May 6, 1990 |
Someone staged a demolition derby at Wrightstown Used Auto Parts, much to the surprise of the owners. An intruder, driving one of the cars parked in the auto body store's compound, smashed it into 12 other cars there sometime last weekend, causing an estimated $4,000 in damage to the vehicles, said Buckingham police. The cars, intended to be used for parts, were parked behind a fence at the store at 870 Penns Park Rd. in Wrightstown. Police said the driver started up one of the cars and used it to crash into the others.
October 1, 2012
A 10-year-old boy stole a truck on a West Philadelphia street Sunday and smashed it into five parked cars before neighbors caught him, police said. The white Ford truck was parked on the 6200 block of Market Street while its owner moved furniture from an apartment, according to police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien. The boy swiped the keys from a back door of the truck and tried to drive away, she said. He got barely a block before neighbors detained him. No one was injured, O'Brien said.
October 1, 2012
A 10-year-old boy stole a truck off a West Philadelphia street Sunday and smashed it into five parked cars before he was caught by neighbors, police said. The white Ford truck was parked along the 6200 block of Market Street the truck while the vehicle's owner moved furniture from an apartment, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a department spokeswoman. The boy swiped the keys from a rear door and attempted to drive away, she said. He made it barely a block before being detained by area residents.
September 28, 1996 |
Pennsauken resident Paula Wortham was showing a visitor the damaged front of her house yesterday when a gutter came loose and dropped with a thud on the front steps. Her front porch was lying in a heap on her front lawn and the metal railings leading up to her front door had come detached. Wortham, a toll collector on the New Jersey Turnpike, had just arrived at work Thursday night when she was told that the driver of a car, frantically retreating from two gunmen, had backed into her Remington Avenue house.
April 11, 1988 |
Mel Benner smashed a meet record in the 800-meter race and won the 1,600- meter run Saturday to pace Gwynedd-Mercy Academy to second place in the Red Lion Track and Field Invitational at Millersville University. The Mustangs scored 45 points; Milton Hershey won with 85. Benner, a sophomore, snapped the tape in the 800 in 2 minutes, 20 seconds, breaking the meet record of 2:22 set by Gwynedd-Mercy's Colleen Scanlan in 1985. Benner won the 1,600 in 5:14, and anchored the 3,200-meter and 1,600 relays, which placed second and third, respectively.
September 2, 1998 |
Mark McGwire, if there were still any doubts, is truly amazing. On the latest magical night in the Cardinals slugger's historic season, he made two more baseballs disappear. And this time he made a fan vanish, too. McGwire clubbed his 56th and 57th homers in St. Louis' 7-1 win over Florida last night, 922 feet of center-field bombs that pushed the muscle-bound first baseman past Hack Wilson's 68-year-old National League record. "That's a pretty awesome feat," McGwire said.
September 22, 1997 |
The offensive line had little trouble creating the holes and the running backs had even less of a problem exploiting them. Using an overpowering running game, Owen J. Roberts earned a 32-0 win over St. Pius X (1-3) in a Pioneer Atlethic Conference battle Friday night. Junior tailback Matt Lucas was the first and last Wildcat to get into the end zone. Lucas scored on a 10-yard run just 1 minute, 41 seconds into the contest and then scored on a 12-yard run just before the half to give the home team a 32-0 lead.
October 29, 2010 |
Nick Gazzara, South Jersey's leading boys' soccer scorer this fall, shattered the Sacred Heart school record for goals in a season during the Lions' 7-2 Cape-Atlantic League win Thursday over visiting St. Joseph. Gazzara broke Matt Bik's 2008 record of 33 goals in a season with the first of his three goals in the game. The Lions (17-1) senior has 36 goals in 18 games. Matt Beckett added two goals and three assists. Also in the Cape-Atlantic, Andrew Kimball scored in the second minute off an assist by James Ruff and the goal stood up for Ocean City in a 1-0 triumph at Oakcrest.
February 7, 1992 |
A military transport plane practicing landings plunged nose-first into the ground yesterday, smashing into a restaurant, setting a motel on fire and killing 16 people. As amazed witnesses watched, flames shot 60 feet into the air, and raced along the ground and over the roof and walls of the motel and restaurant, trapping guests inside. "It looked like Pearl Harbor," said Mark Whitehead, who lives nearby and rushed to the scene. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.
October 26, 2002 |
Lenape used some trickery to take the lead, than turned to old-fashioned smash-mouth football to expand on it last night. The result was a dominating 35-7 win over host Cherokee in a Burlington/Olympic Conference American Division game. That makes two come-from-behind wins in a row for Lenape (6-0, 5-0) over quality opponents, and gives the Indians a 6-0 record for the first time in school history. Lenape was 5-0 in coach Bucky Mitchell's first season in 1990. "That means a lot, a real lot," said Rob Williams, who ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns, and was the pivotal figure in the game's key play.