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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
A band played last Friday evening as guests mingled on the sidewalk over hors d'oeuvres, then took seats in the street at long tables laid with hand-printed placemats, below strings of festive lights. It could've been mistaken for the city's latest pop-up beer garden - but this was American Street, the five-lane, industrial artery at the frontier of gentrification pushing west from Fishtown and north from Northern Liberties. Normally, the street isn't much to look at: Vacant lots sprout high weeds and chain link.
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
A band played last Friday evening as guests mingled on the sidewalk over hors d'oeuvres, then took seats in the street at long tables laid with hand-printed placemats, below strings of festive lights. It could've been mistaken for the city's latest pop-up beer garden - but this was American Street, the five-lane, industrial artery at the frontier of gentrification pushing west from Fishtown and north from Northern Liberties. Normally, the street isn't much to look at: Vacant lots sprout high weeds and chain link.
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Two North Philadelphia brothers accused of shooting and seriously wounding an 11-year-old bystander to avenge a street fight have been acquitted of all charges. A Common Pleas Court jury deliberated for about 21/2 hours Monday before acquitting Marcellus Temple, 27, and Jalaal Spady, 18, of aggravated assault, attempted murder, and two gun counts in the April 6, 2014, shooting that wounded Kashie Crawford. For Spady, Monday was the first time he had been out of jail since he was charged at age 16, defense attorney Leon D. Goodman said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
An East Germantown man has been charged with killing Najee Rivera, 23, during a street fight on a Kensington corner in December, Philadelphia police said Monday. Khalil Henderson, 22, of the 5700 block of Kemble Avenue, was arrested Friday and charged with murder and related offenses in the shooting death of Rivera at C and Somerset Streets on Dec. 5, 2015, according to police. Rivera died months before he was expected to testify at the trial of two officers accused of beating him after a traffic stop in Kensington in 2013.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
A CONVICTED murderer who came very close to taking another life this weekend is now on the run, according to police, and authorities are seeking the public's help in tracking him down. About 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Rashon Solice, 37, of Philadelphia, allegedly went to a home on Copley Road near Long Lane in Upper Darby looking for a woman named "Nicole. " When the male resident of the home, who had only met Solice on one prior occasion, said he did not know Nicole's whereabouts, an argument ensued, according to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
SPORTS
December 4, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NEW YORK - There he was: Sam Hinkie, the Sixers' invisible general manager, usually harder to find than a snipe in the bushes. But Wednesday night Hinkie was right where a general manager ought to be during a time of crisis: outside the visitors' locker room at Madison Square Garden, basketball's holy temple, ready to explain the club's decrees and actions as it suspended the Big Asset for street fighting. Ready to take ownership, the Sixers' motto in these trying times. The Sixers on Wednesday suspended troubled rookie Jahlil Okafor, but only after universal outrage at video of a second street fight; one that ended with a motionless victim lying face-down, bleeding from the head.
SPORTS
December 4, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I was in Milwaukee the December night that Charles Barkley rearranged a heckler's nose during a brief street fight that took place after the guy followed Barkley out of a bar and challenged him to show how tough he was. This was before Twitter and Instagram, before Periscope and Meerkat. It was long before everyone carried a video camera in his or her pocket. Even a conscientious newspaper beat man, one painfully aware that Barkley required considerable monitoring, might not hear of such an incident until the next morning, when a hotel worker mentioned that the Milwaukee Police Department had come to collect Barkley before he checked out. Times change.
SPORTS
November 28, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor was involved in a fight outside a Boston nightclub early Thursday morning, according to a video obtained and published by the website TMZ.com. In the video, Okafor - who stands 6-foot-11, weighs 271 pounds, and turns 20 on Dec. 15 - is seen shouting at several individuals, then shoving a man to the ground. After at least one person tries to restrain him, Okafor punches a man who appears to be the same individual he had pushed, knocking him to the pavement again.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Carolyn Ruggeri went to Camden on Wednesday to help heroin addicts avoid the fate of her daughter, Rose, who died a drug-related death in 2012. Patty DiRenzo was there for her late son, Sal. And for Tom Bush, the effort was likewise personal: He's lost three extended family members - all in their 20s - to heroin in recent years. "We're trying to spread awareness about this epidemic," Bryan J. Bush, assistant business manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, told about 50 law enforcement officers, union members, and other volunteers in front of Camden County police headquarters.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writervellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
POLICE NABBED a man charged in a brutal stabbing in West Oak Lane on Thursday after he turned up at the same hospital as his alleged victim. Shortly after 1 a.m., officers responding to reports of a stabbing found a 49-year-old man collapsed in a bloody heap inside the Rodriguez Mini Market, on the corner of Ogontz Avenue and 68th Street, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The store's staff told police that the man had burst through the front door minutes earlier, shouting that he needed help.
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.
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