May 4, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will stage an emergency-preparedness drill Wednesday morning in Center City, officials said. The drill will start at 10:30 a.m. with police vehicles gathering at 22d Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and then deploy across Center City with lights and sirens activated. The exercise should last about 90 minutes and not cause any traffic delays, police said. - Robert Moran
October 25, 1991 |
The Philadelphia PGA assistant professional team won the Wilson Squire Cup matches Wednesday, 11-7, over the Central Counties chapter of the PGA at the Hershey Country Club. The event was made up of nine-hole match play competition at two-man scramble, alternate shot foursomes and four-ball better-ball-of-partners. Philadelphia prevailed 3 1/2-2 1/2 in the two-man scramble, 4-2 at alternate stroke and 3 1/2-2 1/2 in the better-ball-of-partners.
March 28, 2012
A 33-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times Tuesday night in the city's East Frankford section, police said. Around 8:20 p.m., the victim was shot in the face, chest, and buttocks in the 1800 block of Pear Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The victim was taken by his brother to Aria Health-Frankford Campus. A medic unit then transferred the victim to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, which is equipped to handle critical gunshot cases. The brother was not cooperating with police, Small said.
January 19, 2012
The city's limits on campaign contributions have gone up, based on inflation in the Consumer Price Index over the last four years, the city Board of Ethics announced Wednesday at its monthly meeting. Effective Jan. 1, the limit on contributions by individual donors went from $2,600 a year to $2,900. The ceiling on donations by political action committees and business partnerships was raised from $10,600 annually to $11,500. The limits apply to contributions made to candidates for any city elected office.
August 10, 2012
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday in Montgomery County and charged in an alleged scheme to bilk Comcast out of $2.4 million. Officer John Hoesle, a 15-year department veteran, was one of 23 people accused of participating in a scam to supply premium channels to customers who were not entitled to them, authorities said. Hoesle, 42, was charged with theft, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said he would suspend Hoesle for 30 days with intent to dismiss.
March 10, 2013
A 21-year-old man was in critical condition after his friend accidentally shot him Friday night in East Frankford, police said. Police arrived about 9:15 p.m. at a house on the 1600 block of Dyre Street for a "person with a gun" report, a spokeswoman said. The 21-year-old was lying on the ground on the third-floor attic with head and neck injuries. He was taken to Aria Health- Torresdale Campus, where he remained in critical condition Saturday. His friend, 19, told police he was handling a gun that accidentally went off. - Jonathan Lai
February 24, 2013
Sanitation workers discovered what appeared to be a grenade in the back of their truck Friday morning in the city's Kingsessing section, officials said. The object was inert, police said. The incident occurred about 9, while the workers were collecting trash in the 2000 block of South Frazier Street, officials said. After spotting the object, the workers drove the truck to the end of the block and called police. The bomb squad removed the object. - Robert Moran
December 28, 2012
The Philadelphia firefighters' union filed a motion Thursday urging a judge to find the city in contempt for not honoring an arbitration award. The city argues that the award would cost the city an added $200 million over five years, including $84 million in the current fiscal year. It has filed notice that it will appeal the award. The union says the cost would be a fraction of what the city claims. Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox affirmed the arbitration award, which includes pay raises, in a November ruling.
March 30, 2012
A 47-year-old man was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a power line while trimming a tree Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County, police said. The Philadelphia man, who was working for a tree-trimming company, was in a tree in the 1800 block of Pine Road in Abington around 3 p.m. when he came in contact with a high-tension electric wire, police said. A coworker was able to pull a rope dangling from the man to help break the victim's contact with the line, but he was pronounced dead after firefighters brought his body to the ground.
January 9, 2013
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on charges that he assaulted his wife while off duty last week, the department said. James Timms, 41, allegedly had an altercation with his wife Jan. 2 in the 100 block of Manheim Street in the city's Germantown section. He was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. Timms, a 16-year veteran of the force who was assigned to the 35th District, was suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.