October 17, 1997 |
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.
May 10, 1996 |
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.
August 30, 1990 |
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.
May 16, 1991 |
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.
March 10, 1989 |
"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.
March 8, 1994 |
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.
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.
September 4, 2012 |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
November 25, 1998 |
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.
August 23, 2010 |
The third and final defendant arrested last year for stealing a watch from the wrist of a dead man in a hospital waiting room pleaded guilty this morning. Richard Alten, 45, pleaded guilty to theft and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to 30 months of reporting probation and drug and alcohol screening by Common Plead Judge Adam Beloff. Co-defendants Jannira Walker, 22, and Martin Smith, 42, earlier this year pleaded guilty to the same charges and received similar sentences, said Assistant District Attorney Jill Fertel.