September 5, 2012 |
An investigation into a crash that claimed the life of a New Hampshire man in Atlantic County led to the arrest of his wife on charges of possessing property stolen during at least eight burglaries in the area, police say. Allison Nasta, 28, was driving a minivan without a license last Tuesday when it crashed in Pleasantville, killing her husband William Nasta, 34, and injuring their two children, authorities said. The next day, police went to the motel where the family was living in Egg Harbor Township and found a stash of safes, jewelry, electronics and identification belonging to other people, township police said.
October 19, 2011 |
A grand jury's decision not to recommend charges against a state trooper after a police-brutality allegation was hailed as "total vindication" Tuesday by the trooper's attorney. State Trooper Kelly Cruz, a veteran narcotics investigator, should soon return to regular duty, said attorney Christian J. Hoey. But Joseph P. Green Jr., who represents Zachary W. Bare, emphatically disagreed with the grand jury, calling its decision a "whitewash" aimed at protecting "a state trooper from a verified, corroborated report of felonious assault.
June 21, 2012 |
Michael P. Kelly acknowledged Tuesday that he abruptly resigned last week as executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority after federal officials learned of his affair with a PHA manager. Kelly, 58, is the second PHA director in two years to be toppled by a sex scandal. His predecessor, Carl R. Greene, was terminated in 2010 after PHA's board learned of secret payments of more than $600,000 to three women to settle sexual harassment complaints. In an interview with The Inquirer on Tuesday, Kelly, a married father of three, called the matter "a lapse of judgment and a personal family failure.
June 19, 2012 |
For months last winter, rumors swirled in the offices of the Philadelphia Police Department about veteran homicide Detective Kenneth Rossiter, supposedly under investigation for collecting overtime pay for hours he had not worked. Last week, Rossiter, 51, learned that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey was firing him for an alleged pattern of overtime fraud. Police would not comment on the specifics of the Internal Affairs investigation, but several sources familiar with the case said Rossiter was accused of multiple instances of clocking into court for work, going home for several hours, then returning to clock out of court to indicate he was there all day. He will be formally dismissed after a 30-day suspension.
April 1, 2013 |
Carnegie Mellon University has suspended a fraternity after finding evidence of sexual pictures and videos taken in the fraternity house and e-mailed to fraternity members. School officials were notified by a student about the pictures and videos taken in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, situated on campus. "Although I am mindful not to presume guilt while the investigation is still in progress, I was shocked and deeply disappointed when I learned about these allegations," university president Jared Cohon wrote in an e-mail to students.
March 11, 2013 |
Bailey O'Neill liked Granny Smith apples, the high dive, and flying kites on the beach. He was excited, he told his mother, to be confirmed later this month at Collingdale's St. Joseph Church. He followed the Flyers and the Phillies and served as best man at his grandfather's wedding. He scored the highest math grade in his class at Darby Township School. In the schoolyard there two months ago, Bailey's nose was broken when he was punched during a fight with two other boys. His parents said he had been the target of bullying, an allegation that has drawn national attention.
February 3, 2013 |
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Friday that theft allegations involving Officer Gerold Gibson - son-in-law of Gov. Corbett - were first brought to his attention in late fall by Gibson's commanding officer in the Narcotics Field Unit. Several of Gibson's fellow officers had voiced suspicions that Gibson, 43, was stealing clothing, sneakers, and jewelry from the homes of suspected drug dealers during raids and warrant executions, Ramsey and police sources said. "Obviously, we had to look into it," Ramsey said.
February 17, 2013 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will not have to testify about Williams' December decision to refrain from using evidence from six narcotics police officers who are under a cloud of suspected corruption, a Philadelphia judge ruled Friday. Compelling Williams and Ramsey to testify at a March 1 evidentiary hearing of an accused drug dealer who is seeking a new trial as a result of Williams' decision would violate the separation of powers, Common Pleas Judge Diana Anhalt said.
April 28, 2013 |
Share values for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc., the largest bank still based in Philadelphia, fell 5 percent to $9.46 Thursday after Beneficial told investors that the Justice Department had begun investigating it under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. Beneficial closed at $8.97 on Friday. The equal-credit law, according to the Federal Trade Commission, "prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance.
March 26, 2013 |
HAROLD "Blackie" Feinman was no doubt the kind of boss lots of people would love to work for. Harold was a police official, and his officers were his pride and concern. "He would have gone through hell and high water for his officers," said his son Mark Feinman. "He was very protective of the officers who worked for him. " In fact, Mark said, his father "was very conscientious of how he treated other people, in and out of the Police Department. " Harold Feinman rose through the ranks of the department in his 30-year career to reach the rank of captain before his retirement in 1991.