June 18, 2016
An unidentified man was found shot to death inside a car Thursday afternoon in the city's Olney section, police said. About 2:10 p.m., the victim was found shot in the face inside a silver Pontiac Grand Prix in the 5100 block of Arbor Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran
March 13, 2016 |
A woman who was seen being pulled into a vehicle from a SEPTA bus has told police she was not abducted, as investigators continue to probe the bizarre incident on Roosevelt Boulevard. Police said the apparent overnight abduction occurred after a man in a Pontiac followed a SEPTA bus on Roosevelt Boulevard, smashed a bus window and was seen punching and dragging a woman who got off the vehicle into car shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. Police said later Friday morning that the woman went to Northeast Detectives and told the officers that she was not abducted.
February 27, 2016 |
Delaware County authorities on Thursday released a video of a brazen drive-by shooting in Chester that left a 29-year-old man dead. The video shows a dark-green Dodge Caravan driving on the 400 block of West 3rd Street about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. As it pulls up next to a black Pontiac, a person opens the van door and fires multiple shots, shattering the Pontiac's driver-side window and front windshield. The victim drove one block before slamming into a building on the 300 block of West 3rd Street, authorities said.
November 25, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - This town has always had its bosses. Its political Nuckys, Haps, and Sonnys, its corporate Steves and Donalds, its gangster Nickys and Joeys. But is the Boardwalk Empire ready for a new emperor? One with unilateral power to sideline the city's Republican mayor and Democratic council, throw out municipal labor contracts, sell off assets, slash spending, and privatize city departments? Jon F. Hanson, powerful two-time author of how-to-save-Atlantic-City reports delivered to Gov. Christie, is proposing exactly that - an emergency manager with "extraordinary supervisory powers" to stabilize a cratering city where casinos have closed and debt and taxes have skyrocketed.
June 16, 2014 |
On May 12, 1979 - the day he disappeared - Nicholas Peter Zizzamia, 22, borrowed his dad's Pontiac. The shy, sensitive Villanova University accounting major left his family's home at 322 Surrey Rd. in Cherry Hill around noon, saying he had to pick up graduation tickets on campus. Five hours later, Zizzamia called and told his parents he'd be back by 8 p.m. But he didn't arrive at Villanova, and he didn't go home, either. After he didn't show up at graduation, his parents reported him missing May 14. The Pontiac was found the following day, parked behind his father's popular barbershop, the Golden Razor, at 10 Grove St. in Cherry Hill.
April 28, 2013 |
ATTENTION, MOTORISTS: Be on the lookout for a hotheaded driver on Roosevelt Boulevard who'll knock your teeth out if you diss him. I share this warning because the guy is a menace, even if a certain cop in the 8th Police District doesn't think so. And I want to spread the word before someone gets beaten up, the way William Velasquez did. Last Saturday afternoon, Velasquez, 40, was cruising north on Roosevelt near Welsh Road, headed for Walmart....
May 16, 2012 |
Even in Philadelphia, where a murder happens almost every day, the deadly chain of events set in motion by Ivan Rodriguez and Donta Craddock stands out for its sheer devastation: four young people, from the age of 22 years to 11 months, killed by a speeding, out-of-control Pontiac that struck them on a Feltonville sidewalk June 10, 2009. Killed that evening were Remedy Smith, 11 months; Aaliyah Griffin, 6, and Gina Marie Rosario, 7. Remedy's mother, LaToya Smith, 22, died the next day. On Tuesday, Craddock, 21, seated in the wheelchair that he has needed since being paralyzed from the waist down in the accident, pleaded not guilty to four counts of second-degree murder and related charges.
March 17, 2010 |
Have you watched an episode of your favorite product lately? As advertising has grown more pervasive, advertisers have had to get more cunning about reaching potential customers. While commercials once paid for television entertainment, the popularity of the digital video recorder and other technologies has forced entertainment to become the commercial. We can't fast-forward through advertising that's part of the show. CBS' Survivor was a TV pioneer in many ways, not least its use of product placement.
June 12, 2009 |
It was a warm night, and a watchful adult was outside, sitting on a step with her baby. Otherwise, 6-year-old Aaliyah Griffin never would have been allowed to play outside her Feltonville rowhouse. Two doors down, Gina Marie Rosario, 7, begged her mother to play with the new neighbor girl. Aaliyah had a jump rope, and Gina wanted to teach her a game. And then, before anyone could react, a silver Pontiac streaked down Third Street. It plowed into the four and came to rest wedged between a house and a utility pole.
April 28, 2009 |
Pontiac. It began 83 years ago as a line of cars unoriginally named after a town in Michigan, which was itself named after a Native American chief. Over the decades, Pontiac would evolve into an automotive brand so cool it spawned collectors' clubs and a muscle car - the GTO - honored in song by the Beach Boys (and Jan and Dean, and Ronny and the Daytonas before them). So it was with considerable sadness that the region's Pontiac enthusiasts - from car dealers to car owners - reacted to the latest fist-to-the-midsection announcement by General Motors Corp.