January 3, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA police officer who was recently reinstated after being fired for misconduct is now under investigation again for allegedly punching her girlfriend in the mouth, causing an injury that needed eight to 10 stitches to close, sources said. Police Internal Affairs detectives are investigating Officer Stacey Wallace, who joined the force in 1995, for domestic assault, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little confirmed yesterday. Little gave no other details, saying the incident remains under investigation and that Wallace has not been criminally charged.
December 27, 2013 |
IT WAS THE day after Christmas, and no creatures were stirring in Marjorie Bamont's East Falls home. It's been nearly two months since Bamont arrived at her three-story Henry Avenue home, the same home where Grace Kelly grew up, to find the Pennsylvania SPCA rounding up her cats as part of an animal cruelty and hoarding investigation. Bamont hasn't seen her beloved cats or her elderly Lhasa apso dog, Maggie, since then, she said, and she sat in her dark, pine-paneled living room yesterday, the cigarette smoke and sadness hanging in the air all around her as she wondered how they all were doing.
December 21, 2013 |
CAMDEN Atlantic City and one of its police officers must pay $250,000 each in compensatory damages after a jury found the officer used excessive force against a man and the department failed to provide proper training to its officers. Michael Troso, 39, a former New Jersey deputy attorney general, sued the city and five of its officers after an incident at the Trump Marina on the night of his bachelor party Aug. 9, 2008. The Wednesday evening verdict came as Atlantic City and the lone officer found at fault, Sterling Wheaten, a K-9 handler, are being sued in at least five separate federal lawsuits.
December 19, 2013 |
TRENTON What began as a local controversy over a series of September traffic jams clogging the George Washington Bridge between Fort Lee and New York City has gained a national dimension, with a U.S. senator asking for an investigation into lane closures ordered by Gov. Christie's appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked federal transportation officials Monday to review the unannounced lane closures, which left Fort Lee drivers in gridlock for four days.
December 1, 2013 |
The NFL is reportedly looking into the actions of Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede the progress of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thanksgiving night. After the Steelers had scored in the third quarter to make it 13-7, Jones fielded the kickoff at his own goal-line and took off on what looked like a sure touchdown, running past every Steeler on the field. Every Steeler player , that is. Tomlin was standing on the white stripe that borders the field, facing away from the play, as Jones sped up the sideline.
November 25, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Reynaldo Torres had been missing for more than 500 days when his sister answered the phone Saturday morning. For more than a year, Melissa Ruiz had held out hope her older brother was still alive, even as police found the body of the woman he disappeared with, even as both cases languished, unsolved, for months. Then came an unlikely break in the case: In October, Ruiz learned that a homicide detective already under investigation for allegedly covering up one killing was suspected of concealing information in her brother's case.
November 20, 2013 |
DOYLESTOWN Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Monday that his office was investigating whether Tullytown police engaged in "criminal misconduct" when they apprehended a 14-year-old shoplifting suspect who suffered "nasty" facial injuries in the encounter last week. Joseph Williams' mother, Marissa Sargeant, posted a picture of her son's lacerated face on Facebook and alleged he "was brutally tortured" by police and Tasered in the face. She could not be reached Monday.
November 15, 2013 |
THE CHAIRMAN of the Montgomery County Republican Committee announced his resignation yesterday, a day after reports surfaced alleging his involvement in a sex crime. Chairman Robert J. Kerns' resignation will go into effect today, according to a news release issued late last night by the committee's executive director, John Keleman. "MCRC will follow the procedures outlined in its bylaws on the selection of a new party chairman," reads the release. "All day-to-day activities of the committee will continue uninterrupted.
November 15, 2013 |
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County prosecutors are investigating allegations that Robert J. Kerns, chairman of the county Republican Committee, sexually assaulted a woman who works at his Lansdale law firm, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. The alleged assault occurred in his car after a party in late October, the sources said. Kerns, 66, could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle confirmed that he represented Kerns in a criminal matter, but said it would be premature to say more.