The latest complaint, filed against the city this week by Deputy Chief Jennifer Algarin-Barnes in federal court in Philadelphia, alleges that Williams harassed and retaliated against her because she refused to campaign for him in the May Democratic primary.
The jurors' request, which Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn Bronson said had never happened before in his courtroom, came on the first full day of deliberations in the trial of Steven Bennett Jr., 23, who is on trial for two counts of voluntary manslaughter.
Federal and local law-enforcement agents on Wednesday rounded up 13 members of rival Chester drug gangs, capping a multi-year investigation into drug dealing in the impoverished Delaware County city. The arrests brought to 22 the number of members of the two gangs in custody.
A Gloucester County judge approved the settlement for a Mantua, N.J., woman who was severely injured in a collision when a volunteer firefighter with the Wenonah Fire Company ran a red light while racing to a fire. She had been a missionary in Malaysia helping victims of sex trafficking.
James Barrow, a Delaware man who in February 2016 walked into a police station and confessed to killing three people and robbing three West Philadelphia businesses at gunpoint, was convicted Friday in Philadelphia of committing the robberies.