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SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DAYS LATER, Kris Dolezel's voice still quivers with emotion. It's understandable, given how close she had come to losing her only daughter, Molly. A horrific traffic accident in southern Oklahoma on Friday night killed four North Central Texas College softball players and seriously injured two others. Molly Dolezel, 17, is a freshman outfielder for the Lions and the daughter of Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. Kris Dolezel, the coach's wife, was driving her daughter and another teammate in the family vehicle an hour or so ahead of the team bus. The Lions had played at Southern Nazerene in Bethany, Okla.
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE'S A PART that Peter Bruun is expected to play in the drama of his daughter's death, but he's tossed that script and taken a different approach toward the South Philly man who police say is responsible for her fatal overdose. The Baltimore artist says he never wanted Sean Michael Harrington arrested or prosecuted, even though Harrington is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly mailing heroin and cocaine to Elisif Bruun while she was in a recovery center in North Carolina.
FOOD
August 29, 2014 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
If it smells kind of scorched around here, it's probably not the errant crumbs in your toaster oven. More likely it's the wafting scent of all the fire-scarred foods coming out of local restaurants: Charred salad greens, charred squids and octopi, charred slices of bread with charred vegetable spreads. And there's no escaping the avalanche of charred brussels sprouts. "The trend we're seeing is open-flame cooking. Whether it's wood-burning ovens, charcoal grills, wood-burning grills, or simple gas ranges, cooks are really experimenting with fire," says Greg Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
AS TATTLE reported yesterday, Wiz Khalifa canceled his concert Saturday night in California after a person was shot and killed backstage at his Friday-night show. Wiz is currently on tour with Jeezy . As a follow-up to that story, TMZ.com reported that police searched Jeezy's tour bus after the shooting . . . and found an assault rifle. As of last night, Jeezy was being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He was arrested with five others at the Verizon Amphitheatre, in Irvine.
NEWS
August 20, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
It was a matter of inches or less, police said - the distance between a minor wound and an officer killed in the line of duty. That's how police described an early morning exchange of gunfire at a Tacony intersection Tuesday that left a veteran officer with a deep graze wound to his head, and his assailant dead. "We are just very, very fortunate," Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. "Another quarter-inch and we'd be talking a different story. " The incident began around 12:45 a.m. when Officer Stephen Korpalski, a 14-year veteran of the force, responded with his partner to a radio call of a person with a gun on the 6400 block of Ditman Street.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester police Monday were asking witnesses to step forward with information about three separate fatal shootings and a fatal hit-and-run incident that all have occurred since Friday morning. In one of the shooting incidents, a crowd of bystanders turned "ugly" as an officer on scene tried to provide first aid to a dying man, said Deputy Chief Otis Blair. The incident occurred at the William Penn Housing Project, in the 300 block of Frank Young Boulevard at 10:38 p.m. on Sunday, Blair said.
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Emilie Lounsberry, For The Inquirer
In a major victory for a man who has served 24 years of a life sentence for setting the 1989 fire that killed his daughter at a Pocono Mountains religious retreat, a federal judge threw out the man's arson-murder conviction Friday and ordered him freed if a new trial is not held within 120 days. Han Tak Lee, now 79, has maintained his innocence ever since the July 29, 1989, fire that killed his mentally ill daughter, Ji Yun Lee, 20, whom he had taken, at the advice of the family pastor, from their New York home to the Korean Christian retreat near Stroudsburg, Monroe County.
NEWS
August 6, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Norristown man who shot and killed an intruder who had entered his house used justified force, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Monday. "The laws of our commonwealth provide that citizens of our community may stand their ground and defend themselves inside their homes," District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. "Faced with an armed intruder who illegally entered his home, the resident was justified in using deadly force to protect himself. " On July 28 at 1:27 a.m., police went to a house on Willow Street where they found the body of Daryl Marquis Evans, 22, in the living room with gunshot wounds to his chest.
NEWS
August 3, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man charged with murder in the 2012 stabbing of a homeless woman was ordered held on $2 million bail Friday. The arraignment of Tino Cruz, 32, marked the initial court proceeding in the first solved case credited to Camden's recently formed Cold Case Unit. Assistant Prosecutor Christopher St. John said in court that two witnesses cooperated with investigators, and another source told officials that Cruz had admitted killing Georgianna Jedrzejewski, 55. Jedrzejewski, an Air Force veteran, was known in the neighborhood as the "Cat Lady" because she cared for stray cats.
NEWS
July 31, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
IF RONALD MANSON had not been drunk on May 19, he might not have been charged with killing the beer-distributor employee whom he struck with his van in front of the North Philly business. But prosecutors say Manson, 64, who pulled over and voluntarily gave police a full statement after the 1:30 p.m. accident, was very drunk that afternoon, when his van allegedly struck Stuart Moore, 54. His blood-alcohol level was .245, about three times the legal level to drive, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said at Manson's preliminary hearing yesterday.
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