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January 20, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
To watch Brahin Riley play basketball is to fear that soon he'll be wearing plaster of Paris. Only 170 pounds are stretched - nah, let's make that s-t-r- e-t-c-h-e-d - over the 6-7 frame of the senior center at Northeast High. "For a skinny guy, I eat a lot," Riley said. "My parents (Tyrone and Barbara) are always saying that I'm eating them out of house and home. But I do a lot of running around. Plus, I've got a fast metablolism. "My parents were just like me growing up. But my mom got bigger and my dad, he's now a big, strong guy. So I'm not worried.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When taxicabs began disappearing from the streets of Southwest Philadelphia nine days ago, investigators figured whoever was stealing them would start collecting fares. What other use would anyone have for a stolen taxi? Then, last Tuesday, someone got out of a taxi on Ogden Street and shot a man on the street. A week later, three stickup men used a cab to rob a man at gunpoint. Now police are asking for the public's help in finding the perpetrator of the thefts - who they believe has stolen 10 cabs in a week and a half.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1986 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Nick and Nora Charles' recipe for the perfect marriage: Martinis, money and madcap hobbies. Martinis to keep the wit dry and the mood moist. Money for toys, a pea shooter for him and a mink for her, to help distract them during their hangovers. Madcap hobbies - sleuthing unsolved murders, say - to keep them from killing each other when they get peevish. The Thin Man (1934), their first lesson in how to make a modern marriage, stars William Powell, Myrna Loy and their terrier, Asta.
NEWS
June 10, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
A 38-year-old man was shot and killed early today on a South Philadelphia street, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunfire found the man at Wolf and Colorado Streets about 1:05 a.m., police said. He had been shot multiple times. The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:24 a.m. Police radio broadcast an alert for a thin man in a white shirt who fled in a dark SUV after the shooting. At the scene, a neighborhood of row homes and narrow streets, chalk markings on the street indicated that Crime Scene investigators indicated at least 10 shots were fired.
NEWS
August 9, 2012
A 52-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday evening in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. The victim was found about 6:15 on Edgewood Street near Springfield Avenue, lying on the blacktop and bleeding from gunshot wounds to the head, face, neck, and upper torso, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:24. Small said ballistic evidence showed that at least 14 shots were fired at the victim at point-blank range. Witnesses told police the shooter was a thin man in his 30s with dreadlocks who fled eastbound on Springfield Avenue.
NEWS
June 21, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are searching for a pink-haired, heavy-set woman and a thin man with a reddish beard who allegedly shot a 23-year-old woman in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. The victim, who is in critical condition at Aria-Torresdale Hospital, was shot five times around 3 p.m. while visiting friends at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of Haldeman Ave., police said. The two suspects fled the building, heading north. The victim, who's name has not been released, was taken by a friend to a nearby police station, then rushed to the hospital.
NEWS
January 31, 1988 | Inquirer staff and wire service reviews, compiled by Christopher Cornell
The Fat Boys, offering an '80s version of the Three Stooges, trundled into video stores, but this week's hot video arrival was, as the ads proclaimed, "half-man, half-machine - all cop!" ROBOCOP (1987) (Orion) $89.98. 103 minutes. Move over, Superman, here's a man of steel who's really a man of steel! Director Paul Verhoeven's violent comedy is set in a crime-ridden Detroit of the near future. To combat vice, one corporate genius devises RoboCop, tooled together from the trunk and limbs of a forklift and a policeman's brain.
NEWS
October 11, 1995 | By Kyle York Spencer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 33-year-old Bridgeport woman reported that she was assaulted Monday afternoon while visiting a grave at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. The woman told police that she was approached by a very thin man, 35 to 40 years old, wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt and a black baseball cap, about 1:30 p.m. in the cemetery on South Gulph Road. The man asked her for a cigarette, and during a short walk to her car to get one, he hit her on the head, she said. Police said the man made an unsuccessful attempt to have sex with the woman and fled.
NEWS
March 3, 1991 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
A 28-year-old Philadelphia man with a long criminal history has been convicted of holding up the Zales Jewelry Store in the Cheltenham Square shopping center. A Montgomery County jury deliberated 2 1/2 hours Tuesday evening before finding Kenneth Williams, of the 2000 block of North 22d Street, guilty of robbery, theft, possession of an offensive weapon and use of a firearm during a crime. He faces up to 37 years in state prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for using a gun. Assistant District Attorney Mark Miller said Williams had previous convictions on burglary, robbery, theft and simple-assault charges, and was currently serving an 11-month jail sentence in Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robbers struck three Philadelphia banks in little more than three hours yesterday and fled with a total of nearly $4,000, police said. Two of the holdups occurred in Center City and one in Logan, according to investigators. No one was injured, although one robber fired a warning shot, police said. No arrests were made. In the first robbery, a man wearing sunglasses and a black leather jacket with a dark hood walked into the Commerce Bank in the 1900 block of Market Street at 8:30 a.m. The man, who appeared to be about 20, pulled a gun and handed teller Karen Faber a note demanding money, police said.
