be homeless and in his 60s, was wearing dark clothes when he tried to cross the highway near Janes Lane about 9:40 p.m., police said. He was hit by a southbound 1984 Oldsmobile driven by Laurie Abrams, 27, of White Plains, N.Y. Police said Abrams attempted to avoid the man by swerving to the left, but didn't see him in time to avoid hitting him. The man was thrown 35 feet into the air after impact.
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February 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police on Saturday found a man dead in an abandoned property in Kensington. The unidentified white man, who appeared to be in his early 30s, was discovered at about 1:20 p.m. at the bottom of stairs in the building on D Street near Kensington Avenue. The cause of death was not immediately known. The man was pronounced dead by medics at 1:40 p.m. shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
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May 16, 1991 | By Michael L. Rozansky, Inquirer Staff Writer
A dead man can run for political office. Montgomery County Court Judge Richard S. Lowe ruled yesterday that Republican voters in Upper Providence Township deserve the right to choose Tuesday between two candidates for supervisor - one living, one dead. Lowe ordered that the name of J. Robert Kershner, who died May 5 of a heart attack, stay on the GOP primary ballot. Lowe refused to heed arguments by a lawyer for Howard P. Huber Jr., Kershner's opponent for the nomination, that Kershner's name be covered on the town's eight voting machines.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1989 | By Gene Seymour, Daily News Television Critic
"Dead Man Out" (10 p.m Sunday on HBO) puts your head in a box and squeezes it hard. What can you expect, after all, from a movie in which 80 percent of the action takes place on death row? Tension city, as your president would no doubt say. Your senses may feel constricted, but your mind will be loosened up by this story of Alex Marsh (Danny Glover), a prison psychiatrist charged with making quadruple-murderer Ben (Ruben Blades) "mentally competent" enough for the state to put him to death.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Jack McGuire contributed to this report
For five days, a Northeast Philadelphia man lay dead on the floor of his snowbound car, parked on busy Castor Avenue directly in front of Woodrow Wilson Middle School. A curious cop finally noticed the body yesterday. Milorad Aranicky, 67, a frail man with a history of heart disease and emphysema, died of natural causes days ago, authorities said. While his wife thought he was away in the mountains with a friend, his body lay crumpled on the front floor of his brown 1984 Dodge 600, authorities said.
NEWS
July 21, 2008
Philadelphia police yesterday found the bullet-riddled body of a 21-year-old man who was sitting inside a car parked in the driveway of a home in West Philadelphia. Sgt. William Gallagher identified the man as Raheem Ellis and said he lived near 1400 N. 56th St., where his body was found around 2 a.m. Police were called after receiving a report of shots being fired. Ellis was shot multiple times with a 9mm handgun, police said. He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital.
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September 4, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered early this morning behind a North Philadelphia shopping center. The man, who has not been identified, was found in the predawn hours in a wooded area off Adams Avenue, in the city's Frankford section. He appeared to have been shot, and police said it also appears he was dressed as a woman. Contact staff writer Allison Steele at 215-854-2641 or asteele@phillynews.com .
NEWS
November 25, 1998 | By Angela Pomponio and Lewis Kamb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found yesterday afternoon next to his smashed-up car about 25 feet under a River Road overpass. Investigators found a wallet at the scene but had not positively identified the man last night. Police described him as a white male about 40 years old. Montgomery County Coroner Halbert E. Fillinger Jr. said he had been tentatively identified as a man from the Norristown area. Police said a young man riding his dirt bike discovered the body about 4 p.m. lying between the dark-blue sedan's left front fender and the concrete abutment of the overpass.
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June 14, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Two people were killed and two critically wounded during separate shootings in Philadelphia Saturday night, according to police. In addition, police said, two women were stabbed early Sunday on a Center City street. The violence began around 10:17 p.m., police said, when officers in the Wissinoming section found an unidentified man shot dead in the front seat of a 2007 Nissan Altima parked but still running at Devereaux and Ditman Streets. Another man, 42, was found around the corner on the 4600 block of Devereaux with gunshot wounds to his back, shoulder, and chest, police said.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
Kenneth Lee spotted the shotgun-toting man in the frightening Halloween mask in the parking lot of the drug store via security cameras. "'I am armed. Do not come into the store,'" police said the pharmacist shouted repeatedly at the man as he came through the door and walked the 35 feet toward the counter. Using an umbrella as a shield, the masked man vaulted the counter. Lee then fired several shots from a 9mm handgun, and when police arrived, they found the would-be robber dead on the floor.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
FOR NINE YEARS, every few months, he received a bill from the Water Revenue Bureau that eventually reached $913.22. For nine years, Mr. White sent back the unopened bill, mailed to a condo he bought at an estate sale. (Mr. White is not his real name. He asked for anonymity because he is unemployed and is afraid that having his name on the Internet could hurt his prospects.) White was pretty sure his condo never used Philadelphia water, because it is located in Jenkintown. He was pretty sure the previous owner, now deceased, also never used Philadelphia water in the Jenkintown condo.
NEWS
March 1, 2016
Cherry Hill Police and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a shooting that killed a Camden teenager and sent a Willingboro man to the hospital after a fight during a room party at the Inn of the Dove on Cuthbert Boulevard. Jadyre Gordon, 17, died of his injuries at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, police said in a statement. They did not identify the Willingboro man, 20, who was treated and released. The victims were driven to Lourdes in a private car after they were shot in a vehicle at the hotel's parking lot. Police said the investigation is continuing.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police on Saturday found a man dead in an abandoned property in Kensington. The unidentified white man, who appeared to be in his early 30s, was discovered at about 1:20 p.m. at the bottom of stairs in the building on D Street near Kensington Avenue. The cause of death was not immediately known. The man was pronounced dead by medics at 1:40 p.m. shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
NEWS
November 30, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A week after 22-year-old Nicholas Peter Zizzamia disappeared from his Cherry Hill home May 12, 1979, the body of a young man of similar build and appearance was found 580 miles away in a Richmond, Ind., motel room. The city's Palladium-Item newspaper reported that the man had apparently slashed his right wrist and bled to death watching TV. Authorities did not find a driver's license or other identification in the room, for which the deceased had anonymously paid $13.52 in cash the day before.
NEWS
July 25, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three men were killed within three hours across the city overnight Wednesday into Thursday, Philadelphia police said. The first took place on the 3000 block of North Howard Street in Fairhill around 10:44 p.m. Police responded to a report of a person with a gun and found Jovanni Ouola, 19, of Oxford Circle, shot through the head and torso. Medics took Ouola to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Police said an argument led to the shooting.
NEWS
April 24, 2015
THIS IS A STORY about how a dead man's love of music brought some to Philadelphia public schools. It is also a story about music, musicians and a coincidence. The dead man is Murray Bloom, who grew up in poverty in West Philadelphia in the post-World War II years. His single mom, Edith, a secretary who also taught piano, scraped together money to regularly take him to the Philadelphia Orchestra. That planted in him a lifelong love of music, a love that transitioned from classical to jazz when he was in his teens.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man and a woman were found dead inside their Burlington County home Saturday morning, authorities said, and shortly afterward, a bloodied man wearing only his underwear was handcuffed and taken away by ambulance. A source familiar with the investigation said the man was a likely suspect in the killings. Neighbors who reported seeing the bloodied man said they also saw police escort a handcuffed woman out of the house and into a patrol car. The dead man and woman were found about 9 a.m. by a relative, who also lives in the twin home on the 200 block of Washington Street in Mount Holly, said Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the county Prosecutor's Office.
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