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59-Year-Old Driver Killed In Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Officials 59-Year-Old Driver Killed In Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Officials
59-Year-Old Driver Killed In Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Officials One man has died after crashing his car into a wall early Monday morning, June 17, according to Philadelphia police.  Authorities said the 59-year-old's 2007 Chevrolet lost control on the 1100 block of Welsh Road.  His car struck a wall then continued westbound on the sidewalk before coming to a rest in the roadway, police said. He was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2:40 a.m. Authorities did not release his name.  An investigation is ongoing, they added. 
DUI Driver Sentenced In NJ Turnpike Crash That Killed Philadelphia Passenger: Prosecutor DUI Driver Sentenced In NJ Turnpike Crash That Killed Philadelphia Passenger: Prosecutor
DUI Driver Sentenced In NJ Turnpike Crash That Killed Philadelphia Passenger: Prosecutor A 32-year-old driver from Philadelphia has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison in connection with a crash that killed his passenger in Edison, authorities said. Yvenson Louis, 32, was sentenced on June 12 in connection with the fatal crash that occurred on March 27, 2023, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone. At approximately 2:40 a.m., New Jersey State Police responded to the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike at mile marker 87.5. Troopers found two vehicles, a 2012 Dodge Journey that had struck the rear of a 2019 Vo…
Burglar Posed As Building Inspector To Get Inside South Philly Home: Investigators Burglar Posed As Building Inspector To Get Inside South Philly Home: Investigators
Burglar Posed As Building Inspector To Get Inside South Philly Home: Investigators Two men stole jewelry from a South Philadelphia home last week after one of them claimed he needed to inspect the back deck, city police said.  Authorities said it happened last Wednesday afternoon, June 12, on the 2900 block of South Juniper Street.  One suspect knocked on the door and claimed to be from a construction company visiting at the request of the building inspector. The homeowner allowed him inside and took him to the rear deck where they spoke for five to 10 minutes, PPD said.  While the homeowner was speaking with the first suspect, another man sneaked inside a…
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says A child was pronounced dead after rescuers found him in Tacony Creek on Sunday, June 9, authorities told Daily Voice.  Police were called to the creek near the 100 block of East Wyoming Street around 6 p.m. The victim, 9, was found unresponsive and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where he died, city police said.  Citing the city Medical Examiner's Office, Fox29 identified the boy as Philadelphia School District student Ernest Harmon-Tague.  Harmon-Tague's loved ones have launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to assist with funeral costs. The campaign, launched by&n…
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Montgomery County Air Quality Alert Issued Across Montgomery County
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Montgomery County An air quality alert has been issued for several areas across New Jersey and Pennsylvania  through late Friday, June 14. The most serious alert, an Air Quality Action Day, has been issued from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. across Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union counties. An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for North Central and Southwestern, NJ, along with Middlesex, Mercer, Camden, and G…
'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker 'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker
'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker Eleven members of a suspected drug trafficking organization are in custody, federal authorities say.  The group, allegedly headed by 30-year-old Wilfredo Avila, is accused of running "significant quantities" of fentanyl and cocaine throughout Philadelphia's Kensington and Fairhill sections from February 2023 through this month.  The organization also "routinely offered and sold firearms of all kinds to its drug dealer customers," said the US Attorney's Office in a release on Thursday, June 13.  Ten suspects were arrested and one more is awaiting transfer from anoth…
Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (VIDEO) Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (VIDEO)
Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (Video) Video from a SEPTA train shows multiple suspects stop a woman from fleeing before stealing her phone, Philadelphia police say.  Authorities said it happened on the "El" train in West Philadelphia around noon on May 28.  The suspects confronted the victim then prevented her from getting off the train when it stopped, according to police. They stole her phone then blocked her exit again to prevent her from chasing them, the video shows.  SEPTA footage from PPD.  PhiladelphiaPolice Police believe the suspects are teenagers.  Anyone who can identify them is asked…
