Category Archives: News Philadelphia

Man shot and killed in Overbook home


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Partial Source: ABC 6 News

A man was shot and killed inside his own home in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, police say.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday on the 6000 block of Oxford Street.

Police found a 27-year-old man in the basement of the home shot several times.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“When family members were upstairs, that’s when they heard the gunshots from the basement. They didn’t realize at the time anybody was even in the basement with their family member,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Detectives are interviewing several family members.

No arrests have been made.


Crash shuts down WestBound Pennsylvania Turnpike past Bensalem


Crash shuts down WB Pennsylvania Turnpike past Bensalem

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Partial Source: ABC 6 News

A multi-vehicle crash has shut down traffic on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bensalem, Bucks County.

The turnpike has a “Plan X” in effect. The Turnpike Commission’s road closure procedure, “Plan X,” is the method by which the Commission, in emergency situations such as multiple vehicle accidents, closes certain sections of the Turnpike and reroutes traffic around the affected sections.

The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Chopper 6 over the scene showed multiple damaged vehicles including a tractor-trailer involved in the crash.

Police and EMS crews have been called to the scene.

Former Phillie, Cole Hamels Donates $9.75 M House to Non Profit


Partial Source: ABC 6 News

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi are donating their 32,000 square foot home to a nonprofit organization, the Hamels Foundation announced.

The home is located in Table Rock Lake in The Ozarks, just outside Branson, Missouri.

The nonprofit, called Camp Barnabas, helps to make dreams come true for individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses.

“Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,” Cole said in a statement. “Barnabas makes dreams come true, and we felt called to help them in a big way.”

The home, which sits on approximately 105 acres of land, was on the market for $9.75 million. The home features 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, six half-baths, and four living areas.

Realtor.com says Cole and Heidi began building the mansion while the pitcher was still a member of the Phillies, before being traded to the Texas Rangers.

The Hamels Foundation says, over the past 24 years, Barnabas has provided life-changing experiences to more than 75,000 campers and missionaries.

Barnabas also includes Barnabas Prep, a two-year faith-based collegiate program.

“Our mission is to change lives through disability ministry, and we’ve been strategically looking for ways to expand our ministry outside of a summer camp,” Jason Brawner, CEO, said. “We have no doubt that this gift will allow us to do just that.”