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May 6, 1999 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A South Philadelphia man was convicted yesterday of killing his former wife, her boyfriend, and her mother in a rage stemming from a dispute over custody of their then 3-year-old daughter. After deliberating four hours, a Common Pleas Court jury found Keith Scavo, 45, guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Kimberly Scavo, 29, Tamar Carsello, 50, and William Sauer, 46. All three were slain more than two years ago at his mother-in-law's Northeast Philadelphia home after Scavo dropped off his daughter, Giovanna, at the end of a weekend visitation.
NEWS
May 21, 2002 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Haverford Middle School teacher was charged yesterday after allegedly pointing a starter pistol at a 13-year-old student's head last week and threatening to "kill this girl" following horseplay in a classroom after school. The eighth-grade math teacher, identified by police as George Trabosh, 44, of Norristown, was charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person, and will be notified by summons. A hearing is scheduled for May 30 in Haverford District Court.
NEWS
December 30, 1987 | By KURT HEINE and JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writers
Not even a two-week stay in a juvenile jail kept 14-year-old Damon Davis away from the "rough crowd" he hung around in his Logan neighborhood, his mother said. Davis, who finished a stay at the Youth Study Center a few days ago for undisclosed offenses, died yesterday after a friend blasted him in the head during an argument over a pistol, police said. His mother, Debra Davis, 30, of Hutchinson Street near Lindley Avenue, was baffled by the death, which police said occurred in a home around the corner while Davis and three other teens quarreled over a loaded pistol.
NEWS
March 14, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are investigating a home invasion robbery in Mayfair today during which the thieves made off with cash, a diamond tennis bracelet and a pistol. Police said a 31-year-old man opened the door to his home about 10:20 a.m. to find an acquaintance who apparently had been beaten accompanied by three other men who were masked and armed. The homeowner's 4-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son also were in the house on the 3400 block of Friendship Street in Mayfair, police said.
NEWS
September 20, 2011 | Staff Report
Police have identified a man wanted in the robbery of a North Philadelphia food store during which two employees were pistol whipped. He is Wesley Clark 20, of the 2100 block of North 20th Street. Police also are seeking help identifying an alleged accomplice, who is described as a black male in his 20s, 5-feet-9 to 5-feet-10 and 165 pounds and who was wearing a brown Nike shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers the day of the robbery. According to police, the two men, armed with handguns, entered the My City Supermarket at 1920 W. Susquehanna Ave. about 7 a.m. July 27 and pistol whipped two employees before fleeing with about $300.
NEWS
December 18, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An alleged drug dealer, who was shot to death by police Thursday night after he pointed a handgun at two officers trying to arrest him, was armed with a stolen semiautomatic pistol and 31 rounds of ammunition, police said yesterday. The suspect, George "Junior" Mitchell, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene, on Apsley Street near Germantown Avenue in lower Germantown. Police said Mitchell was struck once in the right side and once in the neck. According to detectives, Officers Gerald Murphy and Norman Burnosky were conducting a "surveillance of a suspected drug sales location" on a Logan neighborhood street when they saw a suspicious transaction.
NEWS
January 28, 2006 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Pennsauken middle school student accused of taking a handgun to school was ordered yesterday to remain at Camden County's juvenile detention center through the weekend. Police said the 15-year-old boy took a silver .22-caliber pistol Thursday morning to the H.M. Phifer Middle School. The school's assistant principal called police shortly after 8:30 a.m. after learning that a handgun was on school property, police said. Investigators found the unloaded weapon in the sophomore's backpack after they interviewed several students.
SPORTS
February 25, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
This was 1974-75, and Rick Adelman was finishing out an NBA career with same-season stops in Chicago, New Orleans and Kansas City-Omaha. More than two decades later, he is a veteran coach in his first season with the Sacramento Kings. Therein lies a fascinating comparison. Adelman's teammate for his brief stopover in New Orleans was the late Pete Maravich, a ballhandler, scorer, passer and entertainer ahead of his time. Adelman's rookie guard this season is Jason Williams, the No. 7 overall pick in last June's draft, the flamboyant kid from Florida who had 10 points, seven assists and one unforgettable behind-the-back foray to the basket in last night's 94-81 loss to the 76ers.
NEWS
January 4, 2007 | Inquirer staff
Attention, shoppers! Check your holster. Your pistol may be missing. The Pennsylvania State Police aren't exactly a lost and found department, but they are holding a loaded Walther PPK/S 9mm/.380-caliber pistol that a customer found in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store at 516 School House Rd. in East Marlborough. The pistol was discovered the day after Christmas, around 11:30 a.m., and was turned over to state police at the Avondale barracks. This is not an inconsequential loss.
NEWS
February 18, 1994 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Parents of Shipley School students will receive a letter this week explaining an incident this month in which two upperclassmen were suspended for having an unloaded handgun at the school. "One of our students found the gun and brought it to school," said Steven S. Piltch, head of the school. "He showed it to another student who then held onto the gun. " During the school day, the pistol was shown to other students, Piltch said. He said other students had brought it to the attention of administrators after school was out on Feb. 3. "In the process, the two boys who had a role in this owned up to it independently and told us what happened," Piltch said.
