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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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)
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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January 10, 1990 | By Robert McSherry, Special to the Inquirer
Two people were hurt and seven vehicles damaged yesterday in two accidents on a Delaware County bridge that were caused by icy roads and that backed up morning rush-hour traffic on Interstate 95 for about five miles, police said. Tinicum Township police said the accidents happened about 7:10 a.m. in the four northbound lanes of I-95 when a van driven by Bobby Andrews, 28, of the 2400 block of Bowers Street, Wilmington, spun out of control on the ice- slickened Bartram Avenue overpass.
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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.
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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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February 12, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Weeks after a snowstorm trapped hundreds of trucks, buses, and cars on an 11-mile stretch for a day, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said Wednesday they would start testing removable median barriers that might prevent such bottlenecks in the future. In the first legislative hearing on the debacle, turnpike and state police officials insisted they did their best in responding to the ferocious storm that battered the state and paralyzed roads on Jan. 22 and 23. But they said they had limited options to remove vehicles and drivers buried by snow and hemmed in by the permanent concrete medians that divide the turnpike in a stretch with no exits between Bedford and Somerset.
NEWS
February 6, 2016
Police fired shots at a vehicle that allegedly almost hit an officer Thursday night in the city's Feltonville section. Police said no one was injured. Around 7:20 p.m., officers heard gunshots in the area of 100 East Wyoming Avenue and pursued a suspect vehicle to the 4800 block of D Street, where it was stopped, police said. As officers approached the suspect vehicle, the motorist attempted to drive away, nearly striking an officer. Another officer fired shots at the vehicle but did not hit anybody.
NEWS
January 25, 2016 | By Martha Woodall and Patricia Madej, Staff Writers
Buses carrying the Temple University women's gymnastics team and the Duquesne University men's basketball team were among more than 500 vehicles stranded Saturday for more than 24 hours in a blizzard and deep snows along a 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Exhausted but safe, the gymnasts tweeted at 8:40 p.m. that they were finally moving to freedom. "Tears of joy," they tweeted with a video of a rousing celebration. The Duquesne team had rolled out about 10 minutes earlier.
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December 10, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
An attempted drug arrest sparked a wild chase Tuesday night in Northeast Philadelphia as a car rammed two police vehicles while speeding through several neighborhoods trying to get away, police said. Police captured the driver and passenger of the Mercury Grand Marquis and planned to charge them, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Only the driver was injured. The sequence of events began around 9 p.m., when narcotics officers approached the Mercury in a parking lot at Cottman and Torresdale Avenues to announce a drug arrest, Small said.
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