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NEWS
February 23, 2013 | Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Kenneth Cherry Jr. was an aspiring rapper who moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue his career. His music videos online show him cruising the Strip in his Maserati. Michael Boldon was a family man and taxi driver who hailed from Michigan and loved fast cars. The two men's lives - along with that of an unidentified passenger in Boldon's cab - ended in gunfire, a fiery crash, and an explosion before dawn Thursday on the neon-lit Strip. As investigators Friday tried to find the gunman in a black Range Rover SUV who triggered the chain of events, families and friends tried to grasp the finality of it all. "Right now my heart is breaking," said Cherry's great aunt, Patricia Sims, of Oakland, Calif.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lauren Bianco took a taxi to rob a Rite Aid store in Gloucester Township on Tuesday night, police said. Maybe, for a fleeting moment, it seemed like a good plan. About 8:45, police said, Bianco, 28, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash register at the store on Chews Landing Road. She grabbed about $100 and tried to flee, police said. The store manager watched the robbery on a surveillance monitor and tackled Bianco by the entrance, police said. Bianco got away and tried to jump back into the taxi, police said.
NEWS
February 20, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Detectives found a key piece of evidence Tuesday night and were questioning five people about the robbery and beating of a taxi driver who was locked in the trunk of his cab Thursday in Southwest Philadelphia. Detectives searched an apartment in Upper Darby and recovered a blue Penn State sweatshirt similar to one worn by a suspect caught on surveillance video, police said. The 53-year-old taxi driver had picked up two men at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby late Thursday night and drove them to Lindbergh Boulevard and Island Avenue.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bundled and alone on Christmas night, the woman was lying in the street by the entrance to a desolate Family Dollar store parking lot in Kensington. A man smoking a cigarette from his second-floor apartment window spotted her sprawled a few feet off the curb. She looked sick or debilitated, perhaps unconscious. Out of cellphone minutes, the man, a retired taxi driver named Mike, called out to a few others on the quiet Frankford Avenue sidewalk to call 911. "She'll freeze," he shouted.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bundled and alone on Christmas night, the woman was lying in the street by the entrance to a desolate Family Dollar store parking lot in Kensington. A man smoking a cigarette from his second-floor apartment window spotted her sprawled a few feet off the curb. She looked sick or debilitated, perhaps unconscious. Out of cellphone minutes, the man, a retired taxi driver named Mike, called out to a few others on the quiet Frankford Avenue sidewalk to call 911. "She'll freeze," he shouted.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NFL WILL not be suspending Saints starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley for his kick to the back of offensive lineman Alex Boone's helmet in the final minutes of San Francisco's 31-21 victory over New Orleans on Sunday, a source told the Associated Press . A fine is still possible later in the week. The decision means he can play Thursday night when the Saints visit Atlanta. Bunkley was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected with 1:05 left for kicking Boone after the Saints had blocked a field goal.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
British filmmaker Stanley Long, whose cheap-and-cheerful soft-core romps led him to be dubbed the "king of sexploitation," has died at age 78. A producer, director, and cinematographer, Mr. Long created movies with titles like Nudist Memories and The Wife Swappers before scoring his biggest success with Adventures of a Taxi Driver and other 1970s sex comedies. The mix of bawdy humor and nudity mad Adventures a hit. The film was sold to 36 countries and spawned two sequels.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Megan Ritchie
'How you?" The gentleman in the sunglasses asked, not of me. "Everything safe?" I looked forward at the man behind the wheel, expectantly. "Yah, yah, man, everything safe," Bunn replied. And at the moment, it was. Everything was safe. I leaned back in my seat behind him. Bunn was our taxi driver during my family's weeklong sojourn on Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the main British Virgin Islands. According to the local nurse-practitioner, there are just 198 souls on the island, all catering in some way to the tourist trade.
NEWS
August 7, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
As though arriving in Philadelphia by the back door could get any drearier. Long-running construction on the Platt Bridge, now eight months behind schedule, has managed to add an automotive thrill ride to a familiar eyesore. The $43 million painting and reconstruction of the 61-year-old bridge gives the city's grimy industrial gateway from Philadelphia International Airport a gloomy and treacherous centerpiece. Arching over sprawling oil tanks and the steaming stacks of the Sunoco refinery, the bridge begins in weeds and ends by a junkyard, as it has for decades.
NEWS
June 3, 2012
Cabbie, tourist die in N.Y. crash NEW YORK - A three-way wreck on a rain-slick highway Saturday killed a taxi driver and a Utah woman who was taking her grandson to see the city sights, and the boy was hospitalized after being rescued from the crushed cab. Suzanne Nicholson and her grandson Gabriel Larsen, 11, were taking the taxi from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens to Manhattan, a trip arranged to celebrate his recent birthday,...
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