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November 21, 1990 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
It took 40 wheels (count 'em!) to keep this convoy rollin' yesterday along Kelly Drive near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoying the brisk afternoon were (at their request, first names only) adults (from left) Eva, Viletta, Kasla and Mariola with (also from left) twins David and Deborah, twins Robert and Jillian, Natalie and Winnie.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
A West Oak Lane man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his Suzuki motorcycle on Kelly Drive, police said. About 1 p.m., Robert Sparrow, 36, of the 1600 block of 68th Avenue, lost control of his motorcycle while trying to make a right turn from a northbound lane at Brewery Hill Drive. Sparrow, who was riding with a 25-year-old female passenger, struck a car and then a stone wall. - Mike Newall  
NEWS
January 16, 2012
Kelly Drive was closed for nearly three hours Monday afternoon following a two-car crash that killed two people and left a third in critical condition, authorities said. Fire rescue crews were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. to the scene of the accident at Kelly and Strawberry Mansion Drives, authorities said. Police said a silver Volkswagon was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Kelly Drive when it crossed the roadway and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna. The Volkswagen's driver, a 34-year-old woman, and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Three people were taken to a hospital following a four-car pile up in the Kelly Drive near the Schuylkill reviewing stands this morning, officials said. The weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash involving three cars and a taxi, police said. The Fire Department said three people were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital following the 9:45 pileup for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening. The crash snarled traffic in the area for some time.
NEWS
August 26, 1994 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Philadelphia police finished notifying relatives of three people killed Wednesday night in a two-car crash on Kelly Drive, accident investigators continued yesterday to seek the cause of the grinding collision. The vehicles, a sporty 1991 Nissan 300 ZX and a sleek 1966 Shelby Cobra, struck each other almost head-on about a half mile north of Hunting Park Avenue. Killed were Dale A. Bluebond and his wife, Leslie M., both 32, of South Philadelphia, and Robert P. Barnes, 42, of Bala Cynwyd.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 19-year-old Philadelphia man was pronounced dead just after midnight today from injuries sustained when he lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle and slammed into a tree on Kelly Drive. Philadelphia police in the Accident Investigation District say the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Kelly Drive, when it crashed about 300 feet before Fairmount Drive about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. The driver was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital in Center City. Police said they were not sure what caused the motorcyclist to lose control and that the accident is still under investigation.
NEWS
May 12, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Motorists will find themselves inconvenienced today at two spots in the city: a stretch of Kelly Drive just south of Roosevelt Boulevard, and an area near the South Philadelphia sports complex, including the Platt Bridge. Beginning tomorrow, another section of Kelly Drive will close for three days. At 10 a.m. today in South Philadelphia, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run will start near the Navy Yard, head north on Broad Street, turn west on Pattison Avenue, take Penrose Avenue across the Platt Bridge, continue north on Island Avenue, then go west on Bartram Avenue to the city limits.
NEWS
January 17, 2012
Kelly Drive was closed for nearly three hours Monday afternoon after a two-car crash killed two people and left a third in critical condition, authorities said. Rescue crews were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. to Kelly and Strawberry Mansion Drives, authorities said. Police said a silver Volkswagen was traveling north at high speed when it crossed the roadway and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna. The Volkswagen's driver, a 34-year-old woman, and her passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
The two people killed in a two-car crash Monday on Kelly Drive were a 34-year-old Upper Roxborough woman and her 11-year-old son, officials said Tuesday. Karen Watts and her son Quinn Fleming were pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:45 p.m. crash, authorities said. They were in a northbound silver Volkswagen that crossed the roadway near Strawberry Mansion Drive and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna, police said. The 61-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Toyota was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
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March 28, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Kids can party Mardi Gras-style Saturday with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Enjoy sounds from the Crescent City with this New Orleans jazz band. The musicians' high-energy show, blending different sounds, ranging from zydeco to bebop to swing will keep youngsters and their caretakers dancing. Jazzy Ash infuses some of her Trinidadian background in her grooves, so get ready to boogie. WXPN's Kids Corner, the Fids and Kamily Awards, and Metro Kids magazine all honored Jazzy Ash's 2014 album, Home , in year-end lists.
