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March 30, 1997 | By Douglas Belkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A newborn girl is hospitalized in stable condition after she was found naked and abandoned under the stairwell of an Eagleville apartment building yesterday morning. The child was rushed to Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, where she was admitted at about 9:30 a.m. in serious condition with a body temperature of 85 degrees, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Beth Hardnock. Hardnock said the infant had been born about two hours before she was found. After three hours under warming lamps, the baby was moved out of special care and was in good condition, she added.
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September 22, 2009
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University said the body of a missing student has been found at the bottom of a stairwell about 75 yards from where he was last seen alive. The university said last night that 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado of Latrobe was found dead about 6 p.m. at the Hosler Building. University police say it looks like Dado fell about 15 feet to the concrete below. University Police Director Steve Shelow said that there was no reason to suspect foul play and that the death appeared to be an accident.
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September 30, 2010
An unidentified man was found stabbed to death Wednesday night inside a rooming house in North Philadelphia, police said. Officers responded about 9:15 p.m. to the 2300 block of Germantown Avenue and saw the body of the man in the second-floor stairwell, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. - Robert Moran
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December 17, 2011
A 13-year-old boy spent more than nine hours locked in the stairwell of an East Germantown middle school before being released early Friday, police said. Relatives of David Fields, 13, said his screams led them to him after a night of searching, including an earlier stop at Roosevelt Middle School, 430 E. Washington Lane. His mother, Angela Johnson, said janitors at the school would not let family members in and told them they had not seen or heard him. The teen's family reported him missing after he did not come home from school after its 3 p.m. dismissal.
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May 15, 1994 | By Karin Braedt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After six months of juggling classrooms and transferring 37 students to nearby Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the once-condemned stairwell to the second floor of the elementary school here has been replaced. Students will be able to use the stairwell "very soon," said Linda Gavula, school district business administrator. On Dec. 4, after the school's engineer declared one of the two stairwells unsafe, the New Jersey Department of Education ordered the second floor closed.
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April 9, 1997 | By John Murphy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Her name - for now - is Bunny Doe. The day before Easter, she was found abandoned under the stairwell of an Eagleville apartment building, naked except for a powder-blue knit cap. She was just 2 hours old and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Her umbilical cord had been tied off with a white shoelace. Other than that, little is known about the infant. Yesterday, after a week and a half of investigation, Montgomery County officials said they knew even less about Bunny's parents.
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February 28, 1994 | By Karin Braedt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Today, the eighth graders are coming back. Their three classrooms on the second floor of the Magnolia Public School remain off-limits because of an unsafe stairwell, so they will have to meet in small instruction groups in hallways and offices, but they are returning nonetheless. School officials decided last week that despite the inconveniences, having the 37 eighth graders return was less dangerous than having them cross busy Warwick Road to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where they had been having class since the state closed down the second floor of the school in December.
NEWS
August 9, 1997 | By Douglas Herbert and Lisa Sandberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
A 35-year-old Chester man was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday in the April 1996 shooting of a man found in the stairwell of his Chester boarding house. Kevin Kelly sat without expression last night as the verdict was read in a Delaware County courtroom empty save for three female members of his family and, on the other side, the victim's mother. The conviction means that Kelly, of the first block of 22d Street, will get a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without parole for the slaying of Sam London.
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December 18, 2003 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the cold and in the drizzle, beneath the grim sky, a small group of protesters stomped and chanted: "Don't mess with Furness! Don't mess with Furness!" They passed out flyers with lurid headlines - Butchers of Broad Street! - and held up portraits of Frank Furness, designer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a bright blue tear cascading down his mustached cheek. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Robert Venturi was there, in front of the landmark academy building.
