May 17, 2016
The last eight months have been hellish for Antoinette Marshall.The 41-year-old, single mother of three endured a devastating breast cancer diagnosis followed by multiple surgeries as well as radiation treatment. Then, in December, her 34-year-old brother was tragically murdered while walking his two dogs in West Philly. Earlier this year, Marshall went through a painful breakup with her long-time boyfriend and the father of two of her children and now is involved in a custody battle.
May 12, 2016
A man was stabbed twice Tuesday afternoon on an East Germantown street, police said. The man, who is in his 50s, was on the 4900 block of Baynton Street about 12:30 p.m. when he was stabbed once in his left arm and once in the left side of his chest, police said. He was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center, where his condition was unknown, police said. Police said they have a suspect in the stabbing, but no weapon has been recovered, and no arrest has been made. - Julie Shaw
April 27, 2016 |
An East Germantown man has been charged with killing Najee Rivera, 23, during a street fight on a Kensington corner in December, Philadelphia police said Monday. Khalil Henderson, 22, of the 5700 block of Kemble Avenue, was arrested Friday and charged with murder and related offenses in the shooting death of Rivera at C and Somerset Streets on Dec. 5, 2015, according to police. Rivera died months before he was expected to testify at the trial of two officers accused of beating him after a traffic stop in Kensington in 2013.
April 21, 2016
Man killed in Norristown A 43-year-old man died early Tuesday after being found stabbed in an alley in Norristown, police said. Just after 12:15 a.m., police responded to a report of a man down in the 600 block of Jamison Alley, where they found Christopher Thomas. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the homicide can call Norristown police at 610-270-0977 or Montgomery County detectives at 610-278-3368. - Robert Moran Testimony to begin in slaying of two women Testimony will begin Wednesday in the Common Pleas Court trial of a South Jersey man incriminated through DNA in the 1989 rapes and stranglings of two women in North Philadelphia.
April 17, 2016 |
A grandchild of an 83-year-old woman found shot dead in her East Germantown home Thursday says the family believes the woman mistakenly shot herself. Speaking on Friday outside the two-story rowhouse where a fatally wounded Mary Morton was found early Thursday afternoon, the adult relative, who did not want to be identified by name or gender, said Morton was the only person upstairs in the home at the time of the shooting. "Right now, we really don't know" what happened, the relative said.
April 16, 2016 |
Police are investigating the death of an 83-year-old woman who had been shot twice in the chest inside her East Germantown home Thursday afternoon. Officers recovered a weapon inside the home on the 400 block of Cosgrove Street, but police said they did not have any possible suspects. The woman was discovered about 12:50 p.m. and taken to Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
March 17, 2016 |
Philadelphia police are looking into several apparently unrelated allegations of sexual assault or attempted assaults, including one in which an 11-year-old said she was raped. The girl told police that about 8:30 p.m. Friday, she was walking on the 5100 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia when a stranger forced her into an alley and raped her at knifepoint, police said Tuesday. She described her attacker as black, about 30 to 40 years old, 6-foot-5, and wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans.
January 31, 2016
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 The neighborhood the plows forgot Mayor Kenney has been praised for the storm cleanup, but not by residents of East Germantown, where most of the streets as of Thursday had yet to see a plow pass through - not even on the bus routes ("Storming into good graces," Thursday). I have owned House at Pooh Corner Day Care in East Germantown for more than 35 years, and this is the first time I have seen the bus routes go unplowed. My teachers had to walk long distances to work because the Route XH bus was suspended for days.
January 29, 2016 |
THE REV. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, who served as pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church in East Germantown from 1974 to 2007, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer's disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010. A civil rights activist and community leader, he became active in the cause even before he was ordained, his family said. While studying for his undergraduate and seminary degrees from Virginia Union University in the 1960s, he was one of 34 students arrested during a sit-in in town to protest discriminatory dining practices, his family said.