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December 16, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 15, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Gloucester County man was charged with kidnapping for stealing an SUV - in which two children were left alone as backseat passengers - from the parking lot of a Camden County liquor store about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Christopher Dumas, 38, of Paulsboro, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and theft. Magnolia police say he crashed the stolen Trailblazer into another vehicle during his getaway, causing it to flip over. The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl from Lawnside, suffered minor scrapes and were treated and released from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, police said.
NEWS
November 16, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2015 BMW X6M: The M is for mmm-mmm. Price: $115,150 as tested. The test model started at a far more modest $102,100, but a few add-ons broke the bank - including $1,900 for the Driver Assistance Plus package. More options are detailed below. Marketer's pitch: "Meet the new extravagance. " That's what the company declares for those looking at El Cheapo X6 sports activity coupé, which costs mere pocket change at $59,800. I'm sure a quick sweep of the couch cushions will uncover that, plus enough for a few options.
NEWS
November 11, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE LAST TIME Taylor saw her big brother, he was being his usual goofy self. Shakoor Arline had dropped the 17-year-old off outside her high school in Montgomery County, and she ran to get inside, darting up the steps. But as she neared the door, Shakoor called out: "You're not going to give me a hug?" So Taylor ran back to the car to oblige her older brother, her protector, who left her with one final message: "Good luck on your test today. I love you. " Carla, their aunt, choked back tears last night as she recounted the exchange, the last between the siblings.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a young boy was killed and a mother and her child seriously injured in separate hit-and-run incidents Monday night, Philadelphia police asked for the public's help in identifying the drivers responsible. They also highlighted rewards posted in each hit and run - $20,000 in the death of the 4-year-old boy in Kingsessing, and $10,000 in the case of the 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son in Fairhill. Mother and child remained in critical condition Tuesday at Temple University Hospital, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
YOU CAN call them cute utes. Or wee SUVs. Or soft-road crossovers. If you're being really specific (and boring), they're subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles. And - wowee zowee - there will be plenty of them at the Philadelphia Auto Show opening Saturday through Feb. 8 at the convention center. We're talking brand newbies from Honda (HR-V), Mazda (CX-3), Fiat (500X), Jeep (Renegade) and Chevrolet (Trax). Plus 2015 updates from Nissan (Juke), Kia (Soul), the trailblazing (since 2004!
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A WOMAN was clinging to life last night after a horrific accident in Bustleton, police said. Just after 5:30 p.m., a 46-year-old woman was dropping her kids off at the Klein Jewish Community Center, on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road, when she became pinned underneath her Honda SUV, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman's head and torso wedged under the passenger side of the vehicle, Small said. Only her feet and lower legs were visible.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New York state man was charged Wednesday with allowing an unlicensed teenager to drive an SUV that flipped along a Poconos roadway in August, killing three Bucks County teenagers and injuring a fourth. Michael J. Ware, 53, of Scarsdale, was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges including endangering the welfare of children and involuntary manslaughter, according to Janine Edwards, district attorney of Wayne County, Pa. The crash near Wallenpaupack Lake Estates killed three 15-year-old Council Rock High School sophomores - Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher - and injured a fourth.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 16-year-old Bucks County high school student was struck and killed early Wednesday by an SUV when the 18-year-old driver failed to stop for a school bus even though its stop arm was deployed and its lights were flashing, officials said. They said the victim was crossing Bensalem Boulevard in Bensalem when the incident occurred in predawn darkness about 6:30 a.m. "You've got two sets of lives here," said Fred Harran, the township's public-safety director. In addition to the victim, he said, the driver, who has not been charged but was being questioned, is "not going to get that out of his head.
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