July 18, 2016
A 49-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot during an attempted robbery early Saturday in Oxford Circle, police said. The incident happened about 3:45 a.m. on the 5900 block of Loretto Avenue, outside of the victim's house. The man suffered a graze wound to the left side of his head and was shot one or two more times in his torso, police said. He was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center. No arrest has been made. - Julie Shaw
May 13, 2016 |
A 32-year-old Oxford Circle man has been arrested and charged with assault and related offenses after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife with a gun Tuesday night and then holed himself up in his house with their 5-year-old son, police said Wednesday. Police said the wife, 25, went to her husband Stanley Rykowski's house on the 5800 block of Penn Street to talk to him about custody of their child. After first seeing her husband at the back of the house, before he ran back in, the woman knocked on a front window of the house, police said.
May 9, 2016
A fight at an Oxford Circle bar Friday night left two people stabbed, one with critical wounds, police said Saturday. About 11 p.m., a tussle broke out at the Bamboo Sports Bar, at 6238 Bustleton Ave., police said. It then spilled into the parking lot, where a 25-year-old man was stabbed in his right rib cage and a 22-year-old man was cut on his right hand, police said. The more seriously wounded victim was transported to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital in critical condition.
May 1, 2016 |
Jackson West tossed a seven-inning shutout Friday, allowing five hits and walking one, to lead host Oxford over Octorara, 7-0, in Ches-Mont League baseball. He struck out four. The Hornets racked up 11 hits, including doubles by Brandon Tomasula, Hunter Hall, Mike Weber, Zack Todd and Mike Williams. Elsewhere in Ches-Mont League action: Drew Britt struck out two and allowed six hits while pitching a complete game in Downingtown West's 5-1 win over host West Chester East. Nick Campana claimed the only extra-base hit of the day with a double.
April 8, 2016 |
Avon Grove senior pitcher Maggie Balint continued her strong start to the season with a shutout and 12 strikeouts, leading Avon Grove past visiting Kennett, 10-0, in six innings Wednesday in a Ches-Mont League matchup. The Oregon recruit allowed only one hit to the Blue Demons while going 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Fellow Red Devil Olivia Kunitsky had three hits in three at-bats with three RBIs. In other Ches-Mont League action: Carley Stoltzfus tossed a seven-inning complete-game shutout in host Oxford's 4-0 victory over Octorara.
April 4, 2016 |
How can you best energize jeans and a T-shirt, or a black sweater, or a pinstripe-blazer, or ...? (You get the picture.) The trendlet Slip those toesies into a pair of color-blocked shoes. The unusual, candy-hued pairings are bringing life to this spring's neutrals and pastels. Where does it come from? Modern-day color-blocking in shoes comes from the classic spectator, introduced in menswear in the 1890s. The basic men's tie-up boasted a white body and black, brown, or sometimes even gray tips.
March 30, 2016 |
A photo of a singed-but-standing box of Frosted Flakes helped reveal the three-decade-old circumstances of a fatal rowhouse fire in Oxford Circle, a prosecution expert testified Monday. The condition of the box and its position in the kitchen helped determine the fire's path, consultant and former Philadelphia Fire Marshal Thomas Schneiders said, among factors that proved investigators got it right in 1985 when they said the blaze that killed brothers Daniel Dougherty Jr., 4, and John Dougherty, 3, was deliberately set. Their father, Daniel Dougherty, was convicted and sentenced to death for murder and arson in 2000.
March 24, 2016 |
An eighth-floor Philadelphia courtroom turned into a time machine Tuesday, reaching back to the early hours of Aug. 24, 1985, when, prosecutors say, Daniel Dougherty killed his two young sons by setting fire to the family home. Old black-and-white photos of the burned Oxford Circle rowhouse were shown on a screen. The boys' babysitter that night - then 9, now a grown woman - testified how she put the children to bed. A now-retired police officer told the jury how he arrived at a horror scene, knowing that children were inside the house and seeing flames "coming out like a blast furnace.
December 10, 2015 |
A Delaware County physician who sold OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, and other drugs to undercover officers was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years in prison. Lawrence Wean, 61, of Media, who had an office in the 600 block of Baltimore Pike, Springfield Township, was found guilty in October of writing unlawful prescriptions and filing false insurance claims. Wean had rejected a more lenient plea deal before going to trial. The term imposed by Delaware County Court Judge Anthony Scanlon was steeper than the one requested by the prosecution.
December 6, 2015 |
A SPAT BETWEEN two men in Oxford Circle ended in fatal gunfire yesterday, with the shooter claiming he fired in self-defense on a man who tried to gun him down. Officers responding to reports of gunfire found the victim, 29, shot once in the chest and lying on the pavement on Dorcas Street near Hellerman just after 2 p.m. They took him to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Near the man's body was a bag containing nearly two pounds of what police believe to be marijuana.