July 25, 2016 |
On May 12, 1971, a fight among white and black female students set Haddon Heights and Lawnside on edge. The high school in mostly white Haddon Heights, attended also by students from historically black Lawnside, was evacuated, and closed for two days; 16 students were disciplined, and virtually the entire Lawnside enrollment marched in protest and boycotted classes. After generating days of newspaper headlines, the tensions subsided. The school soon closed for the summer, and after a few years, the story seemed all but forgotten.
April 26, 2012 |
A SAVAGE argument-turned-bloodbath left doors hanging off their hinges and surfaces splattered with blood inside a South Philadelphia rowhouse early Wednesday after two men - one wielding a hammer, the other a knife - violently hacked away at each other while two young boys watched, police said. The two men, whom cops believe knew each other, were inside a house on Dudley Street near 5th with the boys, ages 9 and 11, when the victims started to argue shortly before 3 a.m. The argument turned violent, cops said, and a man they believe is the children's stepfather was severely beaten with a hammer by the other man, who remains unidentified.
September 3, 2011
Police have arrested a woman for her role in a knife fight that put four women in the hospital Thursday. Jaqueline Simms, 38, is from the 2000 block of North Franklin Street, around the corner from where the melee erupted about 3:40 Thursday afternoon. After police arrived, four women were taken to Temple University Hospital, one stabbed in the neck and another in the arm. None of the injuries are life-threatening. Police believe the fight was between two groups of women and had to do with a man. Simms was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses.
September 3, 2011 |
FROM JAIL, it might be tough to keep an eye on the man over whom a group of women allegedly stabbed each other, but that's where one woman from yesterday's knife fight is now. Police announced yesterday that they had arrested Jaqueline Simms, 38, of Franklin Street near Norris, for her alleged involvement in the fight that sent her and three other women to the hospital Thursday afternoon. Simms faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses, police said. The fight, which allegedly stemmed from an argument over a man, broke out near 8th and Diamond streets in North Philly about 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
September 2, 2011
Coincidence? Tire fire's timing is suspicious * Beach Street and Delaware Avenue, Fishtown Hmm . . . sounds fishy, and police agree. A fire was sparked on a massive pile of discarded tires in Fishtown yesterday - the same day the Daily News featured the dump site in its Marquis of Debris anti-litter column. Firefighters extinguished the blaze on the riverside edge of a vacant lot near Penn Treaty Park about 6:15 p.m. The fire was under control about 6:30 p.m., and there were no reported injuries.
August 27, 2011 |
Tandon Doss is a rookie wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, was a finalist for Indiana's Mr. Football Award his senior year of high school, and is Batman . Yes, Batman. Before the Ravens' 34-31 win over the Redskins on Thursday, Doss broke up a knife fight at a Five Guys in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Like any good action hero, he deflected praise. "I saw somebody start fighting, and I broke it up," Doss said, according to NFL.com. "That's all it was to me. " The Baltimore Sun said a police spokesman reported that two men attacked a manager at the restaurant at about 4:30 p.m., cutting his chin with a knife.
March 25, 2011 |
South Korean writer-director Lee Jeong-beom made a modest feature debut with 2006's Cruel Winter Blues , an understated character study posing as a gangster flick. He turns up the volume in the artfully photographed, high-impact actioner The Man From Nowhere , available from Well Go USA. The pic has a thin, simple, and direct story: A burned-out special forces soldier who lives a miserable life as a pawnshop clerk regains his humanity when he befriends his neighbor's young daughter.
July 1, 2010
Corey Allen, 75, who played the high school gang leader who gets in a knife fight with James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause , has died. A family spokesman said Mr. Allen died at his Hollywood home Sunday. Mr. Allen played the character Buzz Gunderson in the 1955 movie. He had a number of other TV and film roles before turning to TV directing in 1969. In 1984, he won an Emmy for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues. He also directed the two-hour pilot for Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as episodes of that series and the follow-up, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
May 7, 2010 |
Charles Barkley has a particular way of saying knucklehead. It rolls off his tongue with a slow Southern drawl that makes it sound more like nugggggle-hay-ed. No one delivers it like Chuck. It's one of his favorite words - perhaps because Chuck, himself, is a nugggggle-hay-ed. The lengthy list of his infractions includes (but isn't limited to) accidentally spitting on a child during a game, being arrested after picking up a lady of the night, and throwing a guy through a window.
September 15, 2009 |
Robert and Sophia DiAndrea, the couple found stabbed in their Northeast Philadelphia home Saturday evening, died in a murder-suicide, sources close to the investigation said yesterday. Sophia DiAndrea, 39, had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Her 40-year-old husband died from self-inflicted knife wounds to the arms and forearms. Robert DiAndrea was a city Water Department employee, while his wife worked for the School District of Philadelphia. They lived in a four-bedroom house on the 100 block of Greycourt Road, in the Bustleton section.