June 24, 1987 |
Upper Darby firemen peel the top of a 1966 Buick to free the victims of a crash that occurred just after midnight. The driver, Terrance Claffey, 25, of Abby Terrace, Drexel Hill, was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. today, by doctors at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Police said Claffey was speeding when he hit a SEPTA bus - empty, save for the driver - near the 69th Street Terminal on West Chester Pike at Victory Avenue. Claffey's car then slammed into a Toyota carrying five people and came to rest in front of a Burger King, police said.
July 31, 2014 |
Cory Ambrose remembers his father as the guy he could call at any time, the dad who rewarded him with a quarter every time he pitched a baseball through the center of a tire. Ambrose also remembers his father, Kevin, as the guy with a short fuse, the man who spiraled into drunken and anger-fueled binges, particularly after his longtime marriage fell apart two years ago. "The past two years he was like a whole different person," said Cory Ambrose, 27, of Glassboro, one of Kevin's four children.
December 6, 2008 |
Like Christmas sales and shortened days, the Army-Navy game is an early December fixture. The colorful event, to be contested for the 109th time this afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, has been played in all but five of the last 100 Decembers. World War I canceled it in 1917 and 1918. The 1928 and 1929 games never took place because of institutional disagreements over eligibility rules. In each of those cases, however, it was understood that the annual football meeting of military academies one day would be resumed.
December 24, 1997 |
Tow truck hauls away a car that was hit by a truck on I-95 yesterday. Eileen Dando, 57, of Chalfont, was killed and three other people were injured. The driver of the tractor trailer that collided with the car fled the scene, police said.
June 3, 2010 |
Is Israel trying to help Hamas? Is Jerusalem trying to undermine its strategic position in the Middle East? One can't help asking such questions after Israel's botched attack on a civilian aid flotilla bound for Gaza, which killed several Turkish citizens. Who but Hamas could benefit from an Israeli military raid on an international convoy that was clearly not running guns? The most troubling question: Did Israeli officials never consider the consequences of attacking a Turkish vessel with Turkish nationals aboard?
August 26, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A laid-off women's accessories designer shot a former co-worker to death in front of the Empire State Building, authorities said, causing a chaotic showdown with police Friday in front of one of the world's best-known landmarks. Police killed the suspect, and at least nine others were wounded, some possibly by police gunfire, city officials said. Some of the wounded were grazed by bullets and others hit directly, but all were expected to survive, officials said. The gunshots rang out on the Fifth Avenue side of the building about 9 a.m., a time of day when the sidewalks around the building are packed with pedestrians, and merchants were opening their shops.
August 11, 2011 |
Matthew Kisielewski can't explain his good fortune, and he doesn't need to. He's living it. "It's a miracle, I guess," says Kisielewski, whose potentially fatal illness was diagnosed thanks to a chance encounter with his best friend's mother and a Cooper University Hospital neurosurgeon. Talk about right place, right time. The 20-year-old Runnemede resident, who played football for Triton Regional High School, was unaware of the benign tumor growing on his pituitary gland.
July 11, 2014
THE WORST moment Monday night was when grief-fueled residents, filled with frustration and false information, blocked Ladder 4 from leaving the fire station near 65th and Woodland. They potentially put other neighbors' lives at risk. Cops had to break it up. Things got ugly. Neighbors blockading a firehouse was new to me. Police districts, yes. City Council district offices, sure. City Hall, of course. But a firehouse ? That was the worst moment Monday night.
February 25, 1993 |
Defendants in two high-profile criminal cases that originated on Valentine's Day went into court yesterday for preliminary hearings. In the case of two teen-age brothers accused of killing Yeong Ho Yu for his $30,000 car in a church parking lot in West Philadelphia, the defendants were given more time to talk to their lawyers. The hearing for suspects Ronald Allen, 18, and his brother, Jamal, 16, was postponed until March 4. They are charged with murder, robbery and kidnapping.