May 7, 2015 |
THE BULLET that found the right side of 24-year-old Gerald Sawyer's head on the night of Jan. 2 was never meant for him, a man and a woman charged in his murder testified yesterday at a preliminary hearing for two of their co-defendants. Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon held the co-defendants - alleged triggerman Wayne Brown-Griffin and Fatima Moses, who faces only gun charges for allegedly hiding Brown-Griffin's gun after the slaying - on all charges after hearing testimony from Brown-Griffin's wife, Tameca Rivera, and Semaj Lemar.
February 27, 2015 |
With three games left in the regular season, two of Temple's top scorers have gone into a shooting funk. For the Owls to win their remaining games and keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive, senior Jesse Morgan and junior Quenton DeCosey will need to start hitting shots again. DeCosey is second on the team in scoring (12.1 points per game) and Morgan is right behind him (12.0). Both have hit numerous big shots this season, but they haven't done much lately. In his last six games, DeCosey shot 14 for 52 (26.9 percent)
January 16, 2015 |
DECADES AGO - before houses sprang up between his block of 12th Street and Broad Street - Wes Hatton used the open space in his North Philadelphia neighborhood to teach his daughter and her friend Kim Jones how to ride bikes. Hatton, who has lived on 12th Street near Jefferson for 55 years, knew Jones all her life. He can't grasp the fact that someone killed her Tuesday morning, firing a single bullet into the back of her skull just steps from Hatton's and Jones' side-by-side rowhouses.
January 11, 2015 |
A DEFENSE ATTORNEY told a jury yesterday that his 25-year-old client - on trial for first-degree murder of a man who was fatally shot in front of his 5-year-old son - was the victim of "a horrible case of mistaken identity. " "I want you to know that the man who committed that shooting is not in the courtroom," attorney Brian McMonagle, who represents defendant Jahmir Harris, said in his closing argument. Assistant District Attorney Erin Boyle told jurors there was more evidence than just the identification from an eyewitness.
January 10, 2015 |
Player development is a huge part of the 76ers' rebuilding plan. Coach Brett Brown was one of the NBA's first player-development instructors when he got his start with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. He and Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie hired assistant coaches with player-development backgrounds and they have been putting in time with the players before and after practices. But at 5-29, the Sixers remain hard to watch at times. It's not uncommon for them to shoot several air balls or have a shot clank off the side of the backboard during games.
January 8, 2015 |
IN THE DESERT of defense that has been the first 2 months of this season, there is an oasis of offense up in Easton, overseen by a man who recruits shooters and teaches an offense that has stood the test of time, even this time, when defense, after a one-season homage to scoring, is once again ruling college basketball. Lafayette College's Fran O'Hanlon coaches the nation's second best three-point shooting team. The Leopards' 42.9 percent from the arc is a full 9 percentage points better than the national average.
January 7, 2015 |
A South Philadelphia man went on trial on murder charges Monday, accused of gunning down a man in front of his young son during the Christmas holidays two years ago. Two nights before Christmas 2012, prosecutors say, Jahmir Harris, 25, opened fire on Louis Porter, 45, in a pharmacy parking lot while Porter's 5-year-old son was a few steps away. Assistant District Attorney Erin Boyle said Harris - intending to kill Porter over a $4,000 drug debt - had followed him and, in "complete disregard for the life of a 5-year-old child," fired at Porter, his car, and nearby cars.
January 5, 2015 |
LOS ANGELES - One would think Michael Carter-Williams would be a much better shooter, considering the player-development backgrounds on the 76ers' coaching staff. One would also think the second-year point guard would be a long-range sniper based on all the hours he works on his outside shot. Instead, Carter-Williams struggles with everything besides getting to the rim. He is shooting 38 percent from the field and 24.3 percent on three-pointers. He has made just 62.3 percent of his foul shots.
January 5, 2015 |
A domestic dispute that started early Saturday morning in Pennsauken left a woman and her father hospitalized in Camden and the woman's ex-boyfriend dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Camden County police said. At 3:45 a.m., a woman called her father after finding her tires were flat. Once her father arrived, they began to drive off. However, police said, the woman's ex-boyfriend Marques Johnson, 23, of Pennsauken, pulled up alongside them near the corner of Baird Boulevard and Marlton Pike in Camden.
December 29, 2014 |
Jordan Matter is a one-man flash mob - with a camera. On a frosty Monday in early December, Matter and two dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet and one from BalletX are pinballing around downtown, politely commandeering Santa's seat in City Hall's courtyard, an entire block of Addison Street, and a divider in the middle of South Broad Street - during rush hour. See it. Feel it. Shoot it. That's how Matter works. The eye behind the lens of Dancers Among Us , a 2012 New York Times best seller and an Oprah Magazine best book, says his process "relies on serendipity.