May 7, 2015 |
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.
May 3, 2015 |
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.
April 17, 2015 |
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.
April 16, 2015 |
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.
April 5, 2015 |
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.
March 8, 2015 |
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.
March 4, 2015 |
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.
March 4, 2015 |
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.
January 31, 2015 |
A few minutes after 9 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, in a 2,300-seat symphony hall in Phoenix, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will reveal its 2015 class of inductees. Among the 15 finalists for induction is Marvin Harrison: a Philadelphia native, an alumnus of Roman Catholic High School and Syracuse University, a wide receiver who caught 1,102 passes over his 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, a player who rarely so much as spiked the football after any of his 128 touchdown receptions and who guarded his privacy with such ferocious secrecy that he remained a mystery even to those teammates who knew him longest and best.
June 10, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Police detective's business card sat in Russell Samuel Stiver's wallet for years, long after Stiver left the city, his large family reduced by two. Once a year, whether he was living in Missouri or Ohio, Stiver would drive his Ford station wagon back to Philly alone, to find out if police or anyone else had seen or heard from his daughter Sandra or daughter-in-law Martha. One day soon, three of Stiver's children - Hazel, Tom and Patrick - will drive back to Pennsylvania, 46 years after Sandy and Marty went missing.