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NEWS
April 17, 2015
ISSUE | CARRY PERMITS N.J. weapons case sounds a warning While its conclusions were off base, I'm confident the major effect of The Inquirer editorial on the Shaneen Allen case will be to advise Pennsylvania gun owners not to carry firearms to the Garden State - as they are likely to face serious charges for breaking New Jersey law ("Hair trigger," April 12). That's a public service that strengthens public safety. As to Allen, yes, she's a mother with a law-abiding background.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four South Philadelphia people were terrorized and pistol-whipped during a violent home invasion and robbery early Sunday. None was seriously injured, Philadelphia police said. According to police, a 23-year-old man was upstairs in the house on the 2000 block of Mifflin Street with his girlfriend, also 23, when he heard a knock on the door around 12:45 a.m. He man opened the door, only to be rushed by two men with handguns and wearing ski masks. "Where's the money? Where's the money?"
NEWS
November 26, 2014
OK KIDS, in advance of that all-American holiday when too many eat too much of their favorite foods, I offer a sampling of the journalistic equivalent of yummy. For just as tasty turkey, gravy, cornbread or oyster stuffing, candied yams, greens, sweet potato or pecan pie excite the palates of your family and friends, delicious quotes from the public sector get journalistic juices flowing. Pennsylvania politics provides an all-you-can-believe buffet. There are far too many bon mots to mention.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
A SIMPLE stone slab marks the grave of Philadelphia gunsmith Henry Deringer, barely noticeable beneath a giant sycamore and the surrounding acres of intricate, towering tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery. His name is mostly forgotten here, his workshops in Northern Liberties paved over for progress or pulled down by time, just empty lots with broken glass and weeds. No murals, statues or buildings bear his name here and no one's ever asked the commonwealth to stake a blue historical marker along North Front Street for the man who ushered in the era of "concealed carry," whose name became a noun, like Jell-O or Kleenex, still used today to describe any compact, easy-to-hide handgun that's deadly at close range.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Joshua "Trent" Jackson, 33, also known as "Apple," was in Southwoods State Prison in Bridgeton, N.J., when he received a visitor. Special Agent Greg Sheridan, from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, dropped by to talk about illegal gun dealing. On Thursday, Jackson was charged in federal court in Camden with dealing firearms without a license - illegally buying an estimated 280 weapons and then, acting as a wholesaler, selling them on the streets of Camden and elsewhere from March 2009 through July 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Girls like us, we don't mess around. . . . Don't girls like us make the world go around and around," the Pistol Annies declare on their new album. One thing's for sure: The three young singers and songwriters back up their boast while providing quite a boost for hard-core country music, and Annie Up (RCA ****), released Tuesday, tops a spate of new releases by name country acts. Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley, and Ashley Monroe (who also has a terrific new solo album, Like a Rose )
NEWS
March 31, 2013 | INQUIRER STAFF
The FBI released photos of the masked man in a suit and tie who used a pistol to rob the PNC Bank East Ambler branch Saturday morning. The branch, at 1015 S. Bethlehem Pike, was hit at approximately 8:30 a.m. by a man dressed in a suit jacket, tie, and dark pants and wearing a white cloth bag or pillowcase, with eye holes cut out, over his head. The man, using a small black semiautomatic pistol, ordered everyone inside the bank down to the floor. No one was injured. No shots were fired.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Committing a crime close to home can be hazardous to your freedom. Especially when you live nearby, wheel a trash can full of loot to your home, and then go back for more. A mother and her daughter returned to their Birmingham Township, Chester County, residence Tuesday afternoon to be confronted by two teenagers pointing guns at them, authorities said. When the mother ran outside, and called 911, the teenagers fled. Their freedom was short-lived. Only about 150 yards from the women's home, police found Daniel K. Walston and Alexander W. Granger at Granger's home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a news release.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Committing a crime close to home can be hazardous to your freedom. Especially when you live nearby and wheel a trash can full of loot to your home - and then go back for more. A mother and her daughter returned to their Birmingham Township residence in Chester County on Tuesday afternoon to be confronted by two teenagers, pointing guns at them, authorities said. When the mother broke free, ran outside and called 911, the teenagers fled. Their freedom was short-lived. Only about 150 yards from the women's home, police found the suspects, Daniel K. Walston and Alexander W. Granger, at Granger's home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a news release.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
Rodney Francis is insufficiently ambitious. The pastor of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church in St. Louis has a plan for a "buyback" of children's toy guns. And toy swords and other make-believe weapons. There is, however, a loophole in the pastor's panacea. He neglects the problem of ominously nibbled and menacingly brandished breakfast pastries. Joshua Welch - a boy, wouldn't you know; no good can come of these turbulent creatures - who is 7, was suspended from second grade in Maryland's Anne Arundel County earlier this month because of his "Pop-Tart pistol.
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