Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.
State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.
A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.
An 11-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman have reported incidents of indecent exposure in the Northeast last week.
They wore masks to conceal their faces, but Frankford’s Randy Sanchez and his alleged accomplices could not disguise their voices.
Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 today pleaded guilty to their roles in incidents that caused destruction at construction sites. So far, eight men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from federal investigations of schemes to intimidate employers who didn’t hire union workers.
A Philadelphia cop who lives in the Northeast was arrested on Sept. 11 for allegedly beating his wife.
A Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Sept. 3 to assaulting two senior men in front of the victims’ grandson in the courtyard of a local apartment complex.
With a name like Body Polish, a business on the 8400 block of Bustleton Ave. in Bells Corner might be confused for an auto detailing shop, or perhaps even a day spa. But actually, police say, a lady of the evening plied her trade there.