March 28, 2016 |
They wiped away tears, chanted, and marched through the streets of North Philadelphia on Saturday to vent their anger about the spike in violence in their neighborhood. It had been a particularly violent week in the city and in the neighborhood around Broad and Somerset Streets, which has seen its share of bloodshed. "It's a tragedy why we're here today," said activist Marcus Jackson, a biochemist. "We're here in the name of our streets. We must band together. " In three days, there were two slayings and two shootings in the neighborhood that police believe were drug-related.
June 10, 2015 |
JANAI BELL'S SON, Clarence "CJ" Dorsey, was born with Down syndrome and has been "counted out since birth," his mother said. "When he was born they told me he wouldn't walk, he wouldn't talk, he wouldn't do anything," Bell said. "They said he'd be a 'house pet,' that's what the doctor actually said to me. " But 19 years later, CJ is far from a homebody. He has a job at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, he has his advanced yellow belt in karate, and after this weekend, he also has an amazing story to tell about his senior prom.
June 11, 2014 |
Radnor Township Police will be honoring officers, firefighters, paramedics and others on Monday night, including a policeman who was part of the team that escorted a terminally ill 3-year-old boy from Philadelphia International Airport to his home. Platoon 4 officers will be recognized for the safe arrest on May 1 of a Radnor man who, police said, was high on LSD and swinging two machetes while walking near a popular park. The machetes will be on display. They also will be recognized for the arrest of a male juvenile arsonist who was at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
March 27, 2014 |
A 3-year-old Delaware County boy who got a police escort home after a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World last month, died Monday. Brayden Chandler's parents shared the news of his death Tuesday in a post on the "Brayden's Buddies" Facebook page, which has more than 8,000 followers. "We are saddened to say that heaven gained a superhero," they wrote. "Brayden has taught us many things in his short little life time. " Brayden was diagnosed with a bilateral Wilms tumor in January 2013.
February 20, 2014 |
ONE OF 3-year-old Brayden Chandler's favorite songs is "Tomorrow" from "Annie," but his family doesn't know how many tomorrows he has left. So with the help of more than 100 police officers and more than 200 civilians, Brayden's parents, friends and strangers made the most of his yesterday. The Delaware County boy with a big heart, terminal kidney tumors and a crush on Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" got a president's welcome when he returned yesterday from a Make-A-Wish trip to Walt Disney World.
February 19, 2014 |
A TERMINALLY ill Delaware County boy will receive a hero's welcome when he returns home from his Make-A-Wish vacation today to a massive police escort that will take him from Philadelphia International Airport to his front door in Springfield. Brayden Chandler, 3, was diagnosed with a kidney tumor in January 2013, and this month, doctors told his parents they could do no more for the boy. Instead of treatment, they told the Chandlers to enjoy their last bit of time with their son. The Chandler family traveled to Walt Disney World on a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip - but the surprises won't end when they get home today.
October 22, 2012 |
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - A man police suspected of killing three and wounding four by opening fire at a tranquil day spa was found dead Sunday afternoon following a six-hour manhunt that locked down a shopping center, country club and hospital in suburban Milwaukee. Authorities said they believed the shooting was related to a domestic dispute. The man they identified as the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, had a restraining order against him. Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said Haughton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found in the spa. Authorities initially believed Haughton had fled and spent much of Sunday looking for him. The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at the Azana Day Spa, a two-story, 9,000-square-foot building across from a major shopping mall in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee.
June 10, 2012
Chavez says tests 'absolutely fine' CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he had undergone tests after his cancer treatment and that everything was well. He said the exams included imaging tests, which are used to check for the reappearance of tumors. "Everything came out absolutely fine," Chavez told reporters at the presidential palace. "I feel very well. " He appeared on the palace steps after a meeting with a Russian delegation. He saw off the visiting officials and then appeared energetic as he stepped close to reporters and animatedly responded to questions about his health, oil prices, and the country's October election.
April 30, 2012 |
TRENTON - Three New Jersey State Police commanders have been reassigned as officials continue to probe allegations that a caravan of luxury sports cars received an unauthorized, high-speed police escort down the Garden State Parkway, the Star-Ledger reported Sunday. Maj. Robert Catullo, commander of the troop overseeing northern New Jersey, was among those reassigned late Friday, the newspaper said. Also moved were Catullo's deputy commander, Capt. Michael Cerisano, and a region commander, Capt.
April 23, 2012
New Jersey authorities are looking into reports that two state police troopers recently escorted a caravan of high-speed luxury sports cars traveling on the Garden State Parkway at more than 100 m.p.h. The Star-Ledger of Newark, citing public complaints it obtained and interviews it conducted, reported that the high-speed escort was under way March 30 in the highway's southbound lanes. Witnesses told the newspaper state police patrol cars with emergency lights flashing were in front of and behind the caravan.