March 12, 2013 |
A LIFE ON the road ended in the blood-soaked parking lot of the Last Chance Saloon in Camden County. Authorities say Francis Panetta Jr., a member of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club, was stabbed in the leg outside the biker bar on the White Horse Pike in Chesilhurst just beore 11 p.m. Friday. The stabbing severed a major artery near his knee, authorities said, and Panetta, 44, was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. at a nearby hospital. "Him and another guy got in a fight," said Manny Corti, the bar's owner.
September 28, 2012 |
Lori E. Stilley told friends last year that she had Stage IV bladder cancer and was preparing to die. Supporters raised more than $12,000 for expenses and prepared her meals. Her "Team Lori Rocks" page on Facebook attracted more than 300 friends. Family members and others helped cover the cost for her to get married. It was the least they could do. But no one accompanied the Delran resident to see a doctor, an acquaintance now recalls. Or viewed lab reports or medical bills around her home.
August 4, 2011 |
A YOUNG WOMAN who was shot to death in Juniata Park early Tuesday was from Delaware County, police said yesterday. Jocelyn Deaver, 21, of Aston, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head on H Street near Luzerne about 4 a.m., police said. Authorities know of no suspects or motives in the slaying. Deaver pleaded guilty in June to trespassing, and a bench warrant was issued for her last month after she failed to show up for her trial in Philadelphia on prostitution charges, according to court records.
November 25, 2010 |
A Bronze Star recipient from Berks County, Pa., who was engaged to be married was killed Monday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the Army announced Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Sean Michael Flannery, 29, of Wyomissing, was killed by an improvised explosive device in the village of Ghotamudkha in Kandahar province, a Taliban hotbed. Also killed in the incident was Spec. William Kyle Middleton, 26, of Norfolk, Va. Flannery, who was engaged to Christina E. Martin of Raleigh, N.C., was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. He also had served in Iraq.
October 4, 2012 |
Philadelphia Police are investigating a Facebook page that appears to be threatening Lt. Jonathan Josey, the officer put on desk duty this week after a video surfaced of him punching a woman in the face after the city's annual Puerto Rican day parade. The page, titled "Get the DROP on Officer LT Jonathan Josey, 39," was created Tuesday and has been "liked" by 10 people. One post made Tuesday says: "The old testament states that pork is impure. Since the pigs are walking amongst us, it is our duty to smite them with the almighty power of the 50 cal sniper rifle.
May 21, 2010 |
MONTREAL - Pat Hickey, a writer for the Montreal Gazette whose car was vandalized at the Wachovia Center during a Flyers-Canadiens playoff game Sunday, thought he found the person who had done the damage and stolen his Quebec license plate. However, the person who initially was thought to be the culprit said it's merely a case of an unfortunate choice of a photo on his Facebook page. Hickey said Thursday that he discovered a Facebook page on which his Quebec license plate was displayed.
April 28, 2011 |
A missing South Philadelphia girl is home again. Late Tuesday, Jasmine Carrero, 13, somehow left her home on the 2400 block of S. Lawrence Street, near Mifflin Square. Because of several mental health conditions, she might have wandered off sleepwalking and gotten lost, the family told police. Details of her return were unavailable late this morning. Expressions of happiness and relief have been flooding a Facebook page set up to help find her: www.facebook.com/pages/Help-FIND-Jasmine-Carrero/211290988889347 . Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or email@example.com .
September 1, 2011
Help the Daily News in our Pick It Up! campaign by shaming the pigs in your neighborhood into picking up after their filthy selves. Send us pictures of the most-littered places in your neighborhood, and we'll publish them in our upcoming Pig of the Week feature. Go to our new Pick It Up! Facebook page at www.philly.com/pickitup and post your picture with the address and some info about what we're looking at. Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
March 1, 2013 |
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which criticized electric utilities for insufficient social media outreach during several 2011 tropical storms, has finally joined the Twittersphere itself. The PUC on Thursday launched a Twitter page - @PA_PUC - as well as a Facebook page for PAPowerswitch.com, its website that assists customers shopping for competitive electrical suppliers. "We think this is an ideal time to ramp up our communications efforts, and the use of Facebook and Twitter is bringing us into the 21st century," PUC Chairman Robert F. Powelson said in a video news release.