October 8, 2014 |
IT TURNS OUT that one woman who thought that police had found her missing Pomeranian was barking up the wrong tree. Nia Kora, 23, a nursing student, has been separated from her prized pooch Chispa, a/k/a Chi-Chi, since July, when police say two punks dognapped her during a break-in at Kora's North Philly apartment. "Every day I didn't have her was tough," she said Tuesday outside the Central Detective Division, on 21st Street near Hamilton. "It was hard to keep going; my family was so distraught.
January 23, 2014 |
The encounter captured on video from Front Street on Sunday night is startlingly brief, but heartbreaking, said a source with knowledge of the investigation. It starts with two men, heads down, walking toward two women. It ends moments later, with a daughter shot in the chest and curled up, dying, at her mother's feet. The footage is at the center of an investigation into the death of Amber Long, 26, who was killed in front of her mother, Stephanie Long, in Northern Liberties.
May 21, 2013 |
NEW YORK - A New York Police Department detective told a federal judge that he has seen no evidence that one of his informants brought up the subject of jihad as a way to bait Muslims into making incriminating remarks. But text messages obtained by the Associated Press show otherwise. While the detective, Stephen Hoban, described the activities in a new legal filing in U.S. District Court as narrowly focused on a few people under investigation, text messages show a wide-ranging effort.
January 9, 2013 |
A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN is facing a slew of charges in connection with a brutal attack on a young woman in Bella Vista in which police say he slashed her face with a knife and stole her purse. Cory Harley, according to South Detective Division Capt. Laurence Nodiff, is no stranger to law enforcement. A telephoned tip led cops to Harley's residence on South Street near 6th, Nodiff said, where he was arrested in the attack on Monday. Harley is accused of approaching Ashley Hackett, 23, from behind, assaulting her and robbing her as she walked home on 9th Street near Fitzwater in the early morning of Nov. 11. Nodiff said that Harley cooperated with police after his arrest and led them to the clothes he'd worn during the attack and the knife he used, which they recovered from a water inlet at 5th and Monroe streets.
October 4, 2012 |
ON AN ICY winter night, Oscar broke Philly's strictest street code, the code of silence, enforced by fear, which makes it so hard for the city to wash away the bloodstains. He picked up the phone, called the police and gave them a crucial tip on a major case. It was Jan. 17, 2011, and police had finally identified the Kensington Strangler, the phantom who'd killed three women and terrorized the city for months. Oscar told investigators where Antonio "Black" Rodriguez could be found.
January 22, 2012 |
The call came into Homicide about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, just as the late news finished: A tipster was on the line with information in the Old City beating death of Kevin Kless. A sergeant from the Special Investigations Unit picked up the receiver; he quickly realized the caller's details matched what was known about the Jan. 14 killing and gave police their first solid lead. The tipster said that the night Kless was killed while hailing a cab near Independence Hall, Steven Ferguson, an off-duty hotel parking valet, was boasting with friends about beating up a "white kid" in Old City.
June 29, 2011 |
Wayne James was as good as caught as soon as police released surveillance footage on Monday of a deadly weekend bar shooting. Numerous tipsters called investigators and said that they recognized James as the gunman who was shown on tape firing away early Sunday inside a Nicetown bar, the Genesis Tavern, said Homicide Capt. James Clark. One patron, Carl Sharper, 43, was killed, and five others were wounded. The tipsters led detectives and U.S. Marshals to Wagner Avenue near 11th Street, in Logan, yesterday morning, where they arrested James, 45, inside his house.
June 14, 2011 |
The attorney whose email tip to Jim Tressel launched a scandal that led to his forced resignation as Ohio State's football coach and possible NCAA discipline for the school is being investigated for legal misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court. Sanctions against lawyer Christopher Cicero could range from a public reprimand to permanently losing his law license. State Disciplinary Counsel Jonathan Coughlan alleged in a filing yesterday that Cicero violated professional conduct rules by revealing information from interviews with a potential client.
June 10, 2011 |
The Daily News is on a roll. Three fugitives whose pictures have appeared in the People's Paper have been arrested in little more than a week. That's thanks to two sharp-eyed readers and a fugitive with a guilty conscience. Walter English, 22, was picked up Wednesday after a reader called in information about where he was staying, in a house on Thomas Avenue near 56th Street, in Kingsessing, said Deputy Robert Clark with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. English, who was pictured in the paper's "Week's Most Wanted" notice on May 31, had been wanted on probation violations and was also a suspect in a fatal shooting on May 20. Clark said that English had confessed to homicide detectives and that he was charged yesterday with murder.The tipster is eligible for a $1,000 reward.
May 20, 2011 |
U.S. Marshals and police have arrested a man sought in the killing of Mohan Varughese, a Penn State Abington student who was shot dead last week for his motorcycle near Temple University. Acting on information, lawmen found Jeffrey Little, 19, in a bedroom of a residence on the 3100 block of North 16th Street in North Philadelphia, said Jim Burke, supervisory deputy marshal. He said Little offered little resistance. Police said Little, of the 2100 block of North Marvine Street, shot Varughese for his red Kawasaki.