March 1, 2012 |
A Philadelphia judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation Wednesday for one of the two men charged in last year's triple killing at a West Philadelphia grocery after a defense attorney said his client has a long history of involuntary commitments for treatment of schizophrenia. Defense attorney Lawrence S. Krasner made the comments about Ibrahim Muhammed in requesting a delay in the preliminary hearing for Muhammed and codefendant Nalik Shariff Scott while Muhammed undergoes a psychiatric evaluation to see whether he is mentally competent.
February 29, 2012 |
Bottom Dollar Food, the grocery chain that moved into the Philadelphia region 18 months ago with a deep-discount format and new stores across Southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday it would open four more stores in South Jersey. A store on Route 130 North in Cinnaminson was set to open Friday, and additional openings were planned through next year on West Browning Road in Bellmawr, Broad Street in Woodbury, and Route 38 in Mount Holly, the North Carolina-based company said.
February 25, 2012 |
For more than a decade, Chester City has been without a supermarket, leading to its designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a "food desert. " That will soon change, and with a unique nonprofit twist. Friday afternoon, Philabundance, best known for collecting and distributing emergency food aid throughout the Philadelphia area, announced that it had purchased a mostly vacant building on Ninth Street in Chester's West End. That building housed the last supermarket in the city to close, in 2001.
February 12, 2012 |
Police have arrested the second of two alleged gunmen in a triple slaying and robbery attempt at a West Philadelphia grocery store in September. Nalik Shariff Scott, 30, of the 1300 block of South 24th Street in South Philadelphia, was picked up Saturday without incident, authorities said. No further details were released. Another suspect, Ibrahim Muhammad, was taken into custody Friday. He allegedly shot the owner of Lorena's Grocery and the owner's wife and her sister during the holdup attempt.
February 12, 2012 |
Police arrested the alleged gunman Friday in a triple slaying at a West Philadelphia grocery store and issued a murder warrant for a second man wanted in the September killings. Ibrahim Muhammed, described as a 31-year-old career criminal, allegedly shot the owner of Lorena's Grocery, his wife, and her sister during a robbery Sept. 6, police said Friday. Muhammed, of Southwest Philadelphia, who had 18 previous arrests, had been taken into custody Thursday on an unrelated drug charge.
January 29, 2012 |
On Mutter Street, monuments to the murdered stand like altars. Four memorials have sprouted from the pavement of this North Philadelphia street in the last three years, including one last week for Reyna Aguirre Alonso, 29, a deli clerk shot execution-style, possibly because she was a witness to an earlier killing on this drug-plagued street. Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a man in a ski mask entered the market and, without a word, shot Alonso four times. He took nothing. Police have not named a suspect in her killing, but on Friday, the Philadelphia Police Fugitive Task Force and FBI arrested Jorge Aldea, 23, of North Philadelphia, in the November slaying of Louis Chevere.