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February 10, 2016 | By David Gambacorta and Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITERS
An argument over champagne at an Old City nightclub devolved into a brutal beat-down early Sunday, leaving two off-duty police officers in the hospital and a group of football players, including former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, facing possible arrest, according to incident reports. The 2:45 a.m. fight in the Recess Lounge on Second Street remains under investigation. Police are seeking arrest warrants. McCoy, 27, who was traded last year from the Eagles to the Buffalo Bills, was with former San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley, 30; former University of Pittsburgh player Tamarcus Porter, 27; and Christopher Henderson, 26. Some members of the group allegedly assaulted three off-duty officers - including a sergeant - in a dispute over a bottle of champagne, according to police reports.
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November 15, 2011 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com215-854-5916
A man was arrested Tuesday in a scuffle with another man at the Occupy Philly site near City Hall. At 2 p.m., cops had the unidentified alleged assailant in handcuffs, while blood trickled down another man's face. "He's just high on drugs and wanted to start a fight with me," said the alleged victim, Brad Wilson. Wilson, who is homeless, said the other man had sucker-punched him. Police said the alleged assailant would be taken to Central Detectives, where he likely would be charged with simple assault.
NEWS
December 23, 2015
A SEPTA bus driver under investigation for allegedly striking a passenger last week was suspended Monday without pay, the transit agency announced. The action comes days after a video surfaced showing the driver, who remained unidentified Monday, allegedly dousing a young female passenger with water and hitting her twice in the face. The incident happened aboard a Route 57 bus about 8 a.m. Friday on Rising Sun Avenue near Duncannon Street in Olney. The incident was precipitated by a dispute over bus fare, said Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesman.
NEWS
April 1, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, STAFF WRITER
It was the "Erin Express" — a day of partying with friends the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day — and Casey Walsh said she and her friends had started at 2 p.m. in a house in Rittenhouse Square. Twelve hours later, after a pub-crawl around the square, Walsh saw one of her friends, Colin McGovern, 24, of Bucks County, stabbed after making an offhand remark about a stranger's New Jersey Devils sports cap. Walsh was the prosecution's main witness at Wednesday's preliminary hearing for Steven Simminger, a 40-year-old Delaware County man charged with fatally stabbing McGovern shortly after 2 a.m. March 13. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Bradley K. Moss ordered Simminger to stand trial on first- and third-degree murder charges.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PENN STATE is without punter Anthony Fera, who has not been practicing due to his second alcohol-related incident. Fera, 20, a redshirt sophomore from Cypress, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 4, to two summary offenses, according to court documents. He was charged with purchasing alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct/fighting. Fera paid more than $650 in fines for the June 7 incident. In 2010, he was cited for purchase/possession of alcohol by a minor. That charge was dismissed.
NEWS
May 14, 2011
Two men were killed Thursday night near Eighth and Jackson Streets in Camden in what authorities think was one incident. Daquanta Watts, 18, of Camden, had multiple wounds and was found lying in a grassy lot about 10:45, police said. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Cooper University Hospital. David Rivera, 17, of Clementon, was discovered dead in an alley about a block and a half away, police said. Anyone with information about the case is being asked to call Investigator Pete Longo at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Vince Robinson at 856-757-7420.
SPORTS
November 29, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
HOUSTON - Already at age 19 the face of the 76ers, Jahlil Okafor said that being heckled or approached disrespectfully in public doesn't happen often - but we are finding out it does happen. At 6-foot-11 and 265 pounds, he's usually not hard to spot. And that can lead to some uncomfortable situations for the rookie center, especially one playing on a team that hasn't won a game this season. According to five sources who spoke to The Inquirer independently on condition of anonymity, Thursday morning's incident in Boston was not the first time Okafor has been in an altercation with a heckler while out and about.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FLYERS DEFENSE prospect Shayne Gostisbehere has been suspended for one game by the International Ice Hockey Federation for an incident that occurred on Monday during the United States' 9-3 victory over Slovakia at the World Junior Championships in Russia. Gostisbehere, selected by the Flyers in the third round of the 2012 draftm will sit out the USA's quarterfinal game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. After a review, the IIHF Disciplinary Panel determined that Gostisbehere skated up behind Slovakia's Matus Matis and forcefully drove his stick between Matis' legs, striking him in the groin area.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County prison guard was charged Wednesday with crimes including simple assault and recklessly endangering another person after he allegedly shot at someone in Holland last month over a dispute about his girlfriend. Anthony Pekarski Jr., 26, of Levittown, was driving his girlfriend and two others about 2 a.m. June 21 when Pekarski noticed one of the passengers, Pearson Crosby, talking with Pekarski's girlfriend in the backseat, according to court documents. Pekarski pulled over, documents say, and ordered Crosby to get out. The two got into a physical confrontation outside the car, and Pekarski eventually reached inside and pulled out a .40-caliber Ruger.
