April 24, 1993 |
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia take pride in the quality of justice afforded defendants in criminal cases. Only guilty people go to jail in their courts, the prosecutors contend. But their zeal to ease the burden on city courts by transferring routine drug cases to federal court may have caused a miscarriage of justice in the case of Pablo Ortiz, 30, who lives on Fairhill Street near Pike in North Philadelphia, a federal judge said yesterday. U.S. District Judge Thomas N. O'Neill Jr. yesterday ordered a new trial and bail for Ortiz, a landscaper and National Guardsman who has spent the past 58 days in prison.
July 30, 2002
REGARDING Allen Iverson, Tawanna Iverson, Richard Sprague, Charles Jones, Hakim Carey, the late-night search, the poom-poom pants, the parties, the media stakeouts, the hair controversy, the arrest warrant, the 10-hour delay, the mug shot, the NBA on NBC, the questions for the Answer, the search warrants, the double standard, the district attorney's office, the "overzealous investigation," the uncle, the cousin, the Gladwyne mansion, the Gladwyne neighbors,...
June 5, 2012 |
SEEING HIS MUG SHOT featured in Monday's "Week's Most Wanted" feature in the Daily News rattled one homicide suspect enough that he surrendered to police. William "Slug" Rogers, 20, who had been wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man after an argument — possibly over a bicycle — in March on Edgley Street near 23rd in North Philadelphia, surrendered at Police Headquarters about 1 p.m., according to James Burke, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force.
February 19, 1996 |
Maybe you remember him. Ron Hunter. Blow-dried hair, baby blues, solid chin, and The Look - earnest, serious, quizzical. The classic TV news anchor. Way back when, he was one of the musical chairs over at Philly's KYW-TV (Channel 3). He was the pretty boy hired with much hoopla in October 1978 to replace Vince Leonard, the dean of local anchors, on the 11 o'clock news. Chances are you wouldn't recognize him today from his mug shot - the one police took after they arrested him for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's house to steal a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese, a container of Hungry Jack biscuits and a pound of ground meat.
April 9, 2011 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In the category of "there are stupid criminals and there are even stupider criminals," police here say that a man apprehended in a North Carolina home-invasion robbery is in jail after a T-shirt bearing his photo was found outside the crime scene. The Charlotte Observer reported yesterday that the shirt fell from the suspect's car as he was making a hasty getaway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that a man and woman were at home when two men broke in March 29 and took a wallet and some jewelry.
October 19, 2010 |
Police arrested and charged a North Philadelphia man with indecently assaulting two woman during a groping spree in Center City Monday night. Johnathan Acevedo, 23, faces charges in two other incidents and police are asking other possible victims to come forward. Police said officers responded to the 1000 block of Walnut Street about 8:15 p.m. and took reports of four indecent assaults that took place over a short period of time in the area. Armed with a description, police arrested Acevedo on the 1200 block of Arch Street.
August 20, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Robbery suspect ID'd Police have identified Jerome Edwards, who lives on Church Street near Frankford, as the suspect in two armed robberies at fast-food restaurants in northwest Philadelphia this week. Tuesday night, Edwards, 40, allegedly robbed a Wendy's on Wayne Avenue at gunpoint, then broke through the drive-through window at a McDonald's on Stenton Avenue Thursday morning and walked toward a rear office carrying a gun. Police said he left the McDonald's without taking anything.
January 12, 2006 |
IF THE Smoking Gun Web site has it right, then James Frey is a dirtbag. Worse, a dirtbag who hurt those the least equipped to withstand his harm. He's the guy who apparently hoodwinked me and a few million others who bought his book, "A Million Little Pieces. " It's marketed as an autobiographical non-fiction account of his successful battle against addiction, arguably the hottest read in the country, largely due to Oprah having featured it on her Book Club. My wife read it and recommended it to me. I read it and recommended it to my radio audience.
February 7, 2002
More kudos for Masch I write in response to the recent revelation that Michael Masch, former city budget director, vice president of budget and management at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the mayor's appointees to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, does not hold a bachelor's degree (article Jan. 30). Given my experience as a student of Mr. Masch, I was surprised that he does not hold a college degree. What I was not surprised about was the simultaneous revelation that at no time did he ever mislead anyone as to his academic record.
July 12, 2012 |
The man accused of killing a police officer while driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning was drinking beer and vodka at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant before the crash, police said Tuesday. John Leck Jr. remains hospitalized in stable condition with injuries he suffered during the crash, which killed veteran Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo, 48, about 3:15 a.m. near the Cottman Avenue exit of I-95. According to police, Leck's last known location before the crash was at T.G.I.