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September 8, 2009
ANOTHER blame game stone-thrower. Re "Ghost Voters" (letters, Sept. 3) by Thomas Lutek: I challenge you, Mr. Lutek, to produce facts or evidence that ghosts, or, as you imply, dead people, vote in Philadelphia. Come on, put your absurd allegation to the test. Prove it to all of Philadelphia that dead people vote in elections. Losing candidates have made this same absurd and baseless allegation, and were proven wrong in federal court, and the same allegation was made a while back in an opinion piece in this very paper.
NEWS
November 21, 2011 | Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University police said they had referred a new allegation of sexual assault to the state Attorney General's Office, but did not say whether it involved former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The Centre Daily Times reported Sunday that Police Chief Tyrone Parham said the alleged assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor pool building sometime between June 1 and Aug. 30, 2000. The allegation was made to university police on Wednesday by someone who had visited the pool, the Daily Times said.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | by Edward Moran, Kitty Caparella and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
Two lawyers representing Mets pitcher David Cone have denied allegations by a New Jersey woman that Cone raped her in his room in a Philadelphia hotel Saturday night. "David Cone did nothing wrong," said Steven Fehr, a lawyer in Kansas City, Mo., where Cone lives. "I very strongly believe that. We have retained Philadelphia counsel to assist in this matter. The publicity that this has received, before the police have even made a determination, is very unfortunate. " Cone's Philadelphia attorney, Walter M. Phillips Jr., said, "Our position is that the allegation is without any foundation as the Police Department investigation, with our assistance, will so prove.
SPORTS
January 16, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police in Millbrae, Calif., said yesterday that they had completed their investigation into an allegation that a member of the Eagles practice squad sexually assaulted a woman on Dec. 28 at the team's hotel outside San Francisco. A police dispatcher said a routine report had been sent to the district attorney's northern branch Tuesday and a decision on whether to prosecute the case was expected by Monday. The dispatcher, who said he did not know whether police had recommended charges, said the police and district attorney's office often confer.
SPORTS
August 8, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
An allegation of sexual assault by "a handful" of New Orleans Saints players was being investigated yesterday by the La Crosse, Wis., police and district attorney's office. "We received a complaint from an adult female early Sunday morning that involved an allegation of a sexual assault that occurred in the Saints' dormitory," assistant District Attorney Ron Kind said. The woman, who is not from La Crosse but from Wisconsin, was known by some of the players and went to the dorm on her own, Kind said.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are investigating an accusation that a USAirways pilot used a cell phone to snap inappropriate pictures of a teenage girl at Philadelphia International Airport last night. The allegation was that a man in his 50s took photographs directed up the skirt of a 15-year-old in a terminal, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. After a witness complained to a police officer, the man was taken in for questioning and a warrant was sought to view the pictures on the phone, Vanore said.
NEWS
November 21, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PENN STATE University police said they had referred a new allegation of sexual assault to the state Attorney General's Office, but did not say whether it involved former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The State College Centre Daily Times reported yesterday that Police Chief Tyrone Parham said the alleged assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor pool building sometime between June 1 and Aug. 30, 2000. The allegation was made to university police on Wednesday by someone who had visited the pool, the Daily Times said.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | By Ilene R. Prusher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
District Justice Brenda Bicking has refused to work with Constable Richard Legree, and last month her lawyer, Sam Stretton, listed some of the reasons. Now Legree has released a notarized statement from one of Bicking's employees that seems to contradict one of those reasons. Stretton had said that Claudia Palmer, the criminal clerk in Bicking's court, filed a complaint with the District Attorney's Office alleging that Legree sexually harassed her. But in the statement, which Palmer's lawyer, Robert Donatoni, confirmed yesterday was authentic, Palmer states that Legree never made any "sexual advances" toward her. To which Stretton replied, Bicking alleged sexual harassment, not sexual advances, which are not the same thing.
NEWS
January 25, 2001 | by Mensah M. Dean, Mark Angeles and Dana DiFilippo Daily News Staff Writers Staff Writers Mark McDonald, Yvette Ousley and Don Russell contributed to this report
The principal of West Philadelphia High School has been removed from his position while the school district investigates a student's claim that she had a late-night date with him at a restaurant last week. Sources said the 17-year-old senior told investigators that principal Frank Constant took her out for dinner and offered to buy her a cocktail at an area restaurant between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. "There has been an allegation about inappropriate behavior by a principal in a social setting in a public place.
