July 4, 2013 |
A Camden man was charged with killing a taxi driver in Burlington City last month, authorities said Tuesday. Carey L. Coleman Jr., 22, shot Larry Hamilton, 49, of Trenton, once in the head early June 16, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and Burlington City police. Hamilton was found dead inside his taxi. Authorities did not reveal a motive. Hamilton is one of a number of taxi drivers who have been assaulted, robbed, or killed in the Philadelphia region in recent months.
June 18, 2013 |
Authorities were investigating Monday the killing of a taxi driver early Sunday in Burlington City. Officers dispatched to investigate an incident in which a cab was discovered by the side of the road found Larry Hamilton, 49, of Trenton, in the vehicle at Route 130 and York Street, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and Burlington City police said. No arrests had been made, and authorities offered no details about the killing, including how Hamilton was killed or a possible motive.
May 9, 2013
IT WAS a dangerous night for Philly cab drivers. The 40-year-old man who was injured in a carjacking by a woman in Crescentville Tuesday night was a taxi driver working for Yellow Cab, police said yesterday. That incident occurred several hours before the slaying of taxi driver Hafiz Salman Sarfaraz at 12:30 a.m. yesterday in West Philadelphia. The driver in the Crescentville incident, who was not identified, went to pick up a fare at McDonald's on Adams Avenue near Howell Street about 7 p.m. Tuesday.
October 14, 2009 |
As a Philadelphia police officer showed a judge photographs of the taxi cab that plowed into a young mother and son last year, killing the boy, he spoke yesterday of the flesh, blood and skin recovered from the cab's shattered windshield. Officer Charles Phillips' testimony during the opening day of Yellow Cab driver Yves Aristilde's nonjury trial proved to be too much detail for Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner. "I think we are going way beyond what is necessary . . . From an evidence point of view, I don't know why we have to put everyone in the courtroom through this," Lerner told the prosecutor before ordering a short break.
August 26, 2008 |
A Haitian-born cabdriver has been charged with murder in a hit-and-run that killed a 5-year-old boy and critically injured the child's mother, police said yesterday. Yves Aristilde, 62, surrendered to police Sunday afternoon and identified himself as the driver of a Yellow Cab that struck the boy and his mother, police said. Bail was set at $6 million. Police had been seeking the driver who struck Dana Reynolds, 23, and her son Tyrell Elliot as they crossed Windrim Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the city's Logan section.
August 25, 2008 |
Police last night charged a Yellow Cab Co. driver with vehicular homicide in an early-morning hit-and-run in Logan that left a young mother clinging to life and her 5-year-old son dead. The man, who was not identified, surrendered to authorities last night, telling police at the 35th District that he had heard that they wanted to talk to him, according to police spokeswoman Christine O'Brien. He was later charged and was awaiting arraignment early this morning. Police had been seeking the driver who struck Dana Reynolds, 23, and her son Tyrell Elliott while the two were crossing Windrim Avenue near Lindley Avenue about 2:30 a.m. - and then sped off, later ditching the vehicle.
May 4, 2007 |
Milton A. Eisenberg, 87, of Cheltenham, retired president of the Yellow Cab Co., management consultant, and civic activist, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at home. Mr. Eisenberg graduated from Olney High School, joined Yellow Cab as a garage clerk in 1941, then was drafted into the Army before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, he was a sergeant with the 14th Evacuation Hospital in India. He returned to Yellow Cab after his discharge. By the late 1950s, he was a director of personnel and public relations and later became a vice president.
June 28, 2005 |
Taxicab fares in Philadelphia are about to rise come July 5. The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which oversees taxis in the city, yesterday approved the first base-fare increase for cabdrivers in 14 years. The initial fare when the meter is first activated, known as the "flag drop," will remain $2.30. The fare for the average cab ride of about 2 1/2 miles will climb from $7.40 to $8.75, according to James Ney, director of the authority's taxi and limousine division.
July 18, 2004 |
He was a prankster. And he loved to laugh. Unless the joke was on him. Then Manute Bol could become downright irritated. But for the most part, "he was just fun to be around," former teammate Charles Barkley said. The humanitarian spirit and shot-blocking ability of the center from Sudan were evident, but his time with the 76ers was also characterized by lots of laughs. What happened to Bol at about 9 p.m. on June 30 in Colchester, Conn., was no laughing matter. He was riding in a Yellow cab driven by Neville H. Robinson, 48, of Hartford, Conn.
May 13, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Parking Authority's plan to take over regulation of city taxicabs is in limbo for want of a law. That means the proposed regulations aimed at improving cab service are on hold and an existing state enforcement program to investigate rider complaints and weed out illegal operators has been slowed down. The state legislature had been expected to adopt a law months ago transferring regulatory powers for Philadelphia taxis from the state Public Utility Commission to the Parking Authority.