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November 17, 2000 | by Dana DiFilippo, Daily News Staff Writer
An argument between two college students turned bloody yesterday when one buried a knife in the other's left side. The two students got into a fight at the rear of the Community College of Philadelphia's Northeast Regional Center on Townsend Road, police said. Pasquale Roberto, 20, of the Bustleton section, was taken to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital after the 10 a.m. attack. He remained in stable condition there last night. Police have identified Roberto's assailant as a 19-year-old student and were seeking him last night on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault.
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February 15, 1994 | By Laurent Sacharoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Camden man paroled a week ago from state prison was being sought by police in connection with the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife in her home Sunday night, authorities said yesterday. First Assistant Prosecutor Joseph F. Audino said Hollomond J. Johnson, 29, kicked down the door about 7 p.m. at the Camden house, where his wife, Angela, 28, lived with friends. Johnson, of the 800 block of South Fifth Street, began arguing with his wife, and is accused of stabbing her several times in front of those friends in the living room, Audino said.
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January 22, 1988 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A Municipal Court judge has ruled that a 17-year-old boy acted in self- defense when he fatally stabbed one youth and wounded a second boy Dec. 30, following a snowball-throwing incident on a Harrowgate street corner. Judge Meyer C. Rose yesterday dismissed murder and manslaughter charges against Joseph Flores, of Weymouth Street near Clearfield, following a preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Daniel-Paul Alva said Flores was surrounded by a group of youths at Tioga and Collins streets, when he took out a knife and killed one of his attackers, Michael Kirchner, 17. "Certainly Kirchner didn't deserve to die," Alva told Rose.
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January 14, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A New York man with a prior assault record was ordered held without bail yesterday in the stabbing of civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, meanwhile, appealed for calm in the wake of Saturday's attack. "We must commit ourselves toward working calmly to the question of racial harmony," Sharpton said yesterday in a statement read by Jackson, who was visiting Sharpton at Coney Island Hospital. Michael Riccardi, 27, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and a civil rights violation in the Saturday knifing attack.
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November 18, 1989 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Reputed Junior Black Mafia street boss Aaron Jones is getting paranoid. "It's like open season against me," sighed Jones to Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland yesterday. "The DA and everybody else is picking on me. " Jones, 27, who was acquitted of a gun charge on Tuesday, made the remarks after Kirkland ordered him to stand trial for stabbing and wounding fellow inmate Parrish Barnes on Nov. 3 at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center. Jones was angry at Barnes for not showing him any respect, according to Assistant District Attorney Vincent Furlong.
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July 1, 1988 | By Jerry W. Byrd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Montgomery County man who stabbed two people and slashed a third in an unprovoked knifing rampage through a quiet Audubon neighborhood in February was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a nonjury trial yesterday. Common Pleas Court Judge William H. Yohn Jr. announced the verdict after two psychiatrists testified that Joseph P. Milice, 40, of Teakwood Terrace, Audubon, did not understand that his actions that day had been wrong. Milice, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who told psychiatrists he was wounded in a rocket attack in Danang, Vietnam, has been undergoing treatment for schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder for almost 20 years, the psychiatrists testified.
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March 24, 2001 | by Dave Racher Daily News Staff Writer
A man who nearly beat his girlfriend to death with a lead pipe and then stabbed her in the stomach told a judge yesterday that talk about his domestic abuse was being "blown out of proportion. " Authorities said Carl Williams, 43, had attacked his girlfriend so fiercely that she jumped from a second-floor window to escape. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Steven R. Geroff said Williams, of Turner Street near 23rd, not only abused his girlfriend, he "terrorized" her. Williams was sentenced yesterday to seven to 20 years in jail for the April 2000 beating and stabbing.
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January 18, 1995 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bail was set at $50,000 yesterday for Booker T. Rhodes Jr., who is charged with attempting to murder his mother, the Rev. Esther R. Rhodes of Moorestown. The 74-year-old reverend, assistant pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, was stabbed in the abdomen Saturday morning. She remained in critical condition last night at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, a hospital spokeswoman said. Booker Rhodes, 44, has a history of psychiatric problems, according to Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Saralee Smith Michaud.
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January 27, 1989 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Nineteen-year-old Troy Flint was the victim of a teen-age gang attack the night he stabbed a 17-year-old boy to death last summer, his lawyer argued. Attorney James A. Lineberger said Flint, of 12th Street near Chew Avenue, acted in self-defense inside a restaurant near the 35th Police District, Broad Street and Champlost Avenue, when he stabbed Willie Montgomery to death on Aug. 16. Lineberger said Montgomery was among a group of youths who had challenged Flint as he was about to enter the Imperial Palace restaurant about 9:35 p.m. Yesterday, following a non-jury trial, Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette agreed with Lineberger.
