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June 21, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Crystal Montgomery says she has struggled with emotional obstacles since childhood. But on Wednesday, Montgomery, 18, spoke as the valedictorian in front of 11 other graduating seniors at Brookfield Academy in Cherry Hill. Montgomery and her fellow classmates were applauded by about 100 faculty members, friends, and family. "The struggles have brought us together," Montgomery said of the senior class. She said their success was the result of their ambition and ability to work as a team.
SPORTS
June 21, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the murder of 27-year-old semipro football player Odin Lloyd, ABC News reported yesterday, citing law enforcement sources. Sources told ABC News the home security system at Hernandez' North Attleborough, Mass., home, along with his cellphone, were destroyed. Police were at Hernandez' home again yesterday with another search warrant based on evidence that Hernandez "destroyed his home security system," an investigator close to the case told ABC. The investigator and other law enforcement sources confirmed the security system was smashed intentionally.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. - Police are still searching for two prisoners who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County over the weekend, officials said yesterday. Authorities say the men left the Wernersville Community Correction Center, about 10 miles west of Reading, about 4:45 p.m. Saturday after someone pulled a fire alarm to create a distraction. Now, police are searching for the pair, identified as 26-year-old Shaun Patrick Kubacki and 25-year-old Oscar Tim Robinson. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | WERNERSVILLE, Pa
- State police say two prisoners escaped from a halfway house near Reading after someone pulled a fire alarm. Authorities have issued warrants for 26-year-old Shaun Patrick Kubacki and 25-year-old Oscar Tim Robinson. Police say the inmates left the Wernersville Community Corrections Center around 4 p.m. Saturday. Kubacki had been incarcerated on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His last known address is in Reading. Robinson had been in custody on charges of giving false identification to law enforcement.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Lenny Dykstra, the troubled ex-Phillies star, is expected to be released from a California prison Sunday, 15 months into his three-year term, according to sources. Dykstra, 50, pleaded no contest in October 2011 to three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report, the latest in a series of downfalls in a tragic slide. After attending a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, he was sentenced to three years in prison on March 5, 2012. "I was surprised they let him out before the three years, to be quite frank with you," said Christopher Frankie, author of Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra . "Because he blatantly disobeyed the court, and a lot of the stuff was very brazen.
NEWS
June 12, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge Monday ordered the city Medical Examiner's Office to release for burial the body of Julia Papazian Law, the paralegal who died last month in the apartment of criminal-defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. Common Pleas Court Judge John W. Herron ordered Law's body released to her mother, Laureen Law of Absecon, N.J. The hearing marked the end of the pathology phase of the official probe of the death of the 26-year-old woman....
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything seemed to be going as planned when Matthew Royer texted his mother from Rhode Island on May 16 to say he was on his way home to Skippack Township. When the 21-year-old didn't show up for a summer job, law enforcement authorities were contacted and a search was launched that included a Pennsylvania state police helicopter. About a week later, the search ended with a shrug when police indicated that Royer and his parents were reunited and that Royer had voluntarily gone missing.
NEWS
June 8, 2013 | Inquirer Staff
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has asked an investigative grand jury to look into the death of Julia Papazian Law, the paralegal whose body was found facedown in a bathtub the apartment of her boss, criminal defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. Tasha Jamerson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams, would say nothing more than to confirm the request for the grand jury's involvement, which was first reported by KYW-Radio....
NEWS
June 7, 2013
By Jerry Buckley Within three weeks of starting as chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania SPCA, I was deeply involved in the tragic cases of Hercules and Chloe, dogs who were set on fire and severely burned. When Hercules was found in North Philadelphia, the pit bull puppy was more flesh than fur, suffering from burns covering more than 75 percent of his body. Chloe died after being doused with accelerant and set aflame. This heartbreaking on-the-job training showed me exactly what I would need to know to help the countless vulnerable and voiceless animals entrusted to our care.
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
A rash of heroin overdoses has Camden law enforcement authorities worried that drug users may be at risk from unusually potent drugs. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported Friday night that three people experienced overdoses from midnight into the early morning hours Friday. All three survived. One man appeared to have overdosed twice. While investigating the overdoses, Camden County police charged Shadid Fauntleroy, 24, of Berkley Street, with possession, distribution, and other drug offenses.
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