FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | By Dr. Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
'Always listen closely to mothers," wise pediatricians tell their less-experienced colleagues. I didn't follow that dictum recently when my patient's mother came into our office with a concern that her 1-year-old daughter's head was leaning more to the left side. I quickly reviewed her chart, finding no significant past medical history. The mother first noticed her daughter's head tilting to the left when she started walking about a month ago. It didn't occur all the time, the mother said, but just over the previous week, it had become worse.
NEWS
May 10, 2012 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
The juggling act known as the Working Mom is hard enough for most of us. When you have a curious, energetic toddler, it's a challenge. When you have to wake up at 3:30 a.m. for work — an hour when you should be enjoying REM sleep — it starts to get a bit crazy. And when that job is cohost of Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia, a job under klieg lights that demands smart lifestyle reports, and perkiness, witty banter, and perkiness, and every strand of hair just so (did we mention perkiness?
NEWS
June 15, 1995 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
Landon Rogge, 3, of Freehold, N.J., displays a small, 13-star American Flag at Betsy Ross' home in Philadelphia as a show of spirit yesterday on Flag Day. He was among several hundred people who helped celebrate the 218-year history of the American Flag, which legend says was created by Ross from a design by George Washington.
NEWS
July 5, 1987 | By Lillian Micko, Special to The Inquirer
A day-long carnival to benefit a former Laurel Springs girl who needs a liver transplant was announced at Borough Council's work session last week. Councilman Joseph D. DiDonato said at Monday session that the event for 18-month-old Sherri Warner would be held Saturday, Oct. 3, under the sponsorship of Laurel Springs civic groups. He said the estimated cost of the liver transplant was $400,000. Mayor Jack Hagen added that family members were contributing toward the $200 weekly bill for the child's medication.
NEWS
October 17, 1987 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
To loud cheers and whistles from rescue workers, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was pulled alive and conscious last night from 22 feet down in the dry well that had held her captive for 58 hours. She was rushed to Midland Memorial Hospital, where she was in stable condition last night. At a news conference at the hospital, local paramedic Bill Queen said that Jessica's right foot, which had been immobilized in the narrow crevice, "has had a lack of blood" and that gangrene was possible.
NEWS
September 26, 2007 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities said yesterday that there is a person of interest who they believe shot a toddler and a 31-year-old man he had been arguing with at an Overbrook playground on Monday. Late yesterday afternoon, detectives continued to interview witnesses and hoped to issue a warrant soon for the gunman, said Lt. Frank Vanore of the Public Affairs Unit. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said last night that no charges were expected overnight and that the investigation was continuing.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The remorseful father told police he beat and shook his 3-year-old son to death on Oct. 11 to teach him a lesson. "I was trying to teach him not to lie," said Reginald Taylor, 34, in a statement to Homicide Detective Dennis Graeber, read yesterday during a preliminary hearing. "I knew how it was when I grew up, and I didn't want Steve to be like me," Taylor told Graeber. "I used to lie all the time. I was trying to instill in him my trust. That's basically why I beat him, so he could come to me and tell me the truth without being beaten.
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOUISVILLE, KY. - An Indiana toddler, found in a field after violent tornadoes hit the area, died yesterday after being taken off life-support, ending a hopeful tale for survivors in the Midwest and South picking through the storms' devastation. Angel Babcock, a 15-month-old old from New Pekin, Ind., was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in Friday's storms. Her father, mother and two siblings also were killed. When Angel arrived at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville Friday night, she was opening her eyes - a hopeful sign, chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel said.
NEWS
July 6, 2011 | By PHILLIP LUCAS, lucasp@phillynews.com 215-854-5914
When shots rang out on Ann Street near Amber, in Kensington, yesterday afternoon, some neighbors thought that they were hearing fireworks. But when they heard a helicopter and saw police vans swarm the corner, they knew it was something worse. The shooting left three people hospitalized - including a 2-year-old girl, who was hit in the right arm by a stay bullet while she splashed in a backyard pool. Neighbors said that a white car stopped on Amber Street about 5:55 p.m., and three men got out and began shooting down the street toward the victims.
