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January 14, 2005 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Protestant minister was put on probation and ordered to steer clear of children yesterday after admitting he exposed himself to young boys in the bathroom of a public swimming pool in Bucks County. W. Mark Bartlett, 47, former pastor of Levittown Wesleyan Church in Falls Township, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to indecent exposure and open lewdness. Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. sentenced Bartlett to three years of probation and fined him $1,000. Fritsch also ordered him to complete a county sex-offenders program, to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 16, and to stay away from parks, playgrounds and other places where children gather.
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March 16, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The up-and-coming rapper Meek Mill says he would like nothing more than to be on the road touring all the time. "My best thing is to stay traveling," the 25-year-old North Philadelphia street rapper said Friday. "Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble. " But ties to the past are hard to cut - especially the one with your probation officer. So the troubled relationship between Meek Mill, né Robert Williams, and Philadelphia probation officer Treas Underwood was the subject of another long, contentious hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley.
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August 3, 1988
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is on probation - again. Officially the state Department of Public Welfare has given the department's Children and Youth Division a six-month provisional license. It's more like being put on probation, which means you're guilty but deserve a chance to do better. This is the seventh time in eight years DHS has been unable to earn the year-long licensing designation assigned to agencies that meet minimum state regulations. Twenty-three children under DHS supervision have died of neglect and abuse since January 1987, and a commissioner - who should have left years ago - stayed so long that even after her departure, her legacy of ineffectiveness lives on. Life is tough in inner cities.
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April 15, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Suffering from serious health problems, former social studies teacher Allan S. Per was sentenced yesterday to two years' probation and 500 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of embezzling $14,000 from Bensalem's Adult Evening School program. Looking gaunt as he sat in a chair during sentencing, Per addressed Bucks County Judge Edward G. Biester Jr. in a soft voice. "I just want to express my extreme remorse for this horrible situation," said Per, 52. "I have to bear this the rest of my life, and I'm terribly sorry.
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August 4, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony won't have to return to Orlando today to start serving probation on check-fraud charges. An assistant in Judge Belvin Perry's office said yesterday that a hearing on the issue has been set for tomorrow. The assistant spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the case. Anthony has been out of public view since she was acquitted by a jury in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was convicted of lying to detectives but was released from jail because of time served.
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October 21, 1993 | By Anne L. Boles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A county judge has dismissed a case against a Coatesville man who refused, on constitutional grounds, to pay probation fees. Ronald Suber, 33, was sentenced to two years' probation in 1991 in a case stemming from a 1985 fight in a bar. Later that year, the state initiated a $25-a-month fee to recover the costs of supervising people on probation. Suber refused to pay, saying the fee was initiated after he was sentenced. The amount of his fees began to accrue. Under the law, probation cannot end until the fees are paid, so Suber's probation was extended until he agreed to pay up. His attorney, Samuel C. Stretton, argued in court last January that the Constitution guards against a new sentence being imposed after someone has already been punished.
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October 25, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
On June 13, John J. Donahue was placed on five years' probation for killing a 78-year-old priest with his souped-up car. He was warned not to drive until his probation was over. But a week later, Donahue was back behind the wheel of the same car that had killed the Rev. Stanislaus Kowal on Dec. 18, 1990. This time his auto collided with a van in Bensalem, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Casey said yesterday. The van driver was not hurt, but a female passenger in Donahue's car complained of neck injuries.
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April 24, 1998 | By Rick Sine, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jeffrey Anderson was sentenced to probation for a year. He lasted about 10 minutes, authorities say. After his sentencing Tuesday on a conviction for auto-stereo theft, Anderson, 28, and his wife, Sabrina Moore, 19, were on their way out of the Delaware County Courthouse complex in Media when they stopped by the juvenile court offices, authorities said. There, Anderson stole a pocketbook that had been left inside a bag on the floor, said Detective Cpl. James B. Cadden of the Delaware County Park Police.
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July 1, 1999 | by Joshua Rhett Miller, Daily News Staff Writer
Marie Noe's tiny children were no match for her madness. With the press of a pillow, she snuffed the lives of Richard, Elizabeth, Jacqueline, Arthur Jr., Constance, Mary Lee, Catherine and Arthur Joseph. The punishment for the killings? The death penalty? Hard time? Nope. Probation. Noe, 70, admitted on Monday to killing eight of her 10 children and was sentenced to 20 years' probation. The Daily News asked people around Center City yesterday if they thought probation was appropriate.
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February 13, 1999 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia restaurateur Michel Pages yesterday was fined $12,500 and placed on three years probation by U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly for trafficking in cocaine. Pages' first year of probation is to be spent under house arrest, with permission to work and to attend church, the judge said. Sentencing guidelines called for a minimum 70-month prison term but prosecutors recommended leniency because Pages became a government informant. The precise nature of information Pages supplied was not disclosed.
