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November 13, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
LUCK RAN OUT Monday night for a pair of armed bandits who police say may be responsible for a rash of pharmacy robberies in the Northeast after they allegedly unwittingly swiped a bottle of pills embedded with a GPS tracking device. Police said the pair robbed a Rite Aid on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue in Rhawnhurst at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. and took off with pain pills, as robbers have in several similar incidents over the last few months. But Rite Aid and police outsmarted the pair: The pharmacy, investigators said, had placed a GPS tracking device in at least one of the pill bottles the gunmen stole, giving cops a way to track them down.
NEWS
October 14, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The case against Linda Weston, who was charged last year with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a squalid North Philadelphia basement in a plot to steal their government benefits, has from the beginning contained accusations of unimaginable cruelty. But authorities say the Weston story also represents a potential test case for a new federal hate-crime statute that allows for prosecution of those who victimize the disabled. It would be the first such prosecution since the law was passed in 2009.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
The Burlington County Bridge Commission, which operates the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol toll bridges, has approved a new annual budget that keeps auto tolls at the current $2. Tolls on the spans have not gone up since 2000, while those on nearby bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority have risen 67 percent, to $5. - Paul Nussbaum
NEWS
September 28, 2012 | BY MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News Staff Writer
AIMING A LASER BEAM at a television news helicopter in the sky seems like something a Philly knucklehead might do as a prank. In reality, it's a federal crime. The U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday charged Daniel Dangler of Tacony with aiming a laser beam at a CBS3 chopper over Philadelphia on July 18. A CBS3 spokeswoman said the pilot was not injured. Dangler, 29, was convicted in state court for drug offenses in 2004. Anthony Stefanski, Dangler's attorney, could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
The Burlington County Bridge Commission, which operates the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol toll bridges, has approved a new annual budget that keeps auto tolls at the current $2. Tolls on the spans have not gone up since 2000, while those on nearby bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority have risen 67 percent, to $5. The operating budget for fiscal 2013, which begins Monday, is $30.6 million, the same as in fiscal 2012....
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
BEATRICE WESTON was just 10 years old when the system handed her over to a monster. Although a judge placed her in her aunt's care with orders that city social-service workers monitor her progress, the system quickly forgot her. So no one intervened when Linda Ann Weston allegedly chained the girl in closets and basements, beating and burning her niece so often that even a decade later scars mar most of the 20-year-old's body. No one noticed when Beatrice was reportedly starved and forcibly prostituted.
NEWS
August 21, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Beatrice Weston, 20, the niece of convicted killer Linda Ann Weston, is suing the City of Philadelphia for placing her in Weston's care in 2002 and subjecting her to what authorities have described as a nightmarish decade of unrelenting torture at Weston's hands. Beatrice Weston was one of five people rescued by police in October after police discovered four mentally disabled adults held in a dungeon-like basement of a Tacony apartment building. She was locked in a cramped closet in an upstairs apartment, and authorities soon learned that she had been imprisoned by her aunt since she was 10. Authorities have said Weston moved Beatrice and the others around the country, terrorizing them, in a scheme to steal their Social Security benefits.
NEWS
June 10, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A judge dismissed one of the felony charges Friday against Linda Ann Weston and two others accused in the case of four mentally disabled adults found locked in a Tacony basement last fall. Along with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and other charges, Weston, her boyfriend Gregory Thomas, and Eddie Wright, a street preacher from Texas, had been charged with several counts of neglect of a dependent-care person. But after an hours-long motions hearing, Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel J. Anders said prosecutors had not proved that the three were ever the designated caretakers of the alleged victims.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To avoid another tragedy like last fall's Tacony dungeon case, in which four mentally disabled people were discovered locked in a basement, the Social Security Administration is changing how it selects and monitors people who receive benefits on behalf of disabled individuals. Prodded by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.), the administration will launch a pilot project Monday in Philadelphia that changes how it screens people applying to be "representative payees" for those with disabilities.
NEWS
May 30, 2012 | Associated press
A Tacony woman was held without bail Tuesday in the deaths of her 18-month-old twins and what authorities say was the attempted poisoning of a third child. Stacey Smalls, 41, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the twins, named Adam and Eve, last week. She is also accused of trying to kill her 4-year-old daughter, whom authorities allege was given some sort of substance to drink in an attempt to poison her. Smalls was arraigned over the weekend on charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement Tuesday.
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