November 4, 2012
A 38-year-old man was killed Friday evening when he was shot on the 200 block of Dennie Street in Nicetown. When police officers arrived on the scene at around 5:19 p.m., police said, the victim was laying unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man was pronounced at 5:35 p.m. at Temple University Hospital. His name has not yet been released. Police are still searching for the shooter, described as a black male who fled the scene in a black pickup truck with a black plexiglass cap and Pennsylvania license plates.
November 1, 2012 |
DETROIT - Clues appear to be few: slugs and bullet fragments embedded in cars, metal casings on roadways, a black-and-white sketch of the shooter, vague descriptions of the car. Investigators searching for a man responsible for shooting at two dozen vehicles along freeway corridors in four counties are up against anonymity and a 100-mile-long crime scene in Michigan. The shootings started Oct. 16 in Wixom, a blue-collar community northwest of Detroit. The shooter hasn't kept still, hitting vehicles along I-96 and connecting roads in Livingston, Ingham, and Shiawassee Counties.
October 22, 2012 |
AWISCONSIN man who had been accused of domestic violence and slashing his wife's tires took a gun into the spa where she worked Sunday and shot seven women, three fatally, before killing himself, police said. The shootings set off a six-hour search for the gunman that locked down a nearby mall, a country club adjacent to the spa and the hospital where the survivors were taken. The search froze activity in a commercial area in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee, for much of the day. Ultimately, he was found dead in the spa. Authorities said it would take time to sort out exactly what happened, and emphasized they were still interviewing witnesses and rescuers.
October 7, 2012 |
Doug Collins couldn't have asked for a more fitting backdrop. Moments after watching his 76ers play a spirited scrimmage at St. Joseph's Hagan Arena that required an overtime period to settle, the coach discussed a favorite topic: spacing on the floor for his shooters. Behind him, newly acquired sharpshooter Jason Richardson launched three-pointers, getting in some extra practice at training camp. One key to the offense is having a big man capable of commanding a double team, drawing would-be perimeter defenders away from good shooters who are capable of making opponents pay. In center Andrew Bynum, the Sixers feel they have that covered.
September 26, 2012 |
Perhaps no other player on the 76ers roster better fits what the team said it wanted to add when the season ended - longer, more athletic players and shooters - than 6-foot-9 Dorell Wright. He's a rangy shooter who in the 2010-11 season - statistically his best as a pro - led the NBA in three-pointers made (194) and attempted (516), both of which are Golden State Warriors franchise records. An eight-year veteran, Wright, 26, spent the first six years of his career in Miami, winning a championship in 2006 and learning to play disciplined defense and multiple positions under legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
September 25, 2012 |
Yvonne Hiller, the Lawncrest woman who shot three coworkers at the Kraft-Nabisco cookie plant in Northeast Philadelphia in 2010, was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life terms without parole. This month, Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner found Hiller guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of LaTonya Brown, 36, and Tanya Wilson, 47; one count of attempted murder for shooting Bryant Dalton, 41; and several other offenses. At an emotional hearing Monday, Lerner heard from the victims' relatives and Hiller's niece.
September 15, 2012 |
Police Officer Bradley Fox's life was full of promise. His wife was pregnant with a second child. Fox, a Marine veteran of two tours in Iraq, had become a K-9 officer this year. But on Thursday night, a day shy of his 35th birthday, Fox was dead, fatally wounded in a confrontation with a hit-and-run suspect in Plymouth Township. "He was shot in the head," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. The suspect also was dead. Fox, a seven-year veteran of the force who lived in Gilbertsville, was the first Plymouth Township police officer killed in the line of duty, Ferman said.
September 14, 2012 |
OFFICER BRAD FOX, a seven-year veteran of the Plymouth Township police department and a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, was fatally shot in the line of duty Thursday just a day before his 35th birthday, Montgomery County authorities said. The alleged shooter was caught and killed, authorities said. "There are just no words that can begin to express the magnitude of this tragedy for Officer Fox's family, for his wife, for his beautiful little girl," said Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney.
September 13, 2012 |
After three hours of testimony that left even the defense attorney moved to the brink of tears, Christopher Easton, 21, a high school dropout from Northern Liberties, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for the attempted murder of Kevin Neary, a self-employed businessman who lived in the neighborhood. Neary, 29, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, was walking home Nov. 15 after a night out with friends when he was mugged on Bodine Street within view of his front door.
August 29, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - The man who killed six Sikh worshipers at a Wisconsin temple before fatally shooting himself had a history of alcohol problems and underwent a noticeable personality change in the preceding year, according to an investigative report released Tuesday. Wade Michael Page's sister told investigators he had a bloated appearance that made her wonder if he had been drinking recently, the report said. Kimberly Van Buskirk said her brother became more intense over the last year, as if he had lost his wit and sense of humor.