Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible are charged with third-degree murder in the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon. Prosecutors say the couple belongs to a faith-healing church and prayed over their son when he became ill instead of seeking medical attention for him.
Fortunato N. Perri Sr., a former administrative judge of the city’s Traffic Court, pleaded guilty to four charges in federal court last week in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s office has called the court’s widespread culture of ticket fixing.
Last week, the jury in the priest sex abuse trial couldn't come to a verdict.