February 20, 2015 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Ed Marynowitz's first seven months working for the Eagles overlapped with Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia, giving Reid enough exposure to the team's new vice president of player personnel that the longtime coach praised Chip Kelly's decision to promote him. "Ed's on the rise, boy," Reid said Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "He's a good one. I think it was a great choice by Chip. " In May 2012, the Eagles made seven front office transactions.
February 20, 2015 |
THERE IS NOTHING funny about the fallout from an office "prank" at a Montgomery County meat-processing plant. A man was killed Wednesday, brutally stabbed by a co-worker who then allegedly turned the knife on himself after promising to "see you in hell," officials said yesterday. And it all apparently traces back to when the victim tried to pull the chair out from underneath his alleged attacker, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a statement. Peter Jok Atem, 32, has been charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in the slaying of Danny Vazquez, 25, with whom he worked at the MOPAC plant in Franconia Township, Ferman said.
February 19, 2015 |
BILL CAPERS was not the kind of guy to sit around in idle retirement. He had to be up and about, out with people and doing a job. "He couldn't sit still, twiddling his thumbs and watching TV," said his sister Delores Capers. "He had to go to work. " In fact, William Leonard Capers, a former Philadelphia police officer and district attorney's detective, was working as a delivery driver for Pep Boys at the time of his death of heart failure on Feb. 10. He was 76 and lived in West Oak Lane.
February 13, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Less than a month in office, Gov. Wolf has already shaken up the Capitol status quo - imposing a gift ban, and scuttling his predecessor's Medicaid plan and firing one of his high-profile appointees. But the unassuming businessman from York County also is logging miles walking the halls of the Capitol to drop in on lawmakers and their staffs. Just to say hi. Lawmakers from both parties are taking notice, sending him shout-outs on Facebook, tweeting selfies with the "guv," and even taking to the House floor to comment on it. "In a bipartisan way, he's walking the halls, talking to members - that's been unheard of in my 15 terms," Rep. Tony DeLuca (D., Allegheny)
February 12, 2015 |
More than four months after rookie State Trooper David Kedra was killed in a Montgomery County training exercise, authorities on Tuesday identified and charged his shooter - an experienced instructor - with reckless endangerment. Cpl. Richard Schroeter, a 20-year veteran of the state police and a firearms instructor for over a decade, could face up to 10 years in prison. The grand jury report that recommended the charges also delivered answers to many of the questions that have surrounded Kedra's death.
February 9, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Controversy has nipped at Erik Arneson's heels over the nearly two decades he served as a spokesman for Senate Republicans. His first boss, Sen. David "Chip" Brightbill, became majority leader after his predecessor was sent to jail for corruption. Brightbill, of Lebanon County, was ousted in 2006 over an ill-fated legislative pay raise. And Arneson's last boss, Sen. Dominic Pileggi of Delaware County, was pushed out as majority leader in a coup last fall. But now Arneson, 44, for years the affable face of Senate Republicans, is at the center of his own high-profile storm.
February 8, 2015 |
Former Philadelphia police officer Kevin Corcoran was sentenced Friday to serve one day in prison on his conviction in the case of alleged false imprisonment of an Iraq war veteran last March. Corcoran, who was suspended and later lost his job, was acquitted at his trial of official oppression and false imprisonment of Air Force veteran Roderick King of Lansdale. He was convicted of obstruction, a second-degree misdemeanor. Jurors found that Corcoran broke the law when he failed to file required paperwork or log that he drove King to an alley before eventually releasing him without charge.
February 7, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Thursday he was forming a new state office aimed at identifying hundreds of millions in savings as a way to trim a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. "This is not about cutting," the new governor said, "it's about doing what we do more efficiently. " Wolf, in his first formal Capitol news conference since being sworn in last month, said he expects to introduce details of the office in the coming weeks. The executive order he signed Thursday creating the Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency came with a directive to state agencies to immediately identify a total of $150 million in potential savings.
February 7, 2015 |
Members of Zion Baptist Church filed suit Thursday against the church officers in the latest salvo of a long battle that has pitted member against member in the North Philadelphia church best known for the legacy of a former pastor, the Rev. Leon Sullivan. The 51-page lawsuit, filed in Common Pleas Court, alleges that the church treasurer, the clerk, and the chairmen of the trustee and deacons boards, along with other board members, have not been good stewards of the church's assets.
February 6, 2015 |
A former Colwyn Borough police officer who was entangled in scandal when he Tasered a teenager in 2012 has been charged with falsely claiming he is still a Colwyn officer. Trevor Parham, 42, of Yeadon, was arraigned this week on charges of impersonating a public official. He was stopped for speeding in Lower Merion in October, according to a police affidavit, and told the officer he was a Colwyn officer. Parham was acquitted of criminal charges in 2012 for Tasering a 16-year-old boy shackled to a bench in a holding cell, in a case that drew attention to the small Delaware County borough's police department.