April 22, 2013
Page 2 in the Local News section has a new look beginning today, as part of our ongoing effort to provide readers with more coverage of their towns and neighborhoods. Every Monday, the page will feature commentary from people in the community, as well as letters to the editor on local subjects of the day. From Tuesday through Friday, the page will be dedicated to state, county and local news and will include blogs curated from our new website, www.inquirer.com . Photos of the day from around the region will also be featured.
April 20, 2013 |
Those who knew Ali Fausnaught described her as kind and well-liked, a sunny college freshman, a whiz on the tennis court. Her death, they said, has left them reeling. Fausnaught, 19, was killed Wednesday evening in an accidental fall from a rooftop party near Temple University. She had been visiting her boyfriend for the school's Spring Fling, police sources said. Fausnaught was from Brownstown, Lancaster County, and had transferred to West Chester in December. She was majoring in psychology and previously attended the University of South Carolina for a semester.
April 19, 2013 |
BOSTON - The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack. The photos depict one man in a dark baseball cap and the other in a white cap worn backward. The men were seen walking one behind the other in the crowd, and the one in the white hat was seen leaving a backpack at the site of the second explosion, said Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston.
April 14, 2013 |
SARATOGA, Calif. - Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott passed out drunk at a friend's house, woke up, and realized she had been sexually abused. In the days that followed, she was shocked to see an explicit photo of herself circulating among her classmates along with e-mails and text messages about the episode. And she was horrified to discover that her attackers were three of her friends, her family's lawyer says. Eight days after the party, she hanged herself. "She pieced together with e-mails and texts who had done this to her. They were her friends.
April 1, 2013 |
Carnegie Mellon University has suspended a fraternity after finding evidence of sexual pictures and videos taken in the fraternity house and e-mailed to fraternity members. School officials were notified by a student about the pictures and videos taken in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, situated on campus. "Although I am mindful not to presume guilt while the investigation is still in progress, I was shocked and deeply disappointed when I learned about these allegations," university president Jared Cohon wrote in an e-mail to students.
March 29, 2013 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie has asked the state attorney general to investigate a visit by local police and state child-welfare caseworkers to the home of a man who posted a photo online of his young son holding a military-style rifle. The governor said news reports had raised "troubling questions" about how the case was handled. The officials went to the Carneys Point home of Shawn Moore on March 14 following what police say were anonymous calls expressing concern about the safety of a child.
March 22, 2013 |
In a rare move, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office has withdrawn charges against a defendant in the Memorial Day killing of a minister's son in Chester's north end. An FBI forensic analysis of surveillance photos indicated Tahmir Craig was not involved in the crime, the district attorney announced Wednesday. "I am a free man," Craig, 23, said as he headed to his lawyer's office after being released from jail. He said his 10 months behind bars awaiting trial were stressful and depressing, but added, "I'll be all right.
March 21, 2013 |
In a rare move, the Delaware County District Attorney's office has withdrawn charges against a defendant in the murder of a minister's son in Chester's north end last Memorial Day. An FBI forensic analysis of surveillance photos indicated that Tahmir Craig was not involved in the crime, the DA announced Wednesday. "I am a free man," said Tahmir Craig, 23, as he headed to his attorney's office after being released from jail. He said his 10 months in prison were stressful and depressing, but added, "I'll be alright.