Tony Hanson has spent his entire illustrious career at KYW Newsradio, covering breaking news including the World Trade Center attacks, the 1985 Move siege, the air crash death of US Sen. John Heinz, the Republican National Convention and related protests in 2000, as well as every aspect of the judicial system.
And he has earned many awards along the way.
Hanson won a Sigma Delta Chi national award for his coverage of the Move event. He’s won numerous awards from the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New Jersey Bar Association for his reports on topics such as prison overcrowding, the death penalty, and child abuse.
In 1983, Tony received the prestigious William A. Schnader Memorial Award. He’s also received a Freedoms Foundation certificate of excellence, a UPI statewide first place award for sports coverage of Villanova University, and the New York Grand Award at the 1982 International Radio Festival with Larry Litwin for “Schools Strike Out.”
Hanson joined KYW as a desk assistant after graduating with a degree in communications from Temple University. He was soon promoted to writer correlator, and shortly thereafter to reporter.
Tony is a graduate of West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He and his wife Martha have two daughters.
Officer Richard DeCoatsworth had been charged with a long list of crimes including prostitution and human trafficking. Earlier, he was acknowledged by the Obama administration as a hero for his work as a cop.
US attorney Zane Memeger says these 41 gang members carried guns and sometimes used them in the course of their drug trade.
A Philadelphia municipal court judge who resigned Tuesday has now pleaded guilty in federal court to corruption charges.
A close friend of the two men was speaking on their behalf this morning.
“We concluded our investigation and got the file over to the district attorney’s office yesterday,” says
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. “They are reviewing it now to determine who, if anyone, should be charged.”
Two defendants pleaded guilty yesterday, and two more pleas are expected today in the Ironworkers federal racketeering case. A business agent and union worker have admitted to crimes including arson and attempted arson.
The Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man’s 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.
Robert Merritt was the one who actually set the fire at about 5am, throwing a lit gasoline can into the living room on orders of a local drug kingpin.
Authorities are seeking a life sentence for the final defendant convicted at trial the 2004 firebombing that killed six people.
While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.
Defendant Robert Coppack admitted to a series of abusive, obscene, and profane actions.
Investigators say a stray bullet hit the woman in the face from nearly a block away. Investigators think the gunman was aiming at a car passing by.
A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.
The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her kindergarten class by a woman impersonating her mother, then taken to a house and abused in unspeakable ways, causing horrific physical injuries.
The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.