November 9, 2015 |
Lloyd Wayne Franklin, wanted in a killing and robbing rampage, took his own life Saturday after police found him holed up in a Bensalem motel room, according to law enforcement authorities. Franklin, 34, was wanted in connection with the slaying of an elderly Davidson County, N.C., couple, who police say were fatally shot during a home-invasion robbery. Franklin barricaded himself inside Room 142 at the Knights Inn Motel in Bensalem after police went there around 2:30 p.m. looking for another man, James Miller, 53. Bensalem police said they had a state arrest warrant for Miller.
April 16, 1998 |
James Miller was sworn in as the township's police chief Tuesday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd of colleagues and well-wishers at a township supervisors meeting. Miller, 45, is a 21-year veteran of the Warrington police force and replaces John Bonargo, who retired in March after 18 years as Warrington's chief. The force has 24 officers. On hand at the swearing-in ceremony were police chiefs from several Central Bucks departments and many of the men who would be under Miller's command.
April 7, 2012
A Camden man was arrested in Philadelphia early Friday and charged with killing his stepfather in an attack with a hatchet in their home last week, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said. James Miller, 19, who lived with Josue Rivera, 40, and his wife and brother-in-law, had been missing since the attack that killed Rivera around 4 a.m. March 29 in his home on the 2700 block of Tyler Street in the Cramer Hill section, according to authorities. An arrest warrant for Miller, whose mother is Rivera's wife, was issued on the day of the slaying but he eluded police until Friday.
July 16, 1987 |
There once was a time when he wore a leather fringe jacket and wrote radical tracts and dug the Byrds so much that he bought granny glasses so he could look like the lead guitarist. He was in Chicago when the cops came with clubs. He was in London when Pink Floyd went psychedelic. He was where it was happening, man. But now, 20 years later, students who take his college courses see him as some kind of fossil. They say to him, "You guys didn't do anything in the '60s. " They say, "Maybe it was exciting, but you really screwed up. " James Miller is 40 now, but long ago, as a member of Students for a Democratic Society, he believed, as he now puts it, that a "spontaneous upswelling of outrage and bitterness" would help create "a peaceful revolution" that would end the Vietnam War and inspire the masses to practice "participatory democracy.
September 27, 1994 |
Anthony "Ant" Brooks wanted the West Philadelphia apartment to use for drug sales, and when the owner rented it to someone else, he was annoyed. Annoyed enough to put several bullets into Timothy Lee, 21, who had unwittingly rented the second-floor unit, the prosecutor said. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge James J. Fitzgerald convicted Brooks, 25, of Pine Street near 54th, of third-degree murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses. Sentence was deferred. Assistant District Attorney Randolph Williams said the building manager, James Miller, had refused to rent the apartment to Brooks, knowing he wanted to sell drugs there.
February 6, 1992 |
Passages of a history textbook used in Lower Merion School District high schools will be changed, after a parent complained that the book contained anti-Israel bias. The alterations will be part of an overall revision reflecting changes in the world since the book was published in 1990, James Miller, a senior editor at D.C. Heath of Lexington, Mass., said yesterday. In a letter to Lower Merion Superintendent David Magill, Miller said the text - The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People - contained some errors that would be corrected.
November 11, 2015 |
A North Carolina woman arrested during an armed standoff with police Saturday at a Bensalem Township motel was being held Monday at the Bucks County prison and was awaiting extradition. Bail was set at $1 million. Jennifer Michelle Lanning, 38, surrendered to police Saturday while her companion, Lloyd Wayne Franklin, 34, and a hitchhiker they picked up, identified as James Miller, holed up in a room at the Knights Inn. Police had been searching for Miller, wanted on an outstanding warrant for a Pennsylvania parole violation.
June 26, 1997 |
An Upper Providence man emerged from a forest of legal woes Tuesday when a Delaware County jury cleared him of criminal charges that he raised too much havoc over a clump of trees separating his back yard from an adjoining hair salon. In an evening verdict following a day-long trial, jurors acquitted Gerald Shay, 38, of the first block of Spring Street, of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment by communication against two employees of the Chameleon Hair Salon last summer.
October 17, 1996 |
Devere Hall, 25, said he watched the guys around 7th and Diamond streets beating and kicking variety-store worker James Miller on June 8. But Hall told Homicide Detective James Dougherty that he had not been involved in the attack. He said he had heard one of the thugs yelling, "Let's rob him. Let's get his wallet. I know he's got money. " Hall's story didn't hold up in court. Yesterday, an eyewitness identified Hall, of Paschall Avenue near 72nd Street, and William Benjamin, 22, of Marshall Street near Norris, as two of the men who attacked Miller, 40, outside of the store in which he had been working.
February 9, 1994 |
James Miller was a cop for 21 years, and he knows something about quelling a disturbance. Now 62 and retired, Miller had one more drama to deal with last May 23, when a cursing, aggressive neighbor who reportedly had been high on cocaine, came at him outside his home on Millick Street near Wharton, Southwest Philadelphia. Miller shot the man, Tyrone Martin, 37, in the chest, killing him. On Monday, Common Pleas Court Lisa A. Richette convicted Miller of involuntary manslaughter and placed him on one-year probation.