SPORTS
February 25, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The only thing louder than the hubbub surrounding what happened at an early-morning Holy Family University basketball practice one month ago today is the silence emanating from the school's administration. Basketball coach John O'Connor has resigned his position as a result of the controversy that followed an incident during the Jan. 25 practice in which he struck sophomore forward Matt Kravchuk. O'Connor said the extent of the contact was unintentional. Kravchuk, who filed a criminal assault charge, disagrees.
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April 25, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most frightening rain I ever saw was metal. That image, when a cascade of beer cans fell out of the floodlit gloom on a long-ago North Philly evening, has never faded. The cans, empty and full, were being hurled toward home plate at Connie Mack Stadium by Phillies fans. They were unhappy that a scheduled twi-night doubleheader had been ended after just five-plus innings. It was June 12, 1959, and Mike McCormick of the San Francisco Giants had a no-hitter through five.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
An article in Sunday's Inquirer contained incomplete information about a shooting of a man in Ogontz the day before by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer. The officer discharged his weapon twice during the incident, according to police.
NEWS
April 1, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, STAFF WRITER
It was the "Erin Express" — a day of partying with friends the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day — and Casey Walsh said she and her friends had started at 2 p.m. in a house in Rittenhouse Square. Twelve hours later, after a pub-crawl around the square, Walsh saw one of her friends, Colin McGovern, 24, of Bucks County, stabbed after making an offhand remark about a stranger's New Jersey Devils sports cap. Walsh was the prosecution's main witness at Wednesday's preliminary hearing for Steven Simminger, a 40-year-old Delaware County man charged with fatally stabbing McGovern shortly after 2 a.m. March 13. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Bradley K. Moss ordered Simminger to stand trial on first- and third-degree murder charges.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
As an immigrant, Muibat Williamson has firm ideas about what the United States and its citizens should be about. So when a SEPTA police officer cut in line on Christmas 2013 as she waited in the Dunkin' Donuts shop in Suburban Station and then, according to her, stepped on her foot as he left, Williamson was not about to let it rest. "I said, 'Excuse me, you stepped on me. Aren't you going to apologize?' " Williamson told a Philadelphia jury Wednesday. SEPTA Officer Douglas Ioven said no, he didn't step on her foot, and wouldn't apologize.
NEWS
March 18, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A FEW HOURS after a Bucks County man was fatally stabbed in a widely reported incident on the edge of Rittenhouse Square, three Delaware County men were slashed Sunday by a knife-wielding man outside a Center City McDonald's, police said. The alleged knifers were different men, police said, but the incidents were oddly similar in that they involved knife attacks by men in disputes with much younger men from the suburbs. In the incident outside the McDonald's at Broad and Arch Streets, no serious injuries were reported and no charges had been filed as of Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 17, 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will not be punished for his involvement in an incident in a Miami club last fall. Puig sustained a swollen eye and facial bruises on Nov. 26. Miami police spokesman Delrish Moss said at the time the injuries were suffered as Puig was leaving the Blue Martini at bouncers' request following an argument with his sister. MLB said Wednesday that it interviewed Puig and his sister and reviewed video from inside the club and the "investigation did not uncover any witness who supported the assault allegation.
NEWS
March 16, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Bucks County woman convicted for her role in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City will not get a reduced jail sentence, a Philadelphia judge ruled Monday. Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington called appropriate the five- to 10-month prison term she imposed on Kathryn Knott, and chided Knott for a "complete disconnection with the incident itself and a failure to take personal responsibility herself for the crimes she was convicted of. " Covington told Knott, 25, that she remained "in need of correction" and that a lesser sentence would "depreciate the seriousness of the crimes.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah, and Dylan Purcell, STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia police are investigating an incident in which Electricians union leader John J. Dougherty allegedly hit a nonunion electrician in the face in an altercation at a worksite. The nonunion contractor, Joshua Keesee, said that during the Jan. 21 incident in South Philadelphia, Dougherty broke his nose with one blow and hit him above an eye with another. He said Dougherty lost his temper and swung first. Keesee said he then landed a blow, too, opening a wound in the head of a man who was with Dougherty.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Friday that prosecutors were still reviewing evidence from a bar brawl this month that allegedly involved former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, and that there was "no timetable" for a decision on potential criminal charges. In his first public comments on the nearly two-week-old investigation, Williams sought to quell complaints from police officials and others who have questioned why a decision has not been made. "The last thing anyone wants is a rush to judgment," Williams said.
NEWS
February 11, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
The 1200 block of Keystone Road is one of the quieter streets in Chester City. But that tranquillity was shattered early Monday when, according to neighborhood residents, from 50 to 100 gunshots rang out in a police-involved incident that left one man dead and one wounded. When it was over, so many shell-casing evidence markers dotted the area that it "looked like a miniature graveyard," one resident said. On Tuesday, investigators remained tight-lipped, offering no speculation on motives or details about the shootings.
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