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January 22, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A WEST MOUNT AIRY man who allegedly confessed to fatally shooting another man last year and dumping his body in a grassy lot in Southwest Philadelphia was held for trial yesterday on murder and related offenses. Dion Jordan, a/k/a Deion Jordan, 35, of McCallum Street near Lincoln Drive, told police in a statement that he shot and killed Dallas Long, 49, of East Mount Airy, on Oct. 17. Assistant District Attorney Brendan O'Malley said Long was shot in the head and found in a field on Lyons Avenue near 82nd Street.
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January 19, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 14-YEAR-OLD boy died last night after he was stabbed in the chest by a schoolmate, police said. Hours after the attack, investigators arrested a 16-year-old suspect who faces charges of murder and related offenses, a police source said. The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. yesterday at 46th and Market streets as the victim was riding his bike alongside his brother and another boy, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. As the trio rode down the block, another teen walked toward them.
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lunchroom fight between two boys at West Philadelphia High School turned deadly later when one fatally stabbed the other a few blocks from the school, police said. The boys, ages 14 and 16, had an altercation at lunch that required them to be separated, but they returned to class without incident, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. About 3:20 p.m., the 14-year-old was riding his bicycle in the 4600 block of Market Street with a brother and another student from the high school when the 16-year-old approached and stabbed the younger boy in the chest, Walker said.
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January 14, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY YESTERDAY convicted a 25-year-old South Philly man of first-degree murder and related offenses in the 2012 shooting death of another man in a Walgreens parking lot in front of the victim's 5-year-old son. Jahmir Harris was then sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi to a mandatory term of life in prison. Harris chose not to say anything to the judge before he was sentenced. The jury found that about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 23, 2012, Harris was the gunman who exited the driver's side of a car in the Walgreens parking lot on Oregon Avenue near 23rd Street and unleashed 17 shots toward Louis Porter, 45, who had just parked his car in the lot and exited his vehicle.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nicholas Locilento's police cruiser reached 74 m.p.h., 24 above the posted speed limit on Delsea Drive in Franklin Township, as he drove northbound on the dark road on a rainy Sunday night. Locilento was responding to a report of an unruly juvenile, considered by authorities a "nonemergency call" - one that, they say, generally does not require the use of lights and sirens. Those warnings were not activated as Locilento's vehicle approached Matthew McCloskey, 10, and two friends, ages 9 and 12, who were having a "footrace" across Delsea Drive toward one of the boy's homes, authorities said.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The woman killed in a crash in Cherry Hill during Tuesday's snowfall was a mother of four and a legal secretary at Dilworth Paxson L.L.P., where her coworkers mourned Wednesday. They identified her as Denise Pence, 52, of Winslow, and said she had three sons and a daughter. "Denise was a vital part of our organization for almost four years," Frank Tedesco, managing partner at the Cherry Hill office, where Pence worked, said Wednesday in a statement. "She was very conscientious and kind, and will be missed.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia man went on trial on murder charges Monday, accused of gunning down a man in front of his young son during the Christmas holidays two years ago. Two nights before Christmas 2012, prosecutors say, Jahmir Harris, 25, opened fire on Louis Porter, 45, in a pharmacy parking lot while Porter's 5-year-old son was a few steps away. Assistant District Attorney Erin Boyle said Harris - intending to kill Porter over a $4,000 drug debt - had followed him and, in "complete disregard for the life of a 5-year-old child," fired at Porter, his car, and nearby cars.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | By Matt Gelb and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The warning, sent out by a dispatcher Saturday evening to the 102 drivers of La Primera Car & Limo Service, was clear. " Peligroso!!! No mande carro. " "Dangerous! Don't send a car. " It appeared on the dashboard of every active La Primera driver - cautioning them not to pick up a group at Seventh and Clearfield Streets who had just been refused service by another driver. Too rowdy, the driver said. Mijael Rodriguez-Ramirez, just two weeks on the job, didn't notice the warning.
NEWS
January 2, 2015 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
ATRUCK headlight left at the scene of Tuesday's fatal hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia may be a key piece of evidence in helping police find their suspect. Police now know that the vehicle that struck and killed Theresa Pozzi on Street Road was likely a 1987 to 1991 dark-colored Ford pickup or tow truck. Just two days before Christmas, Pozzi was crossing State Road from the east side when a truck driver mowed her down without stopping. Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.
NEWS
January 1, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware County officials have identified a man who they said sped away as police were attempting to pull him over for a traffic violation Monday, then crashed head-on into another car, killing himself and critically injuring the other driver. Mark Eric Anderson, 25, of Chester, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the District Attorney's Office, which is investigating the incident. Around 4 p.m. Monday, a Folcroft police officer attempted to stop the white Nissan that Anderson was driving near Chester Pike and Primos Avenue after he saw what appeared to be a counterfeit inspection sticker.
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