Even though the public may be looking at the brutal beating of two gay men in Center City as a hate crime, under state law…it’s not.
Police say 56-year-old Mark Preston Williams had sex with a 17-year-old student of Northeast Philadelphia High School.
Robert Bregenzer, 33, of Knorr Street in Philadelphia, has been arraigned and bail set at $500,000. He faces a preliminary hearing in two weeks.
Prosecutors say a North Philadelphia couple is facing numerous charges for assaults on two victims. One of the victims — a 20-year-old woman — was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire.
Police in Philadelphia say they found $500,000 in a secret compartment of a car pulled over for running a red light.
Common Pleas Judge Shelly Robins New declared a mistrial in the case against the three charged in the beating death of 22-year-old David Sale of Lansdale, Pa., and has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to set a date for a retrial.
The dispute between the suspended Holy Family basketball coach and a player is now in the hands of the Philadelphia District Attorney.