April 25, 2016 |
Police on Saturday released more information about a fatal shooting Friday night in Southwest Philadelphia. The victim, a 25-year-old man, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Korman apartment complex, at 8400 Lindbergh Blvd., shortly before 9:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The fiancee of the slain man told police that she and the victim had just returned home to the apartment complex and had parked their vehicle in the parking lot when they saw a man they did not know sitting on the steps of the rental office.
March 20, 2016 |
Timothy Scruggs couldn't be late for this. He ran down a dirt path worn through an empty lot, dodged plastic bags and discarded bottles and snack wrappers and came to a halt in the parking lot at 22nd and Sharswood Streets. It was just past 7 a.m. on Saturday. There was still time. The place was packed - mothers with children wrapped in blankets, young women in nursing scrubs just getting off the night shift, a man selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car. The shirts read: "Forever Blumberg.
March 4, 2016 |
Drexel University president John Fry wanted his campus to expand into an adjacent neighborhood of innovative businesses, bustling retail, manicured parks, and soaring residential towers. So he decided to build one. The 125-year-old school is teaming with developer Brandywine Realty Trust to transform an expanse of parking lots and industrial buildings between its campus and 30th Street Station into a dense new addition to Philadelphia's University City district of educational, medical, and research institutions.
February 17, 2016
ALLENTOWN - An autopsy is planned Tuesday on the body of an unidentified woman found inside a recycling container outside an eastern Pennsylvania apartment building, authorities said. Police in Lehigh County said the body was found at about Sunday in a bag in the 55-gallon container in the parking lot of complex. Assistant Chief Glen Dorney said the death of the woman, who hasn't been identified, is considered suspicious. - Associated Press
January 13, 2016 |
JUST DAYS into 2016, one Delaware County teen already has made his bid for the stupidest criminal of the year, by showing up for a follow-up meeting he'd scheduled with an elderly woman he had kidnapped and robbed the day before, according to police. Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain said the suspect, 17-year-old Jason Donte Hayes, was surprised when he was met in a shopping center parking lot by police instead of the victim. "We were the last ones he was waiting to see. He was waiting for a little old woman," Splain said.
September 24, 2015 |
Kathryn Lauer Holgate, 94, of Huntingdon Valley, a guidance counselor in Montgomery County whose efforts on behalf of her students were life-changing, died Sunday, Sept. 20, at home of causes related to aging. Mrs. Holgate spent her entire career as an educator, the majority of it in the Abington School District, where she was a guidance counselor for 43 years to several generations of students. She started as a teacher at the then-new Abington High School in 1956, stepped over to the post of guidance counselor a year later, and retired in 2000.
September 23, 2015 |
The Hatboro councilman who chased and shot an alleged bank robber will not face criminal charges, the Montgomery County District Attorney announced Monday. In a statement, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said evidence supported George Forgeng's claim that the shooting was in self-defense and a reasonable use of non-deadly force. Forgeng, 60, told police he was driving in July when he saw a dye pack explode near a TD Bank that had been robbed before. Nearby, he saw a man running with a bag. Forgeng said he got out of his car and chased Kevin Way, 30, into a parking lot, where he shot Way in a shoulder and arm. According to prosecutors, Forgeng said that after he confronted Way in the parking lot, Way began walking toward him and said, "Go ahead and shoot me. " Forgeng has a concealed carry permit for his Glock 9mm handgun.
September 8, 2015 |
It's not a secret garden. But people are still surprised to see it - sprouting from a parking lot, the vines climbing a cinder-block wall in Chinatown North. "I used to think it was just flowers when I walked by," said Joyce Randell, who lives not far away. Set between a Shell station and a Catholic school, this small, corner-store-sized farm has big ambitions: to provide food to the homeless, purpose to the aimless, and satisfaction to everyone willing to get their hands dirty.
August 8, 2015 |
As she loaded groceries into the back of her car last Friday morning, Melissa Rudolph said she would not particularly miss the parking lot - or negotiating the aisles - at the Whole Foods store in Wynnewood. "This parking lot is tiny, and the store is cramped," said Rudolph, 28, of Conshohocken. After two decades at that location in Lower Merion Township, the grocery chain is preparing to move into a store nearly three times as large - and just around the corner on Lancaster Avenue.
July 31, 2015 |
A MAN ACCUSED in a hit-and-run accident last month that resulted in a bicyclist's death was held for trial yesterday. Raymond Wands, 38, allegedly struck Julio Torres while behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 truck on Erie Avenue heading toward D Street on June 22. Torres, 55, of Hunting Park, died of head injuries two days later. Wands faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, and accident involving death or personal injury. A DUI and related homicide charge were dropped due to lack of evidence.