Police were suspicious of Angel Roque’s story early in their investigation of a hit-and-run crash on Sept. 29 that took the life of a Wissinoming woman.
Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.
William Foster, charged in the accident that took the life of Sgt. Timothy Simpson, was sentenced to 19 to 40 years in prison.
John Gavaghan and mother-of-three Bridget Wismer have been accused in the transaction, which allegedly took place at a Delaware racetrack.
The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.
Phillies strike out on playoffs for all to see
The family of Francis Kirchner, the 30-year-old Fishtown man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a man outside of Citizen’s Bank Park in July 2009, said they were hopeful after a judge declared a mistrial last week.
Attorneys representing residents of the Fountain Pointe condominium complex and the owner/developer of a site that houses a new business took part in a sometimes-heated court hearing last week, but they began working on a possible compromise in a City Hall corridor.
State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.