November 3, 2012 |
McALLEN, Texas - Texas state police said Friday they have asked for a federal investigation of a chase in which a trooper fired on a fleeing pickup truck from a helicopter, resulting in the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants who were hiding in the bed. The Texas Department of Public Safety has said troopers believed drugs were hidden under a sheet in the truck's bed when the shots were fired during the pursuit. Instead, there were nine Guatemalans in the truck, including six under the sheet, and a 14-year-old driver.
July 26, 2012
The identity of a man badly burned and killed in a collision just before noon Tuesday in Gloucester County could take a month to determine, officials said Wednesday. The driver of a tractor-trailer that struck a pickup truck near the intersection of Route 45 and Monroeville Road in South Harrison died at the scene after the crash ignited a fire. The trailer cab was destroyed by the fire, authorities said. Identifying the driver will require DNA analysis. The pickup driver, Timothy Clyne, 37, of Philadelphia, was treated for a head injury at Cooper University Hospital.
July 17, 2012 |
A cabbie squatted outside his taxi and defecated onto the street in Southwest Center City Friday morning, and a homeowner who caught the incident on camera says all sorts of things have happened since — except what he's been asking for since he called the company and posted the surveillance footage on YouTube. "The only thing I've been asking since Friday is, ‘Can somebody come clean this up?'" said Thomas Van Der Grift, who owns a rowhouse on Bainbridge Street near 18th. The pavement near his house was still spotted with brown smudges Monday evening.
May 12, 2012 |
By Darran Simon INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Authorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men spotted returning a rented Dodge Ram pickup used as a getaway vehicle in a Camden homicide last month. The pair may be able to lead investigators to David Porrata, 33, of Camden, who is wanted for fatally shooting Franklin Parker, 36, also of Camden, at a Crown Fried Chicken on the 200 block of Broadway, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden Police said Friday.
April 18, 2012
SPRING, TEXAS - A newborn who was abducted from his dying mother after she was repeatedly shot outside a doctor's office in suburban Houston was found safe Tuesday night, investigators said. The healthy 3-day-old infant was found about six hours after his mother was fatally shot following an argument in a parking lot, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said. Ligon wouldn't say where the infant was found, but said that the baby was being reunited with his father.
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.