August 4, 1993 |
Police released information yesterday indicating that the gun recovered from the hand of a man killed by a Philadelphia police officer Sunday night had not been recently fired. That corresponds with the accounts of eyewitnesses who say the dead man did not fire at the police officer. Capt. John Apeldorn of the Homicide Division said ballistics tests on the jammed weapon found in the hand of Kendall Wilkins indicated that it "could not have been fired in the shooting" and "was not recently fired.
October 13, 1992 |
Next time you're compiling your postseason guest lists, don't invite Dennis Eckersley and Jack Morris to the same playoff series. On Sunday, after the Toronto Blue Jays beat Eckersley and the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the American League playoffs, Morris ripped Eckersley's eighth-inning strikeout dance, calling it "a Little League act. " Among other things. Yesterday, Eckersley ripped back. "It doesn't really matter to me what the other guys over there said," Eckersley said.
September 11, 2009 |
After a listless summer during which his opponents dominated the health-care debate, President Obama used a dramatic appearance before Congress on Wednesday to seize control of the autumn, the season of decision for the initiative he has turned into the central test of his presidency. Having avoided specifics in order to give the House and Senate room to legislate, he piled on the details, openly battling the "blizzard of charges and countercharges," out of which, he said, "confusion has reigned.
February 27, 1996 |
The Board of Education last night reaffirmed its decision to accept the resignation of a member who implied that the board selected today's date - in the middle of winter - for a $3.9 million referendum to discourage seniors from coming out in the cold and possibly voting against it. The 6-1 vote against Gail E. Ford, a seemingly redundant action at first glance, was taken after she asked to withdraw her resignation within hours of its approval....
July 20, 1994 |
Ten days ago, the El family finally moved back into their North Philadelphia home that burned in a Christmas Eve fire three years ago. Yesterday, disaster struck again. In a freakish accident, 10-year-old Derrick El, who leaped from the burning house in 1990, was shot in the eye by a handgun dropped by a family friend helping fix up the home. The tiny, .22-caliber slug ripped through his right hand and into his left eye. He was another in the roughly 100 Philadelphians wounded each year by accidental gunfire.
March 9, 1994 |
MOGADISHU DEPARTING YANKS COME UNDER FIRE Egyptian troops serving with U.N. peacekeeping forces in Somalia provided cover for their U.S. comrades yesterday as the last major American combat unit came under fire as soldiers waited to leave for home. U.S. soldiers assembling at the U.N.-controlled airfield scrambled for cover as shots fired by Somalis whistled overhead and Egyptian guards peppered the streets with return fire. Unconfirmed reports said the gunfight erupted after several Somalis tried to loot a rival gang's vehicle.
December 11, 1997 |
An armored car guard exchanging gunfire with two bandits during a bungled robbery inside Deptford Mall accidentally killed a 14-year-year-old bystander, according to federal charges filed yesterday against a suspect in the holdup. A nine-count federal indictment against Moses Clary marks the first time authorities have disclosed which ricocheting bullet killed Maureen Lavin during the deadly shootout at the mall in August 1996. Clary, 24, of Camden, was charged with killing Lavin - although the indictment said the teen was killed in the return fire by the ambushed armored car guard.
June 28, 2011 |
Two Maryland men admitted their roles Monday in a violent home invasion that turned fatal for one of the invaders last year. A Montgomery County judge sentenced Niochie Lawson, 24, and Jakal Stone, 21, to 10 to 20 years in prison after both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of robbery, unlawful restraint, and possessing an instrument of crime in connection with the June 9, 2010, attack on an Upper Gwynedd home. As sheriff's deputies removed Lawson from the courtroom after his sentencing, he laughed and said: "I do not like Montgomery County.
May 30, 2010
A four-hour standoff in the Melrose Park section of Cheltenham ended Saturday with the surrender of a Virginia man who had shot a woman in the leg, taken her hostage, and fired at police, authorities said. Cheltenham police said they went to the 7300 block of Asbury Avenue at 11:25 a.m. after receiving a call about an assault and disturbance. Officers entering the house were fired upon but not injured, and police did not return fire, Detective Lt. Joseph Gruver said. Other people fled the house through a back door and told police that the gunman was holding a woman against her will.
February 23, 2001
Anti-gun column draws return fire Your Page 1 story (Feb. 13) is a fanciful lie - revisionist history. Philadelphia's liberal politicians refused to recognize legal gun permits from other Pennsylvanians, forcing the state to make firearms laws uniform and "carry" permits available to Philadelphians. JOHN FAULKNER, Clifton Heights What is Jill Porter's problem with 35,000 Philadelphians being able to defend themselves? I was a cop in this city for 27 years and I never had to arrest a person with a "carry" permit for a gun-related crime.