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July 13, 2011 | Staff report
Police yesterday arrested a man in connection with a shooting over a parking space in Feltonville that left two people hospitalized Monday night. Raymond Howard, 44, faces charges of attempted murder, firearms violations, assault and reckless endangerment, police said. Shotgun blasts erupted about 11:30 p.m. Monday on Hurley Street near Wingohocking more than four hours after another shooting on the same block in which no one was hit, police said. The victims were a 35-year-old woman who was taken in critical condition to Temple University Hospital with a shotgun wound to the chest and a man who was reported in stable condition there with a leg wound.
NEWS
October 17, 2012
A 40-year-old man was fatally shot by masked assailants Tuesday night in the city's Feltonville section, police said. Shortly after 8, the two masked individuals approached the victim in the 400 block of East Rockland Street and shot him in the head, police said. The pair then fled south on C Street. The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 8:29, police said. - Robert Moran
NEWS
April 28, 2012
Days after a Holmesburg man was charged with slashing the tires on more than 50 parked cars, police were searching Friday for someone who slashed tires on four cars in Feltonville. Police said the vandal caused about $1,200 in damage to the cars, parked on Gransback Street near Rockland Street. It was unclear when the vandalism occurred, though police were on the scene about 7 a.m. David Toledo, 44, was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal mischief, submitting false reports to police, and possession of an instrument of crime.
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February 16, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MAN DIED last night after a shooting in Feltonville, police said. Just before 8 p.m., officers responding to a report of gunshots on Rockland Street near D found the victim, 21, lying between two parked cars, Capt. George Fuchs said. The victim had been shot several times in the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene about 8:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that they saw a man - with a thin build wearing a blue hoodie - fleeing the scene shortly after hearing gunshots.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police are investigating the sexual assault and kidnapping of a teenager early this morning. The woman, who authorities said is 18 or 19, told police she was forced into a car at gunpoint at 8th and Spring Garden Streets around 7:30 a.m. She reported that she was taken to the Feltonville section of the city and sexually assaulted. She was found on the 5000 block of Whitaker Avenue, police said, and taken to Episcopal Hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 66-year-old man who used a wheelchair after losing both legs was killed in a fire early Tuesday in the city's Feltonville section. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said the man's wife was sleeping upstairs at the house in the 100 block of East Eleanor Street about 4 a.m. when she "woke up to his screams. " The man was in the dining room, which had been converted into a bedroom for him, when a fire erupted near a space heater, Ayers said. "She couldn't drag him or pull him" to safety, so she ran outside to get help from a relative next door, Ayers said.
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December 30, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BRIANNA CASH grew up on 3rd Street near Roosevelt Boulevard, and although her soulful songs might someday carry her far from North Philly, her old Feltonville neighborhood will always feel like home. "You know that big three-story house on the corner that looks haunted?" the 22-year-old singer/songwriter said, laughing. "It's the huge house across the street from the corner store that's sometimes yellow, sometimes green, and I remember it being red once, too," Cash said. "I grew up in that house.
NEWS
May 23, 2011 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As police and city officials stood in front of the troubled Feltonville club where nine people had been shot and injured early Sunday morning, Mayor Nutter vowed that the club would never again open its doors to patrons. But it was the city that signed off on allowing the Felton Supper Club to reopen last month, the mayor's office acknowledged Monday. After the city closed the club in January after a fatal shooting, owners Maria Lopez and Omar Infante successfully petitioned the city to reconsider.
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May 8, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Kay Gibbons, 76, of Philadelphia, a nurse and lifelong caregiver for friends, neighbors and family, died Sunday, May 3, of cancer at home. Mrs. Gibbons, whose maiden name was Kearney, was at various times a working nurse, corporate nurse, and visitor to the sick and homebound. Her family, though, joked that she also practiced "whole listic" nursing - as she had a whole list of remedies from a lifetime of experience. She could recommend an herbal product or over-the-counter item for whatever was ailing anyone.
