September 14, 2016
Police on Monday identified two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a man who allegedly shot at them in West Philadelphia last week. Officers Anthony Panichelli and Jude McKenna, both three-year veterans of the force, were responding to a domestic incident Friday afternoon at a residence in the 200 block of South Millick Street when 24-year-old Kadeem Nelson allegedly shot at them from inside the home. One of the shots hit Nelson's 28-year-old sister in the right forearm.
September 11, 2016 |
Police on Friday identified the 33-year-old woman who allegedly tried to run down officer with a stolen vehicle and was shot in the hand by the same officer Thursday night in the city's Kensington section. Erika Avila, also known as Erica Lopez, of the 5800 block of Harbison Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and related offenses. Just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, officers on patrol vehicle spotted a 2004 Jeep Laredo driving the wrong way in the 600 block of Clearfied Street, police said.
September 3, 2016 |
Police have identified two men who were shot dead Wednesday outside tennis courts and a community center in Philadelphia. The unrelated fatal shootings are both being investigated as homicides. The first was reported about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, when officers responding to call for an unresponsive person found 20-year-old Sabree Jones near tennis courts on the 400 block of West Abbotsford Avenue in Fernhill. Jones, of East Germantown, had suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest and stomach.
September 1, 2016
A homeless man found shot to death Friday in Coatesville has been identified as a 24-year-old from Pottstown, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office. Alex Hartzell's body was discovered around 6 a.m. Friday in a backyard of a home in the 600 block of E. Diamond Street, according to police. He had been shot several times. The Coatesville Police Department and Chester County Detectives are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the shooter.
August 17, 2016 |
Authorities have identified four men and a boy killed in separate incidents in Philadelphia over a 48-hour period. The deadly shootings happened between Friday and Sunday afternoon, and the victims ranged in age from 16 to 52. Investigators were continuing to search for suspects in all five homicides. The most recent of the fatal shootings happened about 2 p.m. Sunday, when the youngest victim, 16-year-old Rodney Anderson, was found shot in a car on the 2000 block of East Orleans Street in Kensington, a few blocks from his home.
August 16, 2016 |
And now, an update from the world of - The election is rigged! They're stealing your vote! Fraud, fraud, everywhere! The election is not rigged. Your vote has not been stolen. The conspiracy theorists who claim these many frauds still can't show us any proof. This, despite claims from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who predicted during a rally in Altoona on Friday that the only way he can lose the vote in Pennsylvania "is if cheating goes on. " There's a problem with Trump's math.
July 30, 2016 |
Police on Thursday identified the pedestrian who was killed on Route 73 in Maple Shade, Burlington County, earlier this week as Eric Orfe, 46, of Palmyra. About 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Burlington County resident was crossing the south lanes of the busy highway, between Route 38 and Regent Avenue, where there was no crosswalk, when he was hit by a car, Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of the Maple Shade Police Department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man driving the car immediately stopped and has cooperated with police.
July 26, 2016 |
The fight for Voter ID in Pennsylvania has been over for two years. But the conspiracy theories that drove that now-defunct law still smolder. In 2012, then-Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, signed into law a requirement that voters show photo identification at polling places. He gave up on the legal defense of the law two years later when a state Commonwealth Court judge overturned it, noting that supporters offered nothing but "vague concern about voter fraud. " Speaking of which, have you heard of the American Civil Rights Union?
July 21, 2016 |
Police have identified two Philadelphia homicide victims as investigators continue to search for their killers. Authorities on Tuesday identified the slain men as 20-year-old Breon Wills, also known as Shawn Allen, who was killed in a West Philadelphia shooting, and 20-year-old Frankie Mitchell, who died Monday after being stabbed last week in Kensington. Wills, of West Philadelphia, was shot in his pelvis and leg shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday on the unit block of North Paxon Street.
July 15, 2016 |
Philadelphia police are asking for help identifying a gunman who robbed a Northeast Philadelphia store Monday night. The man entered the Abreu Mini Market, at 948 Sanger St. in the Summerdale section, at about 8:25 p.m. After getting a drink, he went to the counter and pointed a black semiautomatic pistol at the cashier behind the store's plastic partition, police said Wednesday. "Do you want to die?" the robber threatened the other man. In the video, the gunman is seen going behind the partition and struggling with the male cashier.