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April 7, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Upper Southampton police were searching for vandals who broke into the Stackpole Elementary School early Thursday and sprayed the building and several vehicles in the neighborhood with three stolen fire extinguishers. The building was entered sometime between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday, when a door window on the west side of the building at Strathman Avenue was smashed. Three dry-powder fire extinguishers were removed, according to Upper Southampton Police Chief Walter Stevens.
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October 19, 2000 | By Martin Z. Braun, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
One or more vandals trashed Cherry Hill High School West last weekend, setting off fire extinguishers and flooding the H wing with water, police said. In addition, they said, a computer monitor and printer were thrown to the floor in a chemistry lab. On another computer, "Have a Nice Day!" was typed and displayed. Police said they believed the vandalism, reported Sunday morning, occurred between 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, it was unclear how the vandal or vandals entered the building, although a door was found opened in the breezeway connecting the E and D wings.
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February 28, 2013
The Falls Township sugar plant where a man died Monday after falling into a sugar vat had recorded 10 worker safety violations in 2010, according to records from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The violations - six listed as serious, four in the category "other" - ranged from hazards involving personal protective equipment, record-keeping issues, and problems with fire extinguishers, records show. The violations were recorded during an inspection by the agency when the plant was located in Swedesboro.
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May 2, 1997 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Forty students from the Orchard Valley Middle School and two school bus drivers were briefly hospitalized yesterday after they experienced nausea and dizziness while riding on school buses that had been sprayed by vandals with foam from fire extinguishers. Fred DeLia, the township's director of emergency management, said the students and drivers were treated at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-Washington Division and released. He added that an employee at the township school district's fenced-in bus lot, at Ganttown Road and Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, called police about 3:30 a.m. after spotting three juveniles climbing over a fence and leaving the lot. A search showed that vandals had removed the fire extingushers on seven or eight buses and sprayed the powdery chemical inside the vehicles.
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April 12, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
LEAKING ROOFS, decades-old fire extinguishers, rotted walls, exposed wires and toilets that overflow into kitchens are just a sampling of the horrendous conditions that still plague some of the city's Parks and Recreation facilities, according to a report released Wednesday by City Controller Alan Butkovitz. A host of maintenance issues was first documented in 2004 and 2008 by the Controller's Office. Problems remain for many of the 28 sites that were selected for inspection in this year's review.
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December 18, 1992 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A fire termed suspicious by local authorities broke out yesterday in a fourth-floor paper storage area at Chester High School, injuring three people and canceling classes for the day. City Fire Chief Willie Hatcher said the fire was reported at 11:13 a.m. and was under control by 11:57 a.m. Two school security guards were overcome by smoke, Hatcher said, and a clerical worker bruised her leg when she fell as the building was being evacuated....
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January 15, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE LIST OF his alleged targets reads more like a tourist's day trip to Center City than a thief's hit list, and his plan was more calculated than crazy. But Christopher Keiter, 26 - who allegedly posed as a fire inspector so that he could burglarize the Academy of Music, the Independence Visitor Center and the Art Institute of Philadelphia - was foiled by none other than himself, when he checked into security desks at two of his targets under his own name, according to police. Keiter's highbrow burglary spree began Jan. 3 when, about 11 p.m., he went to the Academy of Music, at Broad and Locust streets, wearing a Philadelphia Fire Department shirt and carrying a handheld radio, police said.
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October 31, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Thousands of volunteers carried fire extinguishers through the streets and police helicopters thundered overhead as the city used its ground and air defenses against Devil's Night arsonists last night. Officials imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew to clear the streets of youths under age 18 and to minimize the fires that have besieged the city on the eve of Halloween for the last seven years. Fluorescent green firetrucks patrolled many neighborhoods. By 10 p.m., 31 juveniles had been arrested for violating curfew, said Bob Berg, a spokesman for Mayor Coleman Young.
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December 6, 1990 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
King Terrace residents, most of them elderly and some handicapped, have been battling a schizophrenic heating system that last month had some huddled beneath blankets while others had their air conditioners running full blast. The heater and a list of other tenant complaints have concerned - and frustrated - the Housing Authority of Chester County, which owns the building in Phoenixville, executive director Frederick Brown said. Brown was one of more than 10 housing authority officials who attended a meeting Friday at the federally financed, 50-unit building on High Street.
