August 4, 2016 |
Eva Mendes on the circle of life Eva Mendes attended the funeral of her brother Carlos, who died of cancer in the spring, in the same week she and Ryan Gosling welcomed their now-3-month-old baby, Amada Lee . "It was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful," Mendez, 42, tells People. "Being totally honest, I don't feel like I've really processed that yet. " The two events, Mendez said, "brought our family closer, and we were already close to begin with.
June 30, 2016 |
A federal jury Tuesday convicted a Levittown doctor accused of running a multimillion-dollar pill mill with help from the Pagans Motorcycle Club of drug, money-laundering, bankruptcy-fraud, and other charges. During 23 days of testimony, the government questioned strippers, former patients, investigators, and Pagans members, all of whom said that William J. O'Brien was a drug dealer who illegally prescribed painkillers. O'Brien contended that nearly everyone was lying. He called out U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Special Agent Joshua Gill multiple times for not knowing that opioids could be used for headaches.
January 29, 2016 |
GROUNDHOG DAY came early for Michael "Danger" Castro when he was arrested again Wednesday for the murder of a 77-year-old man. Castro, 34, of Pemberton Township, Burlington County, had been arrested in 2013 for the Feb. 5, 2012, shooting death of John Kingsbury in rural Mullica Township, Atlantic County. Authorities contended that Castro, a Muay Thai kickboxer, had planned to rob Kingsbury's residence, which belonged to Castro's business partner, Glenn Kingsbury, the victim's son. Castro, authorities said, encountered the older man and put two bullets in John Kingsbury's head.
September 12, 2015 |
Gordon refutes claims Nick Gordon , longtime companion of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown , filed a response Tuesday to a lawsuit charging him with contributing to her wrongful death. Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31, and after a long, sad interim, she died on July 26.Gordon confirms they partied the night before the catastrophe and argued the next morning. But he strongly denies he caused her death.
July 9, 2015 |
NEARLY TWO MONTHS after a Ride the Ducks boat struck and crushed his wife at a Center City intersection, a Texas man is suing the company and the city of Philadelphia. Daniel Karnicki, of Beaumont, Texas, filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming that Liz Karnicki's wrongful death was at the hands of Ride the Ducks. The lawsuit was filed on the fifth anniversary of another Ride the Ducks collision that killed two Hungarian tourists who were on board. Karnicki's attorney, Robert Mongeluzzi, said that the duck boat's blind spots made it nearly impossible for the driver to see Liz Karnicki when she crossed the street, and that the driver was distracted because he also acted as a tour guide.
June 11, 2015 |
SO WHAT really happened on the night a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot Brandon Tate-Brown? That's the question Tate-Brown's family and their supporters haven't stopped asking since the 26-year-old was gunned down in December after struggling with two patrol cops who pulled him over in Mayfair. Yesterday, the city released a plethora of files - interview transcripts, videos and DNA evidence - and even identified the cops who were involved in the controversial incident.
June 3, 2015 |
Bruce Jenner will appear on the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue, along with a piece by former Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News writer Buzz Bissinger. The headline reads, "Call me Caitlyn," officially announcing Jenner's new name for the first time. The issue, featuring a cover with Jenner in a cream bathing suit, will hit newsstands next Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Jenner, 65, created a new Twitter account, @Cailtyn_Jenner, and tweeted, "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.
April 30, 2015 |
The mother of a Frankford man killed by police during a December car stop filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Philadelphia Police Department to obtain all evidence, including video, for public release. Tanya Brown-Dickerson, mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, had hinted at a suit last month after an investigation by the District Attorney's Office resulted in no criminal charges for the two officers involved. "The main focus of the lawsuit is police transparency," said Brian Mildenberg, an attorney for Tate-Brown's family.
April 12, 2014 |
The horse, startled by a chicken roaming on the track, partially bucked off the jockey, dragged him for about 40 seconds as one foot remained in a stirrup, kicked him repeatedly, and killed him, according to a lawsuit. On Wednesday, a Philadelphia jury found Parx Casino & Racetrack liable for nearly $8 million for the 2010 incident that claimed the life of Mario Calderon, 55, of Croydon. Calderon suffered 11 broken ribs and bleeding in the brain, according to his attorney, Michael A. Trunk, and died shortly after being taken to a nearby hospital.
March 19, 2014 |
THE FAMILY of the late radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Chestnut Hill Hospital, saying its staff failed to immediately diagnose and treat the heart attack that killed him last fall. Collins, 58, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. Sept. 8, with the classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure and pain in his chest, high blood pressure, labored breathing, clammy skin and related complaints, said attorneys Tom Kline and Dean Weitzman, who filed the complaint in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court yesterday morning.