CollectionsStreet Fight
IN THE NEWS

Street Fight

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 23, 1992 | By Cheryl Squadrito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Philadelphia man has been charged with homicide in connection with a March 27 street fight in Darby Borough that resulted in the death of another man 10 days later. A warrant was issued April 7 for the arrest of Lamont Walker, 20, of the 3000 block of Dauphin Street, and he was arrested Friday. A police affidavit gave this account: At 11 p.m. March 27, Walker and Jeffrey Branche, 42, of the 2000 block of West Ninth Street, Chester, were fighting at 10th and Center Streets.
SPORTS
August 24, 1988 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has lost his first fight as a professional boxer. Mitch Green, a former heavyweight contender, scored a TKO over Tyson early yesterday morning when the reigning boxing king sustained a broken right hand during a street fight in New York City. No refs. No judges. No gloves. A lot of mouth. A few witnesses. And conflicting reports. Tyson appeared at a news conference wearing a knuckles-to-elbow length cast, after suffering a hairline fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | By S.A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Courter - with wide grin, bright red tie and baby-blue shirt with sleeves rolled up - jogged from corner to corner, greeting people along the route of the 32d annual Labor Day parade in this working-class Middlesex County community. "You're good-looking; I'll vote for you," said Eleanor Halscheid, a retired nurse from nearby Middlesex Borough. "He's certainly got a lot of energy," said Henry Essins, a warehouse foreman from Plainfield. "I like that. " In all, Courter, the Republican candidate for governor, must have logged nearly five miles down Plainfield Avenue, past the row homes on Church Street and into Veterans Memorial Park, where he ate hot dogs and mingled with the holiday crowd.
NEWS
October 26, 1992 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Another Friday night, another "Game of the Year. " It was Council Rock's turn to try to tame Central Bucks West, 6-0 and on a 25-game winning streak, Friday night in Doylestown. It was a game between two of the three top-ranked teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, league and neighborhood rivals, with a league title and possible state playoff berth on the line. "This was a street fight like I've never seen before," the Bucks' Rob Swett said after another punishing night of playing a full 48 minutes in his team's 9-0 victory over Council Rock.
NEWS
September 23, 1992 | By Kevin McKinney and Timothy Cornell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
The West Chester police officer who struck Jorge Figueroa in the head with a nightstick, possibly contributing to Figueroa's death, apparently violated department policy in his use of the stick. According to the West Chester Police Department's procedure manual on deadly force, the nightstick must be used a "defensive tool," and "blows to the head and/or face will not be considered defensive tactics by the department. " But a police spokesman said there were extenuating circumstances in this case, because the officer was under attack and because the blow to the head was an accident.
NEWS
June 24, 2004 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The brother of a North Philadelphia woman killed across the street from her home Tuesday night was charged yesterday in connection with her death, as was one of the men he was allegedly shooting at. The shootings were over a fight between a daughter of the victim and another young woman who had been feuding, authorities said. Bethzaida Soto Diaz, 39, mother of five and grandmother of three, was shot once in the face after she tried to break up a fight between her relatives and other people along the 500 block of West Westmoreland Street.
SPORTS
December 9, 1999 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It had been nearly five years since St. Joseph's and Rutgers had gone at it on a basketball court. Yet the way the players snarled at and elbowed and shoved one another at the Palestra last night, they appeared to be two teams that had been sharing the same crowded dressing room for too long and had gotten on each other's nerves. In the end, though, it was the Hawks who went home feeling as if they had a score to settle. Even though St. Joseph's had two chances to take the lead or send the game into overtime in the final seconds, Rutgers (6-1)
NEWS
February 6, 1998 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The assault on a black Grays Ferry family whose windows and front door were smashed was not a case of whites attacking blacks. It was just a street fight, started when Raheem Williams and his cousin Warren Williams picked a fight with a man leaving a beef-and-beer party, defense attorneys argued yesterday. The Williams' teens picked the fight long before whites used racial slurs, argued attorneys for seven of the nine white men on trial, charged with ethnic intimidation and with assaulting Annette Williams, 34, and her son, Raheem, and nephew, both 18. Earlier yesterday, Mark Layden, 34, the defendant who allegedly started the brawl that ended with an angry white mob on the Williamses' porch, testified that he did not start the fight - Raheem William did. Layden said he walked out of St. Gabriel's church hall, where the party was held, and encountered Raheem Williams near 30th and Dickinson Streets.
