August 26, 2014 |
In May, police in Falls Township, Bucks County, pulled over Corey Sean Mcgrogan after getting a call about an intoxicated driver on West Trenton Avenue. Officers searched Mcgrogan's jeep and allegedly found a crack pipe, a syringe with suspected heroin residue, and 20 pills of what appeared to be Xanax, the prescription anxiety medication. Mcgrogan, 35, was charged with misdemeanor counts of drug possession and paraphernalia as well as careless driving. Three months later, he's still waiting for a district judge to review his case and decide if it should go to trial.
June 19, 2012
Romney in Wis., praises recall win JANESVILLE, Wis. - Mitt Romney sought Monday to capitalize on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's victory in a contentious recall election and predicted that momentum from that race will help him win the state come November and, with it, the White House. Wisconsin hasn't voted for a Republican for president since 1984, and President Obama won big there in 2008. But Republicans sense an opportunity after Walker survived a Democratic push to oust him after he took on public- sector unions.
May 17, 2012 |
THREE TRACE-evidence technicians have flunked a routine test administered to uphold the Philadelphia Police Department crime lab's accreditation, police brass announced Tuesday. Each technician tests hundreds of pieces of evidence a year for traces of blood and semen, so if investigators determine that the methods are problematic, it could throw countless court cases into question, authorities acknowledged. City officials learned of the test failures "within the last 24 hours" and decided to announce them to assure the public that they are moving swiftly to address them, even though they're fuzzy on many details, said Mike Garvey, director of the crime lab. The lab has 12 trace examiners; they're tested by an outside agency twice a year, six at a time, to ensure their competency.
February 15, 2012 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Police Department's Forensic Sciences Bureau has grappled with its own backlog for years, but with renewed efforts and a new leader, the bureau was able to reduce it by a third within the past year. Michael Garvey Jr., who has worked for the FBI and CIA, is the first civilian head of the bureau and the only one to also be given the title of deputy managing director. Before him, high-level police officials were in charge. "It's a trend throughout forensic science to bring in folks that not only deal with running the administration portion of a forensic science entity, but can also understand and deal with all of the technical issues," he said.
November 4, 2011 |
Mark Walton's been dead for three years and no trace of his body has been found. He was seen helping out his ex-wife, loading some plants into a truck, but then he seemed to have vanished. Then, one clear day, a hiker looks down in the desert and finds what is apparently a human skeleton with what is unmistakably a bullet hole in the head. Visitors to the Franklin Institute, where most of the exhibits tend to be a little less violent, are getting a chance this fall to see if they can solve cases like this in "CSI: The Experience," a visiting interactive showcase based on the popular TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
September 9, 2011 |
They are the eyes and ears of death. A small team of Philadelphia Police Department investigators who possess uncommon curiosity, extraordinary patience - and strong stomachs. For that, they were sent to ground zero a decade ago to help at the largest crime scene in American history. And for that, they are left, a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, full of memories that refuse to be tamed. Most Americans revisit images they saw on TV. These five men, as they dare to remember, wrestle with ground-level scenes so vivid, so jarring, they have been buried for years.
August 16, 2011 |
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man is accused of bludgeoning, decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son and leaving the boy's head near the street so the child's mother would see it - a killing that brought seasoned police officers to tears, authorities said yesterday. Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, of Thibodaux, waived his right to an attorney and confessed to killing Jori Lirette within 30 minutes of being brought to the police station Sunday, Police Chief Scott Silverii said.
May 6, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Kate Hudson; Romeo and Chelsie Hightower. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts revisit some of their most memorable appearances on the show. Friday Night Lights (8 p.m., NBC10) - As the Lions welcome a new player and Luke is recruited by Texas Methodist University, Coach Taylor tries to defuse tensions among the team members. CSI: NY (9 p.m., CBS3) - When the crime lab is hit by a hail of gunfire, Mac and his former partner, William Hunt (Peter Fonda)
April 6, 2011 |
A truck driver who shifted his own stick in the cereal aisle of a Delaware County grocery store then ejaculated on a female customer last month was arrested in Kentucky on Sunday, police said. Aston Township police said yesterday that Bobby Carter, 52, a convicted sex offender from Leitchfield, Ky., was caught on video on March 2 with his hand in his pocket as he followed a 39-year-old woman around the Giant supermarket on Concord Road. The woman told police that as she left the cereal aisle, where there is no video surveillance, she felt something "hit her butt," according to the affidavit.