April 21, 2016
Man killed in Norristown A 43-year-old man died early Tuesday after being found stabbed in an alley in Norristown, police said. Just after 12:15 a.m., police responded to a report of a man down in the 600 block of Jamison Alley, where they found Christopher Thomas. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the homicide can call Norristown police at 610-270-0977 or Montgomery County detectives at 610-278-3368. - Robert Moran Testimony to begin in slaying of two women Testimony will begin Wednesday in the Common Pleas Court trial of a South Jersey man incriminated through DNA in the 1989 rapes and stranglings of two women in North Philadelphia.
April 17, 2016 |
A grandchild of an 83-year-old woman found shot dead in her East Germantown home Thursday says the family believes the woman mistakenly shot herself. Speaking on Friday outside the two-story rowhouse where a fatally wounded Mary Morton was found early Thursday afternoon, the adult relative, who did not want to be identified by name or gender, said Morton was the only person upstairs in the home at the time of the shooting. "Right now, we really don't know" what happened, the relative said.
April 16, 2016 |
Police are investigating the death of an 83-year-old woman who had been shot twice in the chest inside her East Germantown home Thursday afternoon. Officers recovered a weapon inside the home on the 400 block of Cosgrove Street, but police said they did not have any possible suspects. The woman was discovered about 12:50 p.m. and taken to Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
March 17, 2016 |
Philadelphia police are looking into several apparently unrelated allegations of sexual assault or attempted assaults, including one in which an 11-year-old said she was raped. The girl told police that about 8:30 p.m. Friday, she was walking on the 5100 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia when a stranger forced her into an alley and raped her at knifepoint, police said Tuesday. She described her attacker as black, about 30 to 40 years old, 6-foot-5, and wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans.
January 31, 2016
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 The neighborhood the plows forgot Mayor Kenney has been praised for the storm cleanup, but not by residents of East Germantown, where most of the streets as of Thursday had yet to see a plow pass through - not even on the bus routes ("Storming into good graces," Thursday). I have owned House at Pooh Corner Day Care in East Germantown for more than 35 years, and this is the first time I have seen the bus routes go unplowed. My teachers had to walk long distances to work because the Route XH bus was suspended for days.
January 29, 2016 |
THE REV. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, who served as pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church in East Germantown from 1974 to 2007, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer's disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010. A civil rights activist and community leader, he became active in the cause even before he was ordained, his family said. While studying for his undergraduate and seminary degrees from Virginia Union University in the 1960s, he was one of 34 students arrested during a sit-in in town to protest discriminatory dining practices, his family said.
January 22, 2016 |
The School District of Philadelphia and Imhotep Institute Charter High School said Wednesday that they had reached a settlement over allegations that the former charter administrators fraudulently billed the district for two special-education students. Imhotep, which has replaced its board and brought in new management, denied any wrongdoing. The charter has agreed to repay the district nearly $16,100 for inaccurate invoices. Investigators in the district's charter office and the city Inspector General's Office found evidence that the charter in East Germantown had billed the district for the entire 2013-14 academic year for a student who attended for only one semester.
January 21, 2016
Two men were wounded in a shooting in East Germantown Tuesday night. Police said the men were found in the street on the 2100 block of Conlyn Street around 6:21 p.m. One, a 29-year-old, had been shot twice in the chest and once in the right side. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center by police, and rushed into surgery. He was listed in critical condition. The second victim, 22, was hit once in the left hand and had a graze wound to his head, police said. He was also taken to Einstein by police, and listed in stable condition.