October 2, 2000 |
It's been a ritual for bread lovers, dating back to 1918. Early Sunday morning at L. Sarcone & Son Bakery in South Philadelphia, a line forms with 40-50 customers waiting for hot crusty Italian bread. As the line edges down 9th Street and around the corner on Catharine, customers step out of the bakery with brown bags filled with bread - sesame seeded twists, plain flats and rolls. They give reports to those waiting how much is left, and what's coming out next. Yesterday, however, there were no lines.
February 11, 1990 |
The West Chester School District is suing two boys and their parents for the cost of an equipment trailer burned in a fire the boys are accused of setting. In a suit filed Monday in Chester County Court, the school district is seeking $14,221.16 in damages, the value of the trailer at East High School, 500 Ellis Lane, West Goshen. The two boys either pleaded guilty or were found guilty of criminal mischief in connection with the fire, the suit says. Court records of the case are not available because the two are juveniles.
December 15, 1986 |
With only seconds to spare, the bomb squad ripped detonators from 15 sticks of dynamite set to blast an East Side abortion clinic into rubble yesterday, police said. The bomber got into the building where the Planned Parenthood clinic is located by telling a rental agent he wanted to rent office space there, a police spokesman said. After the rental agent let him inside, the man pulled out a small automatic weapon and handcuffed the agent to a steam pipe in a second-floor bathroom.
August 23, 2001 |
A Philadelphia man wanted in the June 6 firebombing that killed two sleeping children and severely burned two adults has been arrested by the FBI in Virginia. Dwight Bowen, 24, who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, was arrested yesterday without incident in Richmond, said Robert S. Conforti, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia FBI office. Bowen, of Stella Street near 21st, was charged in a local warrant with murder, arson and related charges in the deaths of Kevin Abraham Jr., 3, and his brother, Keyan, 1. They were asleep on the first floor of the three-story house in North Philadelphia when an incendiary device was thrown through a window and exploded, police said.
March 11, 1986 |
Two brothers were ordered held for trial yesterday on charges resulting from the throwing of a firebomb at the door of a courtroom in the Police Administration Building last month while their father was being arraigned on escape charges. Municipal Court Judge Joseph R. Glancey ordered Alexander Mitchell, 22, and his brother, John, 19, tried on charges of arson, using an incendiary device, risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering other people, possessing instruments of crime, conspiracy and obstruction of law. Two other charges against them - possessing weapons for escape and hindering prosecution - were dropped.
June 21, 1990 |
A former member of the Edgmont Fire Company has been accused of setting more than 60 roadside fires in Edgmont, Middletown, Concord and Upper Providence Townships, many of which he was on hand to fight. James Shoop, 41, of the 1300 block of Middletown Road, Edgmont, was arraigned Tuesday before District Justice Eugene Monaco and released when he signed a $100,000 bail pledge. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Upper Providence. He is charged with seven counts of arson, five counts of using an incendiary device, one count of risking or causing a catastrophe and 68 counts of penalty for causing a fire on woodlot, forest or wildlands.
December 10, 1993 |
A Bryn Mawr College freshman abruptly left the school nine days before President Clinton's visit after a team of agents raided her dormitory room and found what it described as an "incendiary device. " Ernie Kun, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia district for the Secret Service, said that Teresa Rodriguez, a chemistry student from upstate New York, apparently did not intend to harm the President. Rodriguez has not been arrested or charged with any crime in connection with the raid.
February 4, 2002 |
Two dozen people were left homeless yesterday morning when a fire caused by an incendiary device raced through a block of seven rowhomes in North Philadelphia, the city Fire Marshal's Office said. Four of the homes were destroyed. The fire, in the 400 block of Wyoming Avenue, was reported at 5:38 a.m. and was under control within an hour. No injuries were reported. One woman had to pull her handicapped husband to safety, neighbors said. Firefighters are still investigating the cause.
January 19, 1987 |
A Korean woman's home in South Philadelphia was firebombed early yesterday in what police described as a "possibly racially motivated act. " An "incendiary device" - a bottle containing some type of flammable liquid - was thrown near the front door of Meas Ing, 49, in the 700 block of Ritner Street, police said. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 12:05 a.m. yesterday, police said. Police said that they did not know how many people were in the house at the time occurred but that several children were there.
April 28, 1995 |
It was a dispute over drugs, police said. Jason O'Neill, 20, of 61st Street near Eastwick Avenue, firebombed a Southwest Philadelphia house last month because his sister had argued with one of the occupants over drugs, police sources said yesterday. Three people died and three others were injured in the March 26 fire on Glenmore Avenue near 61st Street. Police issued a warrant for O'Neill, who they believe is staying with a cousin in Florida. "We want him in the worst way," said Chief Inspector Vincent DeBlasis.