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June 30, 1992 | BY ALFRED P. DEGEN
Recently Philadelphia Gas Works, along with neighboring utilities, Philadelphia Electric Company, UGI Corporation, and Delmarva Power, sponsored a two-day Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium to highlight the benefits of natural gas as a vehicular fuel. The symposium was designed primarily for fleet owners and operators who will be required to add cleaner operating vehicles to their fleets under the terms of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. Together with the world-wide focus on environmental matters, it is timely to review what PGW is doing to help to develop a market for clean burning natural gas vehicles.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Doylestown Borough resident woke up Sunday to the noise of escaping air. Looking out his window onto North West Street, he saw someone running from the direction of his Volkswagen Golf - on which three tires had just been slashed. After a closer look at the car, the man saw the word pope scratched into the hood. Six other vehicles were similarly vandalized Sunday. The switchboard at the borough police station lit up as five reports came in about 3:30 a.m. Only one other car had pope scratched into it. The remaining two reports came in later that day. Only one vehicle owner gave police a damage estimate.
NEWS
January 23, 1986 | By Kim Muller, Special to The Inquirer
The Pemberton Borough Council voted unanimously Monday night to table an proposed ordinance that would prohibit abandoned vehicles from being stored on public or private property. At the suggestion of Councilman William Emmons, the council decided that the proposed law was too vague and that there may be special cases in which the abandoned vehicles would not detract from the character of the rural community. "We need to make the ordinance clear so there's no misunderstanding," said Mayor F. Lyman Simpkins.
NEWS
September 22, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis and Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writers
An unprecedented towing operation to clear central Philadelphia of parked vehicles for the papal weekend began in full force Sunday night as trucks rolled through neighborhoods closest to the Art Museum and City Hall. The around-the-clock effort - the first of this scope and size in the nation's fifth-largest city - aims to clear curbs capable of holding up to 6,000 vehicles. It will continue until Friday morning, a day before the scheduled arrival of Pope Francis for a weekend of public appearances.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
WILKES-BARRE - Police said two young males were found hiding in a coal truck after they allegedly looted dozens of vehicles in northeastern Pennsylvania. Police said Josh Kolinoski, 19, and a 16-year-old were riding their bicycles and wearing ski masks when they entered at least 50 vehicles in four boroughs early Monday, the Citizens Voice reported. The pair dumped the bikes and fled on foot, leaving footprints that led to a coal truck where they were hiding, police said. Police said Kolinoski, wanted on a warrant, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
NEWS
August 18, 2016
No officers were hurt when two police vehicles crashed into each other Tuesday night in the city's Logan section, police said. About 6:45 p.m., police were responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Broad Street and Olney Avenue when a SWAT vehicle collided with a 35th District vehicle in the 1300 block of Tabor Road, police said. The vehicles suffered moderate damage. The shooting turned out to be people shooting fireworks. One person was apprehended after a foot chase, police said.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
Philadelphia police are investigating a theft operation that primarily involves cargo vans being stolen from the city and recovered in Bucks County, authorities said Monday. Thieves are stealing Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Express contractor vehicles for construction-related equipment inside the vans, police said. The Major Crimes Auto Squad has recovered many of the vehicles in Bristol Township. Tools that were stolen from the vehicles, some with names or initials on them, have also been recovered.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Police on Tuesday were investigating a series of tire slashings reported in the city's Mayfair section. Eleven vehicles were vandalized along Tyson Avenue in the 2900, 3000, and 3400 blocks. Police first responded to the reported tire slashings about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Tyson. Police recovered surveillance video that shows an unidentified male puncture a tire on a Ford F-150 around 11 p.m. Monday. Police estimated the total damage was about $2,500. - Robert Moran  
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January 25, 1987 | By Marie George, Special to The Inquirer
In an effort to prevent old cars from becoming eyesores, the Hi-Nella Borough Council has approved restrictions on the length of time residents may store dismantled vehicles on their property. The ordinance, approved unanimously by the six-member council Tuesday, prohibits residents from storing an unregistered or partly dismantled vehicle anywhere on their property for more than three days. Outside parking of more than three such vehicles for more than seven days is banned. The ordinance, which was introduced Dec. 16, also makes it illegal to store such vehicles within 30 feet of municipal streets or county roads.
