September 30, 2015 |
A 13-year-old boy was trapped under a forklift and killed after he and several friends sneaked into an industrial yard in Northeast Philadelphia to play Sunday night, police said. The boy and four friends, all juveniles, entered the grounds of Newman Paper Co. sometime before 9:20 p.m., police said. The complex on the 6100 block of Tacony Street is surrounded by chain-link fence. Police said the five slipped through a hole in the fence near the back of the facility and began driving forklifts parked there.
September 10, 2015 |
Quake was back at Bok. Daniel "Quake" Gibbons, a proud member of the Class of '93 and an immovable force on the offensive line of the Bok Technical High football team, had read on Facebook about an alumni gathering at a new restaurant atop his alma mater's roof. Gibbons wasn't going to miss it. He was looking forward to busting it up with his old Wildcats teammates, catching up with the cheerleaders, and maybe even running into some of his old auto-body shop teachers. The posting said to bring Bok gear if you had it, so Gibbons, who is 41 and works as a security guard in West Philadelphia, proudly broke out his royal blue 1992 division championship jacket.
July 17, 2015 |
THE MULTITIERED granite steps from the concourse of the Municipal Services Building provide more than just an egress from SEPTA's underground rail line to the Center City streets above. The steps, or rather the cavernous space beneath them, offer refuge from the rain for Philadelphia's homeless. "This is the only dry place we can go in Center City," George Creamer said yesterday after yet another soaker left puddles near his cardboard sleeping mat. "Trust me, I'd rather sleep out underneath the stars, but on nights like tonight, when it's going to rain, there is going to be 20 people down here.
June 23, 2015 |
AN ARGUMENT over a woman escalated into a deadly shooting early yesterday in an Olney bar, an eyewitness told the Daily News . A 28-year-old man was found dead about 2:15 a.m. outside the Old Madrid Bar, on 5th Street near Fisher Avenue - one of two fatal assaults yesterday that occurred at city bar establishments, Philadelphia police said. The Olney bar victim was allegedly shot by an Old Madrid security guard who told authorities he fired his weapon in self-defense, police said.
October 10, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board suspended the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort for 15 days for "recklessly" allowing two underage women access to the casino floor in May 2013. The consent order, approved Wednesday at a regular meeting of the gaming board in Harrisburg, also requires the executive, Michael Bowman, to participate in eight hours of training and issue a letter of apology all Valley Forge employees. Bowman will also lose two weeks' pay as a penalty from the casino, Bowman's lawyer, Stephen D. Schrier, of Blank Rome L.L.P., told the board.
April 17, 2014 |
NIXLOT DAMEUS got involved in bodybuidling and powerlifting to stop the bullying. The sophomore at Delaware Valley Charter School in North Philly is now 15 and 6-feet tall. But from fourth to eighth grade, he said he was "beaten up every day. " "I started thinking about suicide," said Dameus, whose family moved to Olney from Port Au Prince, Haiti when he was 9. "I was into cutting [myself]. I was really skinny and I thought, 'Maybe if I get bigger, they'll leave me alone.' " And so he began to lift weights and enter bodybuilding competitions.
April 1, 2014 |
Marple Township police are searching for the armed man who allegedly robbed the AMC Marple 10 movie theater Saturday night and was shot at by a security guard as he fled. The guard fired four 9mm rounds at the getaway car after the alleged robber pointed a gun at him, police said. The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. at the Delaware County theater on State Road when a man wearing a black hoodie, baseball cap, red shirt, white sneakers, winter gloves and dark sunglasses entered the theater.
November 5, 2013 |
A 23-YEAR-OLD man was shot and killed early yesterday in West Philadelphia after a dispute over a vehicle that was double parked, reports said. Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was shot once in the chest on Dewey Street near Arch at about 2:53 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene minutes later by medics. According to 6ABC, the victim, who family members identified as Mark Ellis, got into a dispute with a 25-year-old armed security guard who had double parked to pick up a woman from a house party.
November 1, 2013 |
A MERE FRACTION of Philadelphia's 1,024,362 registered voters are expected to show up Tuesday to cast general-election ballots. They'll be electing a district attorney, city controller and judges for Superior Court (one), the Court of Common Pleas (seven) and Municipal Court (three). We'll see if city voters can beat the dismal 9.28 percent turnout for the May 21 primary election. In the top two races, District Attorney Seth Williams seeks a second term, challenged by Republican Danny Alvarez , while City Controller Alan Butkovitz seeks a third term, challenged by Republican Terry Tracy . The incumbents have the edge here, since Philly's registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than six-to-one.
September 22, 2013 |
A former security guard convicted in July of murdering a man during a scuffle outside the South Philadelphia strip club where he worked was sentenced Friday to 18 to 40 years in state prison. Kyle Carter, 27, was off duty Feb. 23, 2012, when he inserted himself into an argument outside Club Onyx and shot 26-year-old Erik Thompson Brock in the neck. Brock died three days later at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, two days after his girlfriend delivered their baby at a hospital a few miles away.