September 9, 1998 |
The killing was all relative. Steven Watts, 25, ended a family dispute by gunning down his cousin after an argument last year, said the prosecutor. He fired two shots through the open sunroof of a car at Sedgley Avenue and Dauphin Street, said Assistant District Attorney Judith Frankel Rubino. Anthony Upshur, 21, of Salford Street near Chester Avenue, was hit by two bullets as he tried to kick the gun that was pointed at his head on May 16, 1997, said Rubino. "I'm hit," sighed Upshur to his brother, Michael, who was driving the car. "I feel like I'm going to die. " He died the next day. Yesterday, Watts, of 24th Street near Thompson, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Robert A. Latrone.
February 7, 2014
EVERYBODY KNOWS that one of the top issues couples fight about is money. But this same type of drama can play out between siblings, parents and extended family. I've learned from my share of family financial issues that have fractured relationships. So I'm here to help with another installment of my occasional feature about family financial feuds. If you have a feud going on and want an independent opinion that might help shed new light on the issue, send me an email at email@example.com . Put "Family Feud" in the subject line.
June 1, 1988 |
CBS will usher "Family Feud" into its daytime lineup in star-spangled fashion on the Fourth of July. After the show's three-year absence from network television, CBS announced that a new version of "Family Feud" - without the kiss-happy original host, Richard Dawson - will replace "The $25,000 Pyramid" in the 9 to 9:30 a.m. time slot. "The $25,000 Pyramid," which will make its final appearance July 1, went off the CBS morning schedule in January for 13 weeks. It returned in April but was unable to generate sufficient ratings.
June 8, 2010
A Camden woman charged with murder in the weekend slaying of a man caught in a family feud surrendered Tuesday, authorities said. Debra Rogers, 48, of the 100 block of 27th Street, turned herself in at the Camden Police Department. She is accused of shooting Avner Daniels, 32, of Camden, during an argument on the 100 block of 32d Street about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Rogers' husband, Ronnie, 49, also charged with murder, was arraigned Monday and is being held at the Camden County Jail on $750,000 bail.
June 7, 2010 |
A Camden man is to be arraigned on charges of murder today in a shooting death that grew out of a feud sparked by an argument between the suspect's daughter and her boyfriend. The victim, Avner Daniels, 32, was the brother-in-law of the unidentified boyfriend. Charged and in custosy is Ronnie Rogers, 49, of the 100 block of 27th Street. His wife, Debra Rogers, 48, also has been charged with murder but is a fugitive. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office provided the following account: The Rogers couple drove to their 28-year-old daughter's apartment on 32nd Street about 7 p.m. Saturday in response to an argument she was having with her boyfriend.
August 30, 1990 |
The very public squabble between the founder of Waterloo Gardens nurseries and his daughter and her husband ended amicably in a Chester County Court hearing room. James Paolini, 84, an Italian immigrant who built up successful nurseries and garden centers in Exton and Devon, had once accused his only child, Zelinda LeBoutillier, and her husband of swindling him out of his businesses and pushing him out of his Devon home. But after four months of negotiations through attorneys, Paolini agreed that his daughter and her husband, Roberts LeBoutillier, had paid for the properties in full, according to a statement released yesterday.
October 27, 1991 |
Never mind the Victor Kiam saga, which is nothing that a nifty $38 million wouldn't cure. The grittiest ongoing soap opera in the NFL is the bitter battle over the estate of late Dolphins owner Joe Robbie. Tough-guy Robbie sweated for 25 years to build the Miami Dolphins into one of sports' premier franchises. But since his death in 1990, his survivors have scrapped like third-graders, opening deep wounds and raising the possibility that the only way to settle the dispute is to sell the club.
May 16, 1991 |
When the New Jersey International Association of Jazz Educators Jazz Festival finals ended, Somerdale's Eileen Garton was sure that St. Jude had heard and answered her prayers. She was sure that was the only possible explanation for two South Jersey high school bands less than 10 miles apart finishing first and second in the competition. And, her husband was the director of one, and her son was a prizewinning saxophone soloist for the other. Overbrook Regional High School in Pine Hill, directed by William Garton, won the competition, and Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, directed by John Tumminia, took second place when the nine competing bands sounded their final notes at Roxbury High School in Succasunna, Morris County, on April 26. The local bands' domination of the festival did not end there.
July 5, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - In a macabre family feud fought as Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition, a South African court ruled Wednesday that the former president's grandson must return the bodies of the 94-year-old's three deceased children to their original burial site. Mandela is in "perilous" condition and on life support, according to an affidavit filed Friday and made public in the ruling Wednesday, according to a South African newspaper. The judge's order means that grandson Mandla Mandela must reverse the action he took in 2011, when he moved the bodies from Mandela's hometown in Qunu to his birthplace of Mvezo, about 15 miles away.
November 21, 2014 |
RYAN HOWARD isn't the only professional athlete whose family members are a pain in the tuckus. We'll give Eric "Meet the Parents" Lindros a pass since he's being honored by the Flyers tonight. But who can forget when Allen Iverson reportedly paid a lump sum of $3 million to settle his divorce with then-estranged wife Tawanna? That set up one of the greatest lines ever uttered in a courtroom as Iverson, pulling his pants pockets inside out, shouted to his wife, "I don't even have money for a cheeseburger.