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July 17, 1998 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate judge set stringent bail conditions yesterday for a SEPTA police officer charged by New York authorities in a hostage-taking robbery allegedly orchestrated by Russian mobsters. Authorities allege that furs, jewelry and Rolex watches were taken during a home break-in in Brooklyn on May 13 and that the victims were later forced to pay an additional $40,000 in cash. The victims, identified only as the owners of a New York business, were gagged, handcuffed and had their faces covered with ski caps by two men who entered their home posing as police officers, according to a criminal complaint filed last week.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In a somber ceremony honoring police bravery, President Obama on Monday awarded the Medal of Valor posthumously to Philadelphia Police Sgt. Robert Wilson III, killed last year as he tried to buy a gift for his son - and wound up disrupting an armed robbery. Tears streamed down the face of Wilson's grandmother Constance Wilson as she accepted the medal from the president in the White House's East Room. "Please know how deeply sorry we are for your loss, how grateful we are for Sgt. Wilson's service," Obama told her as well as Wilson's sister, Shakira Burroughs, and brother, Dareon, in his opening remarks.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
Arthur E. McKeown, president of McKeown Construction Co. of West Chester, has been elected president of the 400-member Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties for 1992. He has been in the construction business for 20 years and serves as a director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the National Association for Home Builders. Raymond Iacobucci of Glen Mills has been elected treasurer. He is a principal of the Iacobucci Organization, a single- and multi-family home construction company.
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | By Ruth Tallmadge, Special to The Inquirer
The Willistown Board of Supervisors has honored township police Officer Kenneth "Skip" Elder, 33, with the 1985 Officer of the Year award. Elder was chosen for the honor by his fellow police officers. The award and an accompanying check were presented to him at Tuesday's meeting of the supervisors. Police Chief Robert Valyo said the award was presented to the officer "who displayed the most outstanding performance of his duties for the year. " Valyo said Elder "is self-motivated and does follow-ups himself.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
The Hatboro Civil Service Commission heard three hours of testimony by prosecution witnesses during a closed hearing Monday night as the panel considers the fate of a former Hatboro police officer, according to borough solicitor Andrian Meyer. The ex-officer, Robert A. Ottey Jr., was accused of improper conduct and dismissed from the police force. He is appealing his dismissal. Ottey was arrested in January and charged with drunken driving after his pickup truck struck two parked cars and rolled over.
NEWS
December 11, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
An off-duty correctional officer was arrested last night after he allegedly pistol-whipped a Frankford man near the victim's house, police said. Jose Negron, 26, was on Frankford Avenue near Fillmore Street about 7 p.m. when he was attacked by the officer, Timothy Wilson, 33, police said. The altercation apparently grew out of a conflict between the two men about a month ago. Police said Negron, of Fillmore Street near Frankford Avenue, was struck at least twice on the head with a handgun during the incident.
NEWS
October 5, 1989 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
If a rule isn't written, can anyone follow it? It depends on whom you talk to in Jenkintown. The lines were drawn during a Jenkintown Civil Service Commission hearing Tuesday for officer John Capresecco, who was demoted from sergeant by the Borough Council because he failed to report to Police Chief James Lavin that his service revolver had been fired and that he had lost his identification card and personal badge. Capresecco appealed the demotion to the commission. After three hours of testimony from him and other police officials, the three-member commission said it would send its decision by mail to the officer and borough in 30 days.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
Under a rainy sky, the casket of Pennsauken Patrolman William Brey is carried to a grave at Bethel Memorial Park. Brey, 32, was stabbed to death May 15 while answering a complaint about rowdy teenagers. Steven Amos, 17, of Pennsauken, has been charged with killing Brey, who wounded Amos and fatally shot Amos' brother, Richard, 15, before dying. Hundreds of police officers attended the funeral Wednesday in Cherry Hill.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the day after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Neal said that a sergeant who faces manslaughter charges would be dismissed, officials learned that the officer apparently will retire before that can occur. Neal said Thursday that Sgt. Anthony Brasten would be given a notice of intention to suspend for 30 days with the intention of dismissal. Yesterday, however, police officials learned that Brasten's attorney, Mark Gottlieb, "has indicated that his client wishes to exercise his right to retire, and we will permit it," said Sgt. R.E. Theresa Young, police spokeswoman.
NEWS
October 28, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer was charged with murder yesterday after the death of a man he allegedly had beaten unconscious while off-duty nearly six months ago. Detectives said that the former officer, Oscar Coor, 41, who was fired as a result of the incident, surrendered yesterday afternoon to homicide detectives at the office of his attorney in Center City. Coor, of the 5800 block of Pentridge Street in Southwest Philadelphia, had been charged with simple and aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the case.
