October 19, 2013 |
Warminster police said Thursday that they were investigating a growing number of claims that longtime Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson reneged on promises to provide tickets and travel packages to Eagles games and other sporting events. "Early in the week, we were only getting a few calls," said James Donnelly, Warminster's police chief. "Now, they're calling every day. " Donnelly said the investigation started after a donor at a charity event said he bought Eagles tickets, airfare, and hotel accommodations from Tollefson, but didn't get everything he was promised.
October 18, 2013 |
BUCKS COUNTY authorities are investigating sportscaster Don Tollefson after he allegedly failed to give Eagles tickets promised to people who supported his charities. Tollefson, a former 6ABC and Fox 29 sportscaster and stadium broadcaster from 2009 through 2012, sold packages for away games to support his various charities for underprivileged children. But problems arose when people who'd bought tickets for the Sept. 29 Eagles-Broncos game allegedly never received them. Warminster police confirmed the investigation, but referred questions to Chief James Donnelly, who didn't return calls for comment yesterday.
October 18, 2013 |
MOST PHILLY COPS do it right. One shift after another, they put their lives on the line for people they don't know. They lock up the bad guys and try to make it home to their families in one piece. Some officers turn into bad guys themselves. They've lost their badges amid allegations of assault, theft, rape, fraud and drug dealing. At least 68 city cops have been charged with crimes since March 2009. But Officer Philip Nace - the YouTube sensation who has developed an international reputation as the angriest cop in the City of Brotherly Love - is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get benched for what a police spokesman described simply as "idiotic behavior.
October 17, 2013 |
A VIDEO POSTED to Facebook of an assault on a Delaware County school bus last week has sparked an investigation by Chester police that's landed one teen in custody and has put an apathetic bus driver under the spotlight. Police are still searching for two other teens in connection with the Oct. 9 assault on a Southeast Delco School District bus, said Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail Jr. The assault took place in Chester on a small bus with just five students from County Alternative High School in Middletown, Bail said.
October 16, 2013 |
OUTRAGE IS continuing to grow in the wake of a disturbing report about a 12-year-old student who died from asthma complications on the day her West Philly school didn't have a nurse on staff. The Pennsylvania chapter of National Action Network yesterday called on the School District of Philadelphia and the state Department of Health to investigate the circumstances around the Sept. 25 death of Laporshia Massey, a sixth-grader at Bryant Elementary School. "In West and North Philly, more than 30 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 12 have been diagnosed with asthma," Matthew Smith Sr., the chapter's president, said in a statement.
October 12, 2013 |
Police are investigating whether a Philadelphia homicide detective helped his girlfriend escape to Upstate New York the day after she allegedly killed a former boyfriend last month, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. After examining cellphone records and other evidence, investigators believe that Detective Ron Dove drove Erica Sanchez, 33, of the Crescentville section of the city, to a hotel in Rochester, after she allegedly stabbed Cesar Vera to death during a North Philadelphia block party.
October 7, 2013 |
A veteran Philadelphia homicide detective has been removed from street work after allegedly tampering with evidence in a murder investigation in which his girlfriend is the main suspect, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Detective Ron Dove has been reassigned to desk duty as police investigate whether he tried to help his girlfriend cover up evidence in the September killing of her ex-boyfriend. The woman, identified by the sources as Erica Sánchez, 33, is the main suspect in the Sept.
September 26, 2013 |
J ESSICA DEAN isn't the only new face at CBS3 and CW57. Charlotte Huffman will join the team as an investigative reporter starting Monday. Huffman hails from Oklahoma City but comes to Philly from NBC-affiliated WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., where she'd been a reporter since 2010. Huffman was recently honored with a 2013 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on contaminated water in North Carolina, which prompted a change in the Legislature and a statewide water-safety campaign.
September 22, 2013 |
Someone left an envelope containing a bullet, a book of matches, and a gasoline-soaked wick on the windshield of a car belonging to a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge Friday morning, police said. "Keep it up!" was written on the white envelope, Officer Jillian Russell said. The matter was reported to police about 7:23 a.m., Russell said. The car was parked in the 7500 block of Forrest Avenue in the city's East Mount Airy section. Police did not identify the judge. The case was being investigated by the Northwest Detective Division and the department's Homeland Security Unit.
September 19, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Speaking publicly for the first time since they lost their daughter, Anne, in the Market Street building collapse in June, city Treasurer Nancy Winkler and her husband, John Bryan, called Tuesday for the city to convene a panel of nationally recognized experts to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the Department of Licenses and Inspections. "We believe an independent blue-ribbon panel of national safety experts . . . should look at what happened and fully evaluate what system should be in place . . . so that in the future, citizens of the city of Philadelphia can feel confident, when they walk the streets and enter buildings, that they will be safe," Winkler told reporters.