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April 24, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is a suspect in a carjacking that targeted a couple with an 8-month-old baby. Police say the couple were purchasing electronics at Micro Center at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. about 8 p.m. Monday. They were loading about $2,000 worth of purchases into their car when a man approached, asked if they needed help, and began loading packages into the car, police said. Initially, the couple thought he was an employee at Micro Center, police said.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investigator Lance Saunders of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office appears in a video pointing to the Ferry Avenue parking lot where Rasheeda Pegues was found shot to death in December. The killer hasn't been found. Saunders is driving an unmarked cruiser in a three-minute TV news-style video released Monday. The video is a new technique authorities are using to try to generate information about the Dec. 16 slaying. That night, shortly after 11, Pegues, 25, opened the door to her apartment in the 2000 block of Ferry and was shot multiple times.
NEWS
April 24, 2013
A CAR plunged into the Schuylkill off Kelly Drive late Tuesday afternoon, leaving a passenger hospitalized and the driver dead. Police said the driver, Devon Womack, 31, of 29th Street near Huntingdon in North Philadelphia, lost control of the 2000 Pontiac in a parking lot off Kelly Drive about 5 p.m. when Womack attempted to reverse, but accidentally put the car in drive and accelerated into the water. The accident prompted the closure of Kelly Drive in both directions between the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and Fountain Green Drive, police said.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities are trying a new technique to solve a cold case in Camden, using a TV-news style short video to generate information. On Monday, Jason Laughlin of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office released the video featuring the murder of Rasheeda Pegues, 25, who was shot fatally in a parking lot outside her home in the 2000 block of Ferry Avenue on Dec. 12. Authorities do not have a motive for the slaying. In the video, Laughlin interviews the investigating officer, Investigator Lance Saunders, and the victims' mother and sister.
NEWS
April 13, 2013 | By Jeremy Dillon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neighbors of Valley Forge Elementary School in Wayne are making a racket about the planned removal of their local tennis court to make way for a parking lot. "It's absolutely a shame," said Donald Detwailer, 83, who said he had been playing on the court for 35 years. "There are many other ways of doing this. " The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District plans to build a 24-space parking lot in front of the school on Walker Road. The elimination of the tennis courts, located behind the school, will limit the hard surfacing that blocks rainwater absorption.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Looking at the north side of Philadelphia City Hall, most people see a broad sidewalk that should be available for pedestrians hustling up from the train station or crossing town for work or entertainment. But a privileged few in this city see that paved surface as a parking lot for the entitled. Imagine what would happen happen to an ordinary citizen who pulled his car up on the sidewalk and ditched it there? It's a good thing members of Philadelphia's elite don't think they can pull up and park on Independence Mall or in front of the Art Museum steps, where large, flat surfaces also can be found.
NEWS
April 3, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glassboro police looking for two vandals responsible for a weekend tire slashing spree in the college town are studying surveillance video showing two men in one parking lot were several vehicles were targeted. During a three-day spree Easter weekend, the Glassboro Police Department took about 16 reports of tires slashed at different locations, many of them belonging to Rowan University students. "The reports stem from off campus," said Rowan spokesman Joe Cardona. Initially, all of the victims were affiliated with Rowan either as a student or as a guest, police said.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KAUFMAN, TEXAS - Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland took no chances after one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down two months ago. McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere he went and took extra care when answering the door at his home. "I'm ahead of everybody else because, basically, I'm a soldier," the 23-year Army veteran said in an interview less than two weeks ago. On Saturday, he and his wife were found shot to death in their rural home just outside the town of Forney, about 20 miles from Dallas.
NEWS
March 30, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget about the $1,000 her sister had wired from Ireland, police told Angela Mohan. It's gone. Maybe the Broomall fitness instructor would get back the wallet she lost at the King of Prussia mall, they said. But even if she did, her chances of getting the $1,000 inside it were akin to winning the Powerball or Mega Millions lotteries. "I said, OK, I'm down a thousand," said Mohan in a brogue that highlighted her Irish roots. "But my credit cards, my license. My life is in that wallet.
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