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December 14, 2015
A 15-year-old boy found shot dead in North Philadelphia on Friday was identified Saturday as Xavier Stern, authorities said. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Stern had been on probation for assault. Chitwood said that Stern had not been seen since Nov. 22, when he left his home in Upper Darby following a family argument. Stern was on probation for assaulting a fellow school student and had been wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet as a requirement of probation, but he removed the bracelet following the argument, Chitwood said.
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December 11, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a YouTube music video titled "Thug Life," Kenneth "War" Wylie, 25, of Coatesville, acts out the slaying of a prosecution witness, shooting him dead in the street. And in real life, Wylie and his girlfriend, Chanel Turner, 23 - a county probation employee - both approached a witness who was to testify against Wylie in a drug case, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office. Turner found the witness in the Chester County courthouse and told him not to come to an October court hearing; Wylie allegedly followed the witness and tried to stare him down.
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December 11, 2015
HEY, PENNSYLVANIA. We need to talk. Before we get started, let's take a moment to get centered, Mr. Miyagi -style, with a quick deep-breathing exercise. There, that's better. So here's the deal: after another week of embarrassing episodes - the Inquirer caught state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin trying to have a supporter appointed to the Court of Judicial Discipline, and state legislators continued their useless pissing match over the state budget - we got to thinking about the state of, well, our state.
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December 2, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
He went so far as to legally change his name to escape the international notoriety of his father, the West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. What Barron Alexander could not change was the pressure of striving to do well in college as the son of a man dubbed a "monster" in charge of a "house of horrors. " On Monday, a Philadelphia judge accepted the assessment of Alexander's lawyer - a mental breakdown - and freed Alexander to begin eight years of probation for a June 2014 burglary of a house two doors from his mother's in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.
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December 2, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cheyney University, which has been running a deficit and experienced a 30 percent enrollment drop this year, has been placed on probation by the body that accredits colleges and universities. The historically black university, on the boundary between Chester and Delaware Counties, has two years to correct financial concerns raised by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or face losing accreditation. That loss would mean that the university's students no longer would be eligible for state or federal financial aid. Frank G. Pogue, interim president of Cheyney, and Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which Cheyney is part, said they were committed to fixing the problems.
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November 1, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Main Line school tennis coach was sentenced to five years' probation Friday for sending suggestive text messages to a 15-year-old girl on his team. Charles Meredith, 54, is to be under sex-offender supervision during his probation but will not have to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court in June to one count of corruption of minors. Meredith coached tennis at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Radnor, and was arrested in December 2013 after the 15-year-old reported to police that he had kissed her and sent her inappropriate text messages.
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October 21, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last sentencing in the federal corruption case responsible for the dismantling of the city's Traffic Court turned Monday into a referendum on the merits of old Philadelphia politics of personal favors. Southwest Philadelphia businessman Henry "Eddie" Alfano - who admitted last year to plying a retired judge with gifts of seafood, car repairs, and porn - was sentenced to three years of probation and a $5,000 fine. But his lawyers argued Monday that the 70-year-old's efforts to fix traffic tickets on behalf of family and friends was just an extension of the charity he had showered on others throughout much of his life.
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October 9, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FORMER student at the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, who had shot a friend to death in March, yesterday was sentenced in the tragic shooting. Ivan Oberholtzer was 17 at the time he shot and killed his friend, James Gerard Becker III, who was also 17 and a fellow classmate and senior at Kensington CAPA. Under a negotiated plea deal, Oberholtzer pleaded guilty in August to third-degree murder in adult court with the understanding that he would be supervised in both the juvenile-court system and the adult-court system.
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September 24, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A NEPHEW of a Northeast Philadelphia woman who was strangled by her husband last year pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to break into his aunt's house after she was killed. Steven Anderson, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy. Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale told Common Pleas Judge Joan Brown that about 2 a.m. Aug. 13 of last year, neighbors saw Anderson and another man, Brandon Howard, trying to break into Connie and Christopher Murrays' house on Tolbut Street near Ashton Road.
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September 23, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Washington Township man who caused an oil spill into a lake and creek last year while emptying his pool was sentenced Monday to five years of probation, contingent on his completing 150 hours of community service, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office said. John Caldwell, 48, pleaded guilty in May after authorities charged him in connection with the June 29, 2014, spill that unleashed several thousand gallons of oil into Spring Lake and Mantua Creek. Authorities said Caldwell, then a truck operator for an environmental services firm, used a vacuum truck to drain the water from his pool and dumped it in front of his home on Uranus Road.
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