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.
November 19, 2015 |
FIVE YEARS AGO, Nolan Atkinson Jr. made headlines when he successfully petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to posthumously admit his great-grandfather to the state bar. After being denied admission on the basis of race in 1849, George Boyer Vashon drifted north, becoming the first African-American to practice law in New York, and later the second in Washington D.C. He taught at what would become Howard University but again was denied admission...
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.
February 18, 2008
A Philadelphia Housing Authority officer was shot in Germantown late last night. According to initial reports, the officer was sitting in a security booth in the Queen Lane Apartments, 301 W. Queen Lane, when he was shot in the hip around 10 p.m. The bullet appeared to hit just below his bulletproof vest. The officer, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition, according to police reports. The rifle used in the shooting and a backpack allegedly belonging to the shooter were recovered near the apartment complex, according to television reports.
July 7, 2012 |
Police removed the body of a man this morning from the backyard pool of a Philadelphia police officer, who was off-duty at the time of the incident. Details were few as of early this morning. However, police believe the man, said to be in his 40s, drowned accidentally at the home on the 2000 block of Winchester Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. Foul play is not suspected. However, police are investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor. Police say they received a call about 11 p.m. from the off-duty officer, who lives in a two-story, single-family home on a tree-lined street.
December 8, 2013 |
Josephine Louisa Redenius Baker, 93, of Wayne, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, of cardiovascular disease at Sunrise of Paoli. She was the widow of Lt. Gen. Milton G. Baker, founder and former superintendent of Valley Forge Military Academy and College. He died at the couple's Wayne home, "Crossed Sabers," in 1976 at age 80. "It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our founder's wife. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time," said William R. Floyd Jr., chairman of the academy's board of trustees.
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.