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NEWS
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 12, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A train passenger was pepper-sprayed and hit with a baton and fell off the platform onto live tracks in an altercation with a police officer who has been suspended for his conduct, officials said. The man, Ryan Patterson, avoided contact with the rail's electrical current, but waited almost 10 minutes before officers could hoist him back up to the platform, he said. The Port Authority Transit Corp. officer, identified through charging documents as Michael Fiocca, was hired by PATCO in 2014.
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
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
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.
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SPORTS
June 22, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, SPORTS COLUMNIST
The Phillies, in the midst of a monstrous freefall, have reached a crossroads in their 2016 season. They are at the corner of Patience and Prodding, a tricky place for a team filled with young players whom the franchise would like to see develop into winning ones. There is a big difference between sticking with youngsters who are struggling and doing nothing about a baseball team gone bad like the Phillies have over the last month. Pete Mackanin is doing what he can as the manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I met "Edward" at work six years ago. We were instantly attracted to each other and soon began an affair. We are both married to others. I never thought I could stray outside my marriage, even though my marriage has been very lonely. I love Edward more than I ever thought possible, but even though he has strong feelings for me, he says he will never file for divorce from his wife. We are still involved, but I am heartbroken that he doesn't want me enough to leave her. He has never said that he loves his wife, just that he doesn't believe in divorce.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
The Osage School cafeteria reverberates with the ineffable sound of 100 second graders socializing over lunch. Cutting through the din: a couple of words, a single name. Hi, Officer Bob. Officer Bob! Hey! Officer Bob! That would be Voorhees Township school resource officer Robert Colangelo, a law enforcement veteran who has been working at Osage for three years. "We've got a great group of kids here," says Colangelo, 46, who took the Voorhees job in 2013 after retiring as chief of the Camden County Park Police.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My husband and I have different views on what is an appropriate office relationship with someone of the opposite sex. One of us thinks that appropriate behavior is to be friendly in the office, but otherwise keep it all business; the other thinks that it is OK to email one another (not business-related) in the evenings, on weekends, and when traveling. I wondered what your thoughts are. Answer: My main thought is that if you both felt good about your marriage, then you wouldn't worry about disagreeing on this and, in fact, might not even have gotten to the point where you notice that you disagree.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Average asking rents for Center City office space are projected to hit a record $28.80 per square foot during the three months ending June 30, according to real estate services firm CBRE. Much of the increase, up from $27.80 during the first three months of the year, comes from high rates being sought for remaining space in the FMC Tower, Ian Anderson, a CBRE research director in Philadelphia, said in a report Friday. But it still likely points to a lasting trend, he said. Rents for just the higher-end Class A office space in Center City, meanwhile, are projected to rise to $31.01 during the three months ending June 30, up from $29.86 in the previous period.
NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday said his taxpayer-funded office did not inappropriately engage in political matters, despite emails that emerged this week in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case that showed a former top adviser told him months before his 2013 reelection that a department in the governor's office had landed an endorsement. "Everything that goes on in government is political," Christie said at a Statehouse news conference. "And anybody who tells you differently is just not telling you the truth.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When Thomas Holmes was near the end of his career as a Philadelphia police officer in the 1990s, he became a turnkey at the former 23rd District station at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue. "If somebody gets locked up," his wife, Margaret, said, "the job of the turnkey is to make sure they get locked up. " As a jailer in that police station near Temple University, she said, "it was an important job. " On Sunday, June 12, Mr. Holmes, 79, of Brigantine, N.J., a Philadelphia police officer from 1967 to 1995, died at home of progressive supranuclear palsy.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia police officers were injured when their patrol vehicle got into a crash with a civilian car about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Olney section, police said. The 35th District officers were responding to a call to assist other officers when the crash occurred at Third Street and Tabor Road, police said. The officers, whose conditions were not immediately known, and the civilians, who were in stable condition, were taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
The city's Department of Human Services has halted the use of a ground-floor office at 1515 Arch St. to house children overnight. At a City Council hearing Tuesday, acting DHS Commissioner Jessica Shapiro said staff have worked diligently to place children with family, in emergency shelters, or group homes rather than having them sleep at DHS headquarters - a small step in improving a child welfare system slapped with dozens of violations in...
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The state Office of Open Records says reports of fund-raising for next month's Democratic National Convention need to be made public sooner, not later. The office rejected arguments by the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), the agency that guaranteed a $15 million line of credit for the convention's host committee. As part of that deal, the host committee promised to file quarterly fund-raising reports to PAID, complete with donor names, amounts, and spending.
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