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January 2, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE SMOKE billowing out of the home on an isolated Camden street was too thick, too strong for anyone to reach the family trapped inside. There was no time to think: The police officers who raced to the scene had to act immediately to save the 25-year-old woman and her two kids. "Jump!" they shouted to the trio, trapped near a second-story window. And jump they did, their leap of faith ending in the outstretched arms of a group of Camden County Police officers. "They all showed incredible bravery," Capt.
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April 12, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
LEAKING ROOFS, decades-old fire extinguishers, rotted walls, exposed wires and toilets that overflow into kitchens are just a sampling of the horrendous conditions that still plague some of the city's Parks and Recreation facilities, according to a report released Wednesday by City Controller Alan Butkovitz. A host of maintenance issues was first documented in 2004 and 2008 by the Controller's Office. Problems remain for many of the 28 sites that were selected for inspection in this year's review.
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April 4, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
SEVEN PEOPLE were hospitalized Tuesday after police say a Drexel Hill man went on a bizarre rampage spraying a fire extinguisher in Atlantic City's Public Safety Building. Tom McHugh, 29 - a former Penn State lineman who was kicked off the team in 2003 for public drunkness - had just been let out of jail at the building on disorderly-conduct charges related to one of two tangles with police Monday, police said. About 8 a.m. Tuesday, McHugh somehow got up to the fourth floor, where top Atlantic City Police administrators have offices.
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February 28, 2013
The Falls Township sugar plant where a man died Monday after falling into a sugar vat had recorded 10 worker safety violations in 2010, according to records from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The violations - six listed as serious, four in the category "other" - ranged from hazards involving personal protective equipment, record-keeping issues, and problems with fire extinguishers, records show. The violations were recorded during an inspection by the agency when the plant was located in Swedesboro.
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January 15, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE LIST OF his alleged targets reads more like a tourist's day trip to Center City than a thief's hit list, and his plan was more calculated than crazy. But Christopher Keiter, 26 - who allegedly posed as a fire inspector so that he could burglarize the Academy of Music, the Independence Visitor Center and the Art Institute of Philadelphia - was foiled by none other than himself, when he checked into security desks at two of his targets under his own name, according to police. Keiter's highbrow burglary spree began Jan. 3 when, about 11 p.m., he went to the Academy of Music, at Broad and Locust streets, wearing a Philadelphia Fire Department shirt and carrying a handheld radio, police said.
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January 14, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An alleged Center City thief posing as a fire inspector to burglarize the Academy of Music, Independence Visitor Center, and The Art Institute of Philadelphia showed promise as a white-collar criminal. That career, however, was cut short by a rookie mistake: signing his real name to a visitor log, police said. Christopher Kieter, 26, of the 200 block of South 13th Street, is charged with impersonating a public official, criminal trespass, theft, and related offenses. Police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said detectives use all resources available to investigate crimes, but finding a name at the crime scene was "definitely a great resource.
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September 30, 2012 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Fires sparked by clashes between government troops and rebels raged through the medieval marketplace of Aleppo on Saturday, destroying hundreds of shops lining the vaulted passageways where foods, fabrics, perfumes and spices have been sold for centuries, activists said. Some described the overnight blaze as the worst blow yet to a historic district that helped make the heart of Syria's largest city and commercial hub a UNESCO world heritage site. The souk, a labyrinth of narrow alleys lined with shops, was once a major tourist attraction, but has been the scene of near-daily firefights and shelling in recent weeks after rebels who fought their way into the city two months ago pushed toward its center.
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June 3, 2012
Cabbie, tourist die in N.Y. crash NEW YORK - A three-way wreck on a rain-slick highway Saturday killed a taxi driver and a Utah woman who was taking her grandson to see the city sights, and the boy was hospitalized after being rescued from the crushed cab. Suzanne Nicholson and her grandson Gabriel Larsen, 11, were taking the taxi from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens to Manhattan, a trip arranged to celebrate his recent birthday,...
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August 10, 2010 | By David O’Reilly and Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite pleas from the church earlier in the day, the city's Department of Licenses and Inspection on Tuesday ordered the shutdown of a homeless shelter operating without permits at Hope Outreach United Church of Christ in Kensington. "It's clear what should be done here," said L&I commissioner Fran Burns. "We have to enforce building, zoning, and fire codes. " But Hope's pastor, the Rev. Deborah Savage, responded by calling for an all-night prayer vigil in the sanctuary where 15 to 25 homeless men have slept each night since the fall.
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