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.
January 3, 2016
Question : I recently reserved a midsize rental car in Shannon, Ireland, for myself, my wife, and another couple through Hertz. At the airport, a Hertz representative upgraded us to an SUV, which sounded bigger, but was not. We were given the keys to an Opel Mokka, which was so small we could not fit our bags into it without putting two of them on our laps. I have driven stick-shift cars for 53 years, but when I started driving this car, I had trouble getting it into gear. I must say I was a bit frazzled, as the car was so small and there were four of us in it. I did get it going, but noticed a smell coming from the car right away, so I drove it around the airport block back to Hertz.
December 18, 2015 |
A Lawnside woman who left her children in the backseat of her SUV with the engine running was charged with neglect Wednesday, four days after a thief stole the vehicle and crashed it while the frightened children were inside, police said. Kyna C. Garnett, 32, also was charged with one count of fourth-degree abuse, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced in a news release Wednesday. The thief stole the vehicle about 30 seconds after Garnett went inside Colombo Liquors in Magnolia around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
December 16, 2015 |
The mother who left two children in an SUV that a thief stole and then crashed two minutes later - while she was inside a Magnolia liquor store just before midnight Saturday - has not been charged, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Monday. "No charges have been filed against her at this time, but we are continuing the investigation," Andy McNeil said. Authorities are withholding the identify of the 32-year-old Lawnside woman, to whom the 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were returned after they were treated for minor injuries at Cooper University Hospital, he said.