Woman killed by train
An unidentified woman in her 40s was struck and killed by a Regional Rail train last night in Lower Merion as she ran onto the tracks to save her dog, SEPTA officials said.
The woman was walking her dog near the Bryn Mawr station when the dog got loose and ran onto the tracks, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. She was struck and killed on the tracks, but her dog survived.
Mom charged with murder
Amy Beyers, the Ridley Park woman who police say sliced her 6-month-old boy's wrist, then her own, with a kitchen knife, was charged yesterday with murder and related counts.
Ridley Township police found Beyers, 29, and her son, Robert Beyers Jr., bleeding in their bed Wednesday afternoon. The boy was pronounced dead at Taylor Hospital. Police say Beyers was severely depressed and left a suicide note on the baby's changing table.
Pervert targets teen on El
A teenage girl was indecently assaulted aboard the Market-Frankford El yesterday morning on her way to school, police said.
The 17-year-old Mastbaum student told police that when she ignored a man's attempt to strike up a conversation on the train, he put his leg up on the seat in an attempt to possibly block her from moving, according to Capt. John Darby, of the Special Victims Unit.
When she got up to get off the train at the Huntingdon Station, the man came up from behind and rubbed against her, Darby said. Tipsters can contact SVU at 215-685-3251.
Charges in scissors stabbing
Sheldon Mullings, 35, was charged yesterday with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses for allegedly stabbing a man on the Broad Street Line Thursday with scissors, police said.
The victim, 46, and Mullings reportedly got into an argument that preceded the incident, police said. The victim was recovering at Methodist Hospital and listed in guarded condition, cops said.
Cops looking for bank robber
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man who robbed the TruMark Financial Credit Union on South Broad Street near McKean yesterday morning.
The man entered the bank shortly before 10 a.m. with a silver semiautomatic pistol and demanded cash from a teller, the FBI said. After getting an undisclosed sum of cash, he ran away, officials said.
The man was described as black, in his mid- to late 30s, about 6 feet to 6 feet 3, 200 to 250 pounds. Tipsters are asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000.