Friday — One man was stabbed early Friday evening in Frankford. According to reports, two men got into an argument at the 7-Eleven at Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street around 7 p.m. One of the men pulled a knife, and cut the other across his chest. The victim was taken to Aria Health-Frankford for treatment, and is in stable condition. No arrests have been made yet.
Saturday — A beef and beer was held Saturday night in honor of injured war vet Brian Long. The 29-year-old was medically discharged from the Army in 2006 for wrist and back injuries after a stint in Iraq. But Long is now having trouble finding medical coverage for his back injury, since it was never documented on his medical records. Friends and family held the beef and beer at Sheffield Tavern to help Long over his expenses, which may include future back surgeries. continue reading »
An elderly man’s neighbors came to his rescue yesterday afternoon when he was attacked in his home.
The victim, a 95-year-old resident of Tacony’s 7200- block of Walker Street, was punched in the face repeatedly when an unidentified male entered his home around 4 p.m. continue reading »
Police are investigating a stabbing that left one man dead and others injured yesterday afternoon.
Authorities were called to Evergreen apartments on the 2300-block of Woodward Street around 2 p.m. Thursday, where a man in his 50s had been stabbed. The man died at the scene, while the other victims were taken to Aria Health Torresdale for treatment of their wounds. According to reports, the other men involved are employees at the apartment complex. continue reading »
A 64-year-old woman was stabbed by her granddaughter this morning in her Modena Park home.
The woman was stabbed twice in the abdomen early this morning on the 3400-block of Brookview Road, and was rushed to Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, where she remains in critical condition. Police are searching for the woman’s granddaughter, who is 15 years old.
Neither person’s name has been released.
As NEast Philly reported in a breaking news story Saturday, two people were found stabbed in their Pine Valley home on the 100-block of Greycourt Road.
However, Action News reported the crime took place in Bustleton. Granted, Pine Valley isn’t one of the high-profile neighborhoods in the Northeast, as it is almost entirely residential, but Bustleton? Greycourt sits in the small pocket between Bloomfield, Pine, Welsh and Verree. They’d have been closer if they’d said Huntington Valley.
The story appeared in the Inquirer Sunday, and also lists the neighborhood as Bustleton. CBS played it safe by not mentioning a neighborhood at all. FOX and NBC did the same.
Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.
UPDATE: The deaths of Robert and Sophia DiAndrea have been ruled a murder-suicide. Sophia died of multiple stab wounds to the chest, while her husband died of self-inflicted wounds to his arms and forearms. Police said is appeared the couple died following a knife fight.
UPDATE – Authorities are trying to determine if this is a murder-suicide or double homicide. There were no signs of a break-in at the home, but police could not reveal whether they had received domestic violence complaints from the home. The Daily News reported the couple had been seeking a divorce.
BREAKING: A husband and wife were found stabbed to death in their Pine Valley home just a few hours ago.
The bodies of Robert and Sophia DiAndrea were found shortly before 6 p.m. in their home on the 100-block of Greycourt Road. Each were in separate bedrooms, and three bloody knives were found at the scene.
Robert, 40, worked for the water department, and 39-year-old Sophia was a teacher. The sons, whoa re in fifth and eight grades at St. Albert the Great School on Welsh Road, were not at home at the time.
By Shannon McDonald
A 22-year-old Frankford man is in Temple University Hospital, following a stabbing at 4 a.m. yesterday.
Police found the man lying on the 1700-block of Foulkrod Street, and medics transported him to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. No further information has been released, and no arrests have been made.