CollectionsDead Man
IN THE NEWS

Dead Man

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 23, 2010 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com215-854-5949
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN ARGUMENT outside a West Philadelphia corner store turned violent yesterday, escalating into a shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured, police said. About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots outside La Super Big Manny Grocery at 40th and Poplar streets, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. He gave this account: Four or five males were arguing when one pulled out a gun and began firing. Two men were hit - a 27-year-old was struck once in the right leg and a 23-year-old was struck once in the head and twice in the left arm. The 23-year-old stumbled across Poplar and collapsed in front of H&H Day Care Learning Center, which was locked down for about 20 minutes after the shooting.
NEWS
January 14, 2014 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTER A robbery victim pulled a weapon on his attacker outside a Chester bar early Sunday, fatally shooting him, police said. A 31-year-old Chester man with an arrest history armed with a handgun tried to rob a 22-year-old Marcus Hook man about 12:55 a.m. on the 2900 block of West Third Street near Bill's Tavern, police said. The younger man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and exchanged fire with the robber, who illegally carried the gun, police said. Both men were shot and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
NEWS
September 3, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The body of a Woodbury man was pulled from the Delaware River by National Park firefighters Sunday night, a day after he disappeared during a kayaking trip. A New Jersey State Police spokesman identified the dead man as George Cole, 55. He said that the body had been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and that no cause of death had been determined. The day before, Cole's wife had reported him missing, setting off a six-hour search Saturday, assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to local police and firefighters.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
THERE IS A sidewalk hazard on the 9500 block of Hilspach Street in Bustleton that has proved difficult to get fixed. The broken sidewalk is difficult to get fixed because repairs are the responsibility of the owner of the property, and the owner is deceased. Maybe dead men can vote in Philadelphia, but they don't respond to payment demands made by the city. This story is about a true dead beat. The busted sidewalk points to a larger problem that we will get to in a minute.
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
Tow-truck operator Rodney Williams sat beneath a gloomy underpass on Kelly Drive, watching the cars whiz by as drivers headed into a notorious curve just before Boathouse Row. The rain came down in slanted sheets, scarring the surface of the surging, mud-churned Schuylkill River during Thursday's rainstorm. Small ponds of rainwater formed along the edges of Kelly Drive in both directions. Williams waited. He knew it was not a matter of "if," but "when. " "There were two accidents so far today within the past two-and-a-half hours," said Williams, 36, who drives for Poppy's & Son's towing.
NEWS
April 1, 2013
An ultralight aircraft with one person on board crashed at Smoketown Airport in Lancaster County about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The county coroner's office identified the dead man as 30-year-old Michael Blank, but information on his hometown was not available. The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported Saturday night that the crash occurred shortly after takeoff. The cause of the crash was as yet unknown, pending an investigation at the scene.
NEWS
March 12, 2013
A 27-year-old Lindenwold man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning outside the Twenty Horse Tavern in Camden. The dead man, whose identity was not released, was shot at 3:17 a.m. while sitting in a car outside the bar on the 800 block of North Second Street, according to a joint statement by Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson. The man was pronounced dead three hours later at Cooper University Hospital.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Three men were killed and two other people injured in a series of attacks outside bars and nightclubs in South Jersey and Philadelphia over the weekend. Camden County authorities were searching Sunday for the attacker in the fatal stabbing of a 44-year-old man late Friday night in Chesilhurst. The attack on Francis Ponetta, of Chesilhurst, happened in the parking lot of Manny's Last Chance Saloon, in the 200 block of the White Horse Pike. Ponetta was stabbed in a leg shortly before 11 p.m., according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
March 9, 2013
Three dead in Calif. standoff LOS ANGELES - A gunman who shot at police and holed up in a Watts home with three children Friday killed two people and himself, police said. SWAT team members entered the home after a two-hour standoff to find the man dead and a woman believed to be the children's mother wounded, authorities said. The woman died at a hospital, police spokesman Richard French said. The standoff began about 3 a.m. Friday as a domestic dispute. The gunman wounded a man in a truck outside the house who later died.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|