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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
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  
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
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
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 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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | Staff Report
About two dozen passenger vehicles were damaged this morning by vandals who slashed tires, doused cars with a corrosive chemical and dumped sugar in gas tanks in the Overbrook section, police said. Capt. Melvin Singleton, commander of the 19th Police District, said tires were slashed on 17 cars and the paint on seven other passengers vehicles had been stripped away by an acid-like substance. Some cars also had sugar in the gas tanks, he said. A Fire Department Hazmat Unit was called to the scene to scrape off some of the corrosive chemical for testing.
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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  
NEWS
May 30, 2016
A 20-year-old woman who was struck Friday by a vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard in Olney died Saturday afternoon, police said. The woman had been out running shortly before 5 p.m. Friday when she was hit by a 2012 Chevy Equinox in the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard near Bingham Street. The investigation showed the woman was crossing the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard, where there was a crosswalk, but was running against a red light, police said. Police said the woman ran into the side of the SUV and was thrown onto the windshield, falling onto the road.
NEWS
May 23, 2016
Man killed in 4-vehicle crash in Caln is ID'd State police identified the man killed in a four-vehicle crash Friday night in Chester County as Clark "Moosie" Gibbs, 59, of Coatesville. The crash, in which four others were injured, occurred about 9:10 p.m. on the westbound side of the Route 30 bypass, east of Reeceville Road in Caln Township. Gibbs was killed after a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old Philadelphia man struck his vehicle, Pennsylvania State Police said Saturday in a news release.
NEWS
May 22, 2016
One person was killed and four others injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday night in Chester County, authorities said. The accident occurred on the westbound side about 9:10 p.m. on the Route 30 bypass west of Downingtown in Caln Township, a county dispatcher said. The westbound lanes were closed for an investigation and cleanup and heavy delays were reported on the eastbound side. No further information was available on the victims. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
May 1, 2016
A 17-year-old juvenile has been arrested and charged with stealing a minivan that had an infant inside, police said Friday. The defendant, who was not named because he was a juvenile, was charged with kidnapping, theft and related offenses, police said. About 7:50 a.m. March 14, police said, a 32-year-old man had left the engine running on his 2013 Chrysler minivan while he went inside the 49 Stop Food Market, at 4847 Walnut St. The man's 4-month-old son was secured in the back seat of the minivan.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
State investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed nearly 20 vehicles and one building containing eight businesses Tuesday night in Colwyn Borough, Delaware County. The two-alarm fire at Ellis Business Plaza, 522 Ellis Ave., drew as many as 100 to 150 firefighters to the scene, said Daniel Traband, chief of Darby Fire Company No. 1. No injuries were reported. It took fire crews nearly two and a half hours to put out the blaze. Traband said his company received a call about 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
NEWS
February 27, 2016
The owner of a Hammonton car business used fraudulent practices when he purchased vehicles at auctions with borrowed money, and then sold them to customers without paying back his loans, police said Thursday. Tony Miller, 40, of Little Egg Harbor, owner of Imagine Auto Sales, is facing theft-related charges for the sales between September and November 2015. Winslow Township police said that, because Miller didn't pay the loans, the bank was holding the titles of the vehicles he sold and his customers could not register them.
NEWS
February 18, 2016
THE PHILADELPHIA Police Department has all but quit enforcing traffic laws on Philadelphia streets. That's an exaggeration, but the number of tickets written to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians all took a nosedive in 2015. It was the third straight year of decline for motorists, the second for bicyclists, and the first for pedestrians. Enforcement is as low as a snail's belly. This year, I'm adding tickets written for skateboarding. Two were written in 2013, 14 in 2014, and a lonely one in 2015.
NEWS
February 15, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Update:   I-78 reopened in both directions at about 7 a.m. Sunday after a pileup involving dozens of vehicles that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals. A snow squall that suddenly blew across an area of I-78 in central Pennsylvania on Saturday morning caused near-whiteout conditions and slippery roads and within minutes left 50 cars and tractor-trailers in a deadly tangle of metal. At least three people died. The pileup at about 9:30 a.m. blocked both the east- and westbound lanes of I-78 in Bethel Township on the Berks County and Lebanon County lines, Pennsylvania State Police said.
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