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January 13, 2013
Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal Saturday afternoon shooting of a man in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Investigators said the shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. on the 5900 block of East Wister Street. The victim was reportedly shot once in the chest. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. The victim's identity was being withheld until police notified his family.    - Suzette Parmley
SPORTS
March 6, 1986 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
When Tanya Jackson makes the claim that she becomes easily excited, it does not take her long to provide examples. Yes, that was Jackson yelling at Germantown coach Linda McGee when star point guard Antoinette "Toni" Campbell (19 points, five assists) departed yesterday's Public League basketball semifinal against University City with 1:40 remaining. "I was hollering, 'Why'd you take her out?' " Jackson said, before adding sheepishly, "See, I didn't know she'd fouled out. " Another miniexplosion came when McGee suggested that Jackson could help make up for Campbell's absence by switching from wing guard to lead guard.
SPORTS
September 22, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Washington benefited from a bit of good luck to knock off Germantown, 25-0, on Friday night in a Public League AAAA Gold game at Northeast. The Eagles defense forced a pair of safeties, as Germantown's center twice snapped the ball out of the end zone. Washington improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Public League. After opening the season with a pair of close wins, the Eagles have outscored their opponents by an average of 26.5 points in the last two games. Germantown dropped to 2-2 and 0-1 in the league.
NEWS
February 10, 2012
Police were searching for a 26-year-old man suspected in a fatal shooting early Thursday in the city's Germantown section, police said. Police were called at 1:29 a.m. to the area of Marion and Hansberry Streets, where they found David McClenic, 23, shot in the torso, police said. The suspect was identified as Anthony Baker, whose last known address was in the 6300 block of Algard Street. Police ask anyone with information on how to find Baker to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or dial 911. A $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to Baker's arrest and conviction.
NEWS
May 21, 2012 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
John Wister elementary in Germantown is the little engine that could. "We're a quaint, small school," says teacher Marcia Sparagna, "but there's a big sense of community there. " In her classroom, two students clasp hands and dance while an unexpected voice - Dean Martin's - croons: "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore . " The jubilation in Room 211 is due to Sparagna's third and fourth graders winning a pasta party for raising more money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society than any other Wister class, $450 in three weeks, predominantly in coins, the majority pennies, a whole lot of pennies.
NEWS
January 30, 2012
Philadelphia police detectives were investigating a Sunday-night shooting in Germantown in which a mother and daughter were wounded. The adult victim, who was shot twice in the back, was reported in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after the shooting in the 1900 block of Rowan Street. Her daughter was shot once in a leg, police said. The names of the victims were being withheld. - Jeff Gelles
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
A man was fatally shot in Germantown this morning. Shortly before 9, the 32-year-old was found shot in the chest in the 4900 block of Wayne Avenue. He was transported to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:13 a.m. His name was being withheld pending notification of kin. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, use the Police Department's anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS), or send a text to 773847 (PPDTIP)
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NEWS
August 24, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
It appears that Delvin Barnes, the man accused of kidnapping a woman on a Germantown street in November, and driving her to Maryland, will plead guilty next month, a week before he is scheduled to face trial. A notice for a Sept. 9 change-of-plea hearing was filed Monday for Barnes. He had previously pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in November. Barnes, now 38, was scheduled for a Sept. 14 trial before U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner. He is accused of kidnapping Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, a woman whom he did not know, at about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 2, as she walked on Coulter Street near Greene in Germantown.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
As you rumble along the cobblestone avenue into the historic heart of Germantown, the street suddenly opens up to reveal a charming town common that looks more New England than Philadelphia. Known as Market Square, the half-acre park at Church Lane is bordered by an evocative mix of early American architecture. You can easily imagine Martha Washington haggling over produce brought in by horse wagon from Montgomery County farms when Germantown was home in the 1790s to the summer White House.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Benjamin Franklin Aycox Jr., 77, of Philadelphia, a teacher and advocate of organized play as a tool for learning and social interaction, died Sunday, Aug. 16, of thyroid cancer at his home. A Philadelphian from birth, Mr. Aycox graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1955. He was ranked among the top five students in his class. He earned a scholarship to Drexel University and became the only African American in the freshman class of 500. Two years later, he transferred to Temple University, and graduated with honors and a bachelor of science degree in science education.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Showtime is adapting Loving Day , the semiautobiographical novel by Philadelphia-born and -raised writer Mat Johnson, as a comedy about race. The critically acclaimed Loving Day is about biracial Warren Duffy, who returns to his hometown of Philadelphia from Wales when his life falls apart. He has inherited his late father's dilapidated - and potentially haunted - Germantown mansion and learns he has a teenage daughter who believes she is white. The title refers to the annual June 12 celebration marking the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia , which struck down all bans on interracial marriage.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It's fortunate that Adelaide Moschler and Ebo Nunoo have a month-to-month lease on their Germantown apartment. "We have time to be picky," said Moschler, 35, who works for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Center City. That's because the couple have been searching Mount Airy and Germantown for their first house since the spring and continue to come up empty. Of the 40 houses that she and her 38-year-old husband, who is in customer relations for Comcast, have seen, they've made just one offer, $165,000, and "it didn't work out," Moschler said.
NEWS
July 23, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A city corrections officer has been charged in an East Germantown shooting that left a 16-year-old boy in critical condition, Philadelphia police said. Duval Nelson, of Fern Rock, was charged with aggravated assault and related charges in connection with the shooting, which stemmed from a fight between Nelson and another man at a park on the 6300 block of Morton Street Sunday evening. Police said the man punched Nelson in the face during the argument, prompting Nelson to pull a handgun from his waist and fire twice.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday notified at least eight employees at the embattled Philadelphia VA benefits office that it plans to fire or suspend them - a penalty that appears to be unprecedented in the nearly two years since the agency came under scrutiny for mismanagement and misconduct. The proposed punishments against employees involved in manipulating claims to hide the office's backlog range from a two-week suspension to removal, the VA said in a memo to members of Congress.
NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The commotion started just before midnight on a side street in Germantown. A husband and wife in a house nearby heard yelling and ran to the window. Streetlights illuminated a struggle in the street, between two officers and a 22-year-old man who lived down the block. The woman took out her cellphone and began to record. The video she took April 3 was posted online Wednesday night and quickly garnered tens of thousands of views. It shows the 22-year-old, Tyree Carroll, being punched and kicked by police officers on the 600 block of Locust Avenue.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
POLICE HAVE opened an Internal Affairs investigation into the violent beating of a man during a drug arrest in April, officials said Wednesday. A video posted to YouTube on Wednesday by Los Angeles-based blogger Jasmyne Cannick shows at least a dozen officers, some of whom repeatedly punch, kick and apparently tase a man lying facedown on Locust Avenue in East Germantown. Cannick told the Daily News that the man in the video is Tyree Carroll, 22, whose family reached out to her in an attempt to bring exposure to his case.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Animal-cruelty officers confiscated four live dogs, a dead dog, and two snakes Wednesday afternoon at a house in the city's East Germantown section that officials said might be connected to illegal dogfighting. The Pennsylvania SPCA received a tip about dogs being abandoned in the 6300 block of Lambert Street and executed a search warrant around 1:30 p.m., said Elizabeth Romaine, an agency spokeswoman. SPCA officers found dogs in the basement in unsanitary conditions. The dead dog was found hanging from chains, Romaine said.
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