December 18, 2014 |
The head of a Philadelphia ironworkers union will face a jury alone next month, after three more of his brothers in labor agreed to last-minute plea deals Tuesday, admitting they maintained their local's grip on area construction through violence and sabotage. Joseph Dougherty - the 72-year-old leader of Ironworkers Local 401 and a man once described as the "Jimmy Hoffa of his local" - has maintained his innocence since he and nine other ironworkers were indicted this year on federal racketeering-conspiracy charges.
June 20, 2013
Astrodome on endangered list WASHINGTON - Houston's Astrodome, New York's old Pan Am Worldport Terminal at Kennedy Airport, and Montana's one-room schoolhouses are joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places. On Wednesday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Maine to Alaska. Also Wednesday, a county board recommended converting the Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space.
June 18, 2013 |
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss' body was buried. Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit division, said the agency and its partners had a search warrant allowing them to dig at the property in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit. Officials are "here to execute a search warrant, based on information that we have involving the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa," Foley said.
September 29, 2012 |
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Authorities drilled through concrete and removed two samples of wet soil and clay in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975. There was no visible sign of human remains, but test results could be ready by Monday, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. "We're not sure if anything is down there. That's what this is all about," Berlin said. They drilled the concrete floor of a shed adjacent to a driveway where a recent radar test revealed a shift in the soil.
September 28, 2012 |
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Police were standing watch over a suburban Detroit driveway on Thursday where authorities have been told the body of former missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may have been buried. The curious were walking or driving by the Roseville home where state officials planned to take soil samples Friday in the search for human decomposition. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin previously said officials were "not claiming it's Jimmy Hoffa; the timeline doesn't add up. We're investigating a body that may be at the location.
September 27, 2012
ROSEVILLE, MICH. - Investigators will take soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway after a man told police he believes that he witnessed the burial there of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago, police said Wednesday. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said that his department got a tip from the man, who said he "thinks it may have been Jimmy he saw interred. " Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant where he was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain.
October 23, 2010
James F. Neal, 81, who successfully prosecuted Jimmy Hoffa and key Watergate figures and later defended such prominent clients as the Exxon Corp. after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, died Thursday at a Nashville hospital, his law partner, Aubrey Harwell, said Friday. He had been battling cancer, Harwell said. In 1964, Mr. Neal, working as a special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, prosecuted Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa on jury-tampering charges in Chattanooga, sending him to prison.
June 1, 2006
EVERY CLOUD Has a Silver Lining Dept.: Doesn't seem like residents of Milford Township, Mich., were bothered by the FBI's futile $250,000 search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains. Entrepreneurial spirits there sold Hoffa cupcakes (with a plastic hand rising from chocolate sprinkles and frosting), Teamster tacos and chances to "whack" the late labor leader with a golf ball. Surely, the legendary Hoffa must be turning over in his grave. If only they could find it.
December 18, 2003 |
Francis J. Sheeran, 83, of Springfield, Delaware County, the burly, gruff-speaking former president of Teamsters Local 326 in Wilmington who was an associate of union boss Jimmy Hoffa and was later jailed on federal racketeering charges, died Sunday at Pembrooke Health and Rehabilitation Residence in West Chester. The veteran union boss had an inflamed colon that led to an infection, said writer Charles Brandt, whose book about Mr. Sheeran will be released by a division of Random House in June.