April 17, 2015 |
The six Democratic mayoral candidates had a chance to appeal to the business community at a Wednesday morning forum. They talked of economics and energy hubs, property taxes and pollution. That is, until Anthony Hardy Williams fielded a question about police-community relations. The state senator said that if he is elected mayor, he would impose a zero-tolerance rule against sexism, racism, and homophobia in the Philadelphia Police Department. Williams said he would fire any officer who engaged in hate speech - sexist, homophobic, or racist.
March 31, 2015 |
Authorities on Sunday confirmed the identity of the Darby Borough police officer who was shot to death in his home. Chief Michael DiLenno of the Yeadon Fire Company confirmed in an interview with NBC10 the slain officer was Mark Allen Hudson, 26, a part-time police officer who also volunteered with Yeadon Fire Company No. 1. "It was kind of an around-the-clock thing for him," DiLenno said. "He would come up in the middle of the night, after he would get off day work being in a police car all day, for a fire call.
March 12, 2015 |
A FORMER COP accused of falsely identifying himself while turning in guns at a police station last summer was held for trial yesterday. Ex-Sgt. Brandon Ruff, 28, said afterward: "I'm not surprised. I'm glad . . . I get to tell my side. " After two cops testified at Ruff's preliminary hearing, Ruff was called to the stand by his attorney, Michael Pileggi. Ruff testified that on Aug. 3, he spoke with a cousin about starting a group to get guns off the street. He then met his cousin, whom he identified as DeRyan Jones, at 21st and Latona streets in Point Breeze and got three guns from him. Later that day, he went to the 35th Police District, at Broad and Champlost streets in Ogontz, to turn the guns in anonymously.
February 27, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Bucks coach Jason Kidd called the addition of Michael Carter-Williams, who was dealt by the 76ers to Milwaukee last Thursday, as "the start of the process of us moving forward. " The Bucks, who had the worst record in the league last season at 15-67, four games worse than the Sixers, are in the thick of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference with a 32-25 record. They are doing it even without injured Jabari Parker (torn ACL), who they got with the second overall pick.
February 22, 2015 |
Better luck next time, Dean. When a student by that name at a Radnor Township university ordered fake IDs from China, his first mistake was having the cards delivered to campus, police say. The second was not realizing that he shared a name with a ranking school administrator. A dean, no less. Thanks to a mail room mix-up, that's who found the identification cards in his mailbox on Jan. 5. "You can't make this up," Radnor Police Superintendent William Colarulo said of the similarity in names that lead to the discovery.
February 4, 2015 |
A PHILADELPHIA police sergeant was arrested yesterday for allegedly giving police a phony name and birth date when he tried to turn in guns anonymously last summer. Sgt. Brandon Ruff, 28, surrendered to police Internal Affairs yesterday. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of false identification to law enforcement authorities, according to the District Attorney's Office. One handgun he turned in was reported stolen in South Philadelphia in 2010, and authorities traced the other two back to separate owners, according to the D.A. Commissioner Charles Ramsey has suspended Ruff, an eight-year veteran, with intent to dismiss.
February 4, 2015 |
A TREMBLING VOICE on a cellphone video can be heard pleading, "Let me get out of this, man," as he is pummeled with fists on a moving cable car Friday night. "Slide out, yo - they callin' the cops," a voice says on the video. That's when the trolley comes to a stop and everybody exits. SEPTA police are investigating the cause of - and perpetrators behind - a vicious brawl involving as many as eight teens on a westbound trolley in Parkside that had departed Center City about 11:30 p.m. Two of the teens were stomped, kicked, punched and pounded as stunned passengers looked on. In the video, filmed by an onlooker, two teens shield their faces from flying fists while voices in the background are laughing and jeering at the spectacle.
January 14, 2015 |
Beware: Don't use the same user name and password on multiple accounts across the Internet, whether it is for Apple iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, a credit card, or a bank. You could fall prey to crooks who last month latched on to user names and passwords from some unknown website and tried them out on American Airlines and United Airlines customers' frequent-flier mileage accounts - to cash in on free travel. Thieves obtained user names and passwords and used them to log into American's AAdvantage and United's MileagePlus, guessing that the log-in information might be the same.
January 9, 2015 |
The woman killed in a crash in Cherry Hill during Tuesday's snowfall was a mother of four and a legal secretary at Dilworth Paxson L.L.P., where her coworkers mourned Wednesday. They identified her as Denise Pence, 52, of Winslow, and said she had three sons and a daughter. "Denise was a vital part of our organization for almost four years," Frank Tedesco, managing partner at the Cherry Hill office, where Pence worked, said Wednesday in a statement. "She was very conscientious and kind, and will be missed.
December 11, 2014 |
Caitlin Zielinski, 10, thought she wanted a phone for Christmas. She did online research to find models that would meet her requirements - she could text, call, and play games like Be Funky and Skyburger - while acknowledging her parents' - they could tighten the reins if she texted too much or tried to download unapproved apps. Ultimately, Caitlin decided she didn't want to deal with monthly bills, so she revised her Christmas wishes: A laptop is now at the top of her list. Not all children are as likely to weigh the pros and cons of their technological gifts-to-be.