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July 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Services will be held Monday, July 18, for Kenneth Edgar Wilson Jr., 90, of Kennett Square, a retired Navy rear admiral who died Thursday, July 7, of a lung ailment at Kendal Crosslands. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1947, Adm. Wilson launched a three-decade military career, serving principally in engineering roles aboard ship. The first was the cruiser USS Juneau (CL-119) in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea in the late 1940s; the second was the fast-attack submarine USS Gudgeon in the Pacific Ocean in the early 1950s.
NEWS
July 18, 2016 | Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Michael P. Donatucci, the chief investment officer of the city's pension fund, died Friday night of an apparent suicide. The Pennsylvania Burial Company and Baldi Funeral Home said the details of a service had yet to be determined. Donatucci, 30, was found dead at his Philadelphia home by his fiancée, a person close to the family said. The two were to marry in September. A son of longtime Register of Wills Ronald Donatucci, Michael Donatucci was hired in April by the city's Board of Pensions and Retirement.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A Social Security office on South Broad Street close to the Wells Fargo Center will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, though other nearby businesses say they plan to remain open. Social Security officials said the office at 3336 S. Broad St. will be closed from July 25 to 28 because of the expected DNC-related road closures and heavy traffic. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 29. "The street closures and rerouted traffic will make it difficult for our employees as well as the public to access the office," District Manager Joan Permar said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
A big reason for the boom in fast-casual chains has been the renewed embrace of that old axiom "you are what you eat. " Their salad and stir-fry options are fresher than meals you get at your typical burger joint, with more vegetables and fewer mystery ingredients. It's still fast food, of course, just better for you. Honeygrow , a Philadelphia-bred fast-casual chain that has been planting its all-natural flag up and down the Eastern Seaboard , has taken that healthy lifestyle philosophy in an architectural direction with its new Fishtown headquarters on Front Street.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
Health club memberships, political contributions, and $3,000 line-dancing lessons are among the expenses that a well-connected Philadelphia lobbyist is accused of illegally charging to a state grant program meant to help welfare recipients land steady jobs. Now, Melonease Shaw - who has at times worked as the city's lobbyist in Harrisburg, and who was, until her arrest, seeking the job again - faces a court hearing next week on charges including theft, deceptive business practices, and tampering with public records.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has dropped the remaining stalking case against a Delaware County man serving 21/2 to 5 years in prison for harassing former CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl. According to Philadelphia court records, prosecutors took the action Tuesday in a brief hearing involving John Hart, the 39-year-old Havertown man sentenced in May on his conviction for stalking and harassing von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. A second criminal case against Hart alleged similar complaints by Laura Selvage, a Baltimore woman who testified at Hart's trial about similar experiences with Hart earlier in 2011 after she broke off a relationship he initiated on Facebook.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The U.S. General Services Administration has signed a roughly 97,000-square-foot lease for Department of Health and Human Services operations at the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store building at 801 Market St. The federal agency will occupy the eighth and part of the ninth floors of the early 1930s building on a 10-year lease valued at about $23 million, according to Jim Mullarkey of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who helped broker the...
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
William C. Kennedy, 72, of Chalfont, a Philadelphia police officer for 20 years and a therapist for over 20 more, died of myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disorder, on Friday, June 24, at Doylestown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Kennedy grew up in the city and in Levittown. After serving in the Marines from 1961 to 1965, he joined the Police Department, and became a member of its vice squad. He was with the departmenrt from 1965 to 1985. In 1982, he gave up drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, and afterward became a therapist, working for a variety of institutions and agencies.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Conshohocken-based Keystone Property Group has paid $114 million for the office building formerly known as Penn Mutual Tower at 510-530 Walnut St. near Independence Mall, the company said in a release. Keystone plans to convert the ground-floor and mezzanine office space of the 880,000-square-foot building - now called One Washington Square - into retail, it said. Keystone is also an owner of the nearby Curtis and Dow Buildings. The company purchased the One Washington Square property from Rubenstein Partners of Philadelphia, which acquired the building in late 2013.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
As donations for a wounded Folcroft Borough police officer continue to arrive, officials are asking the public to be sure any fund-raisers are legitimate before making contributions. Officer Christopher Dorman was shot seven times as he responded to a drug activity call. The part-time officer was released from the hospital on Monday. "It is hard to have all the different fund-raisers around and when someone asks questions not have the answers," said Police Chief Robert Ruskowski.
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