A Homeland Security grant of nearly $200,000 is paying for the emergency buttons that, when activated in the event of a threatening person, will send an alert directly to the 911 center.
Delaware County officials say “Operation My Block” has taken the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue out of the hands of two drug-dealing gangs, where neighbors had complained of drug sales and random gunfire.
Most of the focus in society is on urban crime, but problems continue to escalate in the suburbs.
Authorities in Delaware County have filed charges against a South Jersey man who allegedly offered himself up as an attorney but wasn’t licensed to practice.
Authorities say the prescription painkiller fentanyl is being converted into a street drug and marketed to heroin users.
Dr. Lenwood Wert is accused of having taken cash only for visits (at $100 a pop), seen patients for only a few seconds, and handed out prescriptions for popular narcotics virtually on request.
“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.
A 12-year-old Delaware County boy, who was punched during an altercation at school in what his family calls a bullying incident, has died of his injuries.
“The child’s death wasn’t caused by drowning or suffocation. The child’s death was caused by acute heroin intoxication,” says DA Jack Whelan.
It was a hard fought, expensive campaign, and Election Night proved equally grueling as the results swung back and forth.
The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.