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February 21, 2019

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Former reporter arrested for turtle trafficking

By Alex Lloyd Gross Dave Sommers, 62, has been around the block a few times. He knows right from wrong but apparently, he thought he could get away with poaching turtles and turtle eggs from the marsh lands of New Jersey, police said.  This is illegal and hurts the eco-system.   Sommers is accused of poaching 

Huge changes debut for vehicles at Philly Auto Show

By  Alex Lloyd Gross The 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show is in town at the Pennsylvania Convention Center .  It runs until February 10, 2019.  Little has changed for the show since last year. The huge changes are in the interior design of a good portion of the vehicles.  No CD player. Who ever thought it

Male arrested for raping an 8 year old child in Levittown

By Alex Lloyd Gross A homeless male with no fixed address was arrested by Falls Township Police , it was announced today, January 30, 2019. He was arrested  for allegedly raping an 8-year old girl in August of 2018.  Scott Melvin Galant claimed that drugs made him do it.   He was speaking to the girls

New Philly tow rotation company seeks to curb fraud

By  Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia has always been prone to wreck chasers,  people who drive tow trucks, go to accidents and then try to tow the cars to a shop or yard. Some of these people have charged outrageous fees. About a decade ago, the city put forth a new tow rotation system that worked

Commercial vehicles banned from PA highways due to storm

By Alex Lloyd Gross All tractor trailers, tour buses, and tow behind vehicles are banned from Pennsylvania highways from noon on January 19, 2019 until January 20, 2019 at noon.  This is to insure they do not get stuck or become involved in massive wrecks.  High winds can cause a tractor trailer to flip onto

$15.00 Minimum Wage now a reality in New Jersey

By Alex Lloyd Gross NJ Governor Phil Murphy fulfilled a campaign promise and gave most workers in New Jersey a substantial pay increase.   $15.00 per hour will be a reality by 2024, which is just five years away. Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on legislation

Former cop sentenced to jail for fatal drag race in front of school

By Alex Lloyd Gross Adam Soto, a former  Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to the 24th district will spend between three to 12 months in county jail,  Judge J. Scott O’Keefe said.  The sentence is within state guidelines, in spite of pleas from the District Attorney’s office to increase the sentence.  Soto was drag racing another

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