March 14, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA police officer has been suspended and criminally charged after he allegedly yanked a war veteran off a Center City corner last year, handcuffed him and drove him around in his SUV, irked that the man and his friends had criticized his driving. The 16-minute saga started when Officer Kevin Corcoran, 33, a nine-year veteran of the force, was patrolling in his SUV near 13th and Lombard streets about 2 a.m. last March 31, according to the District Attorney's Office. A pedestrian, part of a group of people on the sidewalk nearby, yelled to Corcoran that he'd made an illegal turn, prompting the officer to get out of his car and yell at the group, the D.A.'s office said yesterday in a statement.
February 14, 2012
IT'S BAD enough that the St. Louis Cardinals got hot at the end of the year, barely made it into the playoffs and then beat the Phillies in five games. Their hot streak pushed them right into the World Series and a victory parade to celebrate their championship. St. Louis, recently, beat us a second time. This one refers to their throwing a second parade to celebrate and welcome home our military heroes as they returned from Iraq. What's wrong with Philadelphia and the rest of the cities?
January 6, 2012 |
Neal Auricchio Jr. fought two tours in Iraq, returning to war even after a sniper blew apart one of his calf muscles. But the 30-year-old Purple Heart winner and off-duty Woodbridge, N.J., police officer may never want to visit Philadelphia again. With good reason. Auricchio is the New York Rangers fan who was sucker-punched and beaten unconscious by three Flyers fans after the Winter Classic hockey game Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The video of the beating went viral.
April 3, 2011 |
While others established businesses at home, they served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other far-flung corners of the world. Some faced enemy fire and have troubling memories of comrades killed in action. Now, thousands of veterans are fighting in another arena - the business world - and looking for some help from a bill before the New Jersey Legislature. The measure would encourage but not require municipalities and counties to create public contract set-aside programs for enterprises that are owned by or that employ veterans.
March 26, 2011 |
There was never a question of who killed James Stropas, a decorated Army sergeant and Iraq war veteran. Sean Burton did it. He stabbed Stropas more than 70 times in the parking lot of a Delaware County shopping center with an 8-inch butcher knife. The question was: Did the jury believe it was self-defense or premeditated murder? The answer: Murder, first degree. Burton, 42, of Newark, Del., showed no emotion as the jury of nine women and three men returned with their decision after deliberating for 31/2 hours.
September 24, 2010
Three Woodstown, N.J., men pleaded guilty Wednesday to the armed robbery of four Rowan University students, including an Iraq war veteran robbed on Veterans Day, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said. Lance M. Husser Jr., 24; his brother, Landis M. Husser, 22; and Ernest J. Watson Jr., 25, admitted to using a gun and physical force during the two robberies, which occurred Nov. 11, 2008, within minutes of each other. The veteran, who was alone outside an apartment complex adjoining the campus, was robbed first.
May 19, 2010 |
Doug Pike, a former Inquirer editorial writer, Wednesday afternoon conceded his race for the Democratic nomination for the Sixth Congressional District. Pike also voiced support the victor, Manan Trivedi, who won Tuesday's primary election by 672 votes, according to unofficial results. The Pike campaign had held off on endorsing Trivedi, and the campaign was calculating whether there were enough possible military, overseas or provisional ballots to make up the difference. Trivedi will face four-term Republican incumbent Jim Gerlach in November.
January 29, 2010 |
About a year ago, Fred Suter met his first Iraq war veteran - a boyish, pleasant Marine scarred with skin grafts on his forearm past his elbow and limping. It was a reminder of the possible cost of service for the eventual coordinator of a new veterans assistance program at the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. "Veterans experience life-changing events or suffer life-changing injuries, and they deserve our support on the road to recovery - physically and mentally," said Suter, whose brother served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
May 23, 2009 |
Holmes to honor veterans Katie Holmes will give back this weekend. The thesp will star in tomorrow's National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast from the U.S. Capitol on PBS, as Elizabeth Pequeno, whose brother, Iraq war veteran Jose Pequeno, suffered a brain injury in combat. "It's important to tell these stories and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women," Katie says. "It's a real gift to be able to portray an American of such strength. " Box office terminator?
August 3, 2008 |
Flags dotted the path into Veterans Island yesterday morning as family and friends went to pay tribute to a fallen Marine, First Lt. Jason Mann. Mann, 29, of Woodlynne, was killed July 17 when the roof of a building collapsed on him in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. The family has said it believes engineers were working on the roof and may not have known Mann was inside. On a makeshift stage along the Cooper River in Pennsauken sat Mann's family, including the two he called "his girls": his wife, Shannon, 23, also a Marine, and their 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, wearing a black-and-white flowered dress and pink sandals.