June 4, 2015 |
Philadelphia police over the weekend shot at a fleeing armed man in Point Breeze who suddenly turned toward the pursuing officers, police said Tuesday. Andre Evans, 29, of the 1500 block of South Ringgold Street in South Philadelphia, who police said had "partially turned" toward the officers while running with a gun in his hand, was not hit. He was charged with aggravated assault, firearms violations, and related offenses from Saturday night's incident. Citing preliminary information, police said two officers from the 17th District attempted to stop Evans' silver Infiniti on the 1400 block of South 18th Street about 7:30 p.m. after realizing the car's license plate was registered to a different vehicle.
March 2, 2014 |
Al Tiller was in a state of despair on Jan. 7, when yet another hospital worker came into his room. He was homeless. Estranged from his daughter. Hadn't had a drink in a week. And his hands - on their way to losing parts of six fingers, the result of frostbite - "looked like something out of Halloween . " The worker sat down. "She said, 'I know you from somewhere,' " recalled Tiller, 61. They started tossing out names from the Southwest Philadelphia community where both had lived.
April 14, 2013 |
GROTON, Conn. - A former submarine commander who faked his death to end an extramarital affair should be honorably discharged from the Navy, a panel of officers recommended Friday after a daylong hearing in which the officer said he accepted "full and total accountability" for his behavior. Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II, a married 43-year-old, sent his mistress in Virginia an e-mail in July posing as a fictitious coworker named Bob and saying Ward had died unexpectedly. Ward was relieved of his duties aboard the USS Pittsburgh in August a week after he'd taken command and has received a letter of reprimand for adultery and other military violations.
February 28, 2013 |
RAYMOND SHOWERS was such a fervent music fan that he would play a long concert of hits from the 1950s to the present while his listeners tried to be patient. "You had to have the patience of Job," his family said. "He had the most impressive record collection in the world. " One of his favorite musicians was the late Curtis Mayfield, R&B, soul and funk singer and composer, and his group, the Impressions. But Ray didn't just spin records. He loved to sing, compose and play the guitar and piano.
November 23, 2012
Manuel Ignacio Bonet, 89, of Philadelphia, a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died of natural causes in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 17. Born in Anasco, Puerto Rico, Mr. Bonet joined the service on April 16, 1942. He served in the 3266th Quartermaster Service Company and fought in Germany, according to his discharge papers. He was honorably discharged with the rank of private first class on Nov. 23, 1945. He was awarded the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the WWII Victory Medal, and six overseas Service Bars.
May 18, 2012 |
The souvenirs Tony DiNardo saved from the war were parceled into five lockboxes he stashed around his South Philadelphia rowhouse. This week, when those chests were pried open, DiNardo's family learned a little more about a life he'd only hinted at. He kept a copy of the Evening Bulletin from Dec. 8, 1941, with its banner headline, "Bombers Attack Hawaii Twice," and its bookend, the victory edition from nearly four years later that trumpeted, "The...
August 18, 2011 |
OMAHA, Neb. - The Air Force said yesterday that it was discharging a hero of the so-called birther movement who refused to report to duty in Germany for a few days earlier this month because he doubts President Obama's citizenship. Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran expects to be discharged within the next week. Although the 41-year-old Nebraska man refused to report to duty and had called for Obama's arrest in statements on websites, several other things contributed to his discharge, including his opposition to Obama's decision to allow gays to serve openly in the military.
June 28, 2011 |
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed a $157,500 fine against Swamp Angel Energy L.L.C., of Wichita, Kan., for alleged discharges of more than 228,000 gallons of oil brine into wells in the Allegheny National Forest in 2007. The EPA's Philadelphia office alleges Swamp Angel violated the federal Safe Drinking Water Act by injecting oil wastewater into depleted production wells that were not licensed for disposal. Two company employees were sentenced last year to home detention, probation and fines in connection with the dumping.
June 14, 2011
The stringent New York City gun laws that Karen Heller extols did not prevent former pro football player Plaxico Burress from carrying his firearm, and so did not serve as any sort of deterrent ("Burress as another jailbird? Why not?," June 7). Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, whom Heller quotes, is right: "We have . . . no shortage of people who are willing to use guns. " Since such people are not deterred by gun laws, why praise those "strict" gun laws? Their only effect is to leave law-abiding citizens defenseless against criminals.
September 11, 2010 |
In the latest round in the bitterly contested deepening of the Delaware River shipping channel, New Jersey and environmental groups criticized the Army Corps of Engineers for pumping sediments from the project into an area that, after a dike broke, caused a discharge into New Jersey wetlands and waters. The 102.5-mile deepening from 40 feet to 45 feet began March 1 in a 12-mile stretch near Wilmington. Under order of a federal judge in Delaware, the dredge material was to be taken to the Army Corps' Killcohook disposal facility, part of which lies in Delaware territory.