March 11, 2014 |
Teleflex has put itself through a corporate makeover: In recent years the $2 billion (yearly sales) company sold or closed its old vehicle- and industrial-controls factories, cut its workforce in half, and remade itself as a multinational medical-devices maker. This worked, at least for shareholders: Teleflex stock has been trading at record levels. Next step was to do something about its 1970s-era offices in Limerick Township. "We were in a large campus, off the main thoroughfares, where we had manufacturing facilities for the now-divested operations, reflective of our previous era," says Cam Hicks , Teleflex's vice president for global human resources.
March 11, 2014 |
JORDAN LUNSK is in deep doo-doo. The Lawndale man, 39, faces charges of aggravated assault, criminal trespassing and related counts after he picked a fight Saturday with an off-duty cop over dog waste, police said. In that incident - which took place outside the officer's house on Oakley Street near Levick, about a block from where Lunsk lives - Lunsk refused to pick up his dog's excrement from the officer's lawn, police said. The two first exchanged heated words, then blows.
March 10, 2014 |
An off-duty police officer shot a man in the leg Saturday morning during a fight over dog feces left in the officer's yard, police said. The man was treated at a hospital and released. The officer was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises on his head and released. Police did not name the two men but said the man who was shot would be charged with aggravated assault. The officer was outside his home shortly before noon on the 6400 block of Oakley Street in Lawndale when he saw a dog defecate in his front yard, police said.
March 9, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia officer was charged Friday by the District Attorney's Office with lying under oath in two drug cases. Steven Lupo, who has been with the department for six years, will be suspended with intent to dismiss by Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, a police spokesman said. The investigation of Lupo, 36, began after his testimony in a drug case in 2011 led a judge to dismiss drug charges against an East Germantown man. Lupo testified that he had not opened the trunk of a car before obtaining a search warrant.
March 8, 2014 |
John W. Brigham, 82, of Cinnaminson, a Philadelphia police officer from December 1965 to May 1984, died Friday, Feb. 28, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a daughter's home in Swedesboro. "Most of his career was at the Police Administration Building," working in the radio room when it was staffed mostly by officers rather than civilians, said his wife, Dorothy. Mr. Brigham grew up in Kensington and, his wife said, left civilian life during the Korean War. "He said our country was at war," she said, "and that's where he belonged.
March 5, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was shot and wounded near his Overbrook home early Sunday was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Monday evening, said police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little. Officer Robert Penn, 46, had just finished his shift and was wearing street clothes when he parked his car along Brentwood Road about 12:10 a.m., police said. He told investigators that after he got out of the vehicle, an unknown man approached him from behind, muttered something, and fired once.
March 5, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia jury has found in favor of a police officer who sued the city, claiming that his superiors retaliated against him when he complained of shoddy asbestos removal at a Police Athletic League center he managed. The 12-member Common Pleas Court jury reached its unanimous verdict Thursday in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by Officer Paul Zenak against the Police Department and city. Zenak's lawyer, Aaron J. Freiwald, said Monday that the jury determined that Zenak, 44, a 23-year veteran, should be returned as manager of the PAL center at Wissinoming United Methodist Church, reimbursed for 16 months of paid leave he used since filing suit, and reimbursed for medical and legal costs.
March 4, 2014 |
Homicide detectives were searching for the gunman who shot and wounded an off-duty Philadelphia police officer early Sunday near his home in the city's Overbrook Park section, police said. Robert Penn, 46, had just finished his shift when he parked his car in a rear driveway on the 7300 block of Brentwood Road about 12:10 a.m. After getting out of the car, he was approached by an unknown man, police said. The man said something to the officer and then shot him once in the right shoulder, with the bullet exiting through the officer's back, police said.
March 2, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A Common Pleas Court judge overturned 17 more convictions Friday tied to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker, the latest consequence in a widening corruption scandal involving the department's antidrug squad. So far, Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has reversed about 85 cases in which Walker played a role. Friday's batch marked the first dismissals since the disgraced former officer pleaded guilty to federal robbery and firearms charges this week. Nine other cases were flagged for potential reversal at an April hearing.
February 26, 2014 |
LOOK FOR Joe Banner's next job to be in the NFL office. The former Eagles president was fired earlier this month as the Cleveland Browns' chief executive officer after only 18 months on the job. His turbulent year-and-a-half with the team included a four-win season, a falling-out with Mike Lombardi, the general manager he had handpicked, the firing of his first head-coaching hire - Rob Chudzinski - after only 1 year, and another Keystone Kops-like...