April 11, 2014 |
IF CHRISTINA SANKEY had been an angel-faced toddler when she went missing, we might know by now how she wound up dead, half-naked and alone, between two parked cars in West Philly on a frigid winter morning. The city would've been galvanized by her death. Government officials would've promised to find out how she met her tragic end. Someone would've created a sidewalk memorial, and others would've led prayer vigils to honor the life that was lost. But Christina, 37, had the mentality of a 2-year-old, but not the physique.
June 15, 1995 |
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.
July 5, 1987 |
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.
October 17, 1987 |
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.
May 10, 2012 |
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?
September 26, 2007 |
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.
October 22, 1992 |
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.
March 5, 2012 |
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.
July 6, 2011 |
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.
March 31, 1996 |
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.