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors An Atlantic City man was convicted of killing a Philadelphia man at an apartment complex, authorities said. A jury found 49-year-old Kenneth Creek guilty on Tuesday, June 11 of first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The court also found him guilty of second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms. Atlantic City police responded to the South Carolina Apartments complex at 1300 Baltic Avenue just after midni…
PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight' PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight'
PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight' A Pennsylvania State Senator was one of dozens of protestors arrested in Philadelphia this week, and he's speaking out. Represented by UNITE Here Local 274, food service workers from Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park picketed at the Aramark headquarters on Market Street in Center City on Wednesday, June 12. Among their demands, access to health insurance and higher wages. Sen. Nikil Saval was one of 46 people arrested for obstruction of highway, according to the senator himself and police. "The labor of Unite Here Philadelphia workers is a crucial part of…
Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police
Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police A suspect in a pair of gunpoint robberies is wanted in Philadelphia, authorities say.  Police said the pictured man robbed two businesses within a week.  The first incident was at a restaurant on the 400 block of W. Girard Avenue on May 24. An employee said he walked inside, jumped over the counter, then pointed a gun at her while demanding money.  He fled before police arrived, PPD said.  Suspect footage PhiladelphiaPolice The second incident happened on the 2700 block of East Clearfield Street in Port Richmond on May 29, according to authorities.  The robb…
Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities
Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities City police are looking for the driver in a deadly Philadelphia hit-and-run.  Authorities said the car hit a pedestrian on the 1800 block of East Torresdale Avenue just before midnight on May 29. The 44-year-old victim later died from his injuries.  The driver fled north on Torredale and was last seen on the 4000 block, according to investigators.  The car is described as a silver or white Mitsubishi Outlander from model years 2016-2020. It has damage on the undercarriage and the left front wheel well liner from the accident, police said.  Anyone with informa…
Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report
Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report Eight people believed to have ties to ISIS were taken into federal custody in Philadelphia and beyond, 6abc reports.  The outlet says the suspects, some of whom were also arrested in Los Angeles and New York City, crossed over the southern border last year.  The FBI and Department of Homeland Security provided a joint statement to Daily Voice:  “Over the last few days, ICE agents arrested several non-citizens pursuant to immigration authorities. The actions were carried out in close coordination with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The individuals arrested are detaine…
4-Year-Old Critical After Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Authorities 4-Year-Old Critical After Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Authorities
4-Year-Old Critical After Northeast Philadelphia Crash: Authorities A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after a two-car crash in Philadelphia's Holmesburg neighborhood on Monday evening, June 10, city police say.  The wreck happened near Frankford and Solly avenues just before 5 p.m., PPD said.  A 67-year-old man in a red Hyundai lost control of his car and struck a white Volkswagen on the driver's side at the intersection, authorities said. The Volkswagen spun out and hit an overpass pillar on its passenger side.  The driver of the Volkswagen, a 26-year-old woman, is in stable condition. Her 4-year-old passenger was listed as critical…
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators A man wearing gloves and a mask walked into a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood and shot a 27-year-old dead, according to city police.  Authorities said Joel Colon-Cruz was inside a restaurant on the 700 block of East Ontario Street around 11 p.m. Monday, June 10.  The gunman shot him multiple times in the head and torso and he was pronounced dead at the scene, PPD said.  Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at 215-686-3334. 
Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45
Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Angel Manuel Diaz, of Camden and formerly of Philadelphia, died suddenly on June 3 in Philadelphia, according to an obituary published by Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. He was 45 years old. Angel graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1997, and for the past decade, has worked at the Food Bank of Delaware, his obituary said. He started as a maintenance coordinator and climbed his way up to serve as Director of Fleet and Logistics overseeing the Food Bank of Delaware's team of drivers and fleet of vehicles in both Newark and Milford, Delaware.  He was loved by his team …
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors A Philadelphia man will spend more than three years in prison after pulling a gun on a man in Atlantic City, authorities said. Sean Bennett, 31, was sentenced on Friday, June 7, to five years in state prison for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He must serve at least three-and-a-half years before he's eligible for parole.  An Atlantic City officer was flagged down by a man near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue at around 1:31 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. The v…
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO) Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO)
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (Video) An argument between two groups in Philadelphia last month led to the shooting death of an uninvolved woman, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened around 4:45 p.m. on May 11, when three men were walking on the 4700 block of North Broad Street.  They came across another group and "appeared to have a verbal dispute" before one man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police said. The gunfire struck a woman about a block and a half away and she later died from her wounds, according to investigators.  Police have released video from the scene.  PPD f…
Police Car 'Intentionally Struck' In Northeast Philadelphia: Authorities Police Car 'Intentionally Struck' In Northeast Philadelphia: Authorities
Police Car 'Intentionally Struck' In Northeast Philadelphia: Authorities One officer was taken to the hospital after a driver "intentionally struck" a Philadelphia police car early Monday morning, June 10, officials say.  A Chevrolet Camaro hit the marked police car on the 3200 block of Friendship Street in Mayfair around 3:30 a.m., authorities said.  The police car sustained front-end damage and a broken front axle and had to be towed from the scene along with the Camaro, according to PPD. A suspect was arrested and an investigation is underway.  The injured officer was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and "is expected to be treated and re…
Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD
Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD Detectives are looking for two men who stole an ATM from outside a Philadelphia gas station on Thursday morning, June 6.  Police said it happened at a Karko on the 2300 block of Aramingo Avenue just before 4 a.m. The suspects backed a white Ford truck up to the storefront, loaded up the ATM, then fled south on Aramingo, authorities said.  Anyone with information is asked to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243. To submit an anonymous tip, call 215-686-8477.
Two Philly Bars Among Esquire's 'Best Bars In America' For 2024 Two Philly Bars Among Esquire's 'Best Bars In America' For 2024
Two Philly Bars Among Esquire's 'Best Bars In America' For 2024 A pair of Philadelphia bars are among the 42 best in the nation, according to Esquire.com.  Poison Heart, 931 Spring Garden St., appeals with its "slightly punk stylishness," according to the outlet. A cocktail and oyster joint with a "well-rounded wine list," Poison Heart also offers more traditional pub grub including waffle fries and melts.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Poison Heart (@poisonheartbar) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Poison Heart (@po…
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash A 25-year-old man died in a single-car crash on Thursday morning, June 6, authorities say.  Rashon Christian-James Cooke of Philadelphia crashed at the corner of Berger and Diehl roads in Williams Township, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  According to state police, Cooke was headed west on Diehl when his truck left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then hit a traffic sign before overturning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  His cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, the Coroner's Office added.
82-Year-Old Missing In Northwest Philadelphia: Police 82-Year-Old Missing In Northwest Philadelphia: Police
82-Year-Old Missing In Northwest Philadelphia: Police City police are looking for an 82-year-old woman in Philadelphia.  Gloria Huenke was last seen around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 on the 200 block of West Upsal Street, authorities said.  She is 5-foot-2, 110 pounds with greying red hair, brown eyes, glasses, and a cane. She was wearing a long light blue nightgown shirt and white or blue slippers. Anyone with information is asked to call Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353.
Reckless Philadelphia Mustang Driver Pepper-Sprayed After Pursuit In VA, Sheriff's Office Says Reckless Philadelphia Mustang Driver Pepper-Sprayed After Pursuit In VA, Sheriff's Office Says
Reckless Philadelphia Mustang Driver Pepper-Sprayed After Pursuit In VA, Sheriff's Office Says A reckless Philadelphia driver was arrested after being pepper-sprayed in northern Virginia after police said she almost hit a motorcyclist then led a pursuit. Deputies were brought to the 3000 block of Warrenton Road in Stafford where the county sheriff's office said Carla Yengo Kahn, 32, had nearly struck a motorcyclist in her Ford Mustang, and was driving all over the roadway around 12:35 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Kahn's vehicle was found near Hartwood Road and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Kahn pulled over, only briefly, though, as she then took off, heading south on Warrenton Ro…
Patrol Car Strikes 5-Year-Old Girl, Philadelphia Police Say Patrol Car Strikes 5-Year-Old Girl, Philadelphia Police Say
Patrol Car Strikes 5-Year-Old Girl, Philadelphia Police Say A child was hospitalized after being struck by a police car in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday night, June 4, authorities say.  A patrol officer hit a 5-year-old girl on the 1600 block of South Ithan Street just before 7:30 p.m., PPD said. She was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is reportedly in stable condition.  No one else was injured and the crash is under investigation, police said. 
Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say
Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say A Tacony man is in custody after an hour-long standoff on Tuesday, June 4, Philadelphia police told Daily Voice.  Authorities said they were called to the 7100 block of Montague Street just before noon for a "neighbor dispute." They arrived to find a 65-year-old woman dead with gunshot wounds, police said.  A suspect "refused to exit the property" and police declared a barricade situation, PPD said. He was taken into custody around 1:20 p.m.  Authorities did not identify the victim. 
Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police
Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police Investigators are searching for the man who broke into St. Helena’s Parish last month, Philadelphia police say.  Authorities said the suspect made his way inside the 6161 N 5th St. church after breaking the back door around 2:30 a.m. on May 21.  He disconnected some of the church's security cameras and was inside the parish for an "unknown length of time," PPD said.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice The burglar stole multiple items and fled in an unknown direction, police said.  He's described as a black man in his 30s or 40s with a medium build and a bear…
Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA
Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA A convicted carjacker who brandished a syringe during a string of Bucks County thefts will spend up to two decades in prison, according to prosecutors.  The District Attorney's Office said Monday that Kevin O’Connell was sentenced to 11 to 25 years in prison. He previously pleaded no contest to multiple counts including robbery of a motor vehicle and terroristic threats, authorities said.  Investigators have said O'Connell stole an elderly woman's 2007 Toyota Camry in Bristol Borough in August 2022.  Prosecutors said the victim was walking back to her car after an …
Teen Blocked Police Vehicle At Northeast Philly Car Meet: Authorities Teen Blocked Police Vehicle At Northeast Philly Car Meet: Authorities
Teen Blocked Police Vehicle At Northeast Philly Car Meet: Authorities Three people were arrested when police broke up a car meet in Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday night.  Authorities said they arrived at the 500 block of Adams Avenue to find some 200 people and around 100 vehicles.  An officer activated his lights and sirens after bystanders "encircled" his car, PPD said. One teen allegedly stood in front of the police car, leaned on the hood, and "signaled with his finger that the officers would not be allowed to pass," according to officials.  The teen fled into a gray Infiniti G35 which tried to leave the scene but was blocked by the crow…
West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say
West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say Three people were shot following a car accident in West Philadelphia over the weekend, according to police investigators.  Authorities said it happened on the 2400 block of South 62nd Street around 11 p.m. on Saturday night, June 1.  "(T)he incident became violent" after the wreck and three people were shot, according to PPD: A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and died.  A 22-year-old man was shot in the backside and placed in stable condition  Another 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm and placed in critical condition.  One man is in custody and t…
Thief Steals Minivan With 11-Year-Old Girl Inside In Philadelphia, Police Say Thief Steals Minivan With 11-Year-Old Girl Inside In Philadelphia, Police Say
Thief Steals Minivan With 11-Year-Old Girl Inside In Philadelphia, Police Say An 11-year-old girl was inside of her family minivan when a car thief stole it in Philadelphia, police said. A 24-year-old man took the blue Honda Odyssey with the girl inside at 2600 N 16th St., around 1:35 p.m. Saturday, June 1, police said. The girl and the vehicle were safely recovered at 3200 Randolph Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries to the girl. Police said further details were expected to be released.
Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (VIDEO) Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (VIDEO)
Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (Video) Authorities are looking for three people after a 40-year-old man was beaten to death in Northeast Philadelphia.  The victim succumbed to his injuries after being attacked near 4565 Torresdale Avenue in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 25, PPD said.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice Suspect one is a "light-complected" Hispanic man around 30 years old with a heavy build and a beard. He is wanted for questioning.  Suspect two is a "light-complected" Hispanic woman between 25 and 30 with a thin build. She was seen leaving the area in a maroon SUV with…