April 14, 2016
Teen pleads guilty to fatal stabbing A 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of another teen during a Hunting Park brawl last year. Keyarra Frisby admitted last week in Common Pleas Court that she stabbed Anita Cotton, 17, in the neck during a melee outside the Walgreens store at 4201 N. Broad St. in the early hours of July 5. Judge Lillian Ransom set sentencing for June 6. Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp said Tuesday that Frisby faced at least five to 10 years in state prison.
March 17, 2016 |
A son of Edgar "Sonny" Campbell Jr., a powerful city ward leader and close ally of Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Robert Brady, has been charged with selling cocaine and marijuana out of his West Philadelphia home, according to court and police records. Edward Campbell, 38, was arrested Saturday, allegedly with 230 grams of cocaine, inside his house in the 5900 block of Vine Street, police records show. The cocaine had a street value of $23,000, the records say. Also found in Campbell's home - down the street from a charitable foundation bearing his family's name - was a small amount of marijuana, a loaded .40-caliber pistol, and $2,430 in cash beneath a chair in a living room, police records show.
March 17, 2016 |
Edward Campbell was arrested last weekend and accused of selling drugs out of his West Philadelphia home. But the son of powerful Democratic ward leader Edgar "Sonny" Campbell Jr. was already a familiar face in the Criminal Justice Center. He works there. Campbell, 38, was employed for more than a decade as a tipstaff - or courtroom assistant - to Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart and currently holds the same job with Municipal Court Judge Joffie Pittman. Campbell was arrested Saturday after a three-month narcotics investigation.
September 19, 2015 |
Police in Bucks County are seeking a 28-year-old man, who may be hiding in Philadelphia, in connection with a stabbing of a woman at the Oxford Valley Mall last week. Craig Boston is wanted by Middletown Township police on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend about 2:25 p.m. Sept. 6 outside the Macy's department store at the mall, Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said Thursday. The woman had an active protection-from-abuse order against Boston.
August 12, 2015 |
The long: Do-it-all, 1.3-acre, open-daily park has climbable rock garden, wade-able pool, play-in fountains, trees, grass and all-day cafe. The short: Fairmount Park's mini me. Location, location: On the edge of a traffic circle, across from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Swann Fountain. The demo: Swim-diaper through early elementary school. Early risers: The pebble-bottomed pool (originally intended as a boat pond) and winding-path hilltop garden don't open until 10 a.m. (But the cafe's up and running at 8 a.m.)
July 9, 2015 |
A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday when a SEPTA bus driver - apparently without realizing it - ran over him in Center City, police said. Police said witnesses told investigators the bus driver struck a 40-year-old man at 11th and Walnut Streets at 1:11 a.m. but did not know that he had hit someone and continued driving. The driver followed his route up 11th until officers stopped him at Vine Street, police said. SEPTA representatives said Philadelphia police were handling the investigation.
July 5, 2015 |
Carl Adams, 49, of Southwest Philadelphia, has been homeless for much of the past year, since he was released from prison. "When I got out, family and friends were gone," Adams said. Despite lacking a home and family, Adams got an important boost last week: a makeover from a traveling salon that provides free hair washes, cuts, color, and styling. In preparation for a meeting with a lawyer, Adams got a beard trim and a haircut in a blue-and-white trailer in the parking lot of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, on 13th Street north of Vine Street.
May 2, 2015 |
Esther Erb looks at the Broad Street Run as one that changed her running career. Erb, now an assistant track and cross-country coach at Rider University, won the 10-mile race in 2012 in 55 minutes, 28 seconds. Since then, the winning has continued. She won the Litchfield Hills (Conn.) Rotary Run on a 7.1-mile course in 2013 and 2014. She also won the U.S. Marathon Championship in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., last year. "Winning the Broad Street Run was a turning point in my career and really made me feel special," Erb, 29, said in a telephone interview.
April 30, 2015 |
Stephen Gitonga has competed in many road races in his native Kenya, but on Sunday he will tackle a new challenge: the 10-mile Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Gitonga, who has been in the United States for two years, was among a group attending a news conference Tuesday at City Hall to promote the 36th annual race. He has practiced on the course and has the same opinion as many of the other competitors. "It is a good course, straight and flat," said Gitonga, a veteran of marathons and half marathons.