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June 18, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When taxicabs began disappearing from the streets of Southwest Philadelphia nine days ago, investigators figured whoever was stealing them would start collecting fares. What other use would anyone have for a stolen taxi? Then, last Tuesday, someone got out of a taxi on Ogden Street and shot a man on the street. A week later, three stickup men used a cab to rob a man at gunpoint. Now police are asking for the public's help in finding the perpetrator of the thefts - who they believe has stolen 10 cabs in a week and a half.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia man who walked into a police station in September and confessed to killing a man 10 years ago was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for murder. James King, 33, must face the charges in the Dec. 16, 2004, slaying of Raymond Thomas, 24, who was gunned down inside his West Philadelphia home. Police said Thomas' body was found in a room of his third-floor apartment. He had been shot in the head. His 1-year-old son was in another part of the apartment. His arms had been bound with tape.
NEWS
June 21, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are searching for a pink-haired, heavy-set woman and a thin man with a reddish beard who allegedly shot a 23-year-old woman in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. The victim, who is in critical condition at Aria-Torresdale Hospital, was shot five times around 3 p.m. while visiting friends at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of Haldeman Ave., police said. The two suspects fled the building, heading north. The victim, who's name has not been released, was taken by a friend to a nearby police station, then rushed to the hospital.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
HIS LOW, CALM voice and composed demeanor belied the fact that the young man was talking in open court of having been raped by two Catholic priests and a former Catholic-school teacher. For more than two hours Tuesday, the dark-suited man, 24, sat just feet from a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury, recounting events that he alleged began in 1998 when he was a fifth-grader and 10-year-old altar boy at St. Jerome Parish, in the Northeast. Speaking without tears but with bitterness in his voice, he explained to Assistant District Attorney Mark Cipolletti how he had been raised to view churchmen, such as those on trial for allegedly assaulting him. "They are servants of God," said the tall, thin man, who lives and works in Florida, and whose name the Daily News is withholding.
NEWS
August 9, 2012
A 52-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday evening in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. The victim was found about 6:15 on Edgewood Street near Springfield Avenue, lying on the blacktop and bleeding from gunshot wounds to the head, face, neck, and upper torso, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:24. Small said ballistic evidence showed that at least 14 shots were fired at the victim at point-blank range. Witnesses told police the shooter was a thin man in his 30s with dreadlocks who fled eastbound on Springfield Avenue.
NEWS
June 10, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
A 38-year-old man was shot and killed early today on a South Philadelphia street, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunfire found the man at Wolf and Colorado Streets about 1:05 a.m., police said. He had been shot multiple times. The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:24 a.m. Police radio broadcast an alert for a thin man in a white shirt who fled in a dark SUV after the shooting. At the scene, a neighborhood of row homes and narrow streets, chalk markings on the street indicated that Crime Scene investigators indicated at least 10 shots were fired.
NEWS
June 3, 2010 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
Victor Vargas began breaking the law as a kid, racking up eight juvenile arrests and an additional 23 as an adult. Yesterday, Vargas, 27, stood in a Philadelphia courtroom to apologize for his last rampage in 2008, during which he robbed two people at knifepoint and burglarized three homes, including that of an Elizabeth Morini, 82, who died six weeks after he brutally beat her. Vargas, a thin man with a tattoo-covered neck, read from a prepared statement...
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By Mike Newall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the neighborhood around Rowan Street in Nicetown, Lawrence Bennett was known as "Uncle Larry," a friendly, 68-year-old military veteran who complemented his monthly Social Security checks by doing handyman work for neighbors, usually offering up jokes as he worked. "He was always making you smile," said neighbor Jermaine Gindraw, 39. "He was a good dude. " Monday night, police were still searching for 17-year-old Tyrone Roberson, who they say shot Bennett to death after he had cleaned up the yard of the house in which the young man allegedly was living.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the neighborhood around Rowan Street in Nicetown, Lawrence Bennett was known as "Uncle Larry," a friendly, 68-year-old military veteran who complemented his monthly Social Security checks by doing handyman work for neighbors, usually offering up jokes as he worked. "He was always making you smile," said neighbor Jermaine Gindraw, 39. "He was a good dude. " Monday night, police were still searching for 17-year-old Tyrone Roberson, who they say shot Bennett to death after he had cleaned up the yard of the house in which the young man allegedly was living.
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