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | By JOANNE SILLS, Daily News Staff Writer
New charges will be filed in connection with an alleged racial incident last month that left a black man critically wounded, according to the District Attorney Ronald D. Castille. Castille announced yesterday that William Russell, 41, and his son, Barry Williams, 22, both of 7th Street near Chew Avenue, will be charged with ethnic intimidation, riot, conspiracy and disorderly conduct. Both are black. Similar charges will be lodged against Kenneth Ruch, 19, of Chew Avenue near 2nd Street, who is white, Castille said.
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July 25, 2014
KNIVES don't make the man. But in the case of Adam Balkovic, founder of BiltSharp, a man definitely makes the knives. Emphasis on the singular. In addition to being the creator of the Philly-based bespoke forgery, founded in 2012, Balkovic also serves as its CEO, creative director, marketer, chief fabricator and sales coordinator. He is the steadily growing company's only employee - and he's happy to report that he's got an excellent relationship with his supervisor. "When I come to work now, I do whatever the hell I want," he said.
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June 8, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOMERS POINT, N.J. - When last we checked in with Andrew Latz, he was at war with his cantankerous father, Mack Latz, over the future of their family heirloom, the venerable Knife & Fork Inn in Atlantic City. Mack Latz was a formidable foe: "Nothing's enough for me. I gotta live. I'm a big liver," he said at age 86. Needless to say, Andrew Latz lost the war, despite an attack offense in which he sent out a news release detailing the "treachery, duplicity, and betrayal" allegedly carried out by Mack.
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December 31, 2013 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 49-YEAR-OLD man spent the day after his birthday in the hospital yesterday after police say it took two blasts from a stun gun and two gunshot wounds to end his violent rampage. The chaos erupted about 5:30 p.m., when officers were called to the Tek Good Luck corner store on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 23rd Street in North Philadelphia, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Customers at the store told police that the visibly intoxicated man was wielding a knife, chasing them in and out of the store.
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November 10, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman was burned with a heated knife during a home-invasion robbery Friday evening in the city's Oxford Circle section, police said. Police were called at 7:13 to the 1500 block of Rosalie Street, where three adults' wrists and ankles had been bound with ropes and cords during the attack, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Two small children also were in the house. Two young men, armed with at least one gun, entered through a rear door that had been left open by a 55-year-old man who was at the house performing electrical work, Small said.
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May 30, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neil Jacob lives on the edge. And, yes, he occasionally cuts himself. The people who seek him out for help, or who happen across his stand at weekend farmers markets, often assume that his breed and his craft died out about the time of the Great Depression. Jacob is living proof otherwise - a traveling knife sharpener, a man who turns dull into pointed and whose growing market extends across the Pennsylvania suburbs, south into Philadelphia, and as far north as Hoboken and Brooklyn.
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May 26, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the third time in one week, Philadelphia police shot and killed a man, this time early Saturday in the Northeast. One other man was shot by police and injured. In Saturday's death, someone reported that a 23-year-old man, whose name was not released, was wielding a knife about 7 a.m. Police responded at the 1400 block of East Robbins Street, in the city's Oxford Circle section, to find him in the street with the knife in his hand. Officers knocked him down, using the bumper of the police cruiser, then got out and told him to drop the weapon, according to Lt. John Stanford.
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April 18, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two students were arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly carrying weapons - a gun and a knife - into their respective Philadelphia schools. A .38-caliber revolver was detected inside a backpack belonging to Shaheed Whack, 18, of the 200 block of West Clarkson Avenue, as it passed through a baggage scanner at Samuel Fels High School in the city's Lawncrest section, officials said. When school police tried to take Whack into custody, he struggled with the officers and fled, but patrol officers caught up to him about 500 feet from the school about 7:30 a.m. and arrested him on weapons charges, police said.
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April 18, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two students were arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly carrying weapons — a gun and a knife — into their respective Philadelphia schools. A .38-caliber revolver was detected inside a backpack belonging to Shaheed Whack, 18, of the 200 block of West Clarkson Avenue, as it passed through a baggage scanner at Samuel Fels High School in the city's Lawncrest section, officials said. When school police tried to take Whack into custody, he struggled with them officers and fled, but patrol officers caught up to him about 500 feet from the school at about 7:30 a.m. and arrested him on weapons charges, police said.
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April 5, 2013 | By Joy Manning, For The Inquirer
Angela Chase, 18, in a pastel butterfly top and rhinestone glasses, doesn't look entirely comfortable wielding a giant bone saw over a bisected pig carcass. But on a recent Sunday, at a "Be Your Own Butcher" class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, instructor Janet Crandall coaxed Chase to use a smooth, confident, back-and-forth motion to cut through a bone. Tentatively, Chase worked the saw, struggling for a few long minutes as other students called out instructions and encouragement.
NEWS
April 3, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA are leafleting at airports nationwide, including Philadelphia, urging passengers to support the effort to keep small knives out of the aircraft cabin. The leaflets encourage passengers to sign a petition to the White House and to call members of Congress to support legislation that would overturn the TSA's decision to allow passengers to carry knives with blades of up to 2.36 inches, beginning April 25. The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 employees, leafleted last week in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Norfolk, Va. They are in other airports this week, including Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston.
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