Lynn Nichols, most recently the assistant chief of the Philadelphia DA’s homicide unit, turned herself in to Philadelphia police today.
And those headed to college got an even bigger surprise: a new laptop computer.
A federal judge says a Philadelphia man on death row for 21 years was convicted on “scant evidence,” and has overturned his conviction for killing a teen girl for her earrings.
Police brass and top city officials marked the opening with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the police academy, in Northeast Philadelphia.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams says Eagles team management has reached out to him as they deal with the aftermath of the video of wide receiver Riley Cooper’s racist remark.
That prompted PGW to put a lien on his Overbrook home in April 2012.
Seth Williams announced Monday that he will convene an investigating grand jury to look into the center city building collapse. U.S. officials are in the process of filing charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Publisher and editor of the Germantown Chronicle, Jim Foster holds Mayor Nutter accountable for the Center City building collapse in his article “Mayor and Admin at Fault”. New Jersey state senate may allow police officers to confiscate the cell phones of drivers involved in accidents. Tim Butler of the Psychedelic Furs joins Chris and Paige to talk Awesome Fests.
Prosecutors in Philadelphia say a grand jury will be convened to investigate a building collapse that killed six people.
Chris analyzes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press’s decision to decline a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, a local girl’s battle for a lung transplant, and the capture of a bear in Burlington County. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post about a racial discrimination suit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Both lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Chris analyzes the decision not to declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, Rutgers University’s move to suspend their lacrosse coach for verbally abusing players and the story parents who let their child die instead of seeking medical help. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy about the potential of a wider terrorist plot connected to the Boston Marathon bombing and Amity Shlaes about her new book on Calvin Coolidge.
DA Seth Williams went before City Council’s budget committee today asking for an extra $2.75 million above the nearly $32 million that Mayor Nutter has proposed for the district attorney’s office.
Throughout the nation, parents and educators are pushing hard for more support for early childhood education.
Chris gets ready for the Phillies home opener against the Kansas City Royals. He also reviews DA Seth Williams proposal to impose a two year minimum sentence for illegally possessing a gun in Philadelphia and Mayor Michael Nutters decision to veto city council’s mandatory paid sick leave bill. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.