Manuel “Wali” Smith Sr., 57, served time decades ago but had turned his life around and became a Philadelphia community activist. But this month he allegedly went into a Baltimore bank and warned the teller: "Don’t push any buttons or I will pop you.”
Fifty-three of 60 school districts in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties have raised taxes for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, according to an Inquirer analysis. The average increase is about $100 per household.
David Millliner, 50, who posed as a prosperous European prince to trick young boys into exchanging sexually explicit images with him, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to 16 counts relating to child exploitation.
Detective Bureau Chief Inspector Frank Vanore said it appears the thieves had foreknowledge of the delivery of cash to the PNC Bank ATM machine in the unit block of 36th Street. “Very brazen,” he said of the crime. “But it was calculated. They obviously knew the drop was happening.”
Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.