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 9, 2011 |
The body of a former Millville High School football player who had been missing for more than two weeks was recovered Thursday from a Cumberland County lake, state police said Friday. Khalil Wallace, 19, was last seen climbing into a dark-colored van with a Pennsylvania license plate in Woodbine, Cape May County, after buying a bag of chips at a store. His body was identified through fingerprints, authorities said. The death has been ruled a homicide. Published reports said Wallace's cellphone was found in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and the charred minivan also was found in Philadelphia.
September 19, 2013 |
WOOLWICH TWP. He's the talk of the town. Most haven't seen him, though his pink skin tone and tail stick out on the highway from time to time. But those who have spotted Dubbs, the little pig that has been on the run for two weeks in Woolwich, Swedesboro, and that was last seen in East Greenwich, have failed to corral him. "People are seeing the pig everywhere, and they can't seem to catch it," said Cassandra Hagstoz, 17, a senior at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich.
March 21, 2012 |
A body pulled from the Schuylkill in Philadelphia Tuesday has been identified as that of a Drexel University professor from Lower Merion Township. Nagesh Idupulapati, a 29-year-old mechanical engineering assistant research professor, had been reported missing by the Lower Merion Police Department March 11, police said. Idupulapati, who was originally from India, had written in a suicide note that he was going to jump off a bridge, police said. The day after he went missing police had recovered Idupulapati's Honda Accord near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge.
August 30, 2013 |
AFTER MALIK Anderson shot his childhood friend execution-style Aug. 19 over a PlayStation 3, police sources say, he knew just where to hide the gun - an Eggo waffles box in the freezer. The 19-year-old's alleged crime caught up with him before breakfast yesterday when homicide detectives and a SWAT team burst into his family's Northeast Philly house, on Tomlinson Road near Clark Street, about 5 a.m., and arrested him in the slaying of Daquan Crump, also 19. Investigators said the pair had been friends since middle school.
May 24, 2013 |
SOME PEOPLE collect stamps, dolls or autographs. Others collect cars, coins or tea cups. And there's a guy in Australia who holds the world record for the biggest and longest-held collection of belly-button lint. Paul Duffy collects mementos of murder. And then he sells them, to whoever pays. In a macabre industry whose merchants can be counted on two hands, Duffy put the Philly area on the "murderabilia" map last month when he began selling killers' artwork, letters and even hair, blood and fingernail clippings from his Coatesville, Chester County, home.
August 25, 2012 |
In early 2009 Bridget McMullin went from 30 clients to five, and then eventually to none. After being in business for 12 years, the Haddonfield-based designer found herself with plenty of time to assess her marketing plan. With no advertising budget, she addressed what she could: revising her website and starting a blog, where she would write twice a week about anything from establishing a design budget to choosing a TV for over the fireplace. "That has been one of our most popular posts," McMullin, 39, said.
August 28, 2012 |
A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday. It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney.
December 20, 2011 |
A Wilmington man has been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 65-year-old woman who was out walking her dog, police said Tuesday. Dwight L. Smith, 24, of West 36th Street, was held without bail after his arrest Monday night. He is accused of killing Marsha Lee of Whittier Road in the Brandywine Hills section of Wilmington. Smith's Facebook page indicates that he is an Army staff sergeant. His father, Dwight Sr., told television news reporters that his son was a combat veteran who was wounded during his second tour in Afghanistan.