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.
April 19, 2016 |
A 46-year-old man shot and killed his brother and two others inside a Kensington rowhouse early Sunday morning, then barricaded himself inside until he was coaxed to surrender by a 911 operator he had called, according to police. The gunman, whom police did not identify on Sunday, allegedly killed his brother, his brother's girlfriend, and an unrelated third man with a shotgun inside the house on the 600 block of Westmoreland Street. A fourth person was also shot, police said, but survived and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
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.
February 8, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - A sleepy candidate forum sparked a fire in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race last week. It came when a moderator posed what seemed a simple "yes" or "no" question to the three Democratic contenders: Had any accepted endorsements or donations from the National Rifle Association, a Pennsylvania political group that opposes abortion, or the oil and gas industries? After a winding response at the Jan. 31 event, candidate Katie McGinty finally said no. What happened next left no doubt that campaign season has arrived in full in Pennsylvania.