Three men have been arrested in a string of armed robberies that have targeted Northeast Philadelphia businesses since August, Philadelphia police said Monday. Patrick Rowe was charged with 11 counts of robbery and related offenses.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic emails scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. The court justices issued an order late Monday saying Justice Seamus McCaffery can't perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board.
DECEMBER 05: Monica Lewinsky attends the Men's Health and Best Life magazines book release party for 'BLUNT' by photographer Nigel Parry at Milk Gallery on December 5, 2006 in New York City. Monica Lewinsky spoke at Forbes' 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, opening up about her experience with cyberbullying.
An oil train derailment on the Schuylkill River bridge earlier this year spurred local authorities into action, including a recent training exercise that included seven government agencies, CSX railroad, and the South Philly refinery. "It's critically important that we do it here in a simulated scenario rather than try to figure all of this out in an actual emergency," said Joe Sullivan, chief inspector of Homeland Security and Counterterrorism with the Philadelphia Police Department.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has agreed to care for U.S. medical workers in Africa who become infected by the Ebola virus. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania said it has agreed to care for U.S. medical workers who contract the Ebola virus while working in Africa.
2. Philadelphia-area emergency responders have been conducting training exercises to prepare for oil-train accidents. Newsworks has the details on the sessions.