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November 11, 2011
An 18-year-old woman was raped shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday in a vacant garage on the 3700 block of North Watts Street, in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said. The suspect was described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a husky build, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and glasses with a scarf around his head, police said. He fled north on Watts.    - Darran Simon
NEWS
January 19, 2012
A woman was reported in extremely critical condition after being shot Wednesday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Darien Street, police said. The woman, possibly in her 20s, was in a second-floor bedroom when she was shot several times in the chest. She was taken to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested a Hunting Park man in an attempted abduction and rape - both at gunpoint - that took place within an hour of each other this month. Manuel Cintron, 24, was arrested in Burholme on Monday. Police say he approached a woman on the 1100 block of Ruscomb Street in Logan around 4:20 a.m. May 1, pulled out a handgun, and threatened her. Police said Cintron tried to force the woman into his car, but she fought him off, ran to a bus, and then called police. About an hour later, police said, Cintron approached another woman on the 2000 block of East York Street in Kensington, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and forced her into a minivan.
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July 6, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
AUTHORITIES IN Ocean City, N.J., have recovered a body from the ocean believed to be a Hunting Park teen who disappeared after he and his friends got swept into the sea by a riptide June 29. Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, 14, went swimming with friends off the 9th Street jetty about 6:45 p.m. that day, after lifeguards had left their posts for the evening. They got caught in the riptide, as did some good Samaritans who tried to save them. A passer-by called 9-1-1 and the Beach Patrol Rapid Response Team, stationed at 12th Street, rushed to the scene and rescued 14 people.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
Two women were injured by a shotgun blast Thursday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The attack occurred shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her shoulder and was transported to Einstein medical Center. Both women were listed in stable condition.
NEWS
October 11, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night at the spot on the northern fringe of Hunting Park where a transgender woman, Kiesha Jenkins, was ambushed and fatally shot this week. "It's not fair that we have to be here, hurting," said Candace Turner, 36, whose sister is transgender. "It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you do - love each other," Turner pleaded to the gathering. Police said Jenkins, 22, was attacked by five or six men after she got out of a car around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 13th and Wingohocking Streets.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a chilly spring day, under a clear blue sky, the seasoned players of the Hunting Park Indians run drills over a patch of sandy dirt. In years past, they have practiced over lumpy, uneven fields featuring overgrown grass, rusted gates, and splintered benches. That will all change Friday afternoon when, about 200 yards from their practice spot, a world-class field will be dedicated. The lush, emerald-grass field doesn't flood. There are new bleachers, lights, and a giant scoreboard in left-center field.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia arrived at Burlington Coat Factory in Center City on Tuesday morning to outfit three families with winter coats. But the families were not there. They were stuck in traffic, someone told the light-welterweight champion from Juniata Park. "People in Philly are always late," Garcia joked. "They're going to show up when we're leaving. " The families arrived and Garcia and his father, Angel, helped them grab coats, scarves, and gloves. The champ, as his father calls him, paid for it all. The Garcias then packed coats into cardboard boxes and drove them to Hunting Park's Casa Del Carmen.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Hunting Park man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday in the 2013 shooting of the landlord trying to evict him from a rooming house after finding a gun. A Common Pleas Court jury deliberated two days before returning the guilty verdict against Shaquille Henderson, 22, in the March 8, 2013, death of Tony Martin, 52, a retired professional boxer. The verdict carries a mandatory life prison term without parole. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said the sentence would be formally imposed Friday by Judge Lillian H. Ransom.
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January 3, 2016
Cosby tweets thanks Bill Cosby on Thursday tweeted a short message to his fans: "Friends and fans, Thank You. " The tweet was sent a day after the 78-year-old comedian was charged with aggravated indecent assault charges in Montgomery County. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004 inside his Cheltenham home. Cosby, freed Wednesday after posting 10 percent of his $1 million bail, faces a Jan. 14 preliminary hearing.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
Two women were injured by a shotgun blast Thursday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The attack occurred shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her shoulder and was transported to Einstein medical Center. Both women were listed in stable condition.
NEWS
January 2, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Robert Moran, STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia ended the year with three women being wounded in two shooting attacks on New Year's Eve, police said. Shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street in Hunting Park, two women were injured by shotgun blasts fired by a 40-year-old man standing on his porch, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder, and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and was transported to Einstein Medical Center.
NEWS
December 18, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
The former executive director of a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the needy has been ordered to pay back $90,000 that prosecutors say she stole for personal use. Rodnell Griffin, 68, used ATM cards to withdraw money 500 times from the Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee's bank account, including 10 instances at ATMs inside SugarHouse Casino, according to a federal indictment filed in April. Griffin pleaded guilty in August, and a judge Tuesday ordered her to make restitution.
NEWS
October 23, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
EVERY MORNING, in the empty hours between midnight and dawn, a thousand stories are told on Old York Road. Tales of desperation, isolation, resignation. Above all, tales of danger. Transgender women, about a dozen at a time, wrap themselves in body-clinging outfits, their nails long, hair crimped. They coo at passing drivers, greet them with a smile. At first glance, it's easy to reduce these women to caricatures of grinning prostitutes eager to trade their bodies for a few bucks.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
HOURS AFTER police announced the arrest of a man accused of brutally murdering a transgender woman in a botched robbery, activists held a candlelight vigil last night at Temple University to honor her memory. "We must do everything we can to lift up each other," said Ashley Woods, the community-service chair for Queer People of Color, a student group at Temple that has held similar vigils for other slain transgender women. "Together, we are our most powerful tool against systemic violence.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two days after Philadelphia police asked for the public's help in solving the brutal murder of a transgender woman in Logan, someone called the department's homicide unit with a tip. The caller gave police a name - Pedro Redding - and said he was known for committing robberies in the neighborhood. And he lived on the same block where, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 22-year-old Kiesha Jenkins had been beaten, robbed, and shot to death. Police stopped Redding on Sunday morning and took him into custody, homicide Capt.
NEWS
October 11, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night at the spot on the northern fringe of Hunting Park where a transgender woman, Kiesha Jenkins, was ambushed and fatally shot this week. "It's not fair that we have to be here, hurting," said Candace Turner, 36, whose sister is transgender. "It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you do - love each other," Turner pleaded to the gathering. Police said Jenkins, 22, was attacked by five or six men after she got out of a car around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 13th and Wingohocking Streets.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are investigating the possibility that a transgender woman slain in Logan on Tuesday morning was killed during an attempted robbery. Homicide Capt. James Clark said police had fielded several tips since asking for the public's help in finding the group of men who beat 22-year-old Kiesha Jenkins and shot her twice in the back as she lay on the ground. Several of those tips suggested that Jenkins had been the victim of a robbery, Clark said. And the area where she was found dead - 13th and Wingohocking Streets, near Hunting Park - had seen several robberies recently, he said.
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