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.
May 15, 2011
State police are investigating an accident that killed two New Jersey women Saturday afternoon when the motorcycles they were riding were hit by a pickup truck that crossed into opposing traffic on a Maurice River Township highway in Cumberland County. Police identified the dead as Diane Allen, 53, of Mullica Hill, and Robin Ennis, 48, of Wenonah. A third victim, Michael Ennis, 53, of Wenonah, was critically injured and taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, police said. Investigators said the pickup's driver, Joseph Moyer, 40, of Eldora, was driving south on State Highway 347 when he lost control on a curve and crashed into a group of northbound motorcyclists.
May 4, 2011 |
An Ambler man who told police he was on drugs when he struck and killed a Lower Gwynedd teenager riding a skateboard was sentenced Tuesday to serve at least 31/2 years behind bars. Andrew R. Meyers, 26, a heroin addict, was high on marijuana and cocaine when he sped through a Penllyn neighborhood in his pickup truck at 60 m.p.h. last March 17. Meyers killed Natan Leuhrmann-Cowen, 13, of Penllyn, a brilliant, personable student, said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Bradford A. Richman.
May 3, 2011
A Maple Shade man faces 71/2 years in state prison after admitting that he caused the deaths of two people in a 2009 traffic accident. Stephen R. Ford, 28, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto. Ford must serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. On Aug. 9, 2009, Ford was driving a pickup truck on Route 38 in Mount Laurel when he accelerated to prevent a sedan in the merge lane from moving in front of him. He lost control of his truck, and it struck the median and went airborne into oncoming traffic, striking two vehicles.
May 2, 2011 |
WEST UNION, Ohio - An 8-year-old girl who apparently slept through the fatal shootings of four family members at a rural home awoke and alerted a neighbor that something horrible had happened overnight. A short time later, nearly 100 miles away, one of the girl's relatives was killed in a shootout with police, who didn't know then that he was suspected in the quadruple homicide. Randle Lee Roberts II died in the shootout in Columbus on Saturday about an hour after the girl went out the back door of her pale-blue modular house and ran to a neighbor's home.
April 27, 2011
An elderly Montgomery County man was hit by a pickup truck and killed Tuesday while he was out for a walk, according to Lower Salford police. Just before 7 p.m., John L. Wile, 81, of Harleysville, was struck by a Dodge Ram in front of a Wawa, on the 300 block of Main Street, police said. The driver, who was not identified by police, had left the Wawa and was pulling out from the parking lot when the accident occurred. Wile, was transported to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.
April 27, 2011 |
THE PROBLEM: Two years ago, when Anthony Stamato moved to Morrell Park, a quiet neighborhood in the Far Northeast, he thought it would be nice to have a creek trickling behind his new home. That is, until he looked at it. Byberry Creek, he found, had been playing garage to a '99 Chevy pickup truck. Stuck between the creek and its bank, the vehicle juts out of the water at a 45-degree angle, seemingly frozen in that position for years. With its muddy brown paint, missing tires and bright-blue graffiti, the clunker was an eyesore, but to Stamato, even more worrisome was its effect on the water - especially when it rains, he said, and the water rises, almost submerging the truck.
April 15, 2011 |
DETROIT - Under pressure from government safety regulators, Ford Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the popular F-150 pickup truck to include nearly 1.2 million that may have defective air bags. The wider recall, announced Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers all F-150s built for the 2004 and 2005 model years and part of the 2006 model year. Also included are 16,000 2006 Lincoln LT pickups. An electrical short can cause the air bags to deploy unexpectedly, in some cases injuring drivers.