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February 11, 1988 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a new 1988 Ford Bronco was discovered in a shopping center parking lot last week, the people who run Sheehy Ford thought it might be a good idea to take inventory to see if any other cars belonging to them were missing. In so doing, the dealership made another, far more remarkable discovery. Fourteen new and used vehicles, estimated to be worth at least $182,000, had been stolen from the lot of the dealership, at Roosevelt Boulevard north of Welsh Road. "Until (the inventory)
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August 18, 2016
No officers were hurt when two police vehicles crashed into each other Tuesday night in the city's Logan section, police said. About 6:45 p.m., police were responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Broad Street and Olney Avenue when a SWAT vehicle collided with a 35th District vehicle in the 1300 block of Tabor Road, police said. The vehicles suffered moderate damage. The shooting turned out to be people shooting fireworks. One person was apprehended after a foot chase, police said.
NEWS
August 17, 2016
A 78-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Center City, police said. The woman was struck at the intersection of 15th and Locust Streets shortly before 2:30 p.m. She was taken by medics to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:57 p.m. The vehicle remained at the scene and the driver was not arrested, police said. The accident remains under investigation. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Bogus insurance. Fraudulent registrations. Stolen cars disguised and resold to unsuspecting customers. Those were some of the tactics prosecutors say were used by dozens of people and three corporations in what they described as an auto-theft and insurance-fraud ring that operated in Philadelphia for years. "This was a massive criminal enterprise," District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday as he announced charges against 32 people. Assistant District Attorney Linda Montag, who oversaw the investigation, described the ring as "a detailed, intricate criminal organization with many moving parts," allowing coconspirators to generate tens of thousands of dollars in profits.
NEWS
July 28, 2016
A 75-year-old man was killed after a two-vehicle car crash on Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon while another driver was critically injured, police said. About 2:30 p.m., the man was driving north on the 9100 block of Academy when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle, driven by a 35-year-old woman, heading south on Academy, police said. Both drivers were taken by medics to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The man was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. The woman was in critical condition, police said.
NEWS
July 25, 2016
A Route 4 SEPTA bus was hit by another vehicle in Fern Rock Saturday morning, injuring the drivers of both vehicles, a SEPTA spokesman said. The injuries did not appear life-threatening, Andrew Busch said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. as the Route 4 bus, which had just begun its route from the Fern Rock Transportation Center, was heading south on 10th Street, approaching Olney Avenue. No passengers were on board, Busch said. A preliminary report indicates that the driver of a passenger vehicle struck the bus in the front, either at or near the intersection, Busch said.
NEWS
July 16, 2016
A 62-year-old woman was killed and another person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash Thursday night in Camden County, authorities said. The crash occurred sometime after 9 p.m. on South White Horse Pike in Stratford, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was transported to Cooper University Medical Center. The cause of the accident was being investigated by police. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A man died when he was struck by two vehicles after stepping into the roadway in Delaware County. The victim, described as a male pedestrian in his 40s or 50s, stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of traffic on the 6400 block of Market Street in Millbourne at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Shawn Payne, the borough's police chief. A woman driving a Toyota Coupe didn't see the man and hit him, Payne said. She pulled over, and the victim was then struck by a second vehicle, a Nissan sedan.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
Like most of the motoring public, I've been watching the Takata air bag recall unfolding slowly over the last several months. It crept into my world when the 2008 Toyota Matrix air bag was recalled. As the owner of a 2008 Pontiac Vibe - a twin of the Matrix - I was appalled at how long it took for the Vibe to then be included in the first 28.8 million vehicles. And when the big recall expansion came down last month - an additional 35 million to 40 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - the Sturgis Family Sienna was now included in the mix. Two out of three is bad: That makes two-thirds of the Sturgis vehicles subject to the recall.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Police on Tuesday were investigating a series of tire slashings reported in the city's Mayfair section. Eleven vehicles were vandalized along Tyson Avenue in the 2900, 3000, and 3400 blocks. Police first responded to the reported tire slashings about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Tyson. Police recovered surveillance video that shows an unidentified male puncture a tire on a Ford F-150 around 11 p.m. Monday. Police estimated the total damage was about $2,500. - Robert Moran  
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