PhillyConfidential Archive: November, 2009

One person charged in robbery of dying man

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Day and night, Joaquin Rivera’s family is haunted by two unbearable thoughts. The first is of Rivera, a beloved Puerto Rican musician... Read more

Man shot 7 times in SW Philly

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A 20-year-old man was riddled with seven bullets in Southwest Philadelphia earlier tonight, police said. The victim, whose name was not released... Read more

Two N. Philly police districts to merge

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Meant to post this up earlier this morning. In today's Daily News, I detailed Police Commissioner Chuck Ramsey's plan to merge the 22nd and... Read more

Cops, FBI can't catch up with fugitive

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Maki Thomas, accused of a fatal shooting in 2001, has eluded authorities for eight years but inadvertently dimed himself out earlier today... Read more

PSPCA investigates animal sacrifice in Olney

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Pennsylvania SPCA workers had the unwelcome task today of sifting through the remains of five animals that apparently had been sacrificed,... Read more

Hit-run victim, 8, 'wants her dolly'

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What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday, 8-year-old Kaitlyn Bradfield was in the intensive care unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital... Read more

'How can you run over two girls?'

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“Don’t die on me!” You can imagine a soldier yelling those desperate words to a wounded comrade on some gritty battlefield... Read more