November 9, 2015 |
'High Country" seems like an apt name for a pickup truck that starts at $56,265. But then again, the test truck in question - the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country fitted with a crew cab and four-wheel drive - is no ordinary pickup. It is a heavy-duty, top-of-the-line bodybuilder that allows you to carry five big boys and pull enormous trailers while lolling in a leathery, wood-accented environment. The test truck can tow 13,000 pounds if you use a trailer hitch, and pull 13,900 pounds with a bed-mounted fifth wheel.
August 14, 2015 |
Get a good look at Danny Kean - pounding the keys as his dog, Mo, snoozes atop his piano, jammed in the bed of his old red pickup truck. Because he won't be in Philadelphia for long. Gray-haired and goateed, Kean may be the last of the hard-core troubadours. He talks fast, thinks deep, and moves on. He has no home, no job, and no money. What he's got is a 1987 Toyota, three-quarters of a tank of gas, and a belief that bringing piano music to people across the continent affords them, and him, a certain kind of enlightenment.
August 11, 2015 |
ALL THOMAS Ewing wanted Friday was a night out with his friends, to see the work week off and unwind. He would have gotten exactly that - if not for some violent punk who, in the heat of a petty spat, stabbed Ewing to death in front of his own front door. "I can't believe something like this happened to somebody who does nothing wrong," said Seth Lempert, a friend of Ewing's who he once slung pizzas alongside at a local restaurant. "We lost a kid at 21 years old," Lempert said.
June 30, 2015 |
EPIFANIO VELAZQUEZ thought the voice at the other end of the line was playing a cruel joke. "The owner of this phone just got hit by a truck," the mysterious caller said late June 22. But that's impossible, Velazquez thought: The number matched his brother Julio's cellphone. Velazquez demanded more details, but the caller hung up in a panic. A few hours later, he received another call. It wasn't a joke, although he wishes it were. His brother Julio Torres was lying in Temple University Hospital, grievously wounded after he was run down by a pickup truck while riding a bicycle in North Philly.
June 24, 2015 |
AFTER THE CRASH, the truck's driver seemed sincere, at least initially. He jumped out of the cab, looked over the cyclist lying broken on a North Philly street and told a witness that he would be right back, that he was only going to move his car out of traffic. But that driver, who police haven't identified, bolted after parking the 1989 Ford F-150 pickup truck he had been driving, leaving behind the man he had run down just moments earlier. The victim, identified as Julio Torres, 55, was in critical condition Tuesday night at Temple University Hospital, said Capt.
April 19, 2015 |
Suge Knight murder case heats up A Los Angeles judge ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to try hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight , 49, for allegedly running down two men intentionally with his pickup truck in late January outside a Compton, Calif., burger stand. Terry Carter died, and Cle "Bone" Sloan suffered serious injuries. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen also agreed Friday to an Associated Press request that he release some evidence to the public. This includes a one-hour police interview with Sloan, and, perhaps most damning, a video from a surveillance camera outside the burger stand that captured what happened.
March 27, 2015 |
TWO WOMEN testified yesterday to similar accounts of how a man in a white pickup truck drove each of them, on separate occasions, to Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, then brutally raped them. After hearing their testimonies, Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni held defendant Robert Palen, 39 - the most recent high-profile alleged Pennypack Park rapist - for trial on charges of rape, aggravated assault and related offenses. One woman, 31, tearfully testified that a little after 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 2010, she was hanging on the corner of Disston Street and Torresdale Avenue in Tacony when Palen, whom she did not know, circled around her in a white "utility" pickup truck.
March 20, 2015
RE: KIMBERLY Garrison's article on "Harvest of Shame": I hope your tremendous article isn't just "one and done. " I recently moved back to the East Coast after two years in California, where I would see, almost daily, those migrant workers you wrote about, gathering at pickup spots or driving a beat-up old pickup truck with too many people to safely fit in the back (if "safe" could ever be a term for anyone sitting in the back of a pickup truck),...
March 3, 2015 |
A pickup truck crashed through the icy surface of the Toms River early Sunday, setting off an intense search for its occupants, who turned themselves in unharmed more than 12 hours later at police headquarters, authorities said. But the dog belonging to the man police identified as the driver was not so lucky. Shortly before 3 p.m., state police recovered the body of a pet boxer mix that had been trapped in the submerged truck since it sank shortly after midnight. State police and Coast Guard rescue crews spent much of the day searching for the men with helicopters and dive teams, state police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said.
February 16, 2015 |
Two teenagers were ejected from a car and killed Saturday night after their minivan was struck by a pickup truck on Route 100 in Exton, according to police. The two passengers, ages 18 and 19, were pronounced dead at the scene following the crash at 6:55 p.m., said Steve Benson, an Uwchlan Township Police sergeant. Four other people were in the minivan, Benson said, and were treated for injuries at Paoli Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, who was not identified, was in custody, awaiting potential criminal charges, Benson said.