September 13, 2016
The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspected serial bank robber in connection with his latest strike - the TD Bank branch on South 11th St. Sunday. The subject, described as a black male in his 40s, approximately 5'8", is suspected in three other heists: the Sept. 4 robbery of the same TD Bank branch on South 11th Street; the Aug. 19 attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank branch on North 5th Street; and the robbery 40 minutes later of the Hyperion Bank branch on the 100 block of West Girard Avenue.
July 24, 2016 |
AUTHORITIES SAY a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
July 10, 2016 |
Over the July Fourth holiday weekend, 16 fires that blazed across Camden were intentionally set, police said, burning in 14 vacant buildings and two cars over 43 hours. On Thursday morning, less than three days after the last fire was set, a police officer searching for the suspect in the arsons found him walking down Federal Street. Charles E. Ricks Jr., 44, later confessed during "an extensive interview process," police said at a Friday afternoon news conference. Ricks has been charged with the 14 fires set inside vacant houses; police said they are looking into whether he is behind "several other arsons" over the last several months.
July 4, 2016 |
An alleged serial bank robber nicknamed by authorities the "Straw Hat Bandit" struck again Saturday in Montgomery County, authorities said. Around 10:10 a.m., the man - who concealed his appearance with a tan hat and a makeshift mask of fabric with eyeholes - robbed the PNC bank at 1216 Welsh Rd. in North Wales, the FBI said in a statement. After brandishing a black semiautomatic handgun and ordering customers to the floor, he demanded money from tellers, then fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.
June 22, 2016 |
All TV family dramas are not alike, even those kicked off by the return of prodigal sons or daughters to their rich families. That point couldn't be made more clearly than it is in two new shows. One is the Oprah Winfrey-produced Greenleaf , which makes its two-night, three-hour premiere on Winfrey's OWN on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's about a Memphis megachurch, the family who controls it, and the long-estranged daughter who may expose their secrets. The other, CBS's American Gothic , which will premiere Wednesday, is about another influential family, this one in Boston, with a long-estranged son who may be a notorious serial killer (or may just know which one of them is)
April 22, 2016 |
When last we met Julian Fellowes, it was at Downton Abbey , where modernity was creeping into the Crawleys' way of life. Fellowes was creator, writer, and producer of TV's beloved costume drama, whose finale in March coincided in the story with the demise of the landed gentry. But great estates are a prized topic for Fellowes, an actor, writer, and member of the House of Lords. He has also written novels, movies such as The Young Victoria and the Oscar-winning Gosford Park , and the Broadway musicals Mary Poppins and (more surprisingly)
January 29, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Chet Kanojia, the tech entrepreneur who set off one of the biggest legal battles in recent television history with the Aereo streaming service, unveiled a new wireless venture Wednesday for high-speed Internet services to challenge Comcast Corp. and others. At a news conference near New York's Madison Square Garden, Kanojia said his Starry Inc. venture will offer lower monthly broadband prices, gigabit speeds, and no data-consumption caps. "There is an insane amount of available spectrum, and on top of that there is unlicensed spectrum," said Kanojia, pooh-poohing the notion that he wouldn't find spectrum capacity for Starry.
December 12, 2015 |
'Serial' drops season 2 Serial fans, your time has come. On Thursday, Sarah Koenig 's insanely addictive podcast returned for its much-awaited second season. This year, Koenig and Co. focus on controversial soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl , who left his Afghani base in 2009 and spent five years in Taliban captivity. In 2014, he was released in exchange for five Taliban fighters, a move immediately criticized over rumors that Bergdahl was a traitor who switched sides. Bergdahl claims he was a young, egotistical soldier who wanted to alert commanders about leadership problems in his platoon that could endanger his comrades in arms.
October 21, 2015 |
An East Germantown man Monday pleaded no contest to raping four girls, ages 12 to 17, in his neighborhood during a 21/2-month stretch in 2013. Prosecutors said Antuane Brown, 25, attacked the girls at gunpoint in separate incidents between March and June 2013. All the attacks happened within five blocks of his home on the 1100 block of Price Street. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday. He faces a maximum sentence of 320 years in prison. "These four young girls and their families have gone through unimaginable pain and suffering because of what Antuane Brown did to them, and today's plea of no contest makes sure he is punished for his crimes," Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement.