A Friday afternoon bus ride turned violent when a rider was stabbed, sending him to the hospital. Read more »
Just a day after a girl was arrested for making a racist threat against the Chester Upland school district, a man has been accused of threatening Chester Police in a related incident.
NBC10 reports that investigators say 23-year-old David Milbourne, of Media, was upset about the girl’s arrest and posted online threats against the department. It’s unknown if there is a relationship between Milbourne and the girl. Read more »
On Wednesday morning, United States Attorney Zane David Memeger announced charges against 60-year-old Renee Tartaglione, a member of a longtime and controversial political dynasty in Philadelphia. The charges surround the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic, a nonprofit where prosecutors say Tartaglione was president of the board of directors. Read more »
Police have arrested two men they say are responsible for the Thanksgiving Day homicide of a 21-year-old man in Port Richmond.
David Ramos, Jr., 18, has been charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in reference to the shooting death of Ryan Kelly. Keanan Glenn has been charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses in the same incident. Both are being held without bail, according to court records. Read more »
There are so many sophomoric jokes to be made here, but instead, we’ll just tell you that the Lower Merion Police Department is looking for the man seen in this photo for an act of what investigators are calling criminal mischief and what we are calling downright gross. Read more »
It’s not easy being a convicted sex offender. Your neighbors stop inviting you to the barbecues and block parties. It’s downright difficult to get a date — or a job. And to top it all off, you’ve got to register with the state and keep them apprised of your whereabouts and all sorts of other information. But one sex offender is standing up and saying, “No more!” And he’s taking the state to court — something he’s done before and not without some success. Read more »
Two New Hope residents were sentenced yesterday for continuing to collect the Social Security benefits of a deceased relative. Roger White, 58, got eight months; wife Audria White-Nunnally, 61, got nine months. They had pleaded guilty in October.
White’s relative died in December 1998, but the pair continued to collect that person’s Social Security benefits until July 2011 according to the federal indictment against the pair. The government says White and White-Nunnally stole $68,462 in government funds during the scheme. Read more »
Law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip that a person who pledged allegiance to ISIS wanted to shoot police officers in Philadelphia and New York City, NBC4 New York reported Wednesday. The man who the tipster was referring to has since turned himself in, sources reportedly told NBC 4.
Lieutenant John Stanford, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, confirmed that officials had received “anonymous information regarding a threat against the Philadelphia Police Department, which was also a threat directed towards the New York Police Department.”
Stanford would not confirm any other details about the tip, including whether it referenced ISIS.
“At this time we cannot confirm details surrounding the threat,” he said. “However, we are working with both NYPD and the FBI to conduct a thorough and logical assessment and investigation in efforts to determine the credibility and validity of the threat and information gathered.” Read more »
A Chester County man — angry in part that his mother and grandmother would not let him smoke pot in the house — allegedly sexually assaulted his mother and grandmother, then stabbed his 81-year-old grandmom to death.
Tom Hogan, Chester County district attorney, and the Pennsylvania State Police’s Avondale barracks today announced the arrest of 23-year-old Kevin Havelow. He is charged with the murder of his grandmother and the attempted rape of both his mother and grandmother, as well as related offenses.
“This was a brutal attack,” Hogan said. “The family is traumatized. The Pennsylvania State Police did an outstanding job responding to a remarkably volatile situation.” Read more »
Philadelphia Police today released video of several teenagers they say are suspects in a bicycle robbery and beating that took place in late November.
Here’s what happened, per the cops: A 17-year-old was riding his bicycle at Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum, near where Martin Luther King Drive starts at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Eight teens jumped him and took his bike. He then grabbed a second bike and chased them; when he caught up, the teens assaulted him, and tried to take his phone and the second bicycle. Read more »