U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger announced on Jan. 13 that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which was originally based in Philadelphia, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it made false claims in applying for grants from the Department of Justice.
The 7th Police District Advisory Council recognized three Officers of the Month during the group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 21. Sgt. Richard Crawford and Officers Joseph Campbell and Shawn Oechsle captured a fleeing bank robbery suspect on Dec. 21 in Rhawnhurst.
A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.
The Somerton Civic Association gave its approval to a new urgent care center and a home construction project during the community group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Walker Lodge on Southampton Road.
At first glance, it might easily be confused for a trailer full of arts and crafts supplies, but there’s a lot more to the Rocket Lab at Our Lady of Calvary School than that.
Philadelphia police have released a new composite sketch and announced $6,000 in reward money for the capture of the robber who shot a 75-year-old Mayfair woman on Dec. 31 as she walked home from a supermarket.
A federal grand jury has indicted a man whom Philadelphia police linked to more than a dozen hold-ups at cell phone stores in the Northeast and elsewhere in the city last year.
Whenever detectives examine surveillance video of a robbery, they always look for distinguishing characteristics of the perpetrator. Maybe it’s his clothing, or a facial feature or a mannerism.
Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.
A freak accident on Oxford Avenue in November could lead to major changes in the Route 18 bus line between Fox Chase and Cedarbrook, a route described by one SEPTA official as “exploding” with riders.