June 18, 2015 |
JEFFREY BOWEN came to her apartment door with blood on his forehead, blood on his body, Jamie Utter testified yesterday. Moments earlier on that Friday night, March 20, Utter, who lived next to Bowen on the second floor of a Frankford apartment building, said she heard "some yelling" in Bowen's apartment and "a female voice say, 'Help me!' " She then "heard a couple of bangs, like things being thrown. Then, I heard a thud. " A short time later, Bowen knocked on her door. "Jeffrey came to my door asking for a condom," Utter testified at Bowen's preliminary hearing on murder and related charges.
April 14, 2015 |
It has been the same for Amanda Kulp since she was 5 years old and first learning to play the game. When she exits a softball field, she's going to be the dirtiest of any of the players. "It's just who I am," the Methacton senior shortstop said. Her teammates wouldn't want it any other way: They used to jokingly call her Pig Pen. The joke has evolved, though. Now instead of telling someone she has dirt on her shirt, they've replaced it with "Kulp on your dirt. " As in: "You've got some Kulp on your dirt.
February 2, 1996 |
Bicycle thrills aren't frozen out as Jim Havir, 16, of Palmyra, soars with his Mongoose BMX bike. A break in school and dirt hills on the riverbank on Bank Avenue in Palmyra had him jumping yesterday.
August 13, 2012 |
Sixty-six down, a kajillion to go. One week after confiscating 37 dirt bikes and ATVs in a crackdown on the vehicles, police seized another 29 in live-stops throughout the city this weekend. "It's on!" police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said of the city's battle against riders who zoom through streets and parks. Police, working undercover and in uniform, took 16 dirt bikes and 13 four-wheelers from Cobbs Creek Park, the Belmont Plateau and areas frequented by riders in the 24th, 25th and 26th districts, police said.
May 31, 2012 |
PUT JAY-Z on a Yamaha YZ-250, Kanye on a Kawasaki KX-125, or Lil Wayne on a little Honda, and they have nothing on Meek Mill, a Philly hip-hop artist who's risen from local mix-tape legend to next-big-thing, chasing his dreams to the top on one wheel. "Any rapper, too, I'll bet any rapper you can't wheelie better than me," Mill says in a YouTube video , where he's mostly on a dirt bike. The Daily News tried to catch up with Mill, born Robert Rahmeek Williams, but we missed calls, traded texts and, for weeks, made plans that never panned out. He's as elusive as Philly's notorious and illegal dirt-bike riders, but any mention of the dirt bike/ATV scene would be remiss if it didn't mention him. Mill loves dirt bikes and ATVs.
August 29, 1991 |
In a hushed courtroom in Pottstown yesterday, Rebecca Mack told a tale of murder on a country road. First, she said, there was a gunshot. Then, Fernando Garcia, 18, hopped back into a friend's car, tucking a gun in his pants. She said he told the carload of teenagers: "I shot him. " In testimony yesterday, Mack, 17, of Pottstown, said she was in the car on Aug. 14 when Garcia allegedly shot and killed Thomas Adam Mumma, 13, as the boy was riding his orange-and-red dirt bike on an unpaved road in rural Chester County.
April 12, 1990 |
The way Larry Paglia saw it, everybody would win. He knew that Newtown Township supervisors wanted to fill and grade a vacant lot next to the township building on Bishop Hollow Road to build a baseball field. Bids were opened on the project in July 1988, and officials said the lowest bid was $105,000, a figure beyond the township's means. Paglia also knew that James D. Morrissey Inc. of Philadelphia, a construction company working on the Blue Route project between Routes 3 and 30, needed to get rid of tons of dirt.
May 31, 2011
NEWARK, Del. - A Newark teenager died and another teen was hospitalized in serious condition after two dirt bikes collided Monday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police. Cody J. Kegelman, 14, was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital, where he was taken after the 1:15 p.m. crash on a dirt access road about a quarter mile east of Delaware Route 72, state police said in a news release. Authorities say Kegelman was traveling west while Nicholas Schrader, 16, of Newark, was traveling east on the same access road.
June 26, 2012 |
I'D LIKE TO THANK the Daily News for its recent series bringing attention to the issue of illegal ATVs and dirt bikes, which have replaced graffiti as the major blight of lower-income neighborhoods. Why spend the time and money tagging up a wall? You don't know who will see it, and it'll probably get removed in a few days anyway. But roaring down the street, scaring children and setting off car alarms on an ATV or dirt bike gives immediate recognition. Plus, it has the added assurance that you won't get caught.