February 24, 2016 |
Police have released surveillance footage of suspects being sought in a Kensington home invasion in which a man was beaten with a baseball bat, and robbed of money and electronics. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday, a woman knocked on the door of a home on the 1800 block of Cambria Street and asked to use the phone. The man, 41, let her inside. A few minutes later, two armed men burst into the house, according to police. One of the men beat the victim with a bat, while the other struck him in the head with a handgun.
February 21, 2016 |
Police are looking for the robbers who burst into a Kensington home early Friday and beat a man with a baseball bat before stealing his money and electronics. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Cambria Street. The victim, 41, told police that a woman knocked on his front door and asked to use the phone. He let the woman inside. About a minute later, two male attackers broke in. One had a silver revolver, and the other was armed with a bat, he told officers.
January 31, 2016 |
Two central Pennsylvania men have been indicted in the baseball-bat beating death of a Delaware man in an apparent scheme to collect his life insurance money. A New Castle County, Del., grand jury indicted Ryan Shover, 44, of York, Pa., and Michael Kman, 51, of Enola, Pa., on charges of first-degree murder, insurance fraud and related offenses for the 2013 death of Wayne Cappelli, 43, of Claymont, Del. Cappelli was found dead in a roadside ditch in Brandywine Hundred, Del., on Feb. 18, 2013, with severe injuries all over his body.
January 17, 2016 |
A SOUTH PHILLY MAN who beat his ex-girlfriend's dog, Ruby, with a baseball bat was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia Municipal Court to a rehabilitative program and ordered to pay $2,500 toward the dog's medical bills. As part of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, Andrew Wallace, 42, must complete anger-management classes and do community service work, said the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wallace, of 10th Street near Tasker, was charged with animal cruelty and possessing instruments of a crime for hitting the pit bull mix Sept.
June 25, 2015
PHILLY, MEET Scott Wagner. He's a 59-year old first-term Republican state senator from (Gov. Wolf's home) York County who's loathed by unions, loved by conservatives and a growing force in the GOP Legislature. He wants to cut government costs, government pensions, taxes and regulations. He's a self-described rough-edged "garbage man who never graduated college. " But he's also a wealthy biz-guy - owns trucking and trash firms - who made Pennsylvania political history.
June 19, 2015 |
RICHARD RITCHIE, who was a rising member of Ironworkers Local 401, was sentenced yesterday to four years in federal prison. "I'm not an animal, and I'm not a thug," Ritchie, 46, told U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson. In December, Ritchie pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, violent crime in aid of racketeering and extortion. In June 2010, Ritchie was part of a group of Ironworkers who came out of a car and attacked nonunion workers in a King of Prussia Mall parking lot. The nonunion workers were building a Toys "R" Us store across from the mall.
May 1, 2015 |
David Williams always said it was self-defense, even though he left behind two bodies in the Tioga rowhouse and set it on fire. On Wednesday, in its fifth day of deliberations, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury agreed, acquitting Williams, 26, of two counts of murder but finding him guilty of risking a catastrophe for the fire he set in the kitchen of the house in the 1700 block of Erie Avenue. Williams agreed to be immediately sentenced, and Judge Glenn B. Bronson imposed a 31/2- to 7-year prison term.
January 20, 2015 |
GOLFER Robert Allenby had a tough weekend. On Friday night in Hawaii, he was allegedly abducted, beaten and robbed after missing the cut of the Sony Open earlier in the day. Yesterday, he discussed the incident with the Associated Press. "You think that happens in the movie, not real life," said Allenby, whose left eye was swollen shut due to the attack. "I'm just happy to be alive. " Allenby said he remembers having dinner and drinks with a friend, but has difficulty recalling any other details.
January 9, 2015 |
JAMES WALSH, one of the most notorious of the "goons" in the local Ironworkers union who committed acts of violence and sabotage at nonunion-contractor sites, told a federal jury yesterday that his actions had the approval of the union's leadership. They were "endorsed, and they were appreciated by the administration of the local," Walsh, 50, testified. That administration included Joseph Dougherty, 73, the former longtime head of Ironworkers Local 401, who is on trial on racketeering conspiracy, arson and extortion charges.
November 4, 2014 |
MUMMERS aren't exactly known for self-restraint, so perhaps it's not surprising that a former Fancy Brigade captain and his daughter might want to deal with certain matters personally . Why call the cops when you got a baseball bat and a gun right here? Police say Carmen "Butch" D'Amato, 62, former leader of the South Philly Vikings, and his daughter Rita, 36, attacked a 36-year-old homeless man on Oct. 25 in Queen Village. They were arrested Friday. "You know what you did, you son of a bitch," one of the D'Amatos allegedly said before the early-morning attack, possibly a reference to a recent string of car break-ins.