December 4, 1995 |
Bill Blaylock is losing his voice and, forgive him if he's terse, but he's told this story a few times. After all, hundreds of visitors, a handful of local police officers, four television crews and half a dozen newspaper reporters have descended upon his home here in the last two weeks to see the spectacle that rises every day at dusk from the darkness of his front yard. The story goes like this: Sometime in September, he and his wife put the first illuminated plastic figure in place and strung the first row of tiny, colored lightbulbs.
February 22, 1992 |
The New York Yankees' shaky hierarchy began to collapse yesterday when Leonard Kleinman was fired as chief operating officer and commissioner Fay Vincent threatened to reject Daniel R. McCarthy's nomination as managing general partner. Kleinman, who also was the team's executive vice president, was fired by McCarthy because he refused to drop a lawsuit against Vincent, according to a lawyer involved in the situation, who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition he not be identified.
May 12, 2016 |
A train passenger was pepper-sprayed and hit with a baton and fell off the platform onto live tracks in an altercation with a police officer who has been suspended for his conduct, officials said. The man, Ryan Patterson, avoided contact with the rail's electrical current, but waited almost 10 minutes before officers could hoist him back up to the platform, he said. The Port Authority Transit Corp. officer, identified through charging documents as Michael Fiocca, was hired by PATCO in 2014.
March 25, 2013
A 27-year-old Camden man was arrested Thursday in Gloucester Township after assaulting an officer, police said. Haneef Anderson was stopped for a traffic violation in the Highland High School parking lot and was being arrested when he hit the officer in the face and fled into the woods, police said. While running, he tossed what police later determined to be illegal drugs, authorities said. When caught, he was also in possession of prescription pills, they said. He was charged with aggravated assault of an officer, attempting to destroy evidence, drug possession, and related offenses.
April 9, 1992 |
A federal jury yesterday awarded $2.6 million in damages to a Germantown man who was shot in the back by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer in 1988 and paralyzed from the waist down. Lawyers for the victim argued that deficient training and policies of the Police Department made the city responsible for the shooting. The civil lawsuit accused the former officer and the city of violating the victim's civil rights - through assault and battery and the use of excessive force.
November 18, 2015 |
An off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer shot and killed a robbery suspect Sunday night in Germantown, police said. The officer was walking west in the 400 block of West School House Lane about 6:50 p.m. when he was confronted by two men, one of whom had a gun, Philadelphia police said. The officer opened fire and bullets struck the armed man several times. The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. The suspect's gun was recovered at the scene, police said.
April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.
July 22, 2011 |
A plainclothes police officer shot and critically wounded a man who had wrestled away another officer's gun during a struggle in South Philadelphia early yesterday, police said. Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman, said that about 3 a.m. two plainclothes officers in a car spotted a man later identified as Cosmo Menniti, 29, casing cars in the area of 12th and Wolf streets. The officers followed Menniti to Warnock Street near Wolf, where one officer got out of the car while the other circled the block, Evers said.
August 5, 1998 |
A Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer was in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center late last night after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police said. Authorities said the officer, who was not identified, was in a patrol car with his partner at Broad Street and Godfrey Avenue in the Fern Rock section of the city when a pistol discharged about 9:43 p.m. The officer, a six-year veteran of the force, suffered a graze wound to the head in the shooting. The officer's partner drove him to the hospital, police said.
July 20, 2012
A 27-year-old Norristown man surrendered to Philadelphia police Thursday evening in connection with an incident in which an officer was injured when he was dragged by the man's truck. Christopher Stegall was identified by police as the driver of the Ford F-150 that was stopped Tuesday night at Fourth Street and Olney Avenue by two 25th District officers. During the traffic stop, Stegall allegedly acted suspiciously and was ordered out of the truck. Stegall instead took off, dragging one of the officers an entire block and then speeding off, police said.