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January 27, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police said Sunday that the body of a white male was found at 1:18 p.m. Sunday on the bank of the Schuylkill River in the 4400 block of Kelly Drive. The man, identified as "John Doe," was found caught in a tree line on the river bank by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue. The scene was held, police said. Police said they would not likely release on Sunday the identity of the person found. The discovery has raised questions that it could be that of a missing Bucks County teacher, Christopher Tully, 40. But police emphasize there are others missing in the area besides Tully and that no name will be released until after any family members are notified and an autopsy is conducted.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A WEST MOUNT AIRY man who allegedly confessed to fatally shooting another man last year and dumping his body in a grassy lot in Southwest Philadelphia was held for trial yesterday on murder and related offenses. Dion Jordan, a/k/a Deion Jordan, 35, of McCallum Street near Lincoln Drive, told police in a statement that he shot and killed Dallas Long, 49, of East Mount Airy, on Oct. 17. Assistant District Attorney Brendan O'Malley said Long was shot in the head and found in a field on Lyons Avenue near 82nd Street.
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November 21, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
POLICE yesterday identified the driver who died Tuesday when her car plummeted into the Schuylkill. Cops said Shanita Jackson, 42, was behind the wheel of her 2005 Volvo SUV just before noon when it crashed through a retaining wall on Hunting Park Avenue near Kelly Drive in North Philadelphia. A team of officers from the police Marine Unit and the Fire Department recovered the SUV and pulled Jackson from the wreckage. She was pronounced dead minutes later. It was unclear last night what had caused the vehicle to speed into the water, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
November 20, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A 41-YEAR-OLD woman died yesterday when her Volvo sped across Kelly Drive, hit a retaining wall and went airborne, plunging into the Schuylkill, police said. Two other motorists witnessed the horrific crash that happened minutes before noon, Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said. The witnesses told police that the Volvo was speeding down Hunting Park Avenue toward the river, then ran the red light at Kelly Drive, crossed the road and hit the water. The witnesses called police and stayed at the scene to direct officers to where the car went under.
NEWS
August 30, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
A search of a house in Southwest Philadelphia where police believe three men were held captive and tortured before they were stabbed and tossed into the Schuylkill on Wednesday yielded several pieces of evidence, law enforcement sources said. Police say they are searching for five to six suspects in the brutal abduction, which left two men - brothers originally from Vietnam - dead and the third in critical condition. Law enforcement sources say the brothers were targeted by a Vietnamese drug ring whose members gave them $100,000 to buy drugs but the brothers instead gambled away.
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August 29, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT & PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writers zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE ABDUCTIONS of three men, two of whom were found in the wee hours yesterday butchered, bound, haphazardly tethered to makeshift anchors and sunk into the Schuylkill, remained shrouded in mystery last night. But one thing was clear: Somebody wanted them to suffer painful, gruesome deaths. All three men - who investigators said were targeted as a result of a "drug nexus" and may have ties to Asian gangs in Philadelphia - were bound with duct tape at their hands and feet, their faces covered, and were thrown into the dark waters off Kelly Drive, police said.
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two brothers were being held, bound, and beaten in a garage behind a Southwest Philadelphia house when their captors allowed one to make a phone call, law enforcement sources say. They needed $100,000, he told the friend who answered, or they would be killed. Their captors - members of a violent Vietnamese drug crew, law enforcement sources say - had given them the money to buy drugs, but the brothers instead gambled it away at a casino. The friend, a 23-year-old Northern Liberties man originally from Vietnam, said he could muster only $40,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2014 | BY JON SNYDER, Daily News Staff snyderj@phillynews.com
LIVING IN a large city doesn't seem to bring thoughts of nature to mind, but nature is on my mind as I lay in bed in the predawn hours, awakened by a chatty bird perched on my windowsill. And my thoughts aren't especially cordial toward nature in general, or this particular bird at this moment. Then the sun bursts through the curtains and paints a brilliant swath across the wall and I give up on the concept of sleep and decide that the bird has the right idea - it's a beautiful morning and I should get out and experience the good side of nature.
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