March 2, 2015 |
CRYSTAL ROBINSON shivered yesterday as she stood on the stoop of her home in Kensington. The sun had already begun to set on that ice-coated block, but it wasn't the cold that rattled Robinson. It was grief. "I still can't believe it," Robinson, 35, said. "She was my only sister; all I had was her. " Sherry Robinson, also 35, was gunned down just before midnight Thursday as she sat inside a car parked on Westmoreland Street near A, about a mile away from her sister's doorstep.
April 20, 2013 |
A Bucks County man who allegedly killed his ex-wife in front of their 16-year-old daughter was shot to death by police in an armed confrontation late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Kenneth Philipp, 50, was pulled over by a police officer in Northampton Township and allegedly fired a 12-gauge shotgun at the officer, who returned fire and killed Philipp, said District Attorney David Heckler. Philipp had rammed his Lincoln Town Car into the rear of a Nissan Ultima driven by his daughter outside a dress shop in Lower Southampton about 5:30 p.m., Heckler said.
May 17, 2012 |
A mother and son whose car stalled in the middle of busy Route 309 in Montgomery County were killed when an SUV slammed into their car Monday afternoon. "They never knew what hit them," said Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hofman. Pennsylvania State Police said the 2000 Lincoln Town Car broke down in the center lane of the northbound side of Route 309 near the Camp Hill Road overpass in Whitemarsh. Richard Guerrier, 21, got out of the car to look under the hood while his mother, Esther Louis, 54, went to the back of the car. A Lexus SUV coming around a curve struck and killed them.
May 15, 2012 |
TWO PEOPLE were killed in Fort Washington Monday afternoon, when they were hit by a car as they tried pushing a disabled vehicle along the northbound lanes of Route 309 near the Camp Hill overpass, State Police said. A 54-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were hit from behind by a Lexus SUV as they were trying to push a Lincoln Town Car onto the shoulder, according to reports. Authorities did not identify them Monday night. The woman who was driving the Lexus was reportedly taken to Abington Memorial Hospital.
December 4, 2011
An elderly woman was killed in Atlantic City on Saturday afternoon as she crossed Pacific Avenue and was struck by one or more vehicles. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office identified the woman as Bu Do Jo, 88. Television news reports said police were questioning a taxi driver. The Press of Atlantic City quoted witnesses at the scene as saying the woman was a resident of a nearby apartment complex in the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue, near Ocean Avenue. She was struck about 3:50 p.m. The witnesses said a resort taxi, seen speeding away, might have hit her. The woman reportedly was struck a second time, by a jitney.
December 1, 2011 |
A 84-year-old Bustleton man, last seen heading to a barbershop Wednesday afternoon, is back home, according to police. About 2 p.m., James G. Macandrew, of the 1800 Winchester Ave., got in his tan 2009 Lincoln Town Car to go get haircut at a shop about 2-1/2 miles away at Castor and Tyson Avenues, his wife told detectives. "The complainant suffers from dementia but still has lucid moments, and he has a hearing disability," police explained in a news release. A check of a barber shop and hospitals failed to turn up Macandrew on Wednesday, but he has returned morning, police said.
October 12, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Fallen officer honored A police-hero plaque will be unveiled today at the Police Academy, on State Road near Pennypack Street, Holmesburg, to honor Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann, who died of a heart attack on April 13, 1969, while helping an accident victim near that location. Dohrmann, 42, an 11-year veteran of the department, found the accident victim trapped in his car. While helping to free him, Dohrmann collapsed. He was survived by his wife, Winnie, and daughters Eileen, Joanne Doyle and Lynne Campisi.
October 11, 2011
A woman was killed and a passenger in the car she was driving was in extremely critical condition Monday afternoon after the car crashed through a guardrail and plunged 75 feet into the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. About 1:30 p.m., the 2006 Lincoln Town Car was traveling south in the 8500 block of Krewstown Road when it failed to navigate a turn, crossed the northbound lane, and plowed into the guardrail, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The car landed upside down in about three feet of water, Small said.
October 11, 2011 |
A second elderly woman has succumbed to injuries from Monday's plunging of a car into Pennypack Creek. The driver, in her 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday afternoon, after a southbound 2006 Lincoln Town Car failed to navigate a winding portion of Krewstown Road as it runs from Bustleton to Rhawnhurst in the Northeast. The car crossed the northbound lane, went through a guardrail, and hurtled more than 50 feet into the creek, according to police. The identity of the driver had not been released as of this morning.