September 20, 2015 |
Four men were shot overnight in Philadelphia, police said. A game of dice turned violent early Friday when two men were shot on the 4500 block of North Gratz Street. Several men were taking part in the game when someone in a black Jeep pulled up and told them two suspicious men were heading there from the 4400 block of Gratz Street, according to police. The players halted the game and approached the two men. At 12:50 a.m., police said, shots were fired and two men from the dice game were wounded.
August 19, 2015 |
Talmadge O. Epps, 94, of Wayne, a World War II aerial gunner and retired electric company foreman, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of respiratory failure at Coatesville VA Medical Center. In 1942, the Radnor High School graduate was drafted and deployed with the Army Air Force as a flight engineer aboard the B-25 Mitchell bomber. He served with the 500 Bomb Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group, in New Guinea and Australia. Mr. Epps, who had never been on an airplane, fired a gun or traveled more than 100 miles from home, operated a pair of 50-caliber machine guns, either from the top machine gun turret or from the rear of the plane.
July 30, 2014 |
BACK IN April 2008, Kenneth Wiggins, 19, stole more than $1,000 from Qentin Salmond during a dice game in Germantown. Three days later, Salmond, his brother Bernard and their friend Jamil Baynes got revenge on Wiggins in broad daylight. Just before 1 p.m., as Wiggins left Skyline Restaurant on Chew Avenue near Chelten, Qentin Salmond, disguised in a Muslim woman's outfit, and Baynes, wielding a handgun, approached from behind and shoved him to the ground. Baynes then opened fire, fatally shooting Wiggins in the chest.
May 17, 2013 |
WITH THOUSANDS of fans attending the 24th annual Phillies Phestival at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, the club raised thousands of dollars to support the fight against ALS. Fans were invited to join players, wives, broadcasters, ballgirls, front-office employees and the Phanatic as the fundraiser raised money to fight the disease that claimed the life of Yankees Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig. "This is great," second baseman Chase Utley said. "Every year it seems like this event has gotten bigger with a better turnout.
August 12, 2006 |
A dice game that may have turned bad led to the death of an 18-year-old in North Philadelphia. Police still are sorting through conflicting statements surrounding the murder. The incident was one four shootings - including a brazen early-afternoon subway assault yesterday - in the city within 12 hours that left two men dead, one extremely critical, and two others seriously injured. By 4 p.m. yesterday, this year's homicide total was 242 killed, compared with 224 during the same period last year.
May 3, 2006 |
They took the Miss America pageant out of Atlantic City. Now they want to take the Atlantic City out of Monopoly. So yesterday, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority rolled out Mr. Peanut, the Borgata Babes, and an assortment of politicians to decry manufacturer Hasbro's plan to remove the city's association with an American icon that officials say it helped create. Hasbro said it would still produce the "classic" version, which features the Queen of Resorts.
March 27, 2003 |
'Mom," she whispered. My eyes fluttered open, catching the red digital clock on the bed stand - 3:02 a.m. "I'm sick," my just-turned-teenage daughter moaned in a raspy voice. I helped her back to her bedroom, gently asking where she "got sick. " I was relieved to discover her thoughtfulness in making it to the bathroom in time. We already have enough well-scrubbed, tinted splotches on the carpet from past years' bouts with the flu. I sputtered into action, setting up the trash can and towel by her bed, and gently stroked her hair.
October 10, 2001 |
Coincidence or clue? Cosmic connection or a terrorist's obsession? E-mail messages making the rounds and postings on the Internet suggest that the number 11 is related in some eerie way to last month's hijackings. The date was Sept. 11 - 911, the emergency number. Add 9, 1 and 1, you get 11. Sept. 11 is the 254th day of the year, and if you add 2, 5 and 4, you also get 11. After Sept. 11, 111 days remain in the year. American Airlines' Flight 11 was the first plane to hit one of the World Trade Center's two tallest towers, which had 110 floors and together looked like a giant 11. American Airlines Flight 77 (7 times 11)
September 20, 2000 |
The 19-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man got off on the wrong foot when he showed up to rob a craps game last year. Joemon Higbom, of Ridewood Street near 56th, shot himself in the right thigh, said Assistant District Attorney Max Kramer yesterday. Even though Higbom didn't have a leg to stand on, he pulled out two guns and began shooting at dice players while crouched down about 6 p.m. on Nov. 21, 1999, said Kramer. About six gamblers scattered from Salford Street near Race.
August 14, 2000 |
Police are still searching for the gunmen who shot up an illegal dice game in North Philadelphia early Saturday, killing two people and wounding nine. Police responded at 3:02 a.m. to a report of gunfire on the sidewalk near the Eagle Bar on Germantown Avenue at Erie Avenue. Twenty to 30 people were outside the bar when as many as 40 shots rang out, police said. "We believe there were a couple of shooters," Homicide Lt. Michael Morrin said. Killed were Donald Hodge, 20, of Kensington, who was found dead of a head wound a few blocks from the bar, and Mark Smith, 25, of Morton, who died at Temple University Hospital.