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January 1, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with a 2004 sexual attack on a former Temple University employee - capping a year in which similar claims from dozens of women left the entertainer's career and reputation in tatters. The case, unveiled by Montgomery County authorities after a five-month investigation, constitutes the first attempt to prosecute the television icon once celebrated as "America's Dad. " It also sets the stage for what is all but certain to be a blockbuster trial that could send Cosby, 78, to prison for a decade.
NEWS
November 10, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire Saturday night in a vacant West Deptford home, the second time in about a week that the Mansion Avenue house was set ablaze. Investigators found a substantial amount of blood at the scene of the fire, indicating that the suspect in the fire may have been injured, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said in a release on Sunday. A fire had also been set at the house on Oct. 30. Both fires were brought under control quickly, according to the statement.
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Jonathan Tamari, Angelo Fichera, and Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writers
Six Months Of Stonewalling The Inquirer and others have asked only for basic information in the investigation into the deaths of John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce. Six months later, excessive secrecy has compounded a family's loss with a disservice to the public. A18 Behind the scenes of the six-month investigation into the deaths of Cooper University Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, a bitter disagreement has unfolded between the couple's family and investigators handling the case, sources say. Several sources close to the investigation said the Sheridans' four sons, aided by nationally renowned forensic pathologist Michael Baden and lawyers, have disputed findings by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, as well as how some aspects of the case have been handled.
NEWS
February 23, 2016
The strange, secretive investigation of the deaths of New Jersey political insider John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, ended after six months last year with no indictments. Now a remarkable array of leaders have questioned its conclusions in a powerful indictment of the investigation itself. In an open letter released last week, a bipartisan group of former governors, criminal justice officials, cabinet members, and others urged authorities to reopen the investigation and rescind the finding that John Sheridan killed his wife and himself.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Stephanie Farr, Daily News Staff Writer
A member of the Colwyn Police Department is under investigation for repeatedly Tasering a juvenile while the boy was in a holding cell last week, according to borough officials and sources. The 17-year-old boy was allegedly arrested for fighting on April 24, charged with disorderly conduct and placed in a holding cell, according to sources. The officer allegedly Tasered the boy up to nine times, sources said, for reasons that are still unclear. The juvenile was allegedly Tasered once in the head and may have been handcuffed, sources said.
NEWS
June 18, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Friends and relatives recalled Craig Berner - a Moorestown patrolman fatally struck by a truck while off duty - as one of the good guys, who would help even a turtle in need. Berner, a member of the township police department for 26 years, died nearly a year ago on his way to a store when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by a pickup truck. Several dozen people gathered Monday evening at Memorial Field on South Church Street for a candlelight vigil to honor Berner and garner support to reopen a criminal investigation into Berner's death.
NEWS
July 21, 2012 | By Angela Couloumbis and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - Former top officials at Pennsylvania State University did not fully cooperate with state investigators in the Jerry Sandusky case, Gov. Corbett said Thursday, and are likely now the focus of an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office. The governor, who as attorney general launched the child sexual-abuse investigation into Sandusky in 2009, said investigators had subpoenaed e-mails of top university officials, but did not receive critical exchanges until after Sandusky was charged last fall.
NEWS
November 17, 2012 | By Bill Reed, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Walter Meyerle, the tattoo artist convicted of sexually assaulting 15 children over more than a decade, is under investigation for possible witness tampering, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Friday. "My office is looking into the question of whether he or his agents may have sought to do illegal things to influence the proceedings against him," Heckler said. "It is an ongoing investigation; county detectives are involved. " Heckler declined to say when the investigation started and whether a county grand jury is investigating Meyerle.
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Mike Newalland Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The son-in-law of Gov. Corbett, a narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, is under investigation by the FBI and was removed from the street Thursday, sources said. The Philadelphia Police Department confirmed that a narcotics officer was taken off the street and placed on administrative leave Thursday, following the results of an FBI and Internal Affairs investigation. The department said it would not identify the officer because he had not been arrested or formally charged.
NEWS
October 6, 2011
A 7-month-old girl died after being found unresponsive at a Center City day-care center late Wednesday afternoon, police said. The infant was reported to be unresponsive in a crib at 4:27 p.m. at the Apple Blossom Learning Tree Day School at 1601 Lombard St., police said. She was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and pronounced dead at 5:01 p.m., police said. The death was being investigated by the Special Victims Unit. The day-care center did not immediately respond to a voicemail message seeking comment.
