October 18, 2013 |
THERE'S NO waffling about it. A Philadelphia rapper who, along with two of his friends, was robbed at gunpoint of $40,000 worth of jewelry inside a Waffle House in Atlanta late last month, doesn't want the cops to investigate. "There's no reason for the police to be involved," said rapper Louie V Gutta, whose real name is Vincent Lamar Robinson. "If I heard on the streets tomorrow who did it, I wouldn't go to the police. " Gutta, 25, a rapper, songwriter and producer who is signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers Records, was in Atlanta the last weekend of September for BET's Hip Hop Awards, according to his Twitter feed.
October 17, 2013 |
Benjamin C. Cope, 92, formerly of Newtown Square, a World War II veteran who with his wife operated a Delaware County jewelry store for many years, died Saturday, Oct. 12, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. Mr. Cope was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, and after graduating from South Huntington Township High School moved to Lancaster County and became a watchmaker for the Hamilton Watch Co. Mr. Cope enlisted in the Marine Corps...
August 22, 2013 |
On the surface, Nydia Neubauer appeared to be living the high life in New Hope, writing checks for more than $100,000 for jewelry and agreeing to buy properties in Bucks County, as well as one in Rittenhouse Square for about $5 million. In fact, authorities say, it was all a fraud. Neubauer, 67, is now in the Bucks County jail, accused of financing her opulent impulses with faulty checks. She also scammed over several years under a variety of aliases, according to authorities and news reports.
July 28, 2013
IF YOU SHOP the rarefied jewelry departments of Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's or Nordstrom, you know the work of Ann King Lagos. Lagos, not the person, but the statement-making baubles she helped create for 20 years, can be seen shimmering in the gleaming cases of such upscale retailers. But then again, if you shop QVC, you probably know her creations, too. Her more midrange line of jewelry, Ann King, has been a fixture of the West Chester-based home-shopping channel since 2001. A couple of weeks ago, Moore College announced that King Lagos, who studied metalsmithing at Philadelphia College of Art, would receive its 2013 Visionary Woman Award (also winning this year: Moore-educated sculptor Kathy Butterly)
April 19, 2013 |
More than 350,000 pieces of trash were collected and tabulated last year during two massive clean-up efforts that spanned New Jersey's beaches, according to a new report . Categories include Cigar Tips, Fishing Bait Containers, Diapers, Buoys/Floats, Lights: Fluorescent Tubes, Condoms/Rubber Bands, Car Parts, Nails and Shoes/Sandals. But no valuable jewelry. One Blackberry. No bags of dope. And very little cash: A $5 bill, a $1 bill and a nickel. Seriously?
April 5, 2013
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 92-90, Thursday night in Brooklyn. Bosh's home buglarized While Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was out celebrating his birthday at a Morocco-themed party complete with live camels, police said Thursday that thieves made off with about $340,000 in jewelry from the player's nearby home. Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said the department received a call about 12:30 a.m. after Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, returned from the party at a bayside Miami nightspot.
February 7, 2013 |
Police have found the stolen car used in the kidnapping of a jeweler whose Montgomery County store was robbed of items worth $1.5 million by masked bandits who had ransacked his Chester County home. Four armed men accosted the owner of Shuler's Jewelers in his driveway on Wooded Way in Tredyffrin Township on Jan. 31 and bound him and his wife with duct tape inside their house. They searched the home for jewelry and Rolex watches, police Detective Sgt. Todd Bereda said Wednesday.
February 2, 2013 |
Four masked men broke into the Main Line home of well-known jewelers, kidnapped the husband and forced him at gunpoint to drive to their Montgomery County store where he was robbed while the wife was held hostage. Police said the incident began around 7 p.m. Thursday night in Tredyffrin Township when the intruders confronted the owners of Shuler's Jewelers at their home in the 200 block of Wooded Way in Berwyn. The couple was bound with duct tape while the robbers ransacked the home, said Det. Sgt. Todd Bereda.
January 13, 2013 |
Two Camden County men have been charged with breaking into a Pine Hill home and threatening to kill a man and his 3-year-old daughter, then ransacking the home and stealing jewelry, a cellphone and cash, police said. Brandon Cooper and Davon Obryant-Still, both of the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, were caught during a vehicle stop about 10 minutes after the incident on Friday at the Tall Pines Development. One of them was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun, police said, and holding the gun to the father's head, forced him into an upstairs bedroom.
November 8, 2012 |
Edward A. Farnan Jr., 87, former president of a Philadelphia-area family jewelry company, died Sunday, Nov. 4, of heart failure at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Farnan and his brother, John, joined their father in the family jewelry store, Edward A. Farnan & Sons Jewelers at 11th and Sansom Streets, taking over the business in the 1950s. Farnan Jewelers, now in Wayne, is run by Mr. Farnan's niece Claire Farnan. Mr. Farnan was raised in Philadelphia's Olney section. He attended La Salle College High School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.