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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.
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he walked into Mary's Cafe in Maple Shade that June night 65 years ago, he was planning to get a late meal with friends. But as the time passed and no one waited on them, a pleasant evening turned ugly. Martin Luther King Jr., fellow seminary student Walter McCall, and their dates were confronted by the restaurant's gun-toting proprietor and forced to leave. King later recalled the incident in congressional testimony as one of the inspirations for the civil rights struggle he would lead.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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NEWS
August 5, 2016
A SEPTA train struck and killed a woman in Delaware County Wednesday night. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. on the Media/Elwyn Region Rail Line near the Fernwood Station Station in Yeadon Borough, according to Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. The unidentified woman in her late 50s was in the track area and the train could not stop in time, said Geiger. The incident is still under investigation and it is not clear why the woman was on the tracks. Approximately 75 passengers were on the train at the time and were transferred to buses.
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July 31, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, are investigating a report of a suspicious traffic stop earlier this week involving a man in an unmarked white van. About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a motorist driving on Church Road in the township's Oreland section saw the white van, displaying "police-style" red and blue lights, stopped on the road, police said. The van appeared to have made a traffic stop of a Nissan Sentra, said Detective Stephen Craig. The passing motorist stopped to observe, then saw the van leave and get onto nearby Route 309, Craig said.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
On May 12, 1971, a fight among white and black female students set Haddon Heights and Lawnside on edge. The high school in mostly white Haddon Heights, attended also by students from historically black Lawnside, was evacuated, and closed for two days; 16 students were disciplined, and virtually the entire Lawnside enrollment marched in protest and boycotted classes. After generating days of newspaper headlines, the tensions subsided. The school soon closed for the summer, and after a few years, the story seemed all but forgotten.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Robert Moran and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
A violent Thursday in the city left four people dead, including a 49-year-old woman found beaten to death inside her Hunting Park residence just after 1 p.m., police said. The woman, whose name was not released, was found severely beaten inside a second-floor bedroom in the 3700 block of North Percy Street. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. There was no immediate word on any arrests in that homicide or the other three. And there was no arrest in an afternoon shooting in Fairhill that left a man in critical condition.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor will not face charges for the alleged sexual assault of an exotic dancer at a South Philadelphia strip club last month, prosecutors said Monday. In a two-paragraph statement, District Attorney Seth Williams said: "Our staff and the police reached the conclusion that we lacked sufficient evidence to bring charges against Mr. Agholor. " He offered no further explanation, though spokesman Cameron Kline said later that investigators reviewed video evidence and interviewed witnesses who were at the club the day of the alleged assault, June 9. Agholor's lawyer, Fortunato N. Perri, Jr., said Monday that he believed the District Attorney's Office and Philadelphia police had conducted a "full and exhaustive" investigation.
NEWS
July 15, 2016
It's understandable that people are still talking about the Collingswood third grader questioned by police at school for making a racially insensitive remark about brownies. The seemingly innocuous incident adds context to the rallies and marches protesting the over-the-top police tactics that have made many in minority communities fear any cop they see. Collingswood schools have rescinded their policy of calling the police for any incident of alleged misbehavior. Officers had been responding to complaints ranging from a game of tag being too aggressive to a girl being called "Aunt Jemima.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 28-year-old New Jersey man who was part of a duo found with photographic equipment and smoke bombs Monday night on the roof of the Hyatt at the Bellevue hotel in Center City has been charged with criminal mischief and defiant trespass, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Ivan Wong, of Edison, in Middlesex County, signed his summary citation and was released, police said. The female he was with was not charged. Wong and his companion were noticed on top of the roof of the hotel in the 200 block of South Broad Street about 7:20 p.m. Monday and someone called 911. They had been taken into custody for questioning by police.
NEWS
July 14, 2016
A 15-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman were injured in a double shooting Tuesday night in Overbrook section of West Philadelphia, police said. The gunfire erupted about 9:20 p.m. in a stairwell at an apartment complex in the 900 block of North 63rd Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. A male in his 20s got into a confrontation and fistfight with the woman when he started shooting, hitting the woman in the left leg and the teen in the right leg, Walker said.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short. " A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy. The incidents are detailed in police reports that the Inquirer obtained Friday through a public records request.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A man was shot after allegedly pulling a gun on police in Toms River overnight, authorities say. The weapon turned out to be an black Airsoft replica pistol without an orange tip, officials said. Toms River police said the incident unfolded after officers approached what authorities described as a suspicious vehicle at Cedar and Haines Drives around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Sauers, 29, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pulled the replica handgun, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.
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