September 15, 2016 |
Philadelphia suffered a day of mayhem Tuesday as gun violence left three people dead and at least seven others wounded across the city. Among the victims was a pregnant woman who was shot in the head and stomach in an afternoon triple shooting in the city's Kensington section. The total homicide tally included a woman found stabbed to death in her home in the city's Northeast during a murder-suicide , police said Wednesday. The first shooting victim on Tuesday was a 25-year-old man gunned down shortly after 9 a.m. in West Philadelphia.
September 15, 2016 |
Bartram football coach Jim Chapman has a father who served in the military. West Philadelphia coach Frank Steed served 28 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Mastery North coach John Davidson has family and friends who have served in the armed forces and as police officers. After players and coaches from Woodrow Wilson - a public school in Camden - took a knee during the national anthem before a game last weekend, coaches in Southeast Pennsylvania talked about he issue.
September 14, 2016
Police on Monday identified two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a man who allegedly shot at them in West Philadelphia last week. Officers Anthony Panichelli and Jude McKenna, both three-year veterans of the force, were responding to a domestic incident Friday afternoon at a residence in the 200 block of South Millick Street when 24-year-old Kadeem Nelson allegedly shot at them from inside the home. One of the shots hit Nelson's 28-year-old sister in the right forearm.
September 13, 2016 |
The political conspiracy theory sounds more dastardly the further you travel from Philadelphia, where the misdeed is said to have transpired. Psst, did you hear that Mitt Romney didn't get a single vote for president in 50 divisions in Philadelphia during the 2012 general election? Not one! It is true. It is also not that surprising to Republican Party officials in Philadelphia. They are, after all, accustomed to dealing with a 7-1 voter registration advantage held by the local Democratic Party.
September 12, 2016 |
A teenager was critically injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on City Avenue near the Schuylkill Expressway on-ramp, Philadelphia police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of City Avenue in the River Park section of West Philadelphia. A 29-year-old Philadelphia man, driving a 2015 Ford Fusion at high speed northbound, slammed into the back of a 2000 Honda Accord heading in the same direction, police said. A 17-year-old boy who was sitting in the backseat of the Accord suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
September 12, 2016 |
The setting: the Weymouth building of Lancaster Court Apartments. The event: move-in day at St. Joseph's University. The mood: tired and sweaty from carrying so much stuff up so many steps as temperatures climbed, too, into the 90s. The exception to this overall miserable scene late last month: Isabela Garcia. A 19-year-old sophomore from Panama, Garcia was the picture of Zen, chilling in her air-conditioned room while two guys lugged in seven boxes, two duffel bags, and two large trash bags full of her belongings, as well as a plastic cabinet, a hamper, a comforter, and a mini-fridge.
September 11, 2016 |
A device that tells blind people what they're "looking" at. An immunotherapy to combat an aggressive form of breast cancer. A search engine for investigators that compiles in a single report more than 50 identifiable pieces of information on a person. A wireless platform to achieve energy savings and optimization. An app linking locally sourced businesses with like-minded consumers. This is a sampling of the Philadelphia region's startup community, an inventive, millennial-magnet, increasingly important sector of the local economy.
September 10, 2016 |
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia. Barrow, who is 30 and has been arrested more than a dozen times since becoming an adult, told investigators he had been hearing voices over his cellphone and felt overwhelmed with guilt, according to two criminal justice sources familiar with the case. When detectives got Barrow back to Philadelphia Police Headquarters, they recorded him on video recounting how he'd killed a man and a couple, and robbed 12 others.
September 9, 2016 |
After initially declining to take on the case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged a Delaware County man with the indecent assault of a fellow delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Walter Weeks, 74, of Garnet Valley, turned himself in to the police Special Victims Unit around 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor of indecent assault. His accuser, Gwen Snyder, contended that Philadelphia authorities had been dismissive of her claim.
September 7, 2016 |
Philadelphia police were investigating two separate attacks Monday morning that left two men dead. Around 1:15 a.m., police responded to the 4400 block of Westminster Street in West Philadelphia. The call had been for a shooting, but officers instead found a man who had been stabbed several times in his legs and torso, police said. The man, 31-year-old David Becton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Becton lived on North 46th Street, about two blocks away from where he was found.