July 2, 2015 |
A JUDGE YESTERDAY acquitted a man of assaulting a cop, making him the third and final family member to be cleared of charges stemming from an incident last fall outside a West Philly hospital. Common Pleas Judge Vincent Melchiorre acquitted Frederick Thomas, 52, of charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person after a bench trial. On Oct. 25, Thomas was outside Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, at 54th Street and Cedar Avenue, with other family members to help commit his nephew Brian Thomas to the hospital for psychiatric care.
May 12, 2015
A 34-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in a car parked in Port Richmond, police said. The man, whose name was not released Sunday pending family notification, was shot in the head while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2011 Dodge on the 1200 block of E. Atlantic Ave. Officers on patrol discovered him after they heard gunshots in the area, then saw a man running from the car. Officers lost sight of the man, who ran down...
March 21, 2015 |
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams gave the following summary Thursday of the investigation into the shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown following a traffic stop at 2:45 a.m. Dec. 15 in Mayfair: Two officers had pulled over Tate-Brown's Dodge Charger because its running lights - dimmer than headlights - were on, while the actual headlights were off. "I figured he just came out of a store or something and we [were] just going to check to see if [he] was OK to drive and tell him to turn his lights on," the shooting officer's partner told investigators.
July 11, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old girl who has been in a relationship for a year and a half with "Richard. " I love him but he is mentally and physically abusive. He is also addicted to cough medicine. He's no longer an alcoholic. While he was in jail for seven months, I thought he had changed and wouldn't hit me anymore, but he still does. Anyone in their right mind would get up and leave, but the one time I did, he pretended he didn't care and I attempted suicide. I don't know what to do. - Abused Teen in California DEAR TEEN: Cough medicines contain alcohol, which means Richard's still an alcoholic.
October 17, 2012 |
A man was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 52-year-old woman Tuesday in Powelton Village, police said. Carl Bunch, 30, of the 800 block of North 66th Street, was charged with homicide by vehicle and related offense in the death of Sandra Lee, a passenger in a car Bunch's vehicle struck. The collision occurred as Bunch allegedly was driving his Nissan off a ramp from the Schuylkill Expressway toward 33d and Spring Garden Streets just after midnight, police said.
October 11, 2012 |
2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT: A Fiat fighter as tested; a Kia fighter in base form. Price: $15,795 as tested, $12,245 for a base version. Marketer's pitch: "Soon to be an urban legend. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com dubs it "Inexpensive without feeling cheap. " Reality: Bigger than you'd think; not speedy, but still fun. You almost want to pinch it: The lovely Mrs. Passenger Seat and Sturgis Kids 1.0 through 4.0 quickly dubbed our little salsa-red test model "Chomper," after the adorable baby T-Rex from the Land Before Time movies.
September 27, 2012 |
Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a 31-year-old mother and her 5-year-old daughter as they sat in their car in Southwest Philadelphia this week, killing the woman and wounding the child. Authorities on Wednesday said they had identified a suspect in the killing of Alisha Canty of Wilmington but declined to name him. The child, who was grazed in the head by either a bullet or broken glass, was released from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shortly after the shooting Tuesday.
August 31, 2012 |
A woman has been charged in connection with a crash that killed her husband Tuesday on the Black Horse Pike just outside of Atlantic City. Allison Hawks Nasta, 28, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was charged by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office with hindering apprehension, obstruction of the administration of law, driving while having a suspended driver's license and being involved in a fatal accident, and possession of drug paraphernalia....
April 18, 2012 |
2012 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring: A better-looking, better-behaved big boy. Price: $40,820. No options. Marketer's pitch: "A more refined design. " Conventional wisdom: "Outpaced by more well-rounded choices," says Edmunds.com. Reality: I've tried most of the other choices and found this among the best. A nice surprise: Maybe I'm too hard on Honda. Maybe it's their great reputation that makes my inner Mr. Driver's Seat say "Oh, yeah, you think you're so special?
April 16, 2012 |
Nicole "Nikki" Kellenyi, a Washington Township High School senior bound for Rider University, died in a car crash late Saturday. Police said Kellenyi, 18, was in the backseat of a 1998 Saturn driven by Alexandria Giantonnio, also 18, that collided with a Ford pickup truck in Washington Township, Gloucester County. Patrick Curiale, who had been friends with Kellenyi since seventh grade and who said he had planned to go with her to the senior prom, called her "the nicest girl I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.