June 29, 2016
By Lester Davis My stomach dropped Tuesday afternoon as I learned that my former boss and onetime mentor, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, had been convicted on charges stemming from a federal racketeering case. I periodically followed Fattah's legal challenges, dating back to early 2014, when federal prosecutors subpoenaed documents from his congressional offices in connection with questions surrounding nonprofit organizations linked to the congressman. But I failed to fully appreciate the gravity of his situation until last Tuesday afternoon, when I stared blankly at a news alert that popped up on my cellphone announcing his conviction.
June 29, 2016 |
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested in Bucks County on Friday after allegedly stealing $38 from a handyman he had hired, according to police. Michael Winkler, 36, a 16-year member of the force assigned to the 15th District, has been suspended with the intent to dismiss after being charged with robbery, theft, and related counts, police said. Winkler is accused of meeting Nathaniel Carter and Darrell Johnson on May 5 at a property on the 700 block of Newportville Road in Bristol Township, according to the criminal complaint.
June 29, 2016 |
Broadcast over police radio Friday morning, the call for help was harrowing. "I'm shot in the face! I'm shot in the face!" Folcroft Police Officer Christopher Dorman shouted as gunfire boomed in the background. "I'm shot! I'm shot! I'm shot!" Yet miles away in Delaware County's 911 center, no dispatcher heard him. For four minutes on Friday morning, a computer responsible for handling all emergency calls for the Folcroft area crashed, leaving Dorman and responding officers without an essential lifeline.
June 28, 2016 |
Somber and Kenny Chesney are typically mutually exclusive terms, particularly at the country music superstar's concerts, which are usually non-stop, feel-good events. But halfway through Chesney's show Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, the vibe changed from celebratory to solemn when the dynamic entertainer offered a shout-out to Folcroft Police Officer Christopher Dorman, who was shot seven times Friday morning, allegedly by a career drug and weapons offender. Chesney thought that Dorman, who is expected to make a full recovery, had died.
June 28, 2016 |
An offer of beers and an Eagles game is how country singer Kenny Chesney apologized Sunday to a wounded Delaware County police officer he mistakenly told concertgoers had died the day before. Chesney called Officer Christopher Dorman of the Folcroft Police Department, who was shot seven times Friday morning while responding to a report of a drug deal. He is expected to make a full recovery. In a statement released Sunday morning, Chesney said he was caught up in the moment and misspoke when he told fans at his concert Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field that Dorman was dead.
June 27, 2016 |
The Folcroft police officer who was shot seven times Friday morning gave a spirited shout-out to police, the medical community, and country singer Kenny Chesney on Saturday from his hospital bed. Christopher Dorman's uplifting greeting was via video aired by 6ABC. "I'd like to thank all the police, paramedics, and the doctors - and hey, Kenny, don't forget me" said Dorman, a gruesome wound visible across his left cheek and jaw. He originally had planned to attend Chesney's concert Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
June 26, 2016 |
The call to Folcroft police Friday morning came in like a standard report: A resident had spotted a drug deal on the 1500 block of Elmwood Avenue, and wanted an officer to check it out. Christopher Dorman, a 25-year-old part-time officer who had just celebrated his one-year milestone with the department, responded to the call just before 10 a.m. Within seconds, a run-of-the-mill crime became an ambush, one of the most horrific police shootings Delaware...
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.
June 22, 2016 |
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.
June 20, 2016 |
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.