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 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 2, 1997 |
Alice Wilkins Tomlinson, 86, a lifelong Medford resident and longtime teacher in the community, died Monday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. She was the widow of Ephraim Tomlinson 2d, a longtime mayor of Medford. Quiet and often remaining behind the scenes, Mrs. Tomlinson made her own contributions to Medford. They included teaching three generations of Medford residents. She was a graduate of Westtown Friends School, in Westtown, Pa. She received her degree in education from Glassboro Normal School, now Rowan University, in 1929.
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.
June 25, 1992 |
Sorrow filled the living room of the Ortiz home in the 3100 block of Custer Street as friends and relatives said goodbye to 15-year-old Diana Ortiz. An innocent victim caught in a crossfire, Diana was killed the night of June 19 when gunshots rang out in the 700 block of West Ontario Street in North Philadelphia. "She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Skip Jones, Diana's godfather. Because she was scared of funeral homes, Diana's viewing and funeral were held in the Ortiz family's week-old home.
May 2, 2003 |
A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed this week against Falls Township and its Police Department, alleging that officers denied CPR to a dying man. In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, the family of Edgar Whitehead said they called 911 in May 2001 after Whitehead began having trouble breathing. Whitehead's wife and brother and a family friend began giving him CPR, following instructions from a 911 dispatcher. But when police arrived at the scene, the suit states, officers grabbed Whitehead's wife and brother and forced them out of the house.
April 3, 2001 |
Christopher Skelley, 22, of Boothwyn, was sentenced yesterday to two to four years in state prison for vehicular homicide in the death of his best friend. Nicholas Giampietro, 20, of Glen Mills, a front-seat passenger in Skelley's vehicle, died after he was thrown from the vehicle when it hit a pole and flipped onto its roof in Bethel Township in March 1999. Yesterday, Giampietro's father asked Delaware County Court Judge Charles Keeler to impose the most severe sentence possible.
November 9, 2003 |
The camera zeroes in on the boy with a skinny face and tiny features, sharply concave neck, jutting bones, and eyes darting from place to place. Perched on a carpeted step in his family's Collingswood home, Bruce Jackson, who could pass for 7 but who is really 19, listens to his brother, M.J., read in a high, childish voice: "And God said: 'Let there be light, and there was light.' " The image is one of dozens culled from home videos belonging to Raymond and Vanessa Jackson, the Camden County couple accused of starving their four sons.