Thursday, May 23, 2013
Operation 'Weed Whacker' nets eight arrests, four firearms, over $700,000 in cash and 400 pounds of high-grade marijuana
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced eight arrests in connection with Operation "Weed Whacker," which sought to bring down a multimillion-dollar marijuana trafficking ring. According to the press release, the DA's Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) began an investigation in September of 2012 into the trafficking of high-grade marijuana in Whitpain Township. Two months into the investigation, detectives learned that hundreds of pounds of marijuana were being distributed throughout southeastern Pennsylvania by two brothers, identified as Dennis Frederick, 40, of Delaware County, and Jeffrey Frederick, 32, of Philadelphia, the release states. Through the use of wiretaps, investigators tied the Frederick brothers' to …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Karim Walker, 20, of Philadelphia, allegedly shot at his girlfriend's brother in the alleyway off Ridge Street in Lansdale on Easter Sunday. He remains in prison on $500,000 cash bail.
After a 90-minute preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, Lansdale District Judge Harold Borek found enough evidence to hold an attempted murder charge against Karim Walker, 20, of the 5000 block of Boudinot Street, Philadelphia. Walker—a man with a clean record—is accused of being the shooter in an Easter Sunday confrontation in an alleyway of Ridge Street near East Main Street. His formal county court arraignment is June 19. Walker is charged with 12 criminal offenses: First-degree attempted murder, first-degree felony aggravated assault, second-degree felony aggravated assault, felony carrying a firearm without a license, felony manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, felony receiving stolen …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Risa Ferman says it could reduce violence in Montco.
Friday, April 5
Delaware Valley politicians ban together to fight to get tougher gun laws. The district attorneys in the Greater Philadelphia area have put their heads together to find ways to restrict illegal weapons in the region. Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney, told Nesworks that "the legislation could also help reduce violence in [Montgomery County] areas." According to a report by WHYY, Ferman has "joined a bipartisan contingent of lawmakers to discuss new state legislation setting a mandatory minimum two-year sentence for illegally carrying a firearm in Philadelphia." To read the full report and all the bill entails, visit the Newsworks story here.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The reggae and roots band from Philadelphia played a set Saturday night at Blue Dog Pub in Towamencin.
The Philadelphia-based reggae band Fulljoy, a band committed to roots and culture per its Facebook page, had the Blue Dog Pub grooving Saturday night. Check out its Facebook page here. Blue Dog Pub is located in the Allen-Forge Shopping Center in Towamencin. Check out the videos from Fulljoy's set on Saturday night.
Philadelphia brutalcore band Ladder Devils played a small show in Doylestown Saturday night with Carved Up, Psychic Teens and Heathen Reign.
It was a unique music experience Saturday night inside Siren Records in Doylestown, when four local bands played a small show inside the store. On the bill were Ladder Devils, from Philadelphia; Psychic Teens, from Philadelphia; Heathen Reign, from Philadelphia; and Carved Up, from Doylestown. Ladder Devils are signed to Brutal Panda Records. Psychic Teens are on the Golden Voyage Records label. Heathen Reign is comprised of members of Creepoid, Transistor Transistor, Orchid, Distress Signal, KTMWQ and BrainDead. Carved Up recently recently its album "Lights Out."
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Rhoads Garden has a display at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show.
The Rhoads Garden, at 570 DeKalb Pike, in Upper Gwynedd, is one of the many florists and garden centers with displays at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show. The annual flower show is taking place now through Sunday, March 10 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Learn more about The Rhoads Garden on their website.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Philadelphia-born, Jenkintown-raised Cooper is up for Best Actor.
As viewers make the popcorn and snuggle up on the couch, Bradley Cooper is likely checking his tux, checking the limo times and stretching for a long walk down the red carpet. The Oscars are this Sunday. The awards will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Up for best actor is the Montgomery County-born and -raised Bradley Cooper. His work in "Silver Linings Playbook" has helped to net the flick eight nominees including best actor, best actress (his co-star Jennifer Lawrence), best picture and best director (David O. Russell). The Philadelphia-based flick was a nice return home for the local man, who grew up in Jenkintown and graduated from Germantown Academy. He said he is looking forward to Oscar night, but win or lose is proud of the movie. "I …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Planning a wedding in the Philadelphia region? The TLC show 'Four Weddings' is casting couples.
TLC is casting for their show "Four Weddings" in the Philadelphia area. Whether you're planning a large extravagant wedding, or a small intimate affair, brides that are planning a wedding within an hour of Philadelphia and through May 2013 "are asked to meet the show’s casting directors at the Philadelphia Bridal Expo on the Delaware," according to an article in the Pottstown Mercury. The Expo will be held on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Brides who are chosen to appear on the show have the chance to win a fantasy honeymoon if their wedding is voted the best of all four presented in an hourlong episode." Learn more about the casting and the bridal show here.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Multiple sources say Philadelphia narcotics officer Gerald Gibson has been put on administrative leave.
Last updated 6:20 p.m. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the son-in-law of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police. Sources tell NBC10 that Gerald Gibson, a narcotics officer, has been placed on administrative leave. Police reportedly issued a brief statement about an officer being removed from his duties after a joint investigation by the FBI and Internal Affairs. The officer was not reportedly identified and has not been arrested or charged with a crime. WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reported that Gibson was allegedly found in possession of marked money that was used during a police sting operation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that according to its sources in…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The traditional and famous Levis hot dogs can be found in Abington, as well as in delis around Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Levis Hot Dogs, which has been around in South Philadelphia for over 100 years, had been resurrected in Abington by Elliot Hirsch, owner of the new Levi Hot Dogs on Old York Rd. Hirsh bought Levis in 1990, but closed the business for a few years when a number of different business plans failed. A year ago, Hirsch opened the Levis Hot Dog shop in Abington, following the original Levis hot dog recipe for all beef, lean hot dogs, right out of South Philly. Hirsch, who has a background in product development, spent nearly two years testing the hot dog recipe with a number of manufacturers before finding the manufacturer that could produce hot dogs that look and taste like the ones everyone remembers. However, Hirsch also produces and sells …