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December 4, 2011
Tyree Johnson, 23, was killed early Saturday in a shooting in the city's Tioga section that also left a 20-year-old woman injured. At about 4:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Bellevue Street, Johnson was shot four times - twice in the chest and twice in the legs. The woman was shot once in the thigh, Philadelphia police said. Johnson was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. Police have no suspects and say they do not know the motive for the shooting.    - Nancy Phillips
NEWS
November 2, 1990 | By Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
A suspected robber was shot and killed by two plainclothes officers early today after firing shots at the officers during a chase through a Tioga neighborhood. Investigators said the officers spotted the suspect, whose identity was not immediately known, chasing and firing shots at the robbery victim as he ran across Broad street near Blavis shortly before 1 a.m. The officers, Brian Austin, and Raymond Pescatore, who were assigned to a burglary detail in the area, jumped from their unmarked car and started pursuing the gunman.
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October 30, 1998 | by Jim Smith and Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writers
Two North Philadelphia women and a Miami man were arrested yesterday morning during a raid in the Tioga section in which eight search warrants were executed, netting weapons, drugs and cash in an area targeted by Operation Sunrise. All three were held in custody for a bail hearing until Tuesday by Magistrate Judge Tullio Gene Leomporra. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathy Stark said three people were arrested. Caroline Perez, in her 20s, of Conshohocken Avenue, was charged with felony possession of a gun. According to Stark, on July 31, 1998, police found a .45 caliber handgun in a car Perez was in in the parking lot of the KFC at 5th and Luzerne streets.
NEWS
December 4, 2011
A 23-year-old man was killed and a 20-year-old woman injured in a shooting early Saturday in the city's Tioga section, according to police. Officers were called about 4:30 a.m. to the 2100 block of Bellevue Street, but both victims had already been taken to Temple Hospital in private vehicles. The male had been shot four times - twice in the chest and once in the right leg and right thigh. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The woman was shot once in the thigh. Their identities have not been released.
NEWS
December 3, 2011
A 23-year-old man was killed and a 20-year-old woman injured in a shooting early today in the city's Tioga section, according to police. Officers were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the 2100 block of Bellevue Street, but both victims had already been taken to Temple Hospital in private vehicles. The male had been shot four times - twice in the chest and once in the right leg and right thigh. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The female victim was shot once in the thigh.
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February 22, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR YEARS, Jamal Connor wanted a Mercedes. So he developed a plan to make his dream car a reality, stuck with it, and bought himself a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-class. That was his nature, friends said: Methodical and meticulous. The Tioga entrepreneur's violent death early Friday inside that prized ride floored everyone who knew him. "It shouldn't have gone down like this," Pope Waters said tonight of his brother's slaying. "He was a peaceful guy; he didn't deserve this. " Police found Connor, 39, slumped in the driver's seat of his Mercedes just before 1 a.m. on Silver Street near 26th in North Philly, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
NEWS
February 8, 1992 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Tioga residents yesterday demanded the resignation of the Rev. Peter H. Park from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations for his involvement in a dispute involving a Korean-American merchant and an African American woman. In a tense confrontation with Mr. Park during the commission's monthly meeting, the group charged that he was no longer an unbiased member of the commission, which is responsible for resolving racial conflicts. Without discussing the merits of the dispute, commission members said they had no power to remove members.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took 11 months before police arrested Alisa Davis and charged her with murder in the shooting of boyfriend William Blount, whose body was found in his minivan on Easter morning 2014. But the circumstances of the 49-year-old Blount's killing - shot once in the head in a car riddled with bullet holes - remained as murky as ever. So, too, is Davis' connection to another man arrested - but not charged with murder - in the slaying: David Wade Howard, 51, of Willow Grove, Davis' ex-boyfriend and a Philadelphia police officer until he was convicted in a 2004 shooting.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A 14-year-old boy from the city's Tioga section was found fatally shot yesterday at Ninth and Clearfield Streets, several blocks from his home, homicide detectives said. Victor Corcino of the 3100 block of North 15th Street was spotted by a passerby about 2:25 p.m. lying unconscious near the intersection, according to Detective Sgt. John Finn. The passerby, whose name was not released, flagged down a passing motorist who rushed the youth to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead about 4 p.m. Finn said Corcino had been shot once in the back.