NEWS
March 31, 1996 | By Suzette Parmley and Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
An 18-month-old boy died in a fire that gutted a West Philadelphia rowhouse yesterday, and a 64-year-old woman was injured. A Fire Department official said the fire began in a second-floor bedroom in a two-story rowhouse in the 5700 block of Springfield Avenue. The city Medical Examiner's Office said the toddler died from severe smoke inhalation. The woman was being treated last night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for smoke inhalation. Officials withheld their names, pending notification of relatives.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 11, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A convicted murderer admitted Monday that he had sexually assaulted a 2-year-old boy in Camden in August 2012, a month before he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl and killed her 6-year-old brother. Osvaldo Rivera, 34, formerly of Camden, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault in Superior Court for the attack on the 2-year-old. He faces a 15-year prison sentence under his plea deal, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. While looking into the September 2012 murder of the 6-year-old and assault on the 12-year-old, investigators used a cheek swab to run Rivera's DNA through the New Jersey State Police DNA database.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last Wednesday night, beneath colorful Mexican cut-paper banners and decorative sombreros, toddlers clambered past one another to grab maracas as children's music performer Andres Salguero began a bilingual serenade, inviting his new amigos to sing along. It was the grand opening of Mi Casita, the first full-day, Spanish-language-immersion preschool and day-care center in Philadelphia. For Ashley Herr-Perrin of Point Breeze, it was the answer to an epic school search. "I actually called 19 different day cares around the city to see if there was a foreign-language component, and most said no," she said.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia woman was sentenced Friday to at least 21 months in prison for her role in the death of her 11-year-old daughter, who was shot by her 2-year-old son with a revolver she kept in her Mantua home. Tiffany Goldwire, 32, who pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to involuntary manslaughter, could spend up to five years in prison. Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson showed leniency for Goldwire, who faced from five to 10 years in prison. "The judge was aware that justice in this case needed to be exacted," said Goldwire's lawyer, Eugene Tinari, "but at the same time it needed to be tempered with some mercy, given the circumstances.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a SEPTA trolley Thursday afternoon in West Philadelphia, officials said. Preliminary information indicated the boy had darted in front of a Route 10 trolley at 51st Street and Lancaster Avenue, where he had been walking with his mother about 1 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police said they did not know how fast the trolley had been moving at the time. They did not release the boy's name. The department's Accident Investigation unit is continuing to investigate the case.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MOTHER'S frantic cries echoed down a busy West Philly street yesterday. "My baby!" she screamed as she chased down a SEPTA trolley. "My baby!" But it was too late for her son, a 2-year-old run down by the trolley yesterday near the corner of Lancaster Avenue near 51st Street. The boy, who remained unidentified last night, was struck just before 1 p.m., police said. Preliminary evidence indicated he had broken away from his parents and darted in front of a Route 10 trolley as it barreled west on Lancaster Avenue.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Watching 20-month-old Natalie Grace Van Wyk grab her father's cellphone and dash around in pink cowboy boots at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, you might think the little girl was normal and healthy. And you'd almost be right. Natalie is a medical miracle, thanks to an innovative prenatal and postnatal care plan for generalized arterial calcification of infancy (GACI) developed by a team of doctors at Children's. Both of her parents - Anne, 40, and Jerry, 44, of Mankato, Minn.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | By Dr. Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
Recently, a 1-year-old boy was brought to our practice for a routine checkup. He was a very healthy toddler and had been reaching all his milestones in both growth and development with absolute perfection. He had a flawless neonatal course, and all his lab work to date - including his newborn screen, complete blood count and lead test - were all within normal limits. His physical exam was completely normal until I found something ominous on his skin that would alter his life.
NEWS
July 28, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move. "Come on, Jon Paul," she urged him. No luck. She and her husband had adopted the 3-year-old from China a few months before, and communication was still tricky. There was the language barrier, sure, but also the boy was blind - and always had been, as far as anyone knew. He'd just had a second surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, but the doctors did not hold out much hope that he would see. Suddenly, Jon Paul leaned forward, almost as though he were looking at something - looking?
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | BY DANA DIFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
POLICE ARRESTED a Kingsessing man on assault charges Wednesday night after he allegedly beat and burned his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Matthew Montgomery, 27, of Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was watching the toddler while his girlfriend was at work when the injuries occurred shortly after 7 p.m., said Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman. Paramedics rushed the boy to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where doctors found that he had severe burns to his face, shoulder and back, swollen hands and legs, multiple bruises around his body and a concussion, Palmiero said.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|