May 18, 1998 |
At least six people - including a holdup man - were shot late last night when three gunmen tried to rob a West Philadelphia bar and wound up in a gun battle with patrons, police said. Those wounded were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Allegheny University Hospitals/Hahnemann, and Allegheny University Hospitals/MCP, authorities said. At least one woman was shot, police said, and some of the injuries were believed to be serious. No fatalities were reported.
August 3, 1993 |
Police and residents yesterday gave differing accounts of the shooting death of an East Germantown man by a Philadelphia police officer near a convenience store in Logan. Police said that Officer John Doherty responded to a call of a "man with a gun" at the 7-Eleven at 15th Street and Belfield Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The manager, who phoned police, told investigators that four youths - one wielding a gun - threatened him. According to police, Doherty pursued Kendall Wilkins on foot from the store and down the 1500 block of Wyoming Avenue.
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.
August 25, 2014 |
It started over nothing - a police call about a maroon Buick blocking an intersection in North Philadelphia. Frustrated drivers leaned on their horns as traffic backed up around 22d Street and Columbia Avenue. When motorcycle officer Robert Wells arrived, he found Rush Bradford standing in the street, arguing through the driver's side window with his wife, Odessa Bradford. She pressed one foot on the gas and the other on the brake, making the engine roar. "Lady," the cop told her, "let the man park this car on the side.
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.
June 22, 2007 |
On the first day of summer, two violent outbursts less than 15 hours apart and about two miles from each other left five people dead and a sixth person clinging to life. And before the night ended, another homicide was recorded, this time in Kingsessing. Yesterday's six murders - three young men gunned down in North Philadelphia in the early hours; two people killed, one critically wounded, in Kensington in the afternoon; and an unidentified man shot to death about 10:30 p.m. in Southwest Philadelphia's Kingsessing neighborhood - pushed the year's homicide total to 195, compared with 177 at the same time last year, police said.