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May 12, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A 71-year-old man has been charged with the shooting death of a 73-year-old man in Montgomery County shortly before Christmas, prosecutors said Tuesday. Leroy Clark was charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in the fatal shooting of Robert Duncan on Dec. 23 in Abington Township. Duncan was killed on the porch of his home about a mile from Willow Grove Park mall. Clark fled in a Dodge Caravan but was stopped by Abington police and ordered to surrender, prosecutors said.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in the city's Brewerytown section, police said. The man, whose identity was not released, was shot six times on the 1600 block of North 30th Street about 2:30 p.m., police said. A police spokesman said he did not know if the shooting happened inside a building or out on the street. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:01 p.m. Police said no arrest has been made and no gun has been recovered.
NEWS
May 5, 2016
A Camden man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday in the city's Morgan Village neighborhood, authorities said. Allen Reed, 41, was charged with murder for allegedly shooting Edwin Davis, 43, of Camden, around 7:20 a.m. in the 2500 block of Morgan Boulevard, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Police found Davis lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:32 a.m., authorities said. Reed was taken to the Camden County Jail on $1.5 million bail.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A woman who was severely injured after an 18-year-old college student fell on her from an eighth-floor Center City window ledge last year has sued the teen's estate, the property companies, and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. The incident left Erica Goodwin, 45, of Lansdowne, permanently disabled and unable to return to her job at the state Department of Human Services, her lawyer, Joe Tucker, said Wednesday. Goodwin was walking on 16th Street about 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2015, when Rebecca Kim fell from an eighth-floor window of an apartment building at 1530 Chestnut St. The building housed students enrolled at the Art Institute; Kim, a Temple University freshman, was there visiting a friend.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities have identified the woman killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto her car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County. State police said Tuesday that Kelly C. O'Brien, 18, of Moorestown, died in the Bensalem crash. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. Monday, when the tractor-trailer and O'Brien's car sideswiped each other in the eastbound lanes near the Route 1 exit. Both vehicles then veered onto an embankment, and the truck toppled onto the car, police said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
Civil rights claims against two Philadelphia police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown in 2014 were cleared to proceed Monday, despite a federal judge tossing several counts alleged in a lawsuit filed by his family. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell denied a request from Tate-Brown's mother to turn her case into a class-action lawsuit - a move that would have opened the door for others who say they were subjected to excessive police force join in the civil action.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
A Montgomery County church congregation gathered in prayer Monday night as officials continued to investigate the altercation that led one man to fatally shoot another during Sunday services. Hundreds of members of Keystone Fellowship Church filed into a private service at the church's Skippack campus - 13 miles from the Montgomeryville church, where the shooting happened. As the service began, and people continued to slowly file in from the parking lot and an overflow field across the street, the sound of quiet singing spilled out of the open doors.
NEWS
April 26, 2016
Police are investigating the shooting death Sunday afternoon of a 21-year-old man in North Philadelphia. Officers said they found the victim, whose name has not been released, around 3:30 p.m., shot twice in the head. He was on the highway at 1400 Vernon Road and was pronounced dead at the scene. Weapons were recovered at the scene, police said. A suspect being sought is described as a 6-foot tall black male, last seen wearing a light grey hoodie, walking southbound near 7900 Fayette Street.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Safety permissions designed to protect maintenance workers on the rails had been granted before a fatal train crash in Chester this month, according to a federal report released Monday. According to the National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, a backhoe was being used in a 55-hour maintenance cycle scheduled to clean the rocks on the rail bed and clear mud spots from April 1 to 4. Amtrak controls four tracks in the area just south of Highland Avenue Station in Chester and the maintenance crew was working on Track 2 on April 3. The backhoe was positioned on Track 3 so it could perform work on Track 2. Track 2 had been removed from service entirely, and Tracks 1, 3, and 4 were granted "intermittent foul time," a safety designation that should prevent trains from being routed onto tracks where workers or equipment are present, to accommodate the backhoe.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Rob Tornoe, Staff Writer
Three people were shot and killed inside a Kensington home in Philadelphia early this morning, and a fourth was shot outside before the suspected shooter was arrested, according to police at the scene. Police say events began about 3:45 a.m. at the rowhome on the 600 block of Westmoreland Street. Multiple people called 911 after apparently hearing gunfire. When police arrived, the suspected shooter barricaded himself inside the home for little more than an hour. He surrendered to police shortly after 5 a.m. Detectives said the dead included the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend, and an unrelated man who lived at the home.
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