April 28, 2016 |
A South Jersey police officer is being credited with preventing two people from committing suicide when he stopped to check out a suspicious vehicle during a routine patrol. Bellmawr police said Patrolman Jared Walton spotted the vehicle in an unusual location in a business parking lot about 1:45 a.m. Monday. The officer saw two people inside the vehicle, which had the motor running, windows up, and a hose attached to the exhaust pipe, with the other end running into the vehicle.
April 22, 2016 |
A man was found dead near the Philadelphia Museum of Art Wednesday morning in what police believe to have been a suicide. The man, in his 30s, had a gunshot wound to his chest that police believe was self-inflicted. He was found outside by a runner at 8:23 a.m. near 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Philadelphian condominium building, at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, and across from the Art Museum. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead by medics at 8:30 a.m. Police say a gun was recovered.
April 21, 2016
The death of an 83-year-old woman found in her East Germantown home last week with a gunshot wound to her chest has been ruled a suicide, homicide detectives said Tuesday. Mary Morton shot herself in her home on the 400 block of East Cosgrove Street about 12:50 p.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center shortly afterward. Police initially thought Morton had been shot twice in her chest. But the Medical Examiner's Office determined that Morton had another "hole in her body due to cancer treatment," a police spokesman has said.
April 15, 2016 |
During a moment of silence late Wednesday afternoon on the University of Pennsylvania campus green, some of the dozens gathered there held posters that read, "You Are Not Alone," and, "This Is a Safe Space. " The campus church bell tolled six times. Then the next speaker came to the lectern to read more letters from anonymous students who had written their stories of depression and anxiety. The event was organized by friends of Penn junior Ao "Olivia" Kong, a finance major, who was hit by a Market-Frankford Line train at the nearby 40th Street station during Monday's morning rush.
February 26, 2016 |
IT'S A horrible reflection on our modern celebrity culture, but appearing on reality TV can cause or enhance all kinds of psychological problems and possibly even lead to death. When former contestant Alexa "Lex" McAllister died Feb. 13 from a pill overdose, she became the third "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" contestant to die of an apparent suicide. Jesse Csincsak , the season four "Bachelorette" winner and a friend of Alexa's, is now speaking to Life & Style about the pain the show causes.
January 24, 2016 |
A Chester County man has been charged with murder after he allegedly injected cocaine into his girlfriend in what he called a Romeo and Juliet-style suicide pact, then changed his mind after watching her die. Anthony Michael Noble, 27, of Phoenixville, is also charged with drug delivery resulting in death, tampering with evidence, and related crimes, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said. He was arraigned and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail awaiting a preliminary hearing in the case.
January 22, 2016 |
Counselors at an after-school homework program in Coatesville say that in two instances, they heard young people discussing suicide and were able to intervene to prevent tragedies. They used techniques they had learned recently in a program called Mental Health First Aid. More than 500,000 people nationwide have completed the training, and over 900 of those are teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, police officers, high school students, and community members in Chester County.
January 14, 2016
ISTANBUL - A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic districtyesterday, killing 10 foreigners - mostly German tourists - and wounding 15 other people in the latest in a string of attacks by the Islamic extremists targeting Westerners. The blast, just steps from the historic Blue Mosque and a former Byzantine church in the city's storied Sultanahmet district, was the first by ISIS to target Turkey's vital tourism sector, although terrorists have struck with deadly effect elsewhere in the country.
January 10, 2016 |
Javon Oglesby-Rice was in good spirits as he waited inside his delayed SEPTA train the afternoon of Jan. 2 while on his way home from a job interview that he hoped would help him pay for college. The senior wide receiver for Boys' Latin, however, had no idea that the death of his former teammate, friend and mentor was the reason for the delay. A man, who was later identified as Emmanuel Sloan, 19, reportedly had jumped in front of a Market-Frankford train about 3 p.m. at the 40th Street Station, a SEPTA spokesman said on the day of the incident.
January 8, 2016 |
"I got a knife. I want to kill myself. I'm dangerous. " Police said that's what the caller told the dispatcher at the Delaware County 911 center. When three Upper Darby Township police officers arrived at the apartment complex on South Bishop Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, they found David Zollo, 54, who has a history of severe mental problems, holding the weapon. "Drop the knife, drop the knife," the officers yelled as Zollo came at them, police said. One officer fired a Taser, striking the six-foot, 250-pound man. When Zollo charged at them again, Steven Taylor, a 13-year veteran, and Michael O'Connor, who has been on the force for four years, opened fire 12 times, killing Zollo.