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April 30, 1996 | By Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It fell from a helicopter and started the worst fire in Philadelphia history. The sticky issue in federal court nowadays is, what do you call it? One word that former city officials involved in the trial don't like is bomb. They much prefer the term explosive device. In the latest flare-up in a long, semantic fight spawned by the MOVE tragedy, the judge, lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants in a civil trial unfolding in federal court have been struggling with how to describe what Philadelphia Police Lt. Frank Powell dropped from a helicopter onto the MOVE compound on May 13, 1985.
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March 27, 2004 | By Joseph A. Gambardello and Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
An artilleryman from South Jersey who had been in the Army for 19 months was killed in a bomb blast in Iraq, the Pentagon said last night. Spec. Adam D. Froehlich, 21, of Pine Hill, Camden County, was fatally wounded when he and two other soldiers went to investigate an improvised explosive device about 8:20 a.m. Thursday in Baqubah, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. The other soldiers, who were wounded, were taken to Forward Operating Base Warhorse, where they were reported in stable condition.
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May 1, 1996
Q. The proper term for the item that Philadelphia police dropped on the MOVE compound on May 13, 1985, was: a) Bomb. b) Explosive device. c) Entry device. d) Tactical, detonating, fire-survival readiness meter. Answer: a) It was a bomb.
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December 14, 2011
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. - A 30-year-old New Jersey soldier has died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Army Spec. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. of Blairstown, Warren County, and a soldier from California were killed in the attack Sunday in Kunar province. Wildrick served with the 25th Infantry Division's Third Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, the military said. - AP
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August 18, 2012
A 39-year-old soldier from Western Pennsylvania has died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Friday. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Holman of Evans City, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday in Ghazni province, the Pentagon said in a news release. Holman was killed by an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said. Holman was assigned to the 192d Ordnance Battalion, 52d Ordnance Group, with the 20th Support Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. - AP  
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October 21, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. - An Army national guardsman from Newark has been killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jorge Miguel Oliveira, 33, was killed Wednesday when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, the National Guard said. Oliveira was assigned to the Security Forces Platoon of the Second Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment. The unit, based in Riverdale, deployed to Afghanistan in June and was assigned to a provincial reconstruction team. Oliveira joined the National Guard in 2003.
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January 24, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County woman on federal probation for a firearms violation was arrested at federal court in Philadelphia yesterday after an explosive device and the makings of a time bomb were found in her purse, authorities said. Donna L. Bullington, 35, of Morrisville, entered the lobby of the courthouse, Sixth and Market Streets, about 1:30 p.m. to visit her probation officer, according to U.S. Marshal Thomas Rapone. The woman is on five years' probation for the federal firearms violation, Rapone said.
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April 18, 2002 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An early-morning firebombing that gutted a township home Monday was "narcotics-related," police said yesterday. Two people were inside the house, in the 1200 block of Royal Avenue, at the time of the fire, which was caused by an explosive device thrown through a window. Howard Wilson, 27, and Ashley Havenstein, 18, escaped and were treated for minor injuries, police said. The fire caused extensive damage to the house. Two Clayton men and a woman were arrested and charged yesterday, authorities said.
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August 2, 2007 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia soldier killed in Baghdad last week was identified yesterday by the Department of Defense as Spec. Camy Florexil. Florexil, 20, died July 24, a day after an improvised explosive device was detonated near his vehicle, officials said. Family members in Philadelphia reached last night were contacting relatives in Haiti, where Florexil's mother lives, and said they could not comment. Florexil joined the Army in September 2005 and had served for the last 17 months as an infantryman with the First Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan. Fort Riley has lost 119 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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March 9, 1994 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
A 78-year-old man suffered a heart attack while starting his car yesterday, then pushed the accelerator pedal to the floor, revving the engine until it exploded in flames, authorities said. Leonid Dobrinin was dead at the scene - the parking place outside his home on Glen Echo Road near Emlen Street in West Mount Airy. An autopsy was to be conducted today, but authorities said he appeared to have died of natural causes before the car exploded. The 9:25 a.m. blast rocked Dobrinin's block.
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March 11, 2016
A Montgomery County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges stemming from threats he made against an FBI agent's family. Michael Anthony Nohl, 20, of Oaks, admitted he called the agent's house in Chester County, and threatened to kill him and kidnap his wife and daughter. According to court filings, Nohl also threatened to use an explosive device against the family. Investigators said that Nohl had no known connection to the specific agent he targeted but had intended to threaten an FBI employee.
