October 2, 2015 |
IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, he was roused awake by a tap on his shoulder. It could have been his wife, who he knew was sleeping in a nearby bedroom with his 10-year-old grandson. Maybe it was even the kid himself. Then he turned and saw the barrels of two 9 mm handguns staring back at him, illuminated by the glow of the TV he had nodded off watching. The guns belonged to two masked men, who police say forced their way into the victim's home on Sellers Street near Leiper in Frankford about 3:30 a.m. yesterday.
September 19, 2015 |
Philadelphia police have taken an East Frankford woman into custody in the stabbing death of her husband Thursday morning. Just before 10 a.m., police were called to the Whitehall Apartments on the 1900 block of Foulkrod Street, where they found a 46-year-old man stabbed multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:05. Law enforcement sources said they believed the man and his wife had gotten into a dispute - it's unclear about what - that turned physical. The fight started on the second floor of the couple's home, but the man's body was found on the first floor.
September 16, 2015 |
A BOY is recovering after being stabbed in the head last night in Frankford, police said. Officers in the 15th District found the boy, 12, suffering from a single stab wound to his forehead on Leiper Street near Sellers just before 8:30 p.m. They took him to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he remained last night in stable condition. His alleged assailant was arrested shortly after the incident and remained in custody last night. That individual's name was not released.
September 14, 2015 |
Isaiah Bruce's dedication and countless hours in the weight room are paying off in a major way. Just ask Frankford's defense. Regularly escaping would-be tacklers, the 5-foot-7, 178-pound workhorse carried 31 times for 205 yards and four touchdowns to power visiting Upper Darby to a 40-34 triumph over the Pioneers in a wild nonleague contest Saturday afternoon at Large and Dyre Streets. Bruce, a senior halfback and kick returner, closed with 288 all-purpose yards. His first-half tallies covered 54, 14, and 36 yards.
August 2, 2015 |
John Gibson began his workday as he always does, surveying the 7,000-plus well-kept stones at the Frankford cemetery just after sunup. Something wasn't right Thursday. He knew it immediately. "I saw two stones turned over, then two more, then 10 more, then 40 more," said Gibson, Adath Jeshurun Cemetery's longtime caretaker. "When it was done, I counted 124. " Vandals struck the historic Jewish cemetery at Bridge and Walker Streets this week, upending dozens of heavy headstones that on Friday were in the process of being righted with heavy equipment.
August 1, 2015
ISSUE | FRACKING Question time It would be easier for me to support state House Speaker Mike Turzai's position opposing the implementation of a severance tax on shale gas if he would answer two questions ("Progress slows in Pa. budget talk," July 28). First, how would the drilling companies actually move our natural-gas deposits to a more tax-friendly state? And where, exactly, is such a state? Sure, I know the answers: The gas can't be moved, and there is no gas-producing state that does not have a severance tax. |Ken Rosenberg, Rydal, firstname.lastname@example.org Inconclusive studies Like much of the hype surrounding studies regarding hydraulic fracturing, recent reporting lacked proper consideration of the studies' weaknesses and shortcomings, many of which were acknowledged by researchers ("Studies link fracking, health woes," July 16)
July 31, 2015 |
A MAN ACCUSED in a hit-and-run accident last month that resulted in a bicyclist's death was held for trial yesterday. Raymond Wands, 38, allegedly struck Julio Torres while behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 truck on Erie Avenue heading toward D Street on June 22. Torres, 55, of Hunting Park, died of head injuries two days later. Wands faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, and accident involving death or personal injury. A DUI and related homicide charge were dropped due to lack of evidence.
July 9, 2015 |
An East Frankford man allegedly involved in a shotgun attack last month that injured seven people in the city's Kensington section was arrested Tuesday, police said. Dennis Tindal, 36, of the 5100 block of Charles Street, was charged with seven counts of aggravated assault and related offenses for the shooting assault in the 700 block of East Hilton Street. Police said Tindal was involved in an argument and fight around 10 a.m. June 22 with three males at the scene. Tindal vowed to return, which he did around 2:30 p.m., accompanied by an unidentified man armed with a shotgun given to him by Tindal, police said.
June 25, 2015 |
DEEP IN THE heart of Frankford, a few blocks from SEPTA's bustling transportation center, there is a 4-acre oasis of graceful lawns, shade trees, flower gardens, winding pathways, songbirds and serenity. The Friends Of Overington Park, wearing "FOOP" name tags, recently welcomed neighbors to a picnic and a salsa contest - where painful memories of a dish labeled "Trip to the Hospital Salsa" inspired the warning sign: "Salsa is hot! Be careful!" Twenty years ago, when FOOP president Diane Kunze, who introduces herself as "a fanatic gardener," bought her house facing Overington Park on Orthodox Street near Leiper, the former 19th century estate was not an oasis.
June 24, 2015 |
James Pickup burned down a Frankford factory to get rid of fingerprints from a burglary. But instead of throwing off investigators, the arson led authorities to Pickup - and, on Monday, landed him a federal prison sentence. U.S. District Judge Darnell Jones II sentenced Pickup to five years behind bars and three years on supervised release - what prosecutors had sought - for orchestrating what raged into a four-alarm fire at 2211 Wakeling St. on Dec. 16, 2012. The arson at Arco Sales Co. shut down Amtrak and SEPTA service on the Northeast Corridor line for three hours, and left the naval products manufacturer reduced to ruins.