May 7, 2015 |
Three years ago, when George Bochetto read in his morning paper that Muhammad Ali's boyhood home was for sale, he put down his coffee and picked up the phone. "I tried to get hold of the Realtor," said Bochetto, a Philadelphia lawyer and former Pennsylvania boxing commissioner. As a lifetime fan of Ali's and an avid collector of his memorabilia, Bochetto was ready to pay the full $70,000 asking price for the small frame house in Louisville, Ky. His offer came too late. The house where the three-time heavyweight champion lived until he was a teenager had already been sold to Jared Weiss, a Las Vegas real estate investor.
December 19, 1991 |
An early-morning fire claimed the life of a Gloucester County man yesterday after his 8-year-old daughter, choking on smoke, was pulled from a bathroom window by police. The man's 14-year-old stepdaughter suffered minor injuries in the fire. Michael Trautz, 61, of the 400 block of North Delsea Drive in Clayton, was pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals/Washington Township Division. Krystle Trautz, 8, suffered severe smoke inhalation and was listed in stable condition at the Washington Township hospital.
December 6, 2000 |
Fires that injured four people in Harrison Township and Westville on Monday night appear to have been accidental, Gloucester County Fire Marshal William Reiger said. The first was reported about 6:30 p.m. in a two-story duplex at 324 Stonehouse Lane in Harrison. The fire wall prevented the flames from spreading to the second home, Reiger said. Harvey Z. Phillips, a resident, was in critical condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County. He was being treated for third-degree burns and smoke inhalation.
November 29, 1986 |
A woman and her 7-year-old daughter died in a one-alarm fire that erupted before dawn yesterday in their home in the 2500 block of Tilton Street in Richmond, fire officials said. Patricia Bozarth, 26, was found dead in the second-floor rear bedroom of the two-story frame house, according to fire Capt. Robert Drennen. In the second-floor front bedroom, firefighters discovered the body of Bozarth's daughter, Jennifer. Both victims had suffered burns and smoke inhalation, investigators said.
January 12, 1986 |
Rescue workers searched the rubble of a two-story farmhouse in a Maryland suburb of Washington yesterday for the bodies of four adults and two children killed when flames raced through the building. Eleven people were asleep in the frame house when the blaze broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the rural community of Boyds, almost 30 miles outside Washington, said Ray Mulhall, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Department. Five people managed to escape the flames and were taken to local hospitals, but the six others were trapped in the burning house, Mulhall said.
September 10, 1987 |
An 8-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were killed yesterday and their parents and older sister injured when fire destroyed their two-story frame house in National Park. Killed were Michael and Kellie DuBeau. Their mother, Sandra, 30, was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center Burn Treatment Center. Vincent DuBeau, 31, the father, was treated for minor burns of the face at Underwood-Memorial Hospital and released. Another daughter, Delores, 12, was treated at Underwood for minor burns of the hands and face and released.
February 4, 2007 |
As home-improvement projects go, lifting a house is not for the do-it-yourselfer. Hoisting something that weighs 100-plus tons requires exacting flood-elevation and relocation calculations, sturdy steel beams, and heavy-duty hydraulic lifts. Prime weather is critical, too. No snow, ice or blustery winds. Whether a home is wood or masonry block, it can be raised. And nearly everything inside may remain in place - even wall hangings, providing they are on sturdy hooks. Homeowners should put fragile items in storage and take along anything they will need for the two months they'll spend in temporary housing.
July 21, 1989 |
A 7-year-old girl died and two other children were injured in a house fire in Salem city, and a four-alarm blaze that was deliberately set heavily damaged a nearby warehouse hours later, authorities said yesterday. The dead girl was identified as Valetina H. Bell of Carpenter Street. Two of her sisters, Latina Bell, 5, and Tyioshi Bell, 12, were listed in stable condition after treatment for smoke inhalation at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Adrian Bell, 7, Valetina's twin brother, was rescued by neighbors as he was standing on the first-floor window sill in front of the home, authorities said.
December 6, 1987 |
A 68-year-old West Atco man suffering from emphysema, his wife and three children were rescued by a neighbor from their burning house in the 200 block of Hayes Mill Road yesterday morning. Winslow Township police said Wenceslao Mercado, the husband, who uses a respirator, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by paramedics. No other injuries were reported. Rosalie Mercado, 54, said she and her husband were sleeping on the first floor of their two-story frame house in West Atco, when they were awakened by someone blowing a car horn.
October 5, 2010 |
Two people were killed early Monday when a small ranch-style house caught fire in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, police said. Authorities declined to identify the couple pending a report from the Bucks County Coroner's Office, but a Doylestown man standing outside the house Monday afternoon identified the victims as his mother, Katherine M. Miller, 74, and her boyfriend, James Betancourt, who was in his 80s. Dennis Miller said his mother...