A former Philadelphia police sergeant was sentenced to two to seven years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to charges related to a drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of another motorist in Holmesburg in 2013.
After two prior criminal convictions for offenses linked to her fortune telling businesses, you would think that Rhawnhurst resident April Uwanawich would’ve seen her latest legal troubles coming. Instead, Chester County authorities collared her again, leading to her guilty plea on June 1. A judge ordered Uwanawich, 37, of the 1600 block of Borbeck Ave., to serve 14 days to 12 months in a county lockup, followed by six months of house arrest and three years of probation for taking more than $10,000 from two women in exchange for assurances she could rid them of evil curses.
A Philadelphia police detective had just punched out for the evening, but he still had his gun. And it proved priceless on June 4 as he foiled an armed robbery of a Lawndale pizzeria, wounding one crook fatally and forcing another to flee.
A guy who allegedly robbed a Mayfair convenience store on June 3 could probably use some lessons on risk and reward.
Philadelphia police are searching for an intravenous drug user with a young child, or perhaps a digestion problem, who tried to shoplift baby formula from a Mayfair supermarket on June 1, but failed miserably.
A former Father Judge football standout who was arrested and expelled for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old girl last September may not be tried as an adult after all.
A North Philadelphia man accused of kidnapping two other men for ransom, shooting both and dumping them in Crescentville waived his preliminary hearing on May 27. Ken Thomas, 24, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, weapons violations and conspiracy. Authorities have not disclosed whom Thomas may have conspired with in the crime.
Rodney Handy told police that he doesn’t know who shot him outside of a Castor Avenue hookah lounge on May 23. But police sure recognized him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced the grand jury indictment of two men for a gunpoint robbery of a Frankford grocery store on May 27.
Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.