June 12, 2016
A 28-year-old man was in critical condition Friday after being shot in Tioga, police said. Officers found the man about 2:25 p.m. outside by 15th Street and Erie Avenue. He was shot five times - once in his upper back, once in his lower back, once in his left buttock, once in his left elbow, and once in his right leg. Police took him to Temple University Hospital. No arrest has been made, and the investigation was ongoing. - Julie Shaw
April 29, 2016
Two men were wounded in a double shooting Wednesday night in the city's Tioga section, police said. Just before 6:40 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Bouvier Street, a 23-year-old man was shot in the back and the legs. He was taken by police to Temple University Hospital and was listed in stable condition. A 24-year-old man was shot in the right side of his back and right forearm, police said. He was taken by medics to Temple and was also reported in stable condition. Police reported no arrests.
May 21, 2015 |
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.
March 27, 2015 |
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.
February 22, 2015 |
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.
October 3, 2014 |
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.
September 14, 2014 |
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.
March 1, 2014 |
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.