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August 3, 1989 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
The doctor had said her son was dying of AIDS, so a Philadelphia woman told the undertaker of her son's disease and paid him $2,000 in advance for a funeral. During the funeral service after her son's death last November, West Philadelphia mortician John M. Price allegedly "stood by silently" while the mother and her family listened to organ music, hymns and a eulogy delivered by a minister "over an empty coffin," according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court by the dead man's mother, identified only as Jane Doe. The coffin was empty because Price allegedly told the mother he "would have to fumigate the whole funeral parlor" if he brought the body inside, she recalled in a telephone conversation last night.
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February 1, 2006 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ruled yesterday that comedian Bill Cosby - in response to a sexual-assault suit - will have to answer questions about alleged sexual affairs and use of prescription and controlled substances. U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno's order provided the first hint that the case may extend beyond the 10 anonymous women who have been named as "Jane Doe" witnesses in court documents. Robreno wrote in his 27-page ruling that Cosby would have to answer questions about other alleged "victims of sexual misconduct by defendant beyond the already self-identified . . . Jane Doe witnesses.
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December 4, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick. Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael. Now, Marcus is making news again. On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday. The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation.
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May 31, 1996 | By Natalie Pompilio, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A fellow police officer testified yesterday that he had warned Cpl. Diego Castellanos about spending on-duty time "socializing" with township women. Lt. Tom Bresnen told hearing officer Bennet E. Bozarth that in January 1994 he had spoken to Castellanos about "some habits I had heard of. " "I cautioned him against making stops for inordinate amounts of time at private residences," Bresnen said. The lieutenant testified that he had told Castellanos that he had no problem with brief stops at convenience stores, the hospital, and even his own home for a few minutes, but that stops at other private residences were inappropriate.
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August 2, 2000 | By Kelly Wolfe, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A young woman who says she was raped while jailed in the Chester County Juvenile Detention Center has filed a civil suit against the center and the former detention officer, who was fired after she reported she was attacked. In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on July 12, the woman, now 18, says former correction officer Ondre D. Hunt, 29, and the Chester County Juvenile Detention Center in Lima violated her civil rights by failing to provide her with a secure environment.
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December 11, 2010 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
She has lain in a hospital bed for nearly four months, unconscious, unresponsive, and unidentified. Police have sent around her fingerprints nationwide. Social workers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have spent days sifting through missing-person websites, inviting in social service workers who might recognize her, calling community and health agencies. "Jane Doe" - white, 5-foot-5 and 140 to 150 pounds, probably in her 40s, with salt-and-pepper hair - went into cardiac arrest on a park bench in Kensington on the evening of Aug. 13. The paramedics who tried to resuscitate her found nothing in her pockets, no slogans on her green T-shirt, nothing notable about her windbreaker, jeans shorts and white sneakers.
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July 21, 1995 | By Wes Conard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Philadelphia woman alleges in a federal civil rights suit filed this week that she was sexually assaulted in June 1994 while in the custody of a Millbourne police officer, who committed suicide a month later after authorities initiated a probe. The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, names the estate of the late officer, Patrick M. Lewis, as a defendant, along with Millbourne Borough officials and Delaware County. The suit also names Pep Boys and its Millbourne store manager. The plaintiff says she was taken into custody at the store on suspicion of shoplifting, though she was never charged.
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May 6, 1993 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It isn't easy for a local police officer to work undercover in this close- knit community of 10,000 residents. Police Chief Frank Peranteau Sr. knew he would have to use other means to clean up drug activity at three local bars. He had received numerous complaints about drug sales outside and inside the bars, two in residential neighborhoods, and needed a plan to catch the suspects dealing. So Peranteau turned to undercover officers from Philadelphia for help, and on Friday the efforts paid off. Police rounded up seven people accused of dealing drugs at the bars, and authorities are seeking six others.
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February 12, 1998 | by Leon Taylor and Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writers
Two New Jersey men were arrested yesterday on charges they strangled a Kingsessing woman in December and dumped her body in a South Jersey drainage ditch. "We're not sure yet how they did it, but they might have strangled her with a bandanna or scarf that was there with the body," said Cumberland County Prosecutor Arthur J. Marchand. At a press conference yesterday, Marchand and other local law enforcement officials said suspects Anticious Petersen and Delshon Taylor, both 27, were being held without bail for the murder of Yolanda Lynn Knight, 35. Petersen, of Carney's Point, was arrested yesterday while on his way to visit his parole officer, officials said.
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July 16, 1994 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman who was allegedly raped by Philadelphia Police Officer Kevin Powell filed a federal civil-rights suit yesterday against Powell and city officials - joined by another woman who contends that Powell tried to rape her. The two women - identified as Jane Roe and Jane Doe in the suit filed in U.S. District Court - contend that the alleged rape and attempted rape occurred within two days and a few blocks of each other in early May while ...
