June 18, 2012 |
More than 100 people gathered outside a house party in Logan Saturday night when gunshots erupted, injuring three people, including a 2-year-old girl. Ebony Stratton, 25, who was at the cookout in the middle of the block on 12th Street near Courtland, said on Sunday that the booming sounds first appeared to be fireworks, and a deejay told everyone to stay calm. But then, it was clear gunshots were being fired, and her first reaction was to "drop and get cover. " It was about 9 p.m. and everyone started running, she said.
June 5, 2012 |
BERLIN - A Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student and mailing his body parts to Canada's top political parties was reading about himself on the Internet when he was arrested Monday at a cafe in Berlin. Canadian investigators say Luka Magnotta's obsessions led him to post Internet videos of himself killing kittens, then a man, and finally to his arrest at the cafe where he had spent two hours reading media coverage of himself. An international manhunt set off by a case of Internet gruesomeness that capture global attention ended quietly in the working-class Neukoelln district of the German capital, where a cafe employee recognized Magnotta from a newspaper photo and flagged down a police car. Confronted by seven officers, "He tried at first giving fake names, but in the end he just said 'You got me,' " said police spokesman Guido Busch.
May 24, 2012
Q. Some time ago, you had a letter regarding parking in the center lane of South Broad Street. The city lost revenue because there were no tickets. Well, I have a related problem with cars running the red lights at Bustleton Avenue and Hartel Street. This happens many times an hour. I live nearby and I have never seen a police car staking out that light. I often see police cars parked at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts just a stone's throw away with the cops just talking. A little more patrolling would net the city plenty of extra revenue from the tickets that would be issued.
May 12, 2012 |
Philadelphia lawyer Graham McDonald was friends with Mitt Romney and other boys who allegedly attacked a prep-school classmate in the 1960s for his appearance. And though McDonald did not take part in the attack, he recalls Romney as a tireless prankster who would take things to "the edge. " McDonald said he wasn't there and did not remember the episode described in Thursday's Washington Post: In 1965 at the all-boys Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Romney, then a senior, allegedly led a pack of young men who pinned down a classmate while Romney clipped off the crying boy's long hair with scissors.
May 11, 2012 |
Philadelphia lawyer Graham McDonald was friends with Mitt Romney and other boys who allegedly attacked a prep school classmate in the 1960s for his appearance. And though McDonald did not take part in the attack, he recalls Romney as a tireless prankster who would take things to "the edge. " McDonald said he wasn't there and did not remember the episode described in Thursday's Washington Post: In 1965 at the all-boys Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Romney, then a senior, allegedly led a pack of young men who pinned down a classmate while Romney clipped off the crying boy's long hair with a scissors.
May 4, 2012 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Parking Authority is spotlighted in an A&E cable TV show titled "Parking Wars. " If A&E were to do one on the Philadelphia Police Department, I suggest the title "Fireproof. " Just what do you have to do to get yourself fired, if you're a Philadelphia cop? Just how bad to the bone must you be? The latest awful example is Officer Michael Paige, 45, driving a patrol car marked with the words "Honor, Service, Integrity" — the Philly cops motto — but his honor is besmirched, his service suspect, his integrity questioned.
April 30, 2012
Aid worker found dead in Pakistan QUETTA, Pakistan - The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard Sunday, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police said. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was managing a health program in Quetta, in southwestern Pakistan, when armed men seized him from a street close to his office. The identities of his captors are unknown, but the region is home to separatist and Islamist extremists who have kidnapped for ransom before.
April 5, 2012
A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he fired a gun at officers in a marked police car on a Kensington block, then led them on a short foot pursuit through the neighborhood, police said. The man was on a bike near D and Cambria Streets when he brandished a silver revolver and fired three shots at police in a patrol car about 4:15 p.m., police said. All three shots missed the car. A department spokeswoman said that no police were injured and that the officers did not fire back.
March 31, 2012 |
A wild 15-minute police car chase of a suspect that criss-crossed the city Friday night ended with an accident that killed a man and injured a woman and a 4-year-old boy. At 9:54 p.m., a 25th District officer reported that he was in pursuit of a man driving a silver 2001 Volkwagon because the man had pointed a gun at the officer. Depending on the crime, police car chases are often terminated quickly by supervisors because of the risk of accidents and bystanders getting hurt.
March 30, 2012 |
MIAMI - Newly released police video of a handcuffed George Zimmerman may be important for what it doesn't show: No obvious cuts, scrapes, blood, or bandages. No clearly broken nose. No plainly visible evidence of a life-and-death struggle with Trayvon Martin. As the furor over race and self-defense raged on in Florida and around the United States on Thursday, Martin's family and supporters seized on the footage to dispute Zimmerman's claim that he shot and killed the unarmed black teenager after the young man attacked him. While cautioning that the video was far from conclusive, some legal experts agreed that it did raise questions about Zimmerman's story.