March 5, 2016 |
As his father mowed the grounds, Rodger Paisley, barely a teenager, would sit on a porch of the Chester County estate owned by an Army colonel, mesmerized by his war stories and an impressive mustache that curled upward at both ends. When Paisley made a career move two decades later, he had Col. Horace Shelmire in mind. "When I found out I could call myself a colonel if I became an auctioneer, that sealed the deal," said Paisley, 66, who started PaisleyAuctions in 1987. On Saturday, Paisley, the man they call "the Colonel" - a traditional title for auctioneers dating to the Civil War - plans to auction off 14 classic vehicles, including a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, a 1930 Packard Phaeton, and a 1945 Diamond T that Paisley calls "the Cadillac of trucks.
January 28, 2016 |
A Montgomery County man was drunk, high and unlicensed when he backed his station wagon into a canal, killing two friends, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said today. Robert Bruce Hoffman, 21, of Collegeville, was charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses for the deaths of Clinton Berger, 29, and Lauren Magargal, 25, according to District Attorney Kevin R. Steele. Hoffman, Berger, Margargal and another passenger were parked in a 2007 Volkswagen Passat between Tow Path Road and the Schuylkill River the night of Oct 4. As Hoffman prepared to leave, he instead backed over the edge of the embankment and into the canal.
January 17, 2016
PHILADELPHIA POLICE were looking Friday for a man who, posing as a Department of Licenses and Inspections employee, has been telling residents in North Philadelphia that the city was going to demolish their homes. The incidents occurred Jan. 8 and Wednesday on the 2500 block of North Colorado Street, the 2400 block of West Cumberland Street, and the 2400 block of West Sergeant Street, the Mayor's Office of Communications said in a statement. The man wore a reflective vest and yellow hard hat, but presented no identification.
January 17, 2016 |
Philadelphia police were looking Friday for a man who, posing as a Department of Licenses and Inspections employee, has been telling residents in North Philadelphia that the city was going to demolish their homes. The incidents occurred Jan. 8 and Wednesday on the 2500 block of North Colorado Street, the 2400 block of West Cumberland Street, and the 2400 block of West Sergeant Street, the Mayor's Office of Communications said in a statement. The man wore a reflective vest and yellow hard hat, but presented no identification.
December 9, 2015 |
Two people died in a two-car accident Monday night in New Hope at Route 202 and North Sugan Road, officials said. Solebury Township police said a Nissan SUV and Volvo station wagon collided head-on shortly before 7:15 p.m. The Volvo's adult male driver and a female passenger in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, police said. The Nissan driver, an adult male, was flown in a medical helicopter to a hospital. His condition wasn't available. The circumstances remain under investigation.
June 20, 2014 |
WHAT SHOULD have been a quick walk home from school yesterday turned into an hourlong ordeal for one Northeast Philly teen, the victim of a gunpoint kidnapping that saw him dumped on the other side of the city, police said. Just before 2 p.m., the boy, a ninth-grader at George Washington High School, called his dad, Christian Garnica, to say he'd be home soon, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. But as he rounded the corner to his house, on Ferndale Street near Greymont in Bustleton, the teen - whose name the Daily News is withholding - spotted two men waiting for him. Those men brandished handguns and grabbed the boy. They covered his eyes with tape and forced him into a nearby Subaru station wagon, Stanford said.
June 10, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Police detective's business card sat in Russell Samuel Stiver's wallet for years, long after Stiver left the city, his large family reduced by two. Once a year, whether he was living in Missouri or Ohio, Stiver would drive his Ford station wagon back to Philly alone, to find out if police or anyone else had seen or heard from his daughter Sandra or daughter-in-law Martha. One day soon, three of Stiver's children - Hazel, Tom and Patrick - will drive back to Pennsylvania, 46 years after Sandy and Marty went missing.
July 5, 2013 |
A serial burglar whose assault last month of a North Jersey woman was captured on a hidden nanny cam leaped out of a closet more than 20 years ago and pummeled another woman, dragging her by her hair, in a similar home invasion in Burlington County. Shawn Custis, 42, is being held on $750,000 bail in the Essex County Jail on attempted murder, robbery, and burglary charges after the June 21 attack in Millburn. The two attacks, years apart, appear to be bookends to a lengthy rap sheet.
February 14, 2013 |
The children needed shoes. That was all Matilda Myers needed to hear. Her husband, John, was an engineer for RCA in Camden, a city starting to shudder under the weight of poverty in 1962. At home in Haddonfield one evening, he told her about children he'd seen playing in a street, a troubling sight because they were barefoot. That year, rather than giving their usual $100 gift to Lutheran World Action, they and their own two children went to Gig's Shoes on Federal Street and bought coupons for sneakers, $2 a pair.
August 13, 2012 |
Is it possible to live your life as an automotive Jekyll-and-Hyde? Can you pull up to the soccer field in a sedate station wagon, disgorge a mob of howling little David Beckhams, then slip off to a winding country road and do a convincing imitation of a Corvette ZR-1 in mid-scream? It is possible if you can dollar up for a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG High Performance Wagon (base price $91,500) or a Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon ($63,215). These Benz and Caddy wagons have to be the ultimate wolves in sheep's clothing.