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May 19, 2013 | By Frank Eltman, Associated Press
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - A Hofstra University junior sharing an off-campus house with her twin sister and several other college students was shot and killed during an early morning break-in Friday that also left the armed intruder dead, police said. The shooting at a private house only steps from the Long Island campus cast a pall over the university community gearing up for commencement this weekend. Hofstra's president said in a statement that the ceremonies would go ahead. It wasn't clear who fired the fatal shots or how many rounds were fired, but authorities said police were involved in the shooting, which happened about 2:30 a.m. A weapon was found inside the house, police said.
NEWS
May 19, 2013 | By Frank Eltman, Associated Press
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - A wanted man with a criminal history dating back nearly 15 years was identified by police Saturday as the masked home invader involved in the death of a Hofstra University student early Friday morning. Dalton Smith, who was wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction, attempted to rob the off-campus home where he and Hofstra junior Andrea Rebello were fatally shot, Nassau County police said. Authorities said police were involved in the shooting although it isn't clear who fired the shots that killed Rebello and Smith around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
NEIGHBORS SAID they were inseparable in life. But after 53 years of marriage, Louis Hartdegen separated himself from wife Judith in the most vicious and devious of ways Monday morning when he beat and suffocated her in bed - and then called 9-1-1 to falsely report that a neighbor broke in to rape and kill her, homicide Capt. James Clark said yesterday. Louis Hartdegen, 75, confessed his crime after detectives discovered "discrepancies" in his account of the supposed home invasion, Clark said.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Montgomery County man was found dead Sunday after being taken from his home at gunpoint. An autopsy Monday showed that Kareem Ali Borowy died of a gunshot to the back. His death has been ruled a homicide. According to authorities, several armed suspects entered a home in the 1200 block of Manatawny Street in West Pottsgrove just after 2 p.m. Sunday and demanded money. Borowy, 19, was taken by the intruders, according to the District Attorney's Office. Less than a half-hour later, a motorist saw a man, later identified as Borowy, five miles away, lying in the 2100 block of Sanatoga Station Road in Lower Pottsgrove, waving a hand and yelling for help.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted this week what many have long suspected - that he handpicks every opponent. He also decides how much they get paid and what the contract details will be. So Robert Guerrero was somewhat prepared when Mayweather picked him to be the opponent for his first fight in a year tomorrow night at the MGM Grand hotel. What he wasn't prepared for was what Mayweather's camp insisted on putting in the contract. "He asked for a rematch clause.
NEWS
April 23, 2013
Floods threaten near St. Louis ST. LOUIS - The Mississippi River overwhelmed a few farm levees and challenged towns north of St. Louis on Monday as it neared crest from last week's downpours, and more rain was forecast. Officials said the river topped smaller levees north of Louisiana, Mo., and near Elsberry, Mo. In Clarksville, 50 miles north of St. Louis, crews installed a row of metal barriers behind an eight-foot sandbag wall in case weak spots fail. "If the crest numbers we're hearing don't go any higher, we believe we will be OK," Clarksville Mayor Jo Anne Smiley said.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
Intruder in South Philly home invasion ID'd * 6th Street near Wilder The intruder shot dead during a home invasion Easter Sunday in South Philadelphia has been identified as Jimmy Lam, 21, of McKean Street near 19th. Lee Heng, 63, told police that two men broke into his home through a second-floor bathroom window about 12:45 a.m. Heng told detectives Lam punched him in the mouth, so he shot at both intruders, who retreated back through the bathroom window. Police found Lam dead outside the window.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Philadelphia homeowner Lee Heng, who shot and killed one of two intruders who broke into his home over the weekend, recalled Monday that the fatal encounter "happened so quickly. " The two males had climbed onto Heng's roof on the 1400 block of South Sixth Street at 12:53 a.m. Sunday and entered the rowhouse through a second-floor bathroom. "They broke in and my son started screaming," Heng said Monday afternoon. "I lived here almost 20 years and nothing ever happened before.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 63-year-old Philadelphia man shot and killed one of two men who broke into his home early Sunday morning after they climbed into the residence through a second-floor window and fought him, police said. Having received a report of someone breaking in a building in the 1400 block of South 6th Street in the city's Southwark section at 12:53 a.m. Sunday, police were heading there when they received a second call that shots had been fired. The resident told them two men had apparently climbed onto a roof and then came through his bathroom window, police said.
NEWS
March 31, 2013
Three Philadelphia men have been charged with the home-invasion robbery of the owner of a Delaware County delicatessen, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday. Jeramiah Stokes, 23; Tyreek Styles, 25; and Tyrone Styles, 24, followed the owner of the Secane Deli & Grill to his Upper Darby home on Dec. 3, 2011, forced their way inside at gunpoint, and took money from him and members of his family, federal officials said. Tyrone Styles allegedly fired a gun as the three fled the house.
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