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January 3, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Two Southwest Philadelphia men yesterday were ordered to stand trial on charges of stabbing and beating the brother-in-law of Mayor Goode. Assistant District Attorney Nancy Beam said Randolph Williams, 38, suffered several stab wounds and a broken jaw during the attack Nov. 8 at 84th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Following a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge J. Earl Simmons held Garcia McCrea, 32, and Thomas Hoover, 22, on assault and conspiracy charges. A third suspect, Troy Edwards, 22, is awaiting a hearing.
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July 19, 1991 | by Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writer
Three years ago yesterday, 5-year-old Marcus Yates was gunned down in a candy store by dueling drug dealers. The shooting thrust city residents into harsh times: the age of crack and brutal drug killings. The killing unabated, Marcus' family now works to bring awareness of the deadly toll drugs extract from this city. They also strive to keep going in Marcus' absence. "Still, it's sometimes hard around this time to get started in the morning," said Anthony Yates, Marcus' father.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The real shock for the accused killer of a pregnant woman came at the end of his preliminary hearing yesterday. "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but your brother was shot to death the other day," lawyer Joel S. Moldovsky told his client, Shawn Sharp, 19, of Chew Avenue near Chelten. "Somebody has to tell you," said the attorney at the bar of Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland's courtroom. Sharp broke down in tears and began shaking. He had to be helped from the courtroom by sheriff's deputies.
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August 10, 2005 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Cheryl and Tom Jones, hope endures. More than three years after the Salem County couple's daughter disappeared, the Joneses have not given up on their search. "We're going to find her," Cheryl Jones said yesterday. "We're not going to give up. We can't give up. " In their quest for answers, they have hired a psychic, posted billboards, put up reward money, and combed woods by foot and creeks by canoe all over South Jersey. Now the family has a new search plan.
NEWS
October 28, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
When the defendant's friends and family, waiting outside the courtroom, heard that a jury in the man's murder trial was back with a verdict in 5 minutes, they jumped on the lawyer. One woman screamed at A. Charles Peruto Jr., the well-known defense attorney, and others wept. They knew what a quick verdict usually means. "You told us you thought you could win this case!" the woman shouted into Peruto's face. But Peruto remained calm. "Let's go inside," he said. And, sure enough, Peruto had won the case.
NEWS
November 18, 1993 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
Of all the demonstrations that have taken place in front of Mayor Rendell's City Hall office, probably none have been like Colleen Hebding's. Hebding, of Rittenhouse Square, maintained a solitary vigil for more than three hours yesterday outside the mayor's office to express her anguish and anger over the shootings of four police officers Tuesday. One, Officer Stephen Dmytryk, died. "When I was young you wouldn't even think of speaking harshly to a police officer, and now people are shooting at them like it was a free-for-all," the 24-year-old waitress said.
NEWS
October 16, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 17-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy drew a posse after robbing a 21-year-old dental assistant last year. The victim, Pamela Genay, her parents, and about a dozen neighbors ran after Anthony Cottrell following the holdup at Frankford Avenue and Venango Street on May 24, 1996. Assistant District Attorney Kishan Nair said the fact that Cottrell had been high on drugs probably saved the life of Police Officer Thomas Miles after he joined the posse. When Miles trapped the suspect in an alley, Cottrell pointed a pistol at him, but he was so shaky he could not release the safety, Nair said.
NEWS
February 25, 1994 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Firefighters' wives and husbands formed a grass- roots organization last night to protest what they call chronic short-staffing and other problems in the Fire Department. Mary Humphries, wife of a veteran firefighter and an outspoken critic of cuts by the Rendell administration, said she was "extremely surprised" that about 350 people showed up at the union hall of Firefighters Local 22, 5th and Willow streets, to voice similar sentiments. "By popular request we organized a spouse group," said Humphries, whose husband, Wayne, helped fight a Jan. 28 church fire in South Philadelphia that killed two other firemen.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Scores of somber teen-agers, many of them crying, set the tone today as funeral services were held for 17-year-old Sean Daily, who was fatally beaten and shot last Saturday in senseless street violence. The teen-agers, many of them Daily's schoolmates at Northeast Catholic High School, stood out in the crowd of several hundred mourners at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Port Richmond. Daily's body, clad in a dark gray corduroy jacket, with rosary beads draped in his hands, lay in a beige metal casket in the 99-year-old brownstone church, a Port Richmond landmark at Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue.
NEWS
February 21, 1995 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer
Inside the chapel of the Ruffin-Nichols A.M.E. Church at 11th and Mount Vernon streets, about three dozen people came yesterday to share their grief for relatives who were murder victims. The two-hour music and religious service commemorated the eighth anniversary of the Grief Assistance Program, a counseling program at the city's medical examiner's office run by the Rev. Wanda Henry-Jenkins. About halfway through the emotional program, relatives and neighbors of the Lassiter family arrived.
