June 27, 2012 |
DION WAITERS SYRACUSE Position: Guard Height, weight: 6-4, 215 Hometown: Philadelphia Relevant Stats: 12.6 points off the bench as a sophomore in 24.1 minutes. Breakdown: Zooming up draft charts. Lottery lock. Power guard who teams are comparing in style to Dwyane Wade. Improved long-range shooter. Seen as a very good pick-and-roll player. Could go as high as No. 5. -- MAALIK WAYNS VILLANOVA Position: Guard Height, weight: 6-2, 185 Hometown: Philadelphia Relevant Stats: 17.6 points as a junior Breakdown: Terrific penetrator with serious quickness.
June 18, 2012 |
A Clifton, N.J., police officer surrendered to authorities just before midnight Sunday after barricading himself in his estranged wife's Doylestown Township house, sporadically shooting at police and injuring one officer, authorities said. The upscale neighborhood of Doylestown Lea, where Father's Day cookouts had been planned on a gorgeous, sunny day, turned into a tense scene with weapons-toting police and armored vehicles arriving shortly after 2 p.m. to await the resolution of a standoff, which finally came hours later.
June 17, 2012 |
While it is not his job to put the talent together, the job of evaluating and projecting which players will and will not help the Sixers is a huge part of what director of player personnel Courtney Witte does. Witte has spent most of the last week evaluating players at the NBA predraft camp in Chicago and in Treviso, Italy, where he and senior vice president of basketball operations Tony DiLeo scouted the players dubbed the best in Europe. On Friday morning, Witte put two more players through the paces - Big East rookie of the year Moe Harkless of St. John's and Georgetown's Hollis Thompson - as the Sixers attempt to finalize their plans for the June 28 draft.
May 19, 2012 |
Camden residents David Bullard, 27, and Shakara Colbert, 23, were arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting in the city this month, authorities said. Bullard is accused of shooting Gary Boggs around 4 p.m. on May 3 on the 1600 block of Pulaski Street, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden Police. Colbert allegedly drove Bullard from the scene in a minivan. About two hours after the incident, the van was stopped at Eighth and Jefferson Streets with Bullard in the driver's seat, according to authorities.
May 17, 2012 |
Stephanie Thompson wanted justice for the death of her 4-year-old son Brandon. The energetic, happy, and loving child was playing near his uncle in August 2008 in Camden when he was killed instantly, caught in cross fire between his uncle and another man fighting a petty feud. On Wednesday, the gunmen — Martin Pierce, 23, and Donnald Lindsey, 24 — left the Camden County Hall of Justice with lengthy sentences issued by Superior Court Judge Michele Fox. The justice meted out, however, was not exactly what Thompson wanted.
April 5, 2012
Police are seeking the killer of a man gunned down Wednesday afternoon in Camden's Lanning Square neighborhood. Lee Adams, 30, of Camden, was shot several times around 2:15 p.m. at Avon and Royden Streets, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden police said Thursday. Friends took him to Cooper University Hospital, where he died about two hours later. Contact Lance Saunders, an investigator with the Prosecutor's Office, at 856-225-8513, or Camden Detective Sean Donlon at 856-757-7420 with any information on the case.
March 29, 2012 |
POLICE IN SANFORD, Fla., marched a handcuffed George Zimmerman into police headquarters the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, and a video shot by a security camera picked up no obvious sign of injury to the neighborhood-watch volunteer. The video first aired Wednesday night on ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer. " Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old from Miami Gardens Feb. 26. Police said that Zimmerman told them he shot Martin in self-defense after the 6-foot high-school junior punched him, got on top of him then began banging his head into a sidewalk.
March 25, 2012 |
MIAMI - Attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin and the Florida Neighborhood Watch captain who fatally shot the unarmed teen offered different perspectives Saturday on the federal investigation of the death. Daryl D. Parks, an attorney for the Martin family, told board members of the National Association of Black Journalists that family members met with federal and local officials for more than an hour Thursday. He said the family left the meeting "with a strong sense that Justice was very committed" to investigating the case.
March 22, 2012 |
BOSTON - Game to game, his minutes nearly vanished. Two minutes. Four minutes. One minute. That's all Syracuse freshman Rakeem Christmas got. Over the last seven games of Syracuse's regular season, he was on the court for 17 minutes, total. You'd assume those were garbage minutes, except for this little twist: Christmas started every one of those games. Staying out there obviously was the issue for the Academy of the New Church graduate. If Christmas leaned in the wrong direction on the opening tip, a substitute was headed to the scorer's table.
March 20, 2012 |
A North Philadelphia man was killed Sunday night outside a corner grocery store as he tried to catch a man who had just shot the store owner. Police described 26-year-old Rafael Santiago DelValle as the "Good Samaritan" in a robbery at La Familia Latina, a mini-mart in the 3500 block of North Fifth Street. Police had initially identified the dead man as a bandit involved in the shooting, but investigators said Monday that DelValle was in fact the victim and a friend of the store owner.