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May 21, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took 11 months before police arrested Alisa Davis and charged her with murder in the shooting of boyfriend William Blount, whose body was found in his minivan on Easter morning 2014. But the circumstances of the 49-year-old Blount's killing - shot once in the head in a car riddled with bullet holes - remained as murky as ever. So, too, is Davis' connection to another man arrested - but not charged with murder - in the slaying: David Wade Howard, 51, of Willow Grove, Davis' ex-boyfriend and a Philadelphia police officer until he was convicted in a 2004 shooting.
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March 27, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE MAN shot by police in Nicetown on Tuesday was packing two guns, one of which he pointed at an officer, and was fleeing the scene of a shooting in which he was the gunman, police sources said yesterday. Last night, that man, 24, remained at Temple University Hospital, where he was taken by police after the incident. He had not yet been charged. The gunfire rang out just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on 17th Street near Cayuga, police said. Two narcotics officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area, and pulled up to a Chevrolet Uplander minivan, police sources said.
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February 22, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR YEARS, Jamal Connor wanted a Mercedes. So he developed a plan to make his dream car a reality, stuck with it, and bought himself a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-class. That was his nature, friends said: Methodical and meticulous. The Tioga entrepreneur's violent death early Friday inside that prized ride floored everyone who knew him. "It shouldn't have gone down like this," Pope Waters said tonight of his brother's slaying. "He was a peaceful guy; he didn't deserve this. " Police found Connor, 39, slumped in the driver's seat of his Mercedes just before 1 a.m. on Silver Street near 26th in North Philly, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
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October 3, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE MEN on 15th Street near Erie Avenue in Tioga yesterday did everything they could to lift the 1979 Buick LeSabre off the little boy's bent, broken body after the car ran over him, pinning him to the street. One of them, who police said was the Buick's driver, brought out a jack to try to lift the car as the others tried to shift the weight of the massive vehicle off the child. But it was too late. The boy, 6, was dead under the mud-brown car. Medics pronounced it officially at 4:13 p.m., police said.
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September 14, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even with its boarded-up windows and doors and "No Trespassing" signs, the massive twin mansion in Philadelphia's Tioga section is stunning, its elaborate terra-cotta trim reflecting the elegance of a long-ago time. The 4,125-square-foot house in the 2200 block of Tioga Street has been vacant for years, but a graduate student from California and the owner, who lived in the house for decades, are trying to save it. Jennifer Robinson, a student at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, is working with owner Dianna Denson, who was raised in the three-story house.
NEWS
June 30, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 24-year-old man died after being shot several times inside his car early Friday in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city, police said. The man was driving a 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis south on the 3700 block of Germantown Avenue when the shooting occurred at 2:15 a.m., police said. The bullets appeared to strike him three times in the torso and back, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:17 a.m., police said.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Paul Hammock, 72, of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania state legislator who worked for social justice on behalf of African Americans, died Saturday, Feb. 15, of heart failure at his home. Mr. Hammock's passion for justice was a hallmark of his life and propelled him into public service. He served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania from the 196th District from Jan. 2, 1973, to Nov. 30, 1976. In the 1970s, he was board chair of the National Office for Black Catholics.
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February 27, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
FOR A long time yesterday, it looked as if Rudolph McGriff, who had beaten five murder arrests, might beat a sixth. Two witnesses recanted during McGriff's preliminary hearing, with one claiming he saw nothing because he's "half-blind. " But then an 11-year-old boy took the stand. Myzeh Jessie-Ross calmly testified about the frequent fights that his mother, Malisha "Lai Lai" Jessie, 29, had endured with McGriff, her longtime on-and-off beau. Just hours before she was gunned down on McGriff's Tioga block last April 7, Jessie-Ross said, the broken-up pair got into a shouting match about McGriff's new girlfriend.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Brazilian pulp and paper company will relocate its Northeastern United States distribution center to the Tioga Marine Terminal in July, creating 228 stevedore and terminal jobs and up to 380 total jobs, including ones for rail workers and truckers. Fibria Celulose S.A., the world's largest producer of bleached eucalyptus wood pulp, will bring in from 12 to 18 ships a year to start, with 300,000 to 350,000 metric tons, for distribution to paper plants in Pennsylvania and beyond.
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