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March 12, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY YESTERDAY acquitted a Feltonville man of attempted murder but convicted him of assault charges in the 2013 shooting of a police officer during a struggle inside a corner bodega. Eric Torres, 33, was convicted by the panel of nine women and three men of aggravated assault, assault of a law-enforcement officer and weapons offenses in the Aug. 13, 2013, shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies, who was shot in the abdomen. He was also convicted of aggravated and simple assault in relation to three other cops involved in the struggle at the Almonte Mini Market, 4th and Annsbury streets, in which cops were yelling to Torres to show his hands, but Torres refused.
NEWS
March 8, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia jury is to resume deliberations Monday in the attempted murder trial of a Feltonville man accused of shooting a police officer in 2013. On Friday, the Common Pleas Court jury of nine women and three men deliberated for about an hour after hearing closing arguments in the trial of Eric Torres. Torres, 33, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons counts in the Aug. 13, 2013, wounding of Officer Edward Davies during a struggle inside a Feltonville grocery.
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March 4, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER more than a month of scouring social media and consulting with police, Wilfredo Rojas found some relief. Well, as much relief as he can muster, knowing that the man allegedly responsible for his son's death in Feltonville is behind bars. Leonaldo Rivera, 25, turned himself in to police Friday. The Camden resident has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and firearms violations, court records show. Law-enforcement agencies on both sides of the Delaware River had sought Rivera in the death of Alejandro Rojas-Garcia, 24, who was gunned down Jan. 24 outside the A Lounge Social Club, on Macalester Street near Hunting Park Avenue in Feltonville, after a night out with friends.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Wilfredo Rojas' son was fatally shot in Philadelphia in January, the Gloucester County NAACP official and his family decided to take an active role in investigating who killed him. A break came a few weeks after the Jan. 24 killing of Alejandro "Alex" Rojas-Garcia when authorities released surveillance video of the crime, and tipsters reached out to the Rojas family. They seemed to recognize one of the men in the video. Rojas and family members tracked down the tip on Facebook and elsewhere on the Web, where they discovered the man allegedly had ties to a Camden gang.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ON AUG. 13, 2013, Eric Torres made a number of bad decisions - from fleeing a cop during a traffic stop to crashing his BMW into a wall to bringing a gun into a Feltonville store - that led to him shooting a police officer during a violent confrontation, a prosecutor told a jury yesterday. In the Almonte Mini Market, at 4th and Annsbury streets, kitty-corner from his Raymond Street home, Torres paced the aisles watching to see if cops would go to his house, Assistant District Attorney Lou Tumolo said in his opening statement.
NEWS
February 3, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
AT 34, ALEJANDRO "Luchi" Rojas-Garcia was pursuing his studies and his dream to work as an events promoter. But just a couple of weeks after transferring to Temple University, Rojas-Garcia was fatally gunned down early in the morning on Jan. 24 outside a club in Feltonville by an unknown assailant. Rojas-Garcia, who had graduated in December with honors from Community College of Philadelphia, was driving his new silver SUV on Macalester Street near Hunting Park Avenue when someone riddled the vehicle with bullets, police and Rojas-Garcia's family said.
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January 28, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
ADMINISTRATORS at the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences are investigating six teachers who have informed parents about the option to "opt out" of standardized testing. Since the teachers' efforts began last fall, 17 percent of the school's parents have opted their children out of testing, said Kelley Collings, one of the six teachers who will meet Thursday with principal Michael Reid. Administrators in the district have a right to call for an "investigatory conference" as part of the due process outlined in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers contract.
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December 30, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BRIANNA CASH grew up on 3rd Street near Roosevelt Boulevard, and although her soulful songs might someday carry her far from North Philly, her old Feltonville neighborhood will always feel like home. "You know that big three-story house on the corner that looks haunted?" the 22-year-old singer/songwriter said, laughing. "It's the huge house across the street from the corner store that's sometimes yellow, sometimes green, and I remember it being red once, too," Cash said. "I grew up in that house.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A ROWHOUSE FIRE claimed the life of a child yesterday in Feltonville, officials said. The blaze broke out just after noon on Wyoming Avenue near 2nd Street, said Capt. Clifford Gilliam, a Fire Department spokesman. Fire crews arrived at the 3-story home minutes later, and it took them about 40 minutes to put the fire out, Gilliam said. Investigators found the body of a "young child" inside the home, Gilliam said, but they were unable to determine the victim's age or gender.
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