Northeast Times

Story Archive October 16 2013

Guilty plea in fatal drunk driving crash

John Leck pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the accident that killed Officer Brian Lorenzo in 2010.

The Levittown man responsible for the 2010 highway death of Philadelphia police officer and Somerton resident Brian Lorenzo pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and drunk-driving charges on Tuesday.


Crime log: October 16, 2013

Sept. 23 through Oct. 6


Ex-school worker’s bail hiked to $5 million

A prosecutor said Robert McKenna had stash of weapons, threatened to shoot cops and booby-trapped his house.

Bail for a former school district employee who police said booby-trapped his Wissinoming home has been increased from $1 million to $5 million cash.


Around town: October 16, 2013

Tai chi and more at Glen Foerd this month


Trips: October 16, 2013

GETAWAY TRAVEL CLUB Nov. 10. “Sugar Babies” at the Ritz Theater. $69 includes brunch buffet at the Coastline Restaurant. $73 for guests.  215-698-8762.


Reunions: October 16, 2013

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


Religious Events: October 16, 2013

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Cops, firefighters to play ball

The annual charity baseball game between the Philadelphia Police Baseball Club and the Fire Brigade has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks.


I-95 open house leaves Bridesburg grumbling

PennDOT is planning a redesign and expansion of Interstate 95 that will cause changes in Bridesburg's traffic patterns, leaving some locals miffed. 


No working smoke alarms in fatal fire

Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.