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September 26, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ONE GRAVE was up a hill in a Berks County potter's field, where Sandy Stiver was buried as a Jane Doe for decades beside her sister-in-law beneath an elm tree. The spot where Sandy was dumped in 1968, her body shot up with bullets, was about 15 miles away, by a blind curve on a country road. Sandy's sister, Hazel DeMoss, of Ohio, and her brother, Walt Sterner, of Northeast Philadelphia, visited both locations yesterday for the first time since DNA tests confirmed that Sandy, 14, and their sister-in-law, Martha Stiver, 17, were the unidentified Jane Does buried in that potter's field.
SPORTS
December 4, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick. Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael. Now, Marcus is making news again. On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday. The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation.
NEWS
December 14, 2010 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unconscious woman who has been hospitalized for four months has finally been identified by her family, solving one mystery but opening another: Why did it take so long? Michelle Bateman, 43 - a mother, daughter, sister, and friend - went into cardiac arrest on a park bench in Kensington on Aug. 13. She never regained consciousness. Her sister said she filed a missing-person report with an officer in Kensington. A police spokesman could not find a record of it Monday. A check of public records shows that Bateman has been arrested nearly a dozen times in Philadelphia alone.
NEWS
December 11, 2010 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
She has lain in a hospital bed for nearly four months, unconscious, unresponsive, and unidentified. Police have sent around her fingerprints nationwide. Social workers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have spent days sifting through missing-person websites, inviting in social service workers who might recognize her, calling community and health agencies. "Jane Doe" - white, 5-foot-5 and 140 to 150 pounds, probably in her 40s, with salt-and-pepper hair - went into cardiac arrest on a park bench in Kensington on the evening of Aug. 13. The paramedics who tried to resuscitate her found nothing in her pockets, no slogans on her green T-shirt, nothing notable about her windbreaker, jeans shorts and white sneakers.
NEWS
February 1, 2006 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ruled yesterday that comedian Bill Cosby - in response to a sexual-assault suit - will have to answer questions about alleged sexual affairs and use of prescription and controlled substances. U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno's order provided the first hint that the case may extend beyond the 10 anonymous women who have been named as "Jane Doe" witnesses in court documents. Robreno wrote in his 27-page ruling that Cosby would have to answer questions about other alleged "victims of sexual misconduct by defendant beyond the already self-identified . . . Jane Doe witnesses.
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May 5, 2005 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Attorneys in the civil court sexual-assault case against comedian Bill Cosby are asking a federal judge in Philadelphia to shroud the proceedings in secrecy. In a motion filed last week, Cosby's Philadelphia attorney asked U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno to protect Cosby from "undue embarrassment" by requiring that "all information uncovered or obtained in discovery . . . be treated as confidential. " "I know he's a public figure, but everybody deserves some privacy," attorney Patrick O'Connor said.
NEWS
April 28, 2005 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Salem County man was being held last night - his bail set at $1 million - on charges he murdered a Mexican prostitute who worked for him, authorities said. Miguel Angel Salcedo, 24, of Elsinboro Township, was arrested Tuesday night in Gloucester County after an East Greenwich police officer charged him with speeding. Salcedo was turned over to state troopers for questioning in connection with the murder case. After an interview, detectives charged Salcedo with the Jan. 17 slaying of Virginia Lopez-Rojas, 22, Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan said.
SPORTS
April 18, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Dimitrius Underwood of sexual assault. The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, accuses Underwood of assaulting her in the team's hotel on Oct. 7, while the Cowboys were in town to play the Oakland Raiders. Underwood is accused of forcing his way into the plaintiff's room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, Calif. The complaint alleges negligence, sexual assault and battery, and false imprisonment. The hotel is also named in the lawsuit.
NEWS
January 14, 2001
'WELL, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, WE'RE NOT HAVING ANY JOKES HERE' John F. Timoney is Philadelphia's police commissioner. "This is not meant as an excuse or a justification if we made some mistakes or if we could have done some things better. "Let me give you the goal, the overall goal, the one goal that I wanted, the paramount goal for the Philadelphia Police Department: Not to be seen on the six o'clock news beating the living daylights out of protesters. That was the number-one goal.
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August 2, 2000 | By Kelly Wolfe, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A young woman who says she was raped while jailed in the Chester County Juvenile Detention Center has filed a civil suit against the center and the former detention officer, who was fired after she reported she was attacked. In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on July 12, the woman, now 18, says former correction officer Ondre D. Hunt, 29, and the Chester County Juvenile Detention Center in Lima violated her civil rights by failing to provide her with a secure environment.
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