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February 7, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The danger can come out of nowhere, often after long hours of boredom. In a turret of his humvee, Army Sgt. Matt Patterson of Bass River Township, Burlington County, stood watch behind a 50-caliber machine gun Tuesday while another member of his unit met with an Afghan elder to discuss ways of improving local security and ending nightly Taliban incursions. Staff Sgt. William Schnell of Newark, Del., told the Afghan leader he cared about the community and was a family man like him. He had just produced a picture of his daughter when the peace was shattered by an explosion.
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January 6, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Warrington man who pleaded guilty in September to illegal possession of three pipe bombs was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. John Grzyminski, 50, had faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was arrested May 10 in a traffic stop by Solebury Township police after his mother, Catherine Wilson, called police to their home on Saddle Drive. On May 9, she had returned home after surgery to find that Grzyminski had removed the wheelchair-access ramp, an affidavit filed in May in federal court stated.
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January 5, 2013 | By Frank Kummer, Breaking News Staff
A Warrington, Bucks County, man was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for illegally possessing an explosive device in the form of a pipe bomb. John Grzyminski, 50, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to making bombs over a number of years. His arrest stemmed from his mother's call to police on May 9, 2012, saying felt threatened when she found a pipe bomb on a kitchen counter after an argument with her son. Nearby homes were evacuated when authorities moved in to search the home.
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December 20, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
A PACKAGE containing swastikas, news headlines about the Newtown, Conn., school massacre and a racially charged threat was found Wednesday at West Philadelphia High School. A police spokeswoman said members of the department's Bomb Squad Unit were sent to the school, at 49th and Chestnut streets, when the package was discovered about 8:40 a.m. No devices were found inside the package, but a note said that people at the school "are gonna get it. " Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for the School District of Philadelphia, said that police determined that there was no actual threat to the school.
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December 20, 2012 | Breaking News Staff
A student was pulled from class in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, yesterday after exhibiting odd behavior and potentially explosive material was later in his home. The incident began about 2 p.m. Tuesday when concerned school officials at Cedar Creek High School called about a 16-year-old boy's behavior. Police took the youth to the police station, but found he had made no threats. And they determined he was not a danger to anyone at the school. Still, they searched his house on East Spencer Lane and found electronic parts and several types of chemicals.
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November 9, 2012
By James Brobyn If you asked me what I remember most about my time as a Marine in Iraq, my answer would probably surprise you. More than anything, I remember the smells. To this day, I can still smell the aromas of Iraqi towns and foods, which trigger fond memories of exploring a new culture with my fellow Marines. And I can recall the less pleasant smells of hydraulic fluid leaking from my light-armored vehicle, and of a platoon of Marines who hadn't showered for 45 days. And then there are the sinister odors of dead and decaying bodies, blended with the strangely sweet smell of explosive residue.
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October 22, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
AWISCONSIN man who had been accused of domestic violence and slashing his wife's tires took a gun into the spa where she worked Sunday and shot seven women, three fatally, before killing himself, police said. The shootings set off a six-hour search for the gunman that locked down a nearby mall, a country club adjacent to the spa and the hospital where the survivors were taken. The search froze activity in a commercial area in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee, for much of the day. Ultimately, he was found dead in the spa. Authorities said it would take time to sort out exactly what happened, and emphasized they were still interviewing witnesses and rescuers.
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August 18, 2012
A 39-year-old soldier from Western Pennsylvania has died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Friday. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Holman of Evans City, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday in Ghazni province, the Pentagon said in a news release. Holman was killed by an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said. Holman was assigned to the 192d Ordnance Battalion, 52d Ordnance Group, with the 20th Support Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. - AP  
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July 23, 2012 | By Thomas Peipert and Mead Gruver, Associated Press
AURORA, Colo. - The Colorado shooting suspect planned the rampage that killed 12 midnight moviegoers with "calculation and deliberation," police said Saturday, receiving deliveries for months, which authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs. Authorities on Saturday were still working to clear dangerous explosive materials from inside James Holmes' suburban Denver apartment a day after police said he opened fire and set off gas canisters minutes into the premiere of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises . The attack left 12 dead and 58 injured.
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