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NEWS
July 16, 2016
Police on Thursday were investigating a threat to bomb the African American Museum in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention here this month. The museum, at Seventh and Arch Streets in Center City, received a threatening letter Thursday and reported it to police. Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan, who oversees homeland security for city police, said detectives were investigating. Museum officials could not be reached for comment. - Robert Moran
SPORTS
July 15, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
WITH EAGLES training camp less than two weeks away, the team is eager for the sexual-assault accusation against wide receiver Nelson Agholor to be resolved. A source close to the situation, though not involved in the investigation, said Thursday that he was told Agholor will not be charged. The source also said an announcement to that effect was near. An NJ.com report Thursday said District Attorney Seth Williams is expected to decide on charges against Agholor on Friday - after an investigation by Philadelphia police determined no charges were warranted.
NEWS
July 11, 2016
Police in Bucks County are investigating a rash of home burglaries in Morrisville early Saturday. Four burglaries occurred between 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Simons Drive, the Falls Township Police Department said. Meanwhile, two attempted burglaries occurred on nearby Gilbert Drive, which is the next street to the west of Simons. The burglar or burglars got into the four homes through unlocked, rear windows, police said. Wallets, cash, cellphones and laptop computers were taken, among other items.
NEWS
July 9, 2016
ISSUE | HILLARY CLINTON Gentler justice for white politician FBI Director James Comey validated the Black Lives Matter movement by not recommending a prosecution of Hillary Clinton for endangering the country's security ("FBI Finds Carelessness, Not Crime," Wednesday). Rich, white people are apparently not held accountable for their crimes to the same degree as the black community. Former Rep. Chaka Fattah was prosecuted for corruption - rightly so - but he did not endanger our country's security, a crime I deem more severe.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
With the Democratic National Convention less than three weeks away, both the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the stagehands' union are investigating an alleged overbilling scheme by some of the union's top officers. Michael Barnes, who leads Local 8 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), has ousted Anthony Tortorice Sr., vice president of Local 8, and his son, Jonathan Tortorice, the secretary-treasurer, a union source said. Both men have responsibilities for dispatching union members to assignments at the Convention Center.
NEWS
July 7, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
THE POLITICALLY charged FBI investigation of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email practices has ended with a recommendation that no criminal charges be filed against her. In my view, it's the right recommendation, since the FBI found no proof of criminality in Clinton's use of a private email server for official business while she was secretary of state. However, as FBI director James Comey rightly said regarding eight Clinton email chains on top-secret matters, "any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position . . . should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.
NEWS
July 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Camden officials are investigating 13 suspicious fires that occurred in vacant rowhouses over the weekend, the Fire Marshal's Office said Monday. Seven firefighters were taken to Cooper University Hospital with minor injuries. Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fires, three of which rose to a second alarm, requiring more firefighters and which were "intense," the Fire Marshal's Office said. Camden Fire Department Chief Michael Harper told reporters at the scene of one fire that firefighters "were physically exhausted from going from one fire to the next.
NEWS
July 5, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
New Jersey State Police on Sunday were investigating a crash of two personal watercraft that left a Maryland man and his 8-year-old son dead in Somers Point on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4:45 p.m., when two watercraft collided in the Patcong Creek while rounding a sharp curve from opposite directions, police said. Photos from the scene Saturday showed what appeared to be two damaged Jet Skis, but police on Sunday declined to specify the type of watercraft involved in the collision.
NEWS
July 4, 2016
New Jersey State Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found in Burlington County Friday afternoon. The man's body was found on the 100 block of Patty Bowker Road in Tabernacle, State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said Saturday. Williams said he did not have any further details. - Julie Shaw and Rita Giordano
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were investigating two shootings overnight in the city's Brewerytown and Mantua neighborhoods. About midnight Friday, police said, a man was reportedly walking with his brother and cousin on North 29th Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue when another man on a bike fired about four shots in their direction near the corner of 29th and Turner Streets, police said. He and his relatives walked to 34th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia before calling 911. Responding officers took the man and his relatives to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the victim was treated for a graze wound to his upper back, police said.
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