April 12, 2012 |
A female police officer shot and killed a suspect today in North Philadelphia after police said the man struck a Temple student and another officer's car on Broad Street with his pickup truck. A narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle parked on Broad Street near Oxford first spotted the suspect as his blue pickup truck jumped a curb in a parking lot around 10:30 a.m., hit several parked cars, and then struck the male Temple student, according to police. The officer ran to the scene and attempted to get the suspect out of his truck, but he refused, and then struck the officer's vehicle.
March 23, 2012 |
The Dec. 17 shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Upper Fredrick Township during an angry confrontation was justified, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said today. It said a review determined that Angel Gonzalez acted in self defense when he shot and killed Zachary Joshua Levin and wounded Levin's stepfather Joshua Levin, 34. Gonzalez, 42, had been living with Joshua Levin's estranged wife, Roxann Levin, 45, at 1705 Snyder Ave. at the time. The District Attorney's Office provided the following account in a statement: That night, Roxann Levin texted her husband that she needed to be picked up because Gonzalez had thrown her out. A drunk Joshua Levin had Zachary drive him to the Snyder Avenue address and the pair got out, investigators believe, armed with baseball bats around 8 p.m. They chased Gonzalez from their car to his pickup truck about 25 yards away, where he retrieved his legally owned .40-caliber Ruger pistol.
March 21, 2012
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab vs. 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 : Battle of the big boys. Price: Dodge $35,900 ($30,010 base price); Toyota $34,000 ($30,560 base price). Conventional wisdom: A truck's a truck, right? Marketer's pitch: Dodge: "Meet our outperformers. " I could find no pitch for the Tundra on Toyota's website. I guess its pitch is no pitch. Reality: These are very different vehicles. Working different sides of the street : I couldn't have found two more different examples of modern truckdom if I tried.
March 5, 2012 |
A pickup truck ran off the road and slammed into a tree on Route 70 in Southampton, Burlington County, today, killing both people inside, State Police said. They said the crash involving a Chevrolet pick up occurred around 10:50 a.m. near Burrs Mill Road and the victims were dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation and more details are expected later.
January 20, 2012
Philadelphia police announced a $10,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men wanted in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man during a robbery last week in North Philadelphia. Police also released surveillance video of the gunmen who shot Alexander Martinez on Jan. 9 in the 3500 block of North Hutchinson Street. The assailants fled in a dark-colored pickup truck. Martinez, of the 3500 block of North 11th Street, was shot in the abdomen and later died at Temple University Hospital, police said.
July 11, 2011 |
THE BUTLER and Clark families say that they're prisoners in their Roxborough homes, their lives a "living hell" on a horseshoe-shaped street of tidy, brick twins. They blame each other. The Butlers keep their blinds shut, their young son indoors. The Clarks erected a vinyl fence and have a pair of binoculars sitting on a table beneath their dining-room window. The red and blue lights from police cruisers often glow through their closed curtains on Voigt Road. It's as if chaos is embedded in the brick and mortar there, the devil's hooves dug deep into the patches of grass between their homes - and all the cops, mediators, bosses and lawyers can't seem to shake him loose.
July 7, 2011 |
Along busy but scenic Route 413 in central Bucks County, a white "ghost" bike marks the spot where New York City bicyclist John Chapman, out for a leisurely ride with his bike club, was killed by a hit-and-run driver over Memorial Day weekend. With Chapman's killer still unidentified, the accident has continued to resonate with bicyclists from New York to Bucks County who have contributed about $25,000 for a reward fund. It has also focused renewed attention on the risks that cyclists face, even on country roads.
June 15, 2011 |
THIS IS ONE of those "life-in-the-big-city" tales in which you know you've been screwed, but don't know if it was a one-person operation or a group effort. Marco Federico was unquestionably screwed by the dirtbag who stole his 1998 Chevy C-1500 pickup truck from Carlisle Street in South Philly. But did the same guy strip the truck? And, my, what a coincidence that the truck went missing from Carlisle during the same period that the city was towing vehicles off the street! "It's weird to me," says Federico, 31, who lives at Broad and Reed streets and bikes to his architect job in Northern Liberties.
June 6, 2011
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle that crashed into a pickup truck about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Second Street and Champlost Avenue in Olney was hospitalized in critical condition, police said. The occupants of the pickup, a man and wife, complained of pain and appeared to be suffering from minor injuries. Police could not immediately provide the age of the ATV driver or the circumstances of the crash, which remains under investigation. ATVs, which are not legal on city streets, have been a source of headaches for police and neighborhood groups for years.
May 30, 2011
With the summer tourist season unofficially kicking off, it isn't just shoobies and snowbirds converging on the Jersey Shore. The annual invasion of horseshoe crabs, those ancient mariners who each spring make their way to beaches along the Delaware Bay to spawn, is in full swing. Worldwide, there are four species of horseshoe crabs, though in this area we're most acquainted with Limulus polyphemus , those familiar yet funky-looking creatures sometimes called living fossils. Horseshoe crabs are among those animals that almost defy explanation - not even a crustacean, they're closer cousins to scorpions and fleas than a lobster or blue crab, and can live more than 20 years.