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NEWS
February 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA has a new sheriff, but Jewell Williams says that Mayor Nutter 's bean counters are too stingy to let people know it or to allow him to cruise the city's streets in comfort. Williams, sworn in as sheriff last month after serving in the state House since 2000, said that the city had refused to buy him a new $38,000 Chevy Tahoe SUV with a souped-up law-enforcement engine, known as a pursuit vehicle. Instead, he is stuck with a 2012 Ford Escape SUV that had been used by acting Sheriff Barbara Deeley , who is retiring today.
TRAVEL
February 12, 2012 | By Christopher Elliott, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES
Question: I recently rented an SUV from Enterprise in Tenafly, N.J. A manager and I walked around the car before I left the lot. Neither of us saw any damage. A week later, when I returned the car, a regional manager, who was taller than both myself and the store manager, noticed two outward-facing dings in the roof of the vehicle. He even asked if anyone had gotten mad and punched the roof, or carried any cargo that could have caused the damage. The store manager who had missed the damage on the first inspection had to climb up into the car to get a look at the top; at that point, he said he never could have missed it. Enterprise wants us to pay for the damage.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | Staff Report
The woman killed Thursday when a dump truck loaded with sand toppled onto her SUV in Cherry Hill was identified today as 57-year-old Gail Walsh of Cinnaminson. Police said the investigation is continuing into the accident on Haddonfield Berlin Road and no charges have been filed. The driver of the tri-axle dump truck at the same time was identified as Ezequiel Rivera, 40, of Camden. Police said the initial investigation indicated the accident occurred when dump truck, traveling north on Haddonfield-Berlin, swerved to avoid a third vehicle that had pulled out of Morris Drive in an attempt to turn left onto Haddonfield-Berlin.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman was killed today when a dump truck carrying sand flipped and landed on her SUV in Cherry Hill. The truck, which was traveling west on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, swerved to avoid a vehicle emerging from Morris Drive, a side street, and trying to make a left turn. The truck fell on a Lexus RX350 that was heading east, said Lt. Bill Kushina, a spokesman for the Cherry Hill police. The sand in the truck shifted and the truck fell on its side atop the SUV around 11:50 a.m., Kushina said.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Kia Sportage SX FWD: Cute with a kick. Price: $30,990 as tested ($25,795 base). Marketers' pitch: "Designed for the next level. " Conventional wisdom: Kia used to be synonymous with "designed for the previous level. " Not anymore, as the Sportage joins the Optima, Sorento, and Soul as Consumer Digest "Best Buys. " Reality: Forget what you knew about Kia, Sportages, and dismal fuel economy in small SUVs in general and Kias in particular.
NEWS
December 9, 2011 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
An eighth-grade student narrowly escaped injury Thursday when an SUV crashed into a Roman Catholic elementary school in Northeast Philadelphia. The student had just entered a second-grade classroom at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School when the driver of a Dodge Durango lost control about 3:30 p.m. and the SUV crashed into the building at 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. and plowed into the classroom. "It's miraculous," said Donna Farrell, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Archdiocese, said of the child's close call.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
A man was found dead Wednesday night in an SUV in the Stenton section of East Mount Airy, police said. About 8:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a possible shooting and car accident at Upsal and Rugby Streets. They found a green SUV that had struck a pole; the driver had been shot several times, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and police did not release his name. - Anthony Campisi
BUSINESS
November 30, 2011 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Just like the leftover turkey you have been reheating for the last six days, here comes Part II of the Tiny Turkey SUV Test-off. (After this, the review is picked clean.) Inside: Last week, we familiarized ourselves with the insides of the 2012 Chevy Equinox LTZ, ($33,540 as tested, base price $29,140), the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S with sunroof (base $25,590), and the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring ($32,320 as tested, $29,995 base price). Now, let's take them for a spin.
NEWS
September 18, 2011
A Woodbury police officer fired three shots at a car early Saturday when its occupants began backing up the stolen vehicle in an attempt to run him over, authorities said. The shots hit the car but did not strike the two men inside: Gilbert D. Graham, 19, of Paulsboro, and Daniel Dockendorff, 20, of Woodbury. They were arrested on charges of aggravated assault on police, theft, and eluding apprehension. The incident began about 1 a.m. when police began chasing a Nissan SUV that a pizza driver reported stolen two hours earlier.
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