May 24, 2013 |
The parents and a grandmother of Caleb "Kai" Lawrence McGillivary, the 24-year-old drifter arrested in Philadelphia last week in connection with the killing of a 73-year-old North Jersey man, spoke this week of a troubled young man with years of behavioral and mental-health problems, hospital visits, treatment, and possible abuse. A histrionic, post-hippie hero of sorts, whose colorful account of intervening in an assault on a woman in California turned him into an Internet celebrity four months ago, McGillivary presents himself as a "home-free" sprite.
July 14, 2013 |
AS DETAILED by the Chester County district attorney, it was a horrific case of child sexual assault and abuse involving three underage girls and one boy that took place from 1989 to 2012. Chester County authorities yesterday charged a Douglassville husband and wife, Warren Earl Yerger, 51, and Leslie Anne Yerger, 34, and Warren Yerger's onetime girlfriend, Deborah Anne Keeley, 46, of Birdsboro. Warren Yerger was charged with sexually assaulting three girls and a boy who were in his care during that period.
January 22, 2014 |
WHEN THE cop first laid eyes on Sakinah Robinson last August, he thought she was dead. Her wrists and ankles were tightly bound to the four corners of a soiled bed. Except for a urine-soaked adult diaper, she was naked. Sgt. William McNamee saw raw burn marks on her right shoulder, cuts, bruises and burns of varying sizes and shades on her face, chest, abdomen and legs. Her emaciated body was etched with wounds. She lay motionless, her head tilted to the side; her eyes open, but vacant.
October 31, 2012 |
It amounted to another slap in the face to the woman sucker-punched by a Philadelphia cop, you know, the boys in blue who took vows to serve and protect. Yet the only citizens the officers were serving and protecting Sunday were themselves, as they flocked into Fraternal Order of Police headquarters for a $30-a-head fund-raiser for Lt. Jonathan Josey, the recently fired "protector" who delivered a knockdown blow to Chester mom Aida Guzman at the Puerto Rican Day parade last month.
July 2, 1997 |
The Boston Red Sox and the Major League Baseball Players' Association last night reached an agreement that would force the team to play or trade Wilfredo Cordero once counselors clear him to return. Cordero, charged with beating and threatening to kill his wife, has been on an informal "administrative leave" since Thursday, when the Red Sox learned a previous wife also accused him of physical abuse. The settlement called for Cordero to meet with doctors picked by both sides for about 10 days, a management lawyer said on the condition he not be identified.
April 4, 2014 |
A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested in connection with an incident in which he rushed at another man and, with his hand on his city-issued firearm, threatened to kill him, police said Wednesday. Edward Sawicki III, 34, was off duty when the incident happened about 2:45 a.m. Oct. 20, police said. The nine-year veteran was backing up his car when it struck a pedestrian. The man, who was hit in a knee, banged on Sawicki's trunk to let him know he had been struck, police said.
February 7, 1997 |
"When I grow up I want to be a pediatrician," Tomika says. "I want to take care of children whose parents hurt them and don't take care of them. " This 13-year-old knows a lot about this. There is neglect in Tomika's background, and physical abuse left her blind in one eye. She dreams of helping other children as she was helped in foster care. She also has some advice for parents: "Say a little girl's crying, and her mom and dad are trying to figure out what's wrong. She'll tell them, 'Nothing.
July 4, 1997 |
Dave Justice, the only player from host Cleveland scheduled to start for the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game, yesterday said he might be able to play only one inning. Justice, hitting .335 with 17 home runs and 47 RBIs, has become a fan favorite in Cleveland since he was acquired with centerfielder Marquis Grissom from Atlanta in a March 25 trade for centerfielder Kenny Lofton. But Justice has been on the disabled list since June 24 because of a hyperextended left elbow and said he planned to swing the bat hard tomorrow to test his progress.
July 28, 2012 |
Rising home foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies have contributed to an increase in child abuse, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab study suggests. The study, the subject of a July 16 article in the journal Pediatrics, used data submitted from 38 of 45 pediatric medical centers around the country. The data, which covered 2000 through 2009, show that every 1 percent increase in 90-day mortgage delinquencies over a one-year period was associated with a 3 percent increase in children's hospital admissions for physical abuse and a 5 percent increase in children's hospital admissions for traumatic brain injuries suspected to be caused by child abuse.
November 6, 1988 |
To those who confront child abuse daily, there is but one solution: Only with intervention and prevention can the cycle of abuse be broken. Yet in Chester County, there are few preventive services. "Studies have documented that people who have been abused become abusers," said Ruth Mayden, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. "You must break that chain with parent education. Help people understand different ways of correcting their children.