May 31, 2016
A 39-year-old man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a sport-utility vehicle early Sunday morning in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. The unidentified victim was found at about 5:12 a.m. in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Uplander by officers responding to a report of a shooting at 52nd Street and Woodland Avenue, according to a police statement. A medical team pronounced the victim dead, police said. A homicide investigation is underway. Police earlier reported the shooting death happened early Saturday.
May 27, 2016
An SUV rear-ended a school bus resulting in one injury Wednesday afternoon in Delaware County, authorities said. The accident occurred just after 3:50 p.m. on North State Road at Golfview Road near the Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield Township, authorities said. The driver of the SUV was injured but no further information was available. There were no reported injuries on the bus. - Robert Moran
May 23, 2016 |
A man was taken into custody Friday following a two-hour standoff with police in North Philadelphia after he allegedly stole an SUV, fled from the authorities, and pointed what looked like a real gun at an officer, police said Saturday. The 48-year-old man, whose name was not released, was spotted by patrol officers in North Philadelphia around 6 p.m. Friday driving a stolen 2013 Ford Escape, police said. The officers, in police vehicles, stopped the driver at 16th Street and Allegheny Avenue, police said, and the man then got out of the SUV and pushed an officer aside, almost knocking her to the ground.
May 15, 2016 |
A Philadelphia Police Department surveillance vehicle bearing a Google Maps logo seen in Center City on Wednesday was not authorized to use the logo, officials said Friday. "We have been informed that this unmarked vehicle belongs to the Police Department," police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said in an email. "Once this was brought to our attention, it was ordered that the decals be removed immediately. " The officers who used the logo were "trying to be creative," he added. News of the "Google" surveillance vehicle broke Wednesday morning, when a University of Pennsylvania assistant professor, Matt Blaze, noticed the white SUV on 13th Street near Arch and tweeted about it. He mistakenly called it a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle, but the online magazine Motherboard soon set the record straight.
May 14, 2016
Two SEPTA passengers were injured Thursday afternoon after a trolley and SUV crashed in the Ludlow section of Philadelphia, officials said. SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger said the crash, which occurred at Ninth Street and Girard Avenue, involved a Route 15 trolley. The extent of the passengers' injuries was unknown. Geiger said she wasn't sure if any more passengers were riding the trolley at the time of the crash. The SUV driver's condition was also unknown. SEPTA is running shuttle buses between 15th Street and the Delaware Loop until the trolley route can be cleared.
May 1, 2016 |
What began as a neighborhood feud concluded Friday with two broken lives - one woman maimed, and the other going to prison for seven to 15 years. Even Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Diana L. Anhalt said the word tragedy did not do justice to what has happened since Precious Coleman drove her SUV into Beatrice "Dee Dee" Spence on the afternoon of April 17, 2015. "I want people to know that if you fight like this, this is what could happen," Anhalt told the families of Spence and Coleman.
April 18, 2016 |
For Subaru, what couldn't be helped has turned into a rendezvous with history - and a gift that keeps on giving. Back in the '90's, when truck-based SUVs had become all the rage, Subaru wanted to get into this lucrative act. But alas, while the little Japanese automaker had the yen to field an SUV, its R&D piggy bank didn't contain enough yen to develop one. The solution was brilliant. The designers took an existing all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy station wagon, jacked it up a bit, and adorned it with macho SUV styling cues, notably hefty bumpers.
April 16, 2016 |
Police have found the SUV that was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash Wednesday night in Philadelphia's Kensington section. The victim, identified Thursday as 36-year-old Thomas Dunbar, was riding a scooter shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues when he was struck by Pontiac Aztek with New York tags that was turning right onto westbound Lehigh from Aramingo, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The scooter operator was dragged about 200 feet under the Pontiac, which left the scene without stopping, Small said.
March 20, 2016 |
Police are looking for an SUV that possibly struck a man after he had been stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia. The man, in his 20s, died at Temple University Hospital a short time after the incident Thursday night in the Frankford section, police said. Police said the man was stabbed several times in the chest around 8:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of Oxford Avenue and ran away. About a block away, on the 1500 block of Foulkrod Street, the wounded man either ran into, or was his hit by, a white SUV that drove off, police said.
February 20, 2016 |
The streets around City Hall turned into a demolition derby Thursday when a school bus, a SEPTA bus, a taxi cab, an SUV and a parked SEPTA van were involved in crashes that left a bank branch's window shattered. Police estimated that about 14 people suffered injuries in the crashes, which occurred around noon near 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. Officials said no students were on the school bus, but SEPTA said 13 passengers, including two children, on the Route 17 bus were taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out. "Nothing life-threatening, no fatalities," said Philadelphia police Capt.