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February 4, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - By the time the fifth train from Secaucus rolled into MetLife Stadium with another thousand fans Sunday, both sides of this very Jersey Super Bowl were already defeated. By Secaucus. They slumped off the train silently, overheated, claustrophobic, transformed from upbeat football fans from out West into huddled masses of East Coast commuters, bitter and sarcastic about their long commute on NJ Transit. "Jersey sucks!" they had shouted in unison while stuck for 90 minutes in a Secaucus stairwell, some with only their Seattle Skittles to sustain them, dour demeanors in contrast to the bright sherbet colors of Bronco orange and Seahawk lime.
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February 14, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police responding to a report of a disturbance found the body of a Norristown teenager inside a Chester County apartment that was on fire, officials said. The victim was identified as Kevin Allen, 17, who was staying at his father's unit in the Hanover Garden Apartments on East Schuylkill Road in North Coventry Township. The death was ruled a homicide, said District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan. State police, Philadelphia, and Chester County arson teams are investigating, he said. Hogan said that blood was found in the stairwell leading to the unit and that investigators were awaiting results of the autopsy and arson investigation.
NEWS
October 13, 2012
An 27-year-old inmate at the federal prison at Fort Dix was sentenced to 10 more years behind bars for pushing a fellow prisoner down a stairwell, killing him. David Besaw, originally convicted in 2010 of possessing child pornography, had been slated to be released in January until he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in federal court in Camden in April. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which announced the sentencing, Besaw, of Newington, Conn., pushed an inmate identified only as F.F. down a stairwell after an argument on Nov. 4, 2010.
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July 21, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police announced the arrests Thursday of five teenagers in the case of a girl, 12, who was raped this week at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center. Investigators had said four teens had been arrested as of Thursday afternoon. Hours later, police confirmed that a fifth boy was in custody. Police said an aunt had brought him to the Special Victims Unit. The suspects, whose names were not released because of their ages, are 14 and 15, police said. They are charged with rape, simple assault, and other offenses.
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July 20, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police announced the arrests Thursday of five teenagers in the case of a girl, 12, who was raped this week at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center. Investigators had said four teens had been arrested as of Thursday afternoon. Hours later, police confirmed that a fifth boy was in custody. Police said an aunt had brought him to the Special Victims Unit. The suspects, whose names were not released because of their ages, are 14 and 15, police said. They are charged with rape, simple assault, and other offenses.
NEWS
May 12, 2012 | By Dylan Purcell and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Minutes after the school day began at Germantown High School, police said, a 15-year-old male student who was supposed to be in class slipped down a stairwell into the basement - an area off limits to students. He beckoned a female, also a freshman, to follow. She did, and it was there, the girl told police, that the boy violently raped her. Police have not disclosed how long the May 4 attack went on, but one local television station reported that the girl told police she screamed for help and no one heard her. While details of this case appear especially severe, crime in stairwells and other little-used areas of the sprawling school building has been a significant problem in recent years.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | Morgan Zalot, Daily News Staff Writer
  A student at Germantown High School was in police custody Tuesday after he allegedly raped a fellow student in the basement of the school early Friday morning. Special Victims Unit Capt. John Darby said the students, two freshmen who'd known each other a few weeks, had been hanging out talking in a stairwell around 7:45 a.m. Friday when the boy ran down the stairs into a basement area, prompting the girl to follow. "The initial contact on that particular day was conversational," Darby said.
NEWS
December 17, 2011
A 13-year-old boy spent more than nine hours locked in the stairwell of an East Germantown middle school before being released early Friday, police said. Relatives of David Fields, 13, said his screams led them to him after a night of searching, including an earlier stop at Roosevelt Middle School, 430 E. Washington Lane. His mother, Angela Johnson, said janitors at the school would not let family members in and told them they had not seen or heard him. The teen's family reported him missing after he did not come home from school after its 3 p.m. dismissal.
NEWS
September 30, 2010
An unidentified man was found stabbed to death Wednesday night inside a rooming house in North Philadelphia, police said. Officers responded about 9:15 p.m. to the 2300 block of Germantown Avenue and saw the body of the man in the second-floor stairwell, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. - Robert Moran
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