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July 13, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Drive down streets in any affluent neighborhood and you will see perfectly serviceable home furnishings waiting for trash crews to haul them away. "I hate for good things to go to waste in a landfill. I would be willing to arrange for things to be picked up and given to Goodwill or sold," said Leonore Spinelli, an agent with Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown as well as a residential interior designer and virtual stager. "The situation is such a shame, but great for street pickers," Spinelli said, although some communities discourage such collections.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many Americans today may have little knowledge of the man on the $10 bill: Alexander Hamilton, the onetime Philadelphian famous for his early contributions to the country's financial system and the Federalist papers. But some with a more personal connection to the founding father - his direct descendants - are grappling with the Treasury Department's recent decision to demote their ancestor, who may share the ten-spot in some capacity when it is redesigned in 2020 to feature a woman.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investigators and relatives of an Audubon, Camden County, man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident one month ago handed out fliers Tuesday in hope of finding the driver, who has eluded authorities since Christopher Dean was found lying on the side of a road. "We really want the opportunity to forgive the person," said his sister, Erika Reilley, 40, of Tabernacle. "And we want the person to have the opportunity to say, 'I'm sorry.' " Dean, 36, was discovered around 10:40 p.m. April 9 at Graisbury and East Atlantic Avenues.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
After hearing about the deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Bibek Khadka could not sleep. "I was too scared," said Khadka, 29, a Nepalese immigrant who lives in Bryn Mawr. For three days, he was unable to reach his family. He finally got a phone call from his brother on Monday with good news: His family had survived. But his brother was surrounded by destruction in Kathmandu, the country's capital, and he still feared for his safety. "He told me that he thought it was the end of the world," Khadka said.
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April 17, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
DAVID ALICEA, 2, and his uncle Joey Rivera, 13, often enjoyed watching Lightning McQueen in the animated "Cars" movies. But that won't happen anymore. A speeding vehicle struck David and his mother Monday night in front of their Fairhill home. The driver never stopped. "They took our angel away from us," Gloria Aponte said of David, breaking down in tears just a few feet from where her grandson was hit. David succumbed to his injuries early yesterday. His mother, Josephine Rivera, 19, survived but remained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Melanie Burney, and Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writers
Convinced that Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, were murdered on a September morning last year, the couple's four sons plan to offer a $250,000 reward for information that identifies who killed their parents. Mark Sheridan, 41, said during a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters that the family planned to offer the money for information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the deaths - which authorities last month ruled a murder-suicide.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Developers of a long-planned $75 million residential and office tower in Chinatown are using Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother, Anthony Rodham, to help market the project to foreign investors. The proposed 23-story Eastern Tower Community Center, planned for 10th and Vine Streets, is to have 143 residential units, as well as ground-floor retail shops, a second-floor community center, and three floors of office space, developers say. A firm created in 2013 to find wealthy Chinese investors for the project, Global City Regional Center, says Rodham is responsible for international marketing and promotion, and "all governmental relations matters" for the firm.
NEWS
March 8, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA & JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN THE wake of Officer Robert Wilson's slaying Thursday, support has been pouring in for his loved ones, especially the two young sons he leaves behind. * The Police Department has established a trust fund for Wilson's family. Donations can be made at Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branches at the following locations. - 901 Arch St. - 7604 City Ave. - 8500 Henry Ave. - Inside the Leo Mall, Byberry Road and Bustleton Ave. - 7500 Castor Ave. - 3300 Grant Ave. Donations can also be mailed to: - The Robert Wilson III Family Memorial Trust Fund Police and Fire Federal Credit Union 901 Arch St. Philadelphia Pa, 19107 * Actor Dan Aykroyd pledged to donate to the trust fund during a visit yesterday to the Philadelphia Flower Show.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER more than a month of scouring social media and consulting with police, Wilfredo Rojas found some relief. Well, as much relief as he can muster, knowing that the man allegedly responsible for his son's death in Feltonville is behind bars. Leonaldo Rivera, 25, turned himself in to police Friday. The Camden resident has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and firearms violations, court records show. Law-enforcement agencies on both sides of the Delaware River had sought Rivera in the death of Alejandro Rojas-Garcia, 24, who was gunned down Jan. 24 outside the A Lounge Social Club, on Macalester Street near Hunting Park Avenue in Feltonville, after a night out with friends.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Wilfredo Rojas' son was fatally shot in Philadelphia in January, the Gloucester County NAACP official and his family decided to take an active role in investigating who killed him. A break came a few weeks after the Jan. 24 killing of Alejandro "Alex" Rojas-Garcia when authorities released surveillance video of the crime, and tipsters reached out to the Rojas family. They seemed to recognize one of the men in the video. Rojas and family members tracked down the tip on Facebook and elsewhere on the Web, where they discovered the man allegedly had ties to a Camden gang.
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