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.
O’Malley says defendant Arkel Garcia confessed and gave information not known to the public, saying the evidence will show he is guilty. But defense attorney Josh Scarpello says Garcia, who has pleaded not guilty, was not there. Scarpello says the alleged confession was coerced and doesn’t fit the facts.
Last May, the prosecutio says, Douglas Ferrin was making bombs at his house. The defense describes them as homemade firecrackers. Ferrin has been charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction.
Detective Timothy Brooks, an explosives expert, decribed the bloody scene near where a device exploded in the hand of defendant Douglas Ferrin.
Prosecutor Lisa Nichols has told the jury defendant Douglas Ferrin made and detonated IED’s — improvised explosive devices or bombs. And one blew up in his hand in May.
US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done “more harm than I can fathom.”
A federal jury has heard opening statements and the start of testimony, which resumes this morning.
Former accountant William Frio has admitted to a scheme that began in 1986, lasted 24 years, involved owners, managers and others.
Joseph Waters Jr. has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for using his position to help influence two cases being handled by other judges.
After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.
The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.
After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.
The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.
Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”
Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.
Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.