January 18, 2012 |
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - With its curious sign that read "BOTTLES & DEVICES" leaning against a tree in the yard, the old farmhouse on Route 9 was just another odd Shore landmark to many beach-bound motorists. But pull into the unpaved driveway and venture inside the house's adjacent shop and nearby barn and you were met with a trove of 18th- and 19th-century antiques - and by the Peech family, whose members had spent decades restoring and selling the curios and relics, many gathered from Philadelphia estates.
February 23, 2012 |
POLICE OFFICER Ray Keo, the first Cambodian-American to work in the Philadelphia Police Department, suffered through the horrors of the "Killing Fields" period in his native country. His father was shot to death execution-style with other men in their rural village in Battambang province by the Khmer Rouge during the terrifying 1975-79 reign of dictator Pol Pot. Keo was just 7 when his dad was killed. Fast-forward years later, and Keo began working in the Police Department in 1993, then married a young, pretty Cambodian-American woman.
October 7, 2011
A Deptford woman was indicted Wednesday on assault and weapons charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend's wheelchair-bound father with an ironing board, burning the man with an iron, and biting him on the neck during an argument, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Dawn M. Deputy, 32, and the victim's son, Christopher J. Mood, 25, lived with Daniel Mood, 60, in Deptford, where the beating took place on June 23, officials said. The younger Mood told authorities he was outside the house during the alleged incident.
March 19, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - A former Atlantic City official jailed for his role in a sex-video blackmail scheme has died. State corrections officials said Ronald Callaway, 55, died Saturday at a Trenton hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed. Callaway, also known as Jihad Q. Abdullah, was serving his term at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. Callaway, his younger brother and a family friend were convicted in the blackmail scheme masterminded by another brother, former City Council President Craig Callaway.
July 31, 2010
BRIDGETON, N.J. - A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2004 beating death of a Connecticut man who was in New Jersey to attend a wedding. The sentence imposed Friday requires Edward Dukes, 28, of Bridgeton, to serve 85 percent of his term before being eligible for parole. Dukes pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Edward Ellison, 77, of New Britain, Conn. Prosecutors say Ellison was outside the home of a family friend in Bridgeton when Dukes confronted him on Sept.
July 14, 2011
A 3-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury last month in a West Philadelphia apartment died Tuesday, and an autopsy was being conducted Wednesday night to determine whether his death was a homicide. Jaquinn Brewton died 10 minutes after being taken off life support, said his mother, Ashley Brewton, 28, who was at his bedside. Jaquinn was staying at the apartment of a family friend and her boyfriend in the 4700 block of Chestnut Street when he was injured June 29. The woman told police that the boy had fallen down stairs.
April 12, 2008
The Delaware County man who shot a Glenolden Borough police officer in 2007 has been found guilty of attempted homicide and related charges. On New Year's Day, Andrew Gines, 56, of Trainor, broke into the Norwood home of Samantha Furlong, a family friend. He allegedly beat her with a crowbar and threatened her with a gun. When Glenolden Officer Matthew Illich, 36, and Norwood Officer Jeffrey Finley arrived at the house in response to a 911 call, Gines opened fire. Illich was shot in the chest near his shoulder and above his protective vest.
November 11, 1992 |
A Grays Ferry pizza delivery man was left paralyzed yesterday after he was ambushed and shot in the neck, police said. Jose Muniz, 19, of Hoffman Street near 18th, was attempting to make a delivery to a home on Ringgold Street near Oakford, when he was shot in the neck as he was either getting in or out of his car with the pizza Monday night. Muniz was found slumped on the front passenger seat of his car shortly before 10:30 p.m. by police who had been called to the scene by neighbors reported hearing gunshots, officials said.
October 14, 1988 |
The mother of a man killed by Camden police last year filed a lawsuit against the City of Camden yesterday, accusing the city of allowing police to ignore their own procedures. Travis Flournoy, 19, had taken three relatives and a family friend hostage in his home at the Stockton Station Apartments in East Camden on May 26, 1987. Camden police Sgt. Michael Schlichtig and Patrolman Michael Cantner shot at Flournoy when he emerged from the apartment, a knife in his hand. A Camden grand jury found that Schlichtig and Cantner had acted in self- defense because Flournoy lunged at them with a knife.
May 27, 1987 |
A Camden man who held three relatives and a family friend hostage in his apartment yesterday was fatally shot by police after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor said. Travis Flournoy, 19, was fatally shot once in the chest by an officer with a handgun after he reportedly lunged at the officer with a knife outside the apartment. Then, as Flournoy reportedly continued forward with the knife, he was shot in the side and chest by another officer with a shotgun.