Man shot in S.W. Philadelphia
A 21-year-old man was shot twice at 61st Street and Elmwood Avenue, in Southwest Philadelphia, at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, police said.
The man, who was shot once in the knee and once in the chest, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was in stable condition. He was not immediately identified. Tipsters can contact 215-686-TIPS.
Cops on a roll with Segways
Philadelphia police have a fleet of 10 new Segways. The battery-operated, two-wheel, stand-up vehicles will allow officers to maneuver easily and interact with people they meet on the street.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that the Segways are an extension of foot patrol. They were purchased with a donation of more than $60,000 from the Philadelphia Police Foundation.
Swept out to sea, Philly man dies
Police say that Johnson Thomas, 25, of Philadelphia, died Monday after being swept out to sea by a wave at Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., near the Manasquan Inlet. Thomas became separated from two friends when a large wave struck the beach.
The Coast Guard found Thomas unresponsive in the water. A Coast Guard member began CPR and Thomas was taken to Ocean Medical Center in Brick, where he was pronounced dead.
2 shot, 1 dies in Camden
Hengie Land, 23, of Camden, was fatally shot shortly before midnight Monday at 9th Street and Central Avenue in the Branch Village Apartments, in Camden. A 25-year-old Camden man also was struck during the shooting and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was being treated at Cooper University Hospital, in Camden.
Cops fold poker game in Delco
State and local police broke up an illegal poker tournament Monday night in Glenolden, Delaware County. The unlicensed gambling club was operating in a house basement on Chester Pike near Ashland Avenue. Police confiscated poker tables, cards and cash, said Glenolden Police Chief Michael Donohue. About 30 people were in the house at the time.
250G settlement for AIDS victim
A company that broke its promise to pay the health-insurance premiums for a woman with AIDS has settled the case for $250,000. The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed in November 2005 in New Jersey Superior Court in Camden County, on behalf of the woman - identified as M. Smith - against Life Partners Inc., based in Waco, Texas.
The lawsuit was filed after the company informed the woman that it would no longer pay her health insurance because she had lived longer than expected.
Burglar twin pleads guilty
Taleon Goffney, 27, of Maple Shade, Burlington County, half of an alleged twin burglary duo who gained notoriety last year for their foray into the gay porn industry, pleaded guilty yesterday in Delaware County Court to two Wawa store rooftop burglaries.
Goffney was sentenced to two to four years for burglarizing Wawas in Wallingford and Wayne by cutting rooftop holes to gain entry. He is expected to plead guilty in Philadelphia to similar burglaries with his brother, Keyontyli, on June 26. They co-starred in several Internet gay videos.
- From staff and wire reports