September 21, 1998 |
Twenty-five to 30 people were treated for minor injuries early yesterday morning after their tour bus ran off the Garden State Parkway and struck several trees, police said. The double-decker bus, which was carrying about 75 passengers from New York to the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, was traveling south along the parkway about 2:30 a.m. when it left the road, said John Tomasello, a spokesman for the State Police Department. The bus, driven by Paul Dunham, 58, of Staten Island, N.Y., was about 20 miles north of its destination.
November 10, 1993 |
Twelve people were killed, including Americans, when a tour bus plunged off a highway in southeast England today, police said. Witnesses said the 53-seat coach veered off the M2 motorway in Kent, slid down an embankment and overturned. "I can confirm that we have 12 fatalities," said a police spokeswoman. Police said the passengers were American tourists on their way to the coast from London on the single-deck bus. "It was taking a party of 44 American tourists to the coast with two Britons, the guide and the driver," said the spokeswoman.
March 24, 1989 |
A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury yesterday convicted Alvin Lester "Buddy" Bowers on three criminal charges related to the operation of a now-defunct tour bus company, but was unable to decide whether Bowers actually intended to steal money from his customers. After deliberating for nearly five hours, the 12-member jury returned late yesterday afternoon with guilty verdicts on charges of failure to make required disposition of funds, acting as an insurance agent without a license and acting as an insurance broker without a license.
March 7, 2013 |
A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN has been charged with murder and a slew of related offenses for allegedly shooting one man to death and wounding another outside a rapper's tour bus late last week. Police say 20-year-old Frank Briggs, of Shedaker Street near Baynton in East Germantown, pulled up in a car and opened fire on a crowd gathered outside rap artist French Montana's tour bus late Thursday night, after the bus stopped near a Holiday Inn Express on Columbus Boulevard. Fatally wounded in the drive-by shooting was Jowann King, 26, of New York.
March 4, 2013 |
POLICE WERE STILL sorting out details Friday of an overnight shooting in Old City outside rapper French Montana's tour bus that killed one man and injured another. But one thing was clear: The rapper, although not believed to be a target in the shooting, is no angel. In a 2008 interview with entertainment website VladTV, the 28-year-old New York-based rapper, whose online bio touts him as chief executive of Cocaine City Records, talks about being shot in the head and about beating a murder charge.
July 5, 1997 |
A tour bus carrying only its stricken driver veered off Route 130 Thursday afternoon and crashed into a used-car lot, leaving the driver dead and 11 cars destroyed. David Fennell, 62, of Delanco, suffered a medical problem as he was driving south on Route 130 in a N.J. Southern Coachways bus, township police said. The bus, a 1982 Prevost, jumped onto the shoulder, over a grass median and into the southbound lanes of Route 206 before plowing into the cars on display at Town Ford.
September 30, 1986 |
A tour bus headed to Atlantic City from Washington crashed into a tractor- trailer in Salem County yesterday morning, injuring 40 people, seven of whom were hospitalized. Rescue workers from a dozen ambulances worked for up to two hours extricating the victims from the bus, as the access door had been crushed in the crash, according to Lester Denny 2d, assistant fire chief in Carneys Point. The accident occurred at 11:21 a.m. on Interstate 295 about five miles from the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Carneys Point.
May 9, 2011
NEW YORK - Police say that a tour bus in New York City ran over and killed a Philadelphia man and that the driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter. Timothy White, 29, was found unconscious and severely injured under the tour bus in Manhattan just before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died. Police said none of the bus passengers was injured. According to a preliminary investigation, the bus was on West 47th Street, turning onto Ninth Avenue, when it struck the victim.
October 13, 2012 |
Rapper Nelly had some 'splainin' to do Friday. First of all, realize! You do not drive anywhere near the Sierra Blanca border patrol down in Texas. Police there will jack you up if their superschnozz dogs detect a whiff of contraband. Fiona Apple got done there last month, and Willie Nelson , Armie Hammer , and Snoop Dogg all have experienced this fine service. When the zealous fuzz inspected Nelly's tour bus, they found - whoa! - 36 small bags of heroin, 10 pounds of pot, and a .45 pistol.
March 31, 2011
G OV. CORBETT has been in office for just 10 weeks and, like many politicians who inherit a financial mess, he likes to blame the man he replaced. It's fair game: Gov. Ed Rendell was the top guy in the state for eight years, while the deficit grew to troubling proportions. But Corbett yesterday took what looks like a cheap shot - $66,462 in savings! - when you consider that the state's proposed budget is $27.3 billion. Corbett's staff emailed reporters to announce that the "defunct tour bus," known as "Commonwealth One" when Rendell took office, will be auctioned off in May or June.