Clubgoer dies on Delaware Ave.
Hannah Clinton, 20, of Bucks County, was killed Saturday morning by a pickup truck as she crossed Delaware Avenue after leaving the Roxy nightclub. The truck sped off, but the driver was arrested a short time later after a civilian who saw the accident followed the truck in his car.
Police said that Clinton was struck shortly before 12:15 a.m. as she was walking to her car. Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said that the witness called 9-1-1 after he jumped into his car to chase the truck.
The suspect was identified as Edward Dunphy, 28, of Tyson Avenue near Frankford, Tacony. Dunphy will be charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, homicide by vehicle and related offenses, Little said.
Fire at Wanamaker Building
The historic Wannamaker Building at 12th and Market streets, which houses Macy's and the Crystal Tea Room, was damaged yesterday by fire.
A motor room on the 12th floor caught fire at 6:45 a.m. yesterday. The fire was under control a few minutes later. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Camden homicides due to drugs
Law enforcement officials in Camden are blaming drug-gang turf wars for a spike in killings in the city. At the end of last week, acting Camden County Prosecutor Joshua Ottenberg reported 25 homicides so far this year - an average of five a month. If the pace keeps up, the city will surpass its previous homicide record of 58, set in 1995.
Bacteria in shellfish pose threat
Researchers say they've found strains of bacteria in Delaware Bay shellfish that could pose a health threat to people with weakened immune systems.Gary Richards, the lead scientist for the U.S. Agriculture Department's seafood-safety laboratory in Dover, Del., said that the study results are a "wake-up call to monitor the shore more closely."
Body of missing swimmer found
Searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who swung from a rope into a creek in Bucks County and didn't resurface.
The man and a friend were swimming in Neshaminy Creek about 16 miles north of Philadelphia about 4 p.m. Saturday.
Rescue crews found the man's body about 6:45 p.m. amid huge boulders along a series of waterfalls. The victim's identity has not yet been released. *
- Staff and wire reports