NEWS
January 1, 2004 | By Mark Fazlollah INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia International Airport security chief James B. Golden Jr. has been removed from his duties after allegations of improper hiring practices and lapses in security during his 17-month tenure. The security chief's removal, which was confirmed yesterday, comes as the nation operates under the second-highest alert for terrorism. The alert level was raised to orange Dec. 21 because of what Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge cited as credible new evidence of terrorist plotting.
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September 17, 2016
The New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a civil forfeiture complaint to seize possession of six pit bulls that a Glassboro man allegedly used for dogfighting. Justin Love, 36, was arrested in early June and charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act. He allegedly kept the dogs at a property his family owns in Westville. One dog, named Momba, had severe scarring, and the others had injuries from participating in dog fights, authorities said. Love could face up to five years in prison if convicted, authorities said.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
New Jersey lawmakers have taken the first step toward possibly making the state the first in the country to ban elephant acts from circus performances. A state Senate committee voted 3-2 Monday to refer a bill imposing the ban to the full Senate. Only two other states - Rhode Island and California - have imposed restrictions on elephant acts, banning the use of bull hooks to move the animals. The New Jersey bill was approved in committee along partisan lines and its prospects of becoming law are uncertain.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Police on Friday identified the 33-year-old woman who allegedly tried to run down officer with a stolen vehicle and was shot in the hand by the same officer Thursday night in the city's Kensington section. Erika Avila, also known as Erica Lopez, of the 5800 block of Harbison Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and related offenses. Just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, officers on patrol vehicle spotted a 2004 Jeep Laredo driving the wrong way in the 600 block of Clearfied Street, police said.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Robert Moran, STAFF WRITERS
After initially declining to take on the case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged a Delaware County man with the indecent assault of a fellow delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Walter Weeks, 74, of Garnet Valley, turned himself in to the police Special Victims Unit around 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor of indecent assault. His accuser, Gwen Snyder, contended that Philadelphia authorities had been dismissive of her claim.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to ban reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino from all casinos in the state. The board began proceedings against Merlino after an incident at the SugarHouse Casino in March when members of his entourage allegedly were involved in a physical altercation with other gamblers, said board spokesman Doug Harbach. Gaming control agents on several occasions tried to serve Merlino with paperwork notifying him about the investigation and he refused to accept them, Harbach said.
NEWS
August 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A shooting early Sunday in Northeast Philadelphia ended with a group of men holding the suspected gunman for authorities, according to police and an area business owner. Around 2:17 a.m., police were called to the 2700 block of Comly Road for a report of a shooting. Officers found a group of men holding a 25-year-old man they said had just shot a 28-year-old man in the head, according to a police news release. The victim was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus in critical condition.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
On Monday, 12,000 Upper Darby students will head back to class in a district still embroiled in its summer-break drama - one that publicly opened with the surprise ouster of its superintendent and flared into a dispute over alleged racial imbalances that has drawn the attention of the NAACP. The root of the ruckus, however, goes further back to the past school year, Superintendent Richard F. Dunlap Jr.'s third - and last - at the helm of one of the most diverse districts in the region.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell - who last week was accused by City Controller Alan Butkovitz of using revenue from the Philadelphia Marathon as a "slush fund" to pay for former Mayor Michael A. Nutter's pet projects - filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday, alleging that the controller's actions were malicious and reckless, and caused her great harm. Also named as a defendant was Ashley Del Bianco, executive director of the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia, the account which Butkovitz said was improperly used to pay for - among other things - a trip to Rome for Nutter and his staff in connection with last year's papal visit, an open bar at an NAACP reception, and a going-away party for Nutter.
NEWS
August 24, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Lancaster County is embroiled in a controversy over allegations that the sheriff sexually harassed a female deputy with suggestive and pornographic emails. The county Board of Commissioners has called for Sheriff Mark Reese to resign from his elected position after an internal investigation in which the commissioners say he admitted sending the emails, according to the LNP daily newspaper in Lancaster. Reese, 58, who is paid $85,460 a year, has not indicated whether he will step down.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is continuing to investigate a claim by a Democratic National Convention delegate that she was sexually assaulted by a fellow delegate last month. The allegation has drawn national attention after the reported victim contended that Philadelphia authorities had been dismissive of her claim. "The complainant came in and there was a conversation that she had with the head of our unit and he decided there was need for additional investigation," said Cameron Kline, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office.
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