SPORTS
April 29, 2003 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was no evidence that it happened, but no one would have been surprised if coach Ken Hitchcock had stood Kim Johnsson in the middle of the room during yesterday's team meeting and used him as Exhibit A for ratcheting up the Flyers' emotions for tonight's Game 3 against the Ottawa Senators. The nasty gashes above and below Johnsson's right eyebrow, carved by the stick of the Senators' Martin Havlat during the Flyers' 2-0 win Sunday night in Ottawa, certainly got Keith Primeau's blood boiling.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | Christine M. Flowers
"WHY DON'T you just give him a chance?" "We could have done worse. " "You're being paranoid. " "Maybe the Republican will win in the general election. " All of these statements were posted to my Facebook page on Tuesday night. They were in response to my less-than-subtle comments about the presumptive next mayor. And let me say this at the outset, so I can avoid the awkward insertion of "probable" in every paragraph: The possibility that Jim Kenney will not take up residence in the mayor's office next year is about as substantial as Amal Clooney's waistline.
NEWS
September 25, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
NONE OF THE bullets fired during a street fight Monday afternoon along North Broad Street had high-school sophomore Aisha Abdur Rahman's name on it. But the world is cruel, and one of those bullets traveled a half-block from where the gunman stood near Somerville Avenue and tore into the beautiful 15-year-old girl's back as she walked home from a day of classes at nearby Delaware Valley Charter High School, fatally wounding her just steps from...
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IF YOU FOUND Thomas Piketty's inequality best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century a bit too wonky, consider seeing "The Purge: Anarchy. " In this quickie sequel to the offbeat 2013 horror hit, a 1 percenter resembling Ann Romney presides over a gathering of rich people who watch fellow swells hunting unarmed members of the middle and lower classes. The rich people carry fancy fowling pieces and wear Wellington boots as they try to flush a covey of middle-class people, sort of like Dick Cheney going after pet quail on a game preserve that's more of a free-range zoo for the doomed.
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
A CIVILIAN employee of the Philadelphia Police Department has been charged with assault after she allegedly got into a street fight Sunday afternoon in South Philadelphia. Kathy Pugh, 52, a 27-year veteran assigned to the Reports Control Unit, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, criminal conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person for the 1 p.m. brawl with a 38-year-old woman on American Street near Porter, police said. Pugh, of 18th Street near Carpenter, also has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss, police said.
NEWS
June 26, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A PHILADELPHIA cop who allegedly pushed her own children to fight other kids - and who, on at least one occasion, allegedly jumped in a fight to punch a 14-year-old girl - was arrested yesterday on numerous assault and child-endangerment charges, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Officer Tamika Gross' propensity for fighting has twice been detailed by the Daily News , once in 2009 when she got into a street fight with another woman while she was on duty and once in 2013, when she allegedly brought her 16-year-old suspended daughter back to Lincoln High School to fight a 14-year-old girl over a boy. In the latter instance, which prosecutors said was caught on cellphone video, Gross is accused of jumping into the fight when her daughter started losing and punching her daughter's rival in the eye - twice.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
POLICE ARE asking the public for help to identify the gunman who opened fire during a street fight in Kensington on Tuesday night, killing a woman and injuring three men. The four victims were "totally innocent bystanders," homicide Capt. James Clark said. The incident started just before 6 p.m., when two women began fighting on Somerset Street near Lee, Clark said. About 20 to 30 other people joined the battle, leading one man to pull out a gun and begin blasting. One bullet hit Amanda Martinez, 20, of Luray Street near Front in Feltonville, in the chest, Clark said.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
GERARD SHAFFER JR. cried enough tears to douse a small fire Monday after a Philadelphia jury rejected a third-degree-murder charge against him and instead convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, a lesser crime. Shaffer, 23, who aspired to be a city firefighter like his late father, Gerard Sr., could face three to 12 months in prison when he is sentenced March 8 by Common Pleas Judge Lillian Ransom. Shaffer was tried for the April 2010 death of pedestrian Mark Wallace, 54, who slipped into a coma and succumbed to head injuries from a street fight with Shaffer and his father, who also was charged but died of a heart attack in December 2011.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
ON NOV. 21, 2009, William Panas Jr. was just being a "wiseass" when he dared off-duty Philadelphia cop Frank Tepper to shoot him during a Port Richmond street fight, a city prosecutor told a jury yesterday. "You're not going to shoot anybody," Panas, 21, said upon seeing Tepper point a Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handgun at him, Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry told the jury, on the first day of Tepper's murder trial. "Rather than just letting the kid be a wiseass, he pulled the trigger and shot him," Barry said during his opening argument.
SPORTS
September 12, 2011
FOOTBALL Team Record Preseason rankings in parentheses. 1. Holy Spirit (1) 1-0 Donta Pollock ran for 201 yards, and Nigel Jones ran for three TDs as the Spartans beat Oakcrest, 41-16, in what coach Charles Roman called "a street fight. " Next: Home Friday at 7 vs. Absegami. 2. Cherokee ( 2) 1-0 Defensive end Brandon Rapp's 27-yard interception return for a TD kick-started a second-half rally to a 27-13 victory over Lenape. Next: At Eastern Friday at 7. 3. St. Joseph (3)
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|