Story Archive June 08 2011

Priest in abuse case disputes charge

Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Roman Catholic Church’s American leadership to be charged with child endangerment for allegedly enabling sexually abusive priests, maintained in court on Monday that prosecutors were mistaken to charge him at all.

Man stepped in path of train, police say

A man who walked onto railroad tracks in front of an onrushing Amtrak train on Saturday did it intentionally, according to police.

Thieves are having an easy time in 7th district

Thefts from autos are at a near-record pace in the 7th Police District, so the commanding officer of the district has urged vehicle owners to be more protective of their personal belongings.

Police probe death of man in car

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose corpse was found inside his parked car near a clothing store on Sunday, a Philadelphia police spokeswoman said.

Father held in sex abuse of 12-year-old daughter

A Philadelphia Department of Streets employee who lives in the Northeast has been charged with sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter numerous times over several years.

Greater Bustleton elects new vice president

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League elected a new vice president during their June meeting at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.

Rush State Park construction to begin after growing season

Once this year’s growing season is over, community gardeners who work the soil at Benjamin Rush State Park will pack up and won’t be back for at least a year.

Beaver alert!

Bitings, rabid animal lead to message of caution for Pennypack Park users.

Civic associations schedule meetings in June

A number of local civic associations are planning June meetings.

Parkwood could home